The City of Yellowknife
October 18, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Northwest Territories


The City of Yellowknife is a dynamic and growing capital city located in the heart of the Northwest Territories, with a culturally diverse population of approximately 20,000. The City is an inclusive employer who offers a rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents.  Working in local government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife.  At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and exciting environment for us all.


We are actively recruiting for a professional, highly skilled and experienced individual to assume the role of Executive Assistant with the Administration Department. Under the supervision of the Senior Executive Assistant, and general direction of the City Clerk, the incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of routine and confidential administrative and secretarial support services in politically and administratively sensitive areas to the Mayor and Council, senior management and departmental managers, including special assignments involving a variety of projects for the City.


This position requires senior secretarial/administrative skills and knowledge that includes the ability to work independently, and requires professional communication and public relations skills that employ tact and diplomacy. The incumbent must possess strong administrative/organizational skills and the ability to assess and constantly evaluate priorities. The incumbent must be proficient in the use of standard word processing, desktop publishing and web posting software.  There is a need for a high level of accuracy and exceptional writing skills for the preparation of documents for senior administration.  Knowledge of municipal operations and programs and roles of Council, Boards and Departments is also required.  Knowledge of Territorial government organizational structure is an asset.


This is normally acquired through completion of Grade 12, successful completion of a secretarial or administrative diploma and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible confidential administrative position at a senior level. Exposure to the legal field is an asset.


The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package which includes a monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than November 8, 2019.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife website at: to submit your resume.


Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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