Instructor - Class 1 driver training

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23560
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

A vibrant northern college committed to excellence in education and research, Aurora College strives to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people. Aurora College is a public college delivering adult and post-secondary education programs. Aurora College offers a variety of programs designed to meet the labour market needs of the North while providing students with the support, skills and education required to achieve success in their chosen careers. Aurora College is currently going through a transformation to becoming a polytechnic university and this is an exciting time to be on the team.

Job Information

The Instructor Class 1 driver training is responsible for the planning, organization, instruction, delivery and evaluation of educational programming for adult learners. They are responsible for instructing courses in the Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Program, evaluating the courses, supervising students in practical environments and recommending changes/ improvements as required. The Instructor may be required to instruct the HEO Program in various communities throughout the NWT and is expected to maintain a learning environment that is conducive to providing the highest quality of education possible. A strong commitment to the positive career development of adult students within NWT communities is essential. The incumbent is seen as a representative of the College and therefore plays a critical role in creating and promoting a positive image for the College.

As an instructor, the incumbent is required to attend regular program meetings, and report regularly to his/ her supervisor on student progress. As part of the College team, instructors are also required to complete a variety of non-instructional duties that may be required to attain the goals of Aurora College.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a grade 12 diploma supplemented by three (3) years' of experience in the field as a Heavy Equipment Operator, two (2) years of instructional experience in the field of Heavy Equipment Operations in post secondary and/ or supervising Heavy Equipment Operators, and two (2) years' experience working in the northern transportation sector.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a class 1 driver's license.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23560      

Closing Date: Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.12 per hour (approximately $95 784.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7 374.00.