Administrative Coordinator

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Closing date: May 2, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS Courts Administration

Job Code: 14278

Salary: $60,762 - $72,540

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

Reporting to the Director, this position is located in Court Services Administration and is responsible for the provision of clerical and administrative support to the Director as well as Court Services Division generally, comprising approximately 55 positions in three communities.  The Division is responsible for the provision of support to the Judiciary, the court registries in Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik, Sheriff Office, court reporting, specialized courts, family law programs and the Justice of the Peace Program.

The incumbent supports the Director in dealing with time sensitive and highly confidential issues in respect of human resources and operational matters, and support in the effective management of the Division’s $13M+ budget.  The incumbent is expected to anticipate and prepare for the Director’s and divisional needs, and to demonstrate discretion and an understanding of the independence of the judicial branch of government, along with approval and decision-making processes of the Legislative Assembly, Cabinet and the Department.

The incumbent will play a key role in ensuring that timely and accurate information is provided in support of divisional activities. The incumbent must be self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently in a multi-tasked environment in a manner that promotes confidence in Court Services and supports a positive relationship between the Courts of the Northwest Territories and the Department of Justice. This position will undertake special projects of varying nature as and when required by the Director.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is most commonly acquired through a secretarial or business administration diploma program and a minimum of 2 years of progressive related experience. Financial and administrative experience within the GNWT or public sector is considered an asset. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $31.16 per hour to $37.20 per hour (approximately $60,762.00 - $72,540.00) 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 # 17278

Closing Date: May 2, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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