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Project Assessment Archaeologist

Culture and Heritage
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Territorial Archaeologist, the Project Assessment Archaeologist reviews and makes recommendations concerning the mitigation of heritage resource impacts resulting from land use and development projects in Nunavut.

The position requires the careful analysis and evaluation of land use and development proposals, and the formulation of recommendations for the mitigation of archaeological and/or palaeontological resources. These duties must be performed within the mandate and policies of the Government of Nunavut, and in accordance with the provisions of federal and territorial legislation.  The Project Assessment Archaeologist also provides additional support to the maintenance of the archaeological program information system.

Decisions made by the incumbent have a direct impact on the credibility and overall operation of the Government’s archaeology and palaeontology program. The incumbent is expected to research and write technical and scientific reports for internal and public use, and to make presentations to public and professional audiences.

The incumbent must have knowledge of the history and cultures of Nunavut and be familiar with the territorial and federal legislation and land claim environmental assessment structures relevant to the management of heritage resources. Familiarity with multiple software applications is required. Knowledge of research and field activities and ability to use specialized equipment are required for this position. The incumbent should have the ability to use first aid and have knowledge in emergency procedures for field activity.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Master’s Degree in anthropology or archaeology or similar with at least three (3) years of experience in Arctic archaeology research and resource management.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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