Technical Advisor

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Closing date: Jun 1, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: NHC - District Operations

Job Code: 14376

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation provides access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing through the provision of housing programs and services based on need.

Job Information

This position is located in the Housing Corporation's North Slave District Office in Yellowknife, NT. The incumbent reports directly to the Manager, Technical and functionally to the Manager, Construction Services in Headquarters. The duties of the position have an impact on the Local Housing Organizations, Community Governments, GNWT Regional Offices, contractors and individual Corporation clients in the District.

The incumbent is responsible for the delivery of the technical component of housing programs in up to eight communities.

The purpose of the position  is to provide technical and administrative support for the development of the delivery capability of assigned Local Housing Organizations in the areas of building construction, maintenance and renovation and manages the direct delivery of Capital construction and renovation projects in accordance with the Corporation's program policies, procedures and operating manuals, Community Partnership Agreements, Computerized Maintenance Management System, applicable building codes, Business Incentive Policy, Northern Manufacturing Directives and Contract law, in order to deliver housing projects on time, within budget and to foster community development.

The knowledge base required for the Technical Advisor position is normally acquired through completion of a Certified Technologist program (Architectural or Engineering) or a Journeyman's Certification in carpentry or a mechanical trade with three years of direct project management experience. Knowledge of project management in a northern environment is an asset.

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This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


This is a travelling position to isolated communities, whereby the incumbent will be away from home 60% - 70% of the time, and is impacted by a disruption in lifestyle caused by work schedules and travel.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42,75 per hour to $51,03 per hour (approximately $83,363 - $99,509.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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.

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID14376         

Closing Date: June 1, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.