Full-Time Chief Electoral Officer of Nunavut
Invitation for Applications
Chief Electoral Officer of Nunavut
Applications are invited for the position of Chief Electoral Officer of Nunavut. This is a seven year, fulltime statutory appointment.
The Chief Electoral Officer is an Independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly. The officeholder is appointed on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, pursuant to the Nunavut Elections Act. The position exercises a range of powers and responsibilities under the Nunavut Elections Act and the Plebiscites Act. Copies of the statutes are available at: www.nunavutlegislation.ca. The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the conduct of territorial general elections and byelections, as well as elections to municipal councils and other bodies. The next territorial general election is scheduled to be held on October 27, 2025.
The successful candidate will be an experienced senior manager with proven professional success in managing complex administrative operations. Knowledge of electoral administration and legislation is essential. This position requires a high degree of attention to detail, including the ability to accurately interpret, administer and explain complex statutes and regulations. The successful candidate will possess the ability to communicate clearly and consistently with the general public, stakeholder groups and the news media. Excellent writing skills, including the ability to draft comprehensive annual reports to the Legislative Assembly, are required. Understanding of Inuit societal values, language and culture is a definite asset.
The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Nunavut) is located in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. A detailed Position Profile is available from the Office of the Legislative Assembly and may be downloaded from the Legislative Assembly’s website at www.assembly.nu.ca. Annual reports and other publications of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer are available at: https://www.elections.nu.ca/.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements and competencies set out in the Position Profile. This selection process is restricted to Nunavut residents. The salary range for the position is $140,187.00 to $200,268.00 per annum. If the successful candidate is not a resident of Rankin Inlet at the time of appointment, relocation assistance will be provided. Subsidized staff housing is available. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm (EST) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
How to Apply
Applications and inquiries should be directed to:
Secretary to the Management and Services Board
Office of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1200, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
Tel: (867) 9755100 / Fax: (867) 9755191
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