Relief Cook - Limited to 25 KM of Yellowknife, NT - Amended

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Closing date: Mar 2, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS NSCC

Job Code: 15104

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within a 25 kilometre radius of Yellowknife.

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.


Job Information

The Relief Cook provides food services for the centre, within departmental guidelines of the Northwest Territories, in accordance with operational standards established in the Corrections Division, in order to provide safe and secure custody, rehabilitation and reintegration of sentenced and remanded Offenders. As part of the facility team, the incumbent will ensure the ongoing provision and enforcement of policy and services within the Corrections Mission, Vision and Value statement.

- This position reports to the Food Service Supervisor or Facility Manager.
-Indirect responsibility for inmate work crews of up to 12 inmates at mealtimes. 
- The incumbent s responsible to assist in the implementation, and instruction of those offenders participating in apprenticeship Relief cook program.
- Adheres to and maintains operational priorities and objectives.
- Participates in the orientation training and mentoring of new employees and/or relief workers.
- Is a Peace Officer while on duty.
- Work is directed by legislation (Public Service Act, Access to Information Privacy Protection Act, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms); and specific policies (Corrections Service Directives and Territorial Safety Acts and Legislation).

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Provincial Journeyman certificate in cooking, food safe certification and extensive experience in commercial or institutional quantity food preparation (Extensive is defined as 2 years minimum ongoing experience). 

Incumbent must be First Aid and CPR Certified. Awareness of northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $ 34.67 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $1.77 per hour.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 15104      


Closing Date: March 3, 2018 - 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


Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.