Director, Compliance and Licensing,Department of Infrastructure

Department of Infrastructure. Government of Northwest Territories -  Yellowknife, NT

Closing Date  April 11, 2021 Location Yellowknife, NT
Work Type -
Salary Range

from $64.22 per hour to $91.74 per hour (approximately $125,229 - $178,893)

Experience Level  - Job ID  19933
Job Description


Department Information
The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services.

INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.
For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information
As the Director, Compliance and Licensing you will be accountable for the effective and efficient development, implementation and management of transport and electrical/mechanical/elevator safety compliance and road licensing programs. With a network of issuing offices throughout the north, the Director must be aware of the context of the northern driver during the development of policies and procedures for the licensing of vehicles and drivers within the NWT.

In this role you will hold a statutory appointment as Registrar, Motor Vehicles, responsible for administering the Motor Vehicles Act, All-Terrain Vehicles Act, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (NWT) and the attendant Regulations. You will be appointed federally as an administrative director for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada) and the National Safety Code and be responsible for the administration of aspects of the Deh Cho Bridge Act.
The Director will sit as a member of the Board of Directors on the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, as on other external national and international committees, and must use experience and management knowledge to speak on behalf of the government, including on matters for which the GNWT has not yet established a firm position.

A degree in social sciences, business management or public administration; and a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ work experience in the transportation field, including five (5) years of experience at the managerial level directing a team.

Affirmative Action
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Senior Management Occupation
This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments
Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Salary Information
The salary range for this position is from $64.22 per hour to $91.74 per hour (approximately $125,229 - $178,893) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700

How to Apply

Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID #19933
Closing Date: April 11, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.