Cultural Places Officer

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Closing date: Nov 24, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE Culture & Heritage

Job Code: 14851

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The Culture and Heritage Division’s NWT Cultural Places Program administers information and access to a variety of spatial and non-spatial digital databases including Aboriginal graves, historic places, and geographic names. 

The incumbent is responsible for administering the Culture and Heritage Division’s cultural place programs by gathering and analyzing data on NWT heritage places; storing information in filing systems and databases; helping to maintain a set of electronic inventories and registers; making recommendations on official status of geographical or community names, for naming and name change, or for historic site commemoration proposals; disseminating heritage place information; communicating with municipal governments, federal government heritage agencies, land claim and self-government authorities, and the general public on all matters related to heritage places; and, helping to facilitate community-based heritage place research projects. The incumbent will be required to travel to NWT communities, will work independently on many projects, and will interact directly with the public, other governments, and other sections of the Division. Decisions made by this position affect public perception of the Division. This position is located in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and reports to the Territorial Archaeologist.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The level of cognitive and analytic skill required for this position is most commonly acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Resource Management, or a related subject, and four years of experience in the geographic names and/or cultural and heritage resource management fields.

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The incumbent is required to travel by small plane or by road to NWT communities or remote field settings to participate in community meetings or research sessions. 


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

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


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 # 14851         

Closing Date: November 24, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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