Director, Safety Services

Director, Safety Services
Department of Community and Government Services

Are you a champion of safety who shares our commitment to the well-being of all Nunavummiut? If so, seize this opportunity to join the Government of Nunavut and make your mark in this regard.

The Nunavut Building Code Act (BCA), Fire Safety Act (FSA) and Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) - the "safety codes" - exist to create a system that provides a safe physical environment for Nunavummiut to live and work. The Acts establish the responsibility of the Minister to coordinate and encourage the safe management of everything to which the Acts and their respective Regulations apply.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure, you will provide direction and leadership regarding the oversight and administration of BCA, FSA and TSSA, and their respective Regulations. Buildings covered by the safety codes include those used for assembly, institutional, residential, commercial, mercantile and industrial occupancy, and range from simple to complex in size and design. As Director of Safety Services, you will play a key leadership role in the effective application of these codes for the benefit of everyone in Nunavut.

Your profile as a qualified Director, Safety Services will include the following highlights:

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Ten (10) years of professional experience in the field, including the application of safety codes and standards, including five (5) years in a management capacity.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • The ability to speak Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun.
  • Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
  • Certification as a "Safety Codes Officer".

NOTE: This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary ranging from $114,358 to $163,368 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we're enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Director, Safety Services (Reference #14-504493), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), June 29, 2018, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at

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