Information Technology Technician

Gwich'in Tribal Council in Inuvik

Information Technology Technician

Established in 1992, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Indigenous government that represents Gwich’in Participants in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories and across Canada.  GTC protects and advances the interests of Gwich’in through hard work, collaborative approaches and good governance in order to improve the lives and preserve the culture of the Gwich’in.

The Gwich’in Tribal Council is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Information Technology Technician (ITT) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the incumbent works independently and manages the overall Information Systems and Technology and Telecommunications for the GTC, Gwich’in Development Corporation (GDC) and Designated Gwich’in Organizations (DGO) in 4 office locations including, Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic and Aklavik.  This position administers the network infrastructure (which includes the Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), GTC wide email, websites, database applications, servers, financial management system, and provides technical support and training.

The Information Technology Technician has a direct impact on the effectiveness, productivity and quality of work for the staff of the GTC, GDC and DGO through the provision of secure and reliable information technology and systems.  The role oversees outside consultants required to complete any technical work outside of the scope of services provided by the ITT.


  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Five (5) years of related work experience in the information systems and technology field, including experience with servers and network operating systems
  • Working knowledge of project management principles


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Patience with a customer centric approach, a positive attitude and ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Working knowledge of computer technology and the ability to review, troubleshoot and diagnose technical problems experienced by users (word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet, security, printers, CPUs, LAN, operating systems, peripherals, etc.)
  • Understanding of quality assurance and risk management (security)
  • Ability to upgrade and repair application software and hardware
  • Knowledge of network topology, operating systems, MS Office, Office 365, database applications, Internet, and web development programs
  • Knowledge of office equipment (telephone, fax machines and photocopiers), audio/visual and other media equipment, data and telecommunications technologies and practices

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered including allowances of $20,000 per annum, health and dental benefits, and generous leave entitlements.

If you are interested in working with an energetic and progressive Indigenous government, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Closing Date: January 18, 2019

Go Beyond the Arctic Circle

The Town of Inuvik ( is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Witness the Land of the Midnight Sun and the mesmerizing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the beautiful and vast Mackenzie Delta, Inuvik prides itself on being authentic, accessible and amazing. Due to its northern location, Inuvik experiences an average of 56 days of continuous sunlight every summer and 30 days of polar night every winter.  Become a member of our colourful community, the Town of Inuvik is ready to welcome you to the Western Arctic and all that it has to offer.

Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Gwìch’in  nan, nakhwek’yùu  ts’àt  gwitr’it  tthak  nakhwidavee  gwiheezàa  eenjit

Gwich’in land, culture & economy for a better future

Application Deadline:
January 18, 2019
How to Apply: