Senior Advisor, Legislation and Legal Affairs

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Closing date: May 24, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: MAC Policy & Planning

Job Code: 15499

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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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 Senior Advisor, Legislation and Legal Affairs is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Policy and Planning. The incumbent plays a critical role in the Department by functioning as an effective advocate in advancing GNWT interest; providing advice on legislation and legal affairs and supporting the development and amendment of legislation.

As department expert, the position plays a leadership role in the evaluation and amendment of all statutes and regulations falling under the authority of the Minister of MACA. The incumbent’s activities are subject to the operational goals of the Department and managerial direction of a general nature. Ongoing organization of activities required to fulfill the general goals and objectives are determined by the incumbent through discussions with the Manager, Policy and Planning and Director, Corporate Affairs. The research, analysis and advice provided by the Senior Advisor, Legislation and Legal Affairs may have considerable impact on departmental planning and positions on issues of a legal and strategic nature.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•The responsibilities of the position require a specialized technical knowledge of law and legislation to an extent that allows the incumbent to analyze, interpret and critically assess legislation, policies, provincial/territorial/federal and departmental initiatives, and Cabinet and FMB direction, and to develop innovate approaches to address various legislative and legal issues.

•Responsibilities require the incumbent to have proven analytical, research, writing and communication abilities.

•The incumbent must be proficient in the use of computers and related software, including word processing, databases, and electronic mail.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

•This position requires the completion of an undergraduate degree and a law degree, and at least three (3) years of progressive experience in the evaluation, analysis and amendment of legislation. The incumbent must be eligible for membership in the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

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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.



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



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15499   

Closing Date: May 24, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898) plus an annual Northern Allowance.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.