New Job Senior Community Governance Advisor - Term In Northwest Territories

Senior Community Governance Advisor - TERM
Senior Community Governance Advisor - TERM

Senior Community Governance Advisor - TERM

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $104,000–$125,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Employees must apply through HRIS / Employee Self-Service. For instructions please see:

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 Community Goverance Advisor takes a lead role in providing advice and support to community governments and to MACA on community governance, community elections, and on the implementation of land claim and self-government agreements at the community level. This position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Director, Community Governance.

This position is intended to support the developement and advancement of workable, affordable and effective forms of local and regional governments, the implementation of new aboriginal self-governments, and to enhance the Department's ability to respond to emerging governance needs. By working with all 33 commuities in the NWT, the Senior Community Governance Advisor has an impact on neary all residents. Understanding various issues at local and regional levels will assist in the developement of by-laws, policies and procedures, and will assist in determining advice, training and initiatives.

The critical knowledge, skills and abilities this position include:

  • Expert knowledge of community governance and NWT community governance legislation
  • Ability to communicate legislation, policies and guidelines through a variety of platforms
  • Knowledge of local and community government administration and procedures
  • Knowledge of indigenous self government and/or indigenous rights, governance and administrative practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of cross-cultural issues and situations
  • Ability to research and analyze
  • Ability to use appropriate communications, public relations and promotional methods for government programs, elections and voting, and legislative changes

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained through completion of a university degree in law, political science, or public administration, with 3 years directly related experience and/or equivalency plus 5 years of experience in a related field.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.