Senior Legislative Advisor

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Closing date: Mar 26, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF Policy Planning & Comm

Job Code: 15188

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, this position reports to the Manager, Legislative Affairs within the Policy, Planning, and Communications Division. The Policy, Planning, and Communications Division is responsible for coordinating the development of new policy and legislative initiatives, and providing expert advice relating to legislation and legal affairs relating to the mandate of the Department.


The Department of Infrastructure is highly decentralized in the delivery of its programs and services and is responsible for territory-wide government programs such as the operation and maintenance of public buildings and transportation infrastructure and systems, project management, facilities planning, design and technical support services, environmental assessment and remediation, property management, procurement shared services, information technology, information management, disposal of surplus property and goods motor vehicle and mechanical/electrical regulatory services and fleet management.

 The Department is responsible for programming aimed at increasing the use of domestic energy resources and reducing energy costs in the Northwest Territories (NWT), delivering renewable energy solutions, providing energy supply services to non-market communities, and leading efforts in energy conservation and efficiency.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Undergraduate degree in a related field and a degree program in law (LLB/JD), as well as three (3) years of experience working with law and legislation:


Experience to include the development, implementation and evaluation of legislation; writing and researching formal advisory and decision documents, and providing complex advice and analysis to senior levels of government.


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 Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.



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.


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 # 15188

Closing Date: March 26, 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


Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.