AMENDED Community Works Advisor

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Closing date: Mar 4, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: MAC Community Infrastructure

Job Code: 15081

Salary: $85,508 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), supports capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.


Job Information


The Advisor is located in Inuvik and reports to the Manager, Infrastructure Planning and has a functional relationship to staff in headquarters involved in community works programming.  Community works includes services, which include but are not limited to water and sanitation, road development and maintenance, mobile equipment, solid waste site operation, and building operation and maintenance.

The position provides technical guidance and advice on community works and works Management to community government Councils and staff, including Senior Administrative Officers/Band Managers and community works staff, as well as contractors and other stakeholders

The Advisor requires a high degree of problem-solving, in partnership with other MACA staff, community government staff and other technical advisors, in order to ensure that the community works and works management in the Region are working efficiently and that community works staff are trained in works and works management.  Working cooperatively with community government staff, the Advisor is involved in daily troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving works and works management problems upon request.

The incumbent follows the various government/departmental policies, procedures, acts, regulations, standards and guidelines, including applicable fire and building codes, and advises community governments on same.  A work plan will be developed in partnership with the Manager, Community Infrastructure Planning and will include tasks, budget and the process to report milestones.  Using the work plan, the incumbent prioritizes work tasks.

The incumbent plans an integral role in community initiatives in the region and works closely with other staff in the regional office and headquarters.  The Advisor has a significant impact on the operational and financial efficiency of community governments within the region.

Working directly with seven communities, the Advisor directly influences the O&M budgetary decisions of community governments in the region related to maintenance and capital assets, influences in collaboration with the Manager the regional community government capital funding allocation of $6.8 million and indirectly influences the condition of $306.4 million of community public infrastructure in the region.



  • Operational project management and implementation skills, construction supervisor and implementation ability.
  • Knowledge of basic technical mathematics, fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry, heavy-duty equipment maintenance/performance, building/asset operations and basic survey knowledge.
  • Job site safety and dangerous goods training.
  • Knowledge of MS Operating systems, MS Officer, Internet, Email and computerized/non-computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Proven communication skills, both oral and written, in order to explain the basic works and works management concepts and practices to community works staff and community councils.
  • Facilitation and training skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and demonstrate initiatives, judgment, discretion and creative thinking.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Financial and program management skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills to work with all occupations of community works staff.
  • Ability to review, evaluate and analyze data and react to and implement changing needs/trends.
  • Ability to comprehend and provide detailed technical inspections.
  • Basic survey skills for related building and work initiatives.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Experience with asset management systems.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma in Civil or Environmental Engineering Technology with 3 years’ experience in community works management, some of which should be in asset management.
Certification as a journeyman tradesperson or water treatment/sewage treatment plant operator with 5 years experience in community works management, some of which should be in asset management.

A Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) or similar designation and or formal training in infrastructure asset management would be considered an asset.

Community works management includes:  water treatment, sewage, disposal, solid waste, mobile equipment operation and maintenance, community roads and streets, and building operations and maintenance.  Experience in a northern environment is preferred.

The ability to register with a provincial or territorial professional association is preferred.

Must be in possession of  a valid NWT Class 5 drivers’ license.

More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.



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.


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.


Affirmative Action

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


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15081
Closing Date: February 25, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building
105 Veterans Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

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.