Senior Legislative Advisor



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 Located in Yellowknife, this position reports to the Manager, Legislative Affairs within the Policy, Planning, and Communications Division. The Policy, Planning, and Communications Division is responsible for coordinating the development of new policy and legislative initiatives, and providing expert advice relating to legislation and legal affairs relating to the mandate of the Department. The Senior Legislative Advisor provides expert advice on, and implements strategies for review of departmental legislation and other assigned special projects. The position also provides expert advice in the areas of legislative analysis, coordination, development and implementation to ensure that statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Infrastructure are consistent with Executive Council direction and federal legislation. The position coordinates the amendment of existing legislation, the development of new legislation, and provides expert advice on legislative processes. The position consults with the Departmental divisions responsible for implementation of the legislation and program delivery, as well as legislative drafters and legal counsel from the Department of Justice, and contract legal counsel where necessary. The position also consults with representatives from other governments (provinces, territories, federal), road safety and transportation organizations as well as the general public. This position also assists the Manager of Legislative Affairs in coordinating and managing requests for information under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act) and provides strategic policy advice on legal issues in relation to Departmental activities as they arise. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Undergraduate degree in a related field and a degree program in law (LLB/JD), as well as three (3) years of experience working with law and legislation: Experience to include the development, implementation and evaluation of legislation; writing and researching formal advisory and decision documents, and providing complex advice and analysis to senior levels of government.
Government of Northwest Territories