Records Training and Support Officer

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Closing date: Feb 23, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Information Services

Job Code: 15132

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.

The Department of Lands advances the territorial vision of land and resource management in the NWT through the legislative, regulatory and policy system and through the delivery of a robust and effective enforcement and compliance program. The Department’s reach is broad because the use of land impacts the operations and mandates of other departments, and private sector development. It engages in large-scale planning, and conducts broad legislative and policy reviews to inform government-wide strategic advice about land and resource management. Together these functions enhance the planning, management, and administration of land in a sustainable way.

The Department works closely with NWT resource management boards because it coordinates inter- and intra- department and government processes including environmental assessments (EAs), reclamation securities, GNWT input on federal legislative amendments and regulatory activities affecting land and water management, environmental assessment policy reviews and land use planning.

The Department’s Informatics division also leads the planning, development and implementation of information and technology related services, including geomatics services, to three departments: Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.



Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Information Services and as part of the Informatics division, the position is administratively housed within the Department of Lands, but is accountable and operationally responsible for Informatics services to the Departments of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), Industry and Tourism and Investment (ITI), and the Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDlC).

The incumbent will provide assistance with the maintenance of the Records Classification System that is consistent with the GNWT wide and departmental specific Records Classification Systems (ARCS and ORCS). The position is also responsible for collaborating with the Records Coordinator on records projects.


  • Working knowledge of records management theories and practices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to a variety of audiences with varying levels of background, knowledge and education;
  • Ability to interpret legislation and suggest appropriate means of action;
  • A sound understanding of the objectives and obligations set out under the access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
  • Ability to interpret and provide instruction on basic records management procedures;
  • Ability to analyze issues and suggest appropriate means of action;
  • Ability to work and prioritize tasks independently based on individual and departmental needs;
  • Ability to organize large amounts of physical information into a logical and easily accessible system;
  • In-depth working knowledge of and skilled in the use of records management software  programs (DllMS);
  • Knowledge of and skilled in the use of MS Operating Systems, MS Office, Internet and Email applications.


    Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

    Completion of a university degree and at least two years of related work experience


More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour to $41.38 per hour (approximately $67,607- $80,691.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.



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 # 15132        

Closing Date: February 23, 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