Legislative Counsel III

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Closing date: Apr 5, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS Legislative Drafting

Job Code: 14153

Salary: $117,468 - $136,715

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.



Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, Legislative Counsel III reports directly to the Director of Legislation Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing legislation required by client departments as assigned by, and under the general direction of, the Director of Legislation Division. Legislative Counsel III works directly with client departments to receive drafting instructions and to draft legislation.  This requires the ability to research and analyze complex issues that may arise in the course of legislative drafting, and to recommend drafting solutions. The preparation of legislation is essential to the implementation of Government policies and programs and must be carried out with a view to ensuring the maintenance of a clear and consistent body of law applicable in the Northwest Territories.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Law Degree with five or more years of experience drafting legislation as contemplated, or doing similar work of a type and breadth so as to demonstrate competence in a government legislative counsel environment.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $58.73 per hour to $80.21 per hour (approximately $114,523.50 - 156,409.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


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


Criminal Records Check

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


Affirmative Action

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


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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14153

Closing Date: April 5, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445