AMENDED Career Development Officer

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Closing date: Feb 23, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: ECE Career Dev & Training

Job Code: 15137

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.


Job Information

This position is located in Education Culture and Employment's Service Centre in Inuvik. The incumbent will participate in the coordination, monitoring, development and implementation of Culture, Career and Employment Development programs and services to ensure the delivery of appropriate, quality, cost effective programs and services to residents of the Beaufort Delta Region.

The incumbent reports to the Regional Manager, Career Development. The incumbent may have commitment authority up to $20,000.00 as outlined in individual program guidelines and policies and may negotiate commitments and contributions in excess of $20,000.00 per client.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Certification process (ie. trades, apprentices and occupations candidates)
  • Knowledge in career development, human resources and adult learning theory and practices is required to work effectively with clients and ensure programs and services are meeting client needs.
  • The ability to foster effective relationships with community group, monitor contracts and contribution agreements, and provide ongoing counseling to clients and employers.
  • Ability to develop, deliver, assess, monitor and evaluate training programs, workshops and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills and the ability to present views and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to provide effective employment and career counseling to students, trainees, apprentices, employers and member of the public.
  • Verbal ability to respond to inquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning ECE programs and services.
  • The ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in a logical sequence, handle complex oral and written material and exercise discretion in the handling of confidential information.
  • The ability to plan and prioritize projects, to work with others in accomplishing assigned work objective, to deal tactfully with others, to exercise sound judgment and to adjust to varying or changing situations to meet emerging or changing program requirements;
  • The ability to interpret and apply policy, financial and procedural documents and explain them accurately and clearly to clients; therefore the incumbent must have effect analytical interpretative, evaluation and investigative skills;
  • Financial knowledge and experience to ensure that the requirements of the Financial Administration Act, Financial Administrative Directives, associated procedure's and schedules related to processing of financial documents are followed;
  • As the incumbent will represent the Department on various working committees and work as a member of a team on a regular basis strong teamwork and cooperation skills will be required.
  • Knowledge of current training and employment trends including: GNWT strategic directions; Departmental goals and objectives; strategic goals and direction of local College, Aboriginal groups and partner departments; and current labour market trends is required;
  • The ability to effectively utilize computer system sand tools for the purposes of work processing (Microsoft Word); presentations (PowerPoint), spreadsheets (Excel) and communications (e-mail)
  • Effective analytical, interpretative, evaluation and investigation skills;
  • Ability to prepare, monitor and maintain program budgets.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • a bachelor's degree in a related discipline such as: Social Sciences, Human Resources, Counseling, Education or Psychology: or
  • Journey certification in a designated Trade; or
  • Diploma in Career Development



  • Minimum of two years relevant experience in career development or mentorship role in a service environment.


  • Two years' experience in a trade.


More Information

Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid NWT Class 5 Drivers Licence.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42.75 per hour to $51.03 per hour (approximately $83,363 - 99,509 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record 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 # 15137      

Closing Date:  February 23, 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
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620