|Senior Program Specialist|
Senior Program Specialist
Company : Nunavut Government
Salary : $99,743–$113,159 a year
Location : Nunavut
This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.
Under the direction of the Territorial Manager of Income Assistance, the Senior Program Specialist is accountable for developing income assistance programs and evaluating and supporting their delivery for Nunavut residents. The Senior Program Specialist develops and interprets the framework for the introduction, administration, delivery, and evaluation of the Government’s Income Assistance Programs. As the Government expert on these assigned programs, the Senior Specialist provides advice and assistance to delivery staff as required. This position impacts all divisional staff and program recipients via involvement in the development, implementation, and delivery of the full range of programs and services. The Senior Specialist works collegially with the Manager Training and Development and Manager Compliance and Systems to ensure that delivery agents receive adequate training to effectively deliver the programs.
The Senior Program Specialist will be responsible for interpreting legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines, and for developing the legislative, policy and operational framework for Income assistance programs. This position will work with Verification and Investigation Officers to evaluate, monitors and report on program activity. Additionally, this position is responsible to participate in setting strategy direction for programs, promoting the range of Income Assistance programs and services to increase awareness and improve public access, administering Income Assistance case management and information system, and participating in risk management activities.
The ideal candidate will have a recognized undergraduate degree in Business, Commerce, or related field, along with three (3) years of related experience in the development and/or delivery of social programs or policy.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term if they are deemed to be the successful candidate, however this is subject to managerial approval.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.