Electrical Inspector

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Closing date: Oct 24, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF Inspection Services

Job Code: 14772

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

The incumbent is appointed by the Commissioner as an Inspector under the Electrical Protection Act to enforce the provisions of the Act and Regulations throughout the Yellowknife region in order to reduce loss of life, injury, and property damage due to electrical hazards.

This position is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), and serves nine communities in a multicultural setting and various other mobile and fixed camps and operations which may be located anywhere within the Yellowknife region.  The incumbent has signing authority for $5,000, spending authority for $5,000 and is responsible for revenue collections of approximately $300,000 per year.

The Electrical Inspector is responsible to the Chief Electrical Inspector for the exercising of all powers and duties under the Electrical Protection Act, including issuance, suspension or denial of Electrical Permits or NWT Qualified Electrical Worker.  The Electrical Inspector reports to the Manager of Electrical/Mechanical Safety in Yellowknife for administrative direction and for all technical matters related to the Electrical Protection Act and Regulations.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

An interprovincial Certificate of Qualification (Red Seal) at a Journeyperson level in electrical construction and maintenance with five years construction experience in the electrical trade after certification and one year of experience supervising in electrical installations.

Must be eligible for certification as a Certified Electrical Inspector by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) with a probationary period.

Incumbent must have a valid NWT Class 5 driver's license.


Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at http://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/


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Affirmative Action

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


Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 – $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 to $104,208) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Driver's License Requirement

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14772
Closing Date: October 24, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


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.