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 Conservation Officer III in Qikiqtarjuaq, the Conservation Officer II initiates, administers and delivers approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management environmental protection and to the development of a mixed/traditional economy in assigned areas of Nunavut, in accordance with all relevant Acts and Regulations, and the Nunavut Agreement. The efforts of this officer will result in a sustainable renewable resource economy and a traditional harvest that satisfies the needs of users. The Officer works closely with the Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) and local harvesters in supporting sound wildlife management and conservation practices while supporting a mixed/traditional economy user lifestyle.
Sound knowledge of computer software including communications (email), word processing, financial spreadsheets and databases is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have community development skills in facilitating renewable resource development, and park operation and maintenance. The incumbent must also have ability in accessing resources and problem solving with respect to sustainable resources, funding resource development and identifying tourism safety training needs.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a two-year resource technical program from an accredited school, or three years of on the job training. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license to operate trucks, snowmobiles, ATV and boats and must hold a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Experience or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques and experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid, CPR certification, and WHIMIS certification are considered assets.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is considered an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.