Department of the Environment
Join the Government of Nunavut (GN) in a key role focused on promoting and ensuring the sustainable use of wildlife and high quality of the environment.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges, and opportunities for training and career advancement.
The Department of the Environment (DOE) must maintain partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national and international stakeholders utilizing state-of-the-art technology and information systems. The DOE is deeply committed to maintaining a workforce that is representative of the population and whose operations reflect the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ).
Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Director of Wildlife Operations, you will provide support and direction to community-based Conservation Officers ensuring the wise use of wildlife, as well as providing support and permitting for similar wise-use practices on behalf of federal agencies pursuant to existing working agreements between levels of government. In this position, you will be responsible for upholding territorial, interjurisdictional, national and international wildlife management commitments, while maintaining a close relationship with Hunters & Trappers Organizations (HTOs) and Regional Wildlife Organizations (RWOs). Using your knowledge of wildlife management issues and the concerns and issues facing harvesters, you will issue, process, or have input into permits for wildlife usage, including fur and meat dealers, processing plants, outfitters, guides, and wildlife research and observation. Within the Nunavut wildlife co-management regime, you will work primarily with seven HTOs, one RWO, and regional liaison staff of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. You will also be responsible for discharging some of the government’s main obligations under the Nunavut Agreement (NA), particularly Articles 5 and 9.
As Wildlife Manager – South Baffin, you will provide wildlife management advice to the region, coordinate and evaluate activities to ensure compliance with renewable resource legislation, the sustainable use of wildlife and a high quality of the environment, coordinate public education on acts, regulations, safety, and programs, within the context of the legislation, departmental policies, procedures and departmental priorities. You will manage the staff of the Region (Wildlife Manager Trainee, Conservation Officers Trainee, II and III, clerical staff, casuals, and seasonal employees), represent the Department on regional wildlife issues, and carry out specific regional office responsibilities. You must also provide support to other departmental staff and the public in creating resource development opportunities that contribute to the social and economic well-being of residents. In addition, you will maintain financial control within the approved budget, to provide accurate, reliable financial information and prompting for appropriate action when necessary, as well as coordinate materials management of equipment and supplies, within approved budget, to maintain an effective, efficient level of equipment and supplies fit for use.
Your profile as a qualified Wildlife Manager – South Baffin will include the following highlights:
Recognized completion of Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program.
Six (6) years’ relevant experience in wildlife management at both the field operations and management level.
Three (3) years’ direct supervisory experience.
Three (3) years’ experience or education in enforcement, licensing, and inspection techniques.
Financial management experience.
A valid driver’s licence (ability to drive trucks, snowmobiles, ATV, and boats is required).
A valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) (ability to carry a firearm is required).
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
Experience in wilderness travel and survival skills.
First Aid and CPR certification.
WHMIS 2015 certification.
Fluency in Inuktitut, one of Nunavut’s official languages (i.e., Inuktut, English and French).
Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
Experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment.
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
Compensation & benefits: This indeterminate position is excluded from the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary range of $113,764 to $129,128 per year (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $16,008 per year. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.
For more information and to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity as Wildlife Manager – South Baffin (Reference #13-507309), please contact us or send your resume, by 11:59 p.m. eastern time, October 14, 2022, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: email@example.com. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktut, English or French).
The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
For position details, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.
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