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Economic Development Officer – Eighteen Month Term Position

The City of Yellowknife
February 1, 2021
Job Type
  • $81,053.40 - $97,744.93
Economic Development and Strategy


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and 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 fun environment for us all. We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for the right person to join and work alongside the dedicated and community focused team of professionals in its Economic Development and Strategy Department as the Economic Development Officer for an 18-month term.


Under the general direction of the Manager of Economic Development and Strategy & Communications, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the administration, implementation and operation of the City’s economic development programs. This position may also be called upon to occasionally cover the Communications function of the department on a temporary basis. Through regular direction from the Manager, the incumbent assists with the implementation of policies and programs to ensure the operational objectives of the City are met.  The EDO is responsible for coordinating implementation of the City’s Economic Development Strategy.  The EDO will have a lead role in activities and initiatives that attract investment and business opportunities in the City and will actively support business retention and expansion activities.  The incumbent shall work collaboratively with all departments within the City of Yellowknife to provide support and advice to ensure processes are followed and outstanding customer service is achieved.


This position requires a degree/certificate in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, and/or  a related field plus a minimum of three (3) years related experience, which should include working experience in Economic Development within a government or dynamic corporate environment. Equivalencies will also be accepted. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to establish and maintain co-operative and constructive relationships with individuals at all levels of organizations, members of Council (when requested by the Manager) and representatives of external organizations.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate and lead are a must. Your entrepreneurial approach and ability to promote the City’s Economic Development projects and initiatives should be evident from your prior work experience.


The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive annual salary range of $81,053.40 - $97,744.93 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a $450.00 monthly housing allowance and defined benefit pension plan.  Start a new Career with us!


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than February 26, 2021.

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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