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Executive Assistant

The City of Yellowknife
August 15, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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  • The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $90,879 - $113,603 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.


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. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high-quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their applications.


We are actively recruiting for a professional, highly skilled and experienced individual to assume the role of Executive Assistant within 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 senior administrative 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 demonstrated 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 exceptionally strong administrative/organizational skills and the ability to assess and constantly evaluate priorities. You must be able to demonstrate advanced word processing skills and be highly adept with the Microsoft software package.. Additional skills with desktop publishing and web posting software would be a definite asset.  There is a need for a high level of accuracy and exceptional writing skills for the preparation of documents for senior administration.


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.  Short-listed candidates will complete a skills assessment prior to being selected for an interview.


The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $90,879 - $113,603 as well as a comprehensive benefits package including monthly housing and travel allowances, and a defined benefit pension plan.



Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than September 2, 2022.

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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