Senior Administrative Officer

Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk


Tuktoyaktuk, NT

Senior Administrative Officer


‘This is an opportunity for you to experience a truly great community at a very exciting time in its history.’

The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk) is an incorporated community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the Mackenzie River Delta. It is the most northerly community on mainland Canada. The community's traditional name is Tuktuujaartuq, which translate to "looks like a caribou" in Inuvialuktun.  Our population is currently estimated at 960 residents, 90% of whom are Inuvialuit. Tuk is a family friendly community that embraces the present while honoring its strong Inuvialuit culture and traditions. Hunting, fishing gathering and travelling on the land are important to sustaining the lives and lifestyles of our residents.

Today, Tuk is accessible year round by highway, and seasonally by boat. The future of Tuktoyaktuk is exciting and challenging. It requires strong dynamic leadership and an administration that will both lead and work with the community to achieve shared goals and celebrate success.

Recognizing that changes are coming, Tuktoyaktuk is recruiting an experienced and qualified Senior Administrative Officer (SAO). The successful applicant will have experience working with councils and the demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff that includes finance, economic development and public works departments. In addition, the SAO must engage with other levels of government and with established community organizations that are also focused on community service and on building a sustainable community and local economy.

As SAO you will work closely with the mayor and council as you help to develop and implement a vision and strategic plan that incorporates many of the opportunities and changes the community is currently working on. In your spare time you and your family will experience a community that extends an open invitation to your participation in local activities, events, cultural celebrations.

REQUIREMENTS:  You are familiar with statutory requirements in the Hamlets Act and other legislation and have a diploma or certificate in public administration with a minimum of five years relevant municipal management experience. Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience may be considered.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  Your salary is negotiable depending on your municipal experience and qualifications. Additional benefits include Northern Employees Benefits Service (NEBS) Pension Plan and Group Insurance. Northern Allowance, various leave entitlements, and housing support will be provided.

APPLICATION:  A Cover Letter with Resume and 3 current references will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018. For more details please contact Katrina Cockney, Manager of Community Services, at (867) 9772286. Applications may be dropped off at the Hamlet office; e-mailed to asao@tuktoyaktuk.ca; or faxed to 867977-2110 and must be clearly marked “Tuktoyaktuk SAO Application”.

Organization: Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk
Location: Tuktoyaktuk, NT
Region: Inuvik
Professional Category(s): Project Management
Posted: September 25, 2018, 2:46 pm
Expires: October 26, 2018, 3:00 pm

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