Facility Planning Consultant - Closing Date Extended

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Closing date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Infrastrcture Planning

Job Code: 14859

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.


Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, the position provides expert advice to both the Department and the three (3) Health and Social Services Boards. The incumbent is responsible for the development and monitoring of a multimillion dollar capital and O&M budgets, the support, monitoring and evaluation of facilities in health and social services boards of management, and the planning and monitoring  over seventy (70) health and social services facilities in all communities in the NWT.

Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure Planning the position must work extensively with representatives from the Department, Boards, Communities, Colleagues and Private sector.  The work is conducted to a large extent in a team environment, including Health and Social Services, Boards, Department of Infrastructure and many other stakeholders, often requiring travel to regions and communities.  The position does retain overall authority and responsibility for all final design and delivery decisions.

The incumbent must have expert project management knowledge and skills of health facility planning theories and principals technical knowledge in the areas of health facility functional programming, facility planning, architecture, engineering and /or design, in a health and/or social services setting.  The incumbent shall also possess effective communication skills and a high degree of proficiency in using computer software applications.

Typically, the above qualifications would be acquired through a Bachelor Degree in Architecture/Engineering plus 7 years of relevant experience or a Diploma in Architectural/Engineering Technology plus 9 years of relevant experience.  A minimum of 2 years cold/remote location experience is preferred.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.



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


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 # 14859       

Closing Date: January 12, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time



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