Workforce Diversity Officer

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Closing date: Jan 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: FIN Diversity & Inclusion

Job Code: 15053

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service


Job Information


Reporting to the Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, the incumbent provides strategic direction to Senior Management, HR Client Service/Regional Service Centre Managers, and Supervisors on workforce diversity initiatives and strategies that support the recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse workforce. The Workforce Diversity Officer acts as liaison between NWT-wide and regional working groups, providing expertise on diversity- related matters. The incumbent researches, develops, and manages the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies related to employment of diverse peoples in government.


Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Expert knowledge in workforce diversity challenges and opportunities.
  • Proven client service orientation.
  • Proven knowledge of adult education theory and experience with teaching adults.
  • Proven knowledge of, and ability to apply, best practices in human resource management, particularly in the areas of recruitment, retention, and promotion of an inclusive work environment.
  • Proven understanding of large organizations' environment, culture, and business strategies with the ability to understand, recognize and/or anticipate concerns or problems that will ultimately affect the organization's ability to attract, retain and motivate employees.
  • Proven ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with senior managers, technical staff, and other employees.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven strategic thinking skills and judgment.
  • Proven  knowledge  of  Acts,  Regulations,  and  procedures  applicable  to  human resource management in a unionized, public service context.
  • Proven analytical and research skills.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

A  relevant   Bachelor   Degree coupled with 4 years   in a relevant field, which  includes 2 years as a senior human resource generalist or subject area specialist.


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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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID 15053        

Closing Date: January 22, 2018 -23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.