Administrative Assistant - Iqaluit

$74,610 - $83,986 plus $1,585.14 bilingual bonus + IPA (see note)
Employment type: 
Closing Date: 
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
Inuktitut requirements: 
Employment equity designation: 
Target groups: 
Indigenous people
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 


Regional Offices Branch


Band 8
Purpose of position: 

Vaccination Policy: Please note that the PSAC’s vaccination policies require guests accessing a PSAC Office, including candidates in a staffing competition attending an interview or test in-person, as well as employees in general to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who are unable to be fully vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected by human rights legislation, including medical exemptions, may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement. For questions or more information about the PSAC’s vaccination policies, please contact Please note that when attending a PSAC Office for the purposes of an interview or test, candidates will also be required to complete a health screening. All other questions regarding staffing competitions should be addressed to

Note: • This position is eligible for a Yearly Isolated Post Allowance (IPA) for up to $44,216 for an incumbent with dependents and $27,014 for an incumbent without dependents. The allowance covers the following admissible categories: Environmental Allowance, Living Cost Differential, Fuel & Utilities Differential and Shelter Cost Differential. • This position is also eligible for a relocation allowance. 


Purpose of Position As part of the Regional Office Team, the Administrative Assistant provides comprehensive administrative services that enable the Regional Office to fulfill its role in a timely and credible manner. Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator maintains the administrative aspects of the Regional Office, while carrying out the wide variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical responsibilities to ensure efficient operation of the Regional Office.


Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of business and/or secretarial training or equivalent experience normally provided through several years of providing administrative services relevant to the duties of the position.


  • Good knowledge of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
  • Knowledge of the trade union objectives and activities and commitment to union and equity principles.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer including ability to use Windows, e mail, FrontPage, and Internet.
  • Proficiency in spelling, vocabulary and in the application and usage of English grammar.
  • Written and oral English and oral Inuktitut communication skills are essential.


  • Ability to effectively transcribe type and perform word processing functions using Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to use spreadsheets (ideally Excel) and database software (ideally Access).
  • Ability to work independently and determine priorities under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment.

Personal Suitability:

  • High degree of initiative, good judgment and problem-solving.

A detailed job description is available at:

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.