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Conservation Officer III

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If there is no successful Nunavut Inuk this position will be offered as a 3 year term.
$95,882 to $108,810 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

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. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Wildlife Manager, South Baffin, the Conservation Officer III (CO III) initiates, administers and delivers approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management, environmental protection, and the development of the mixed/traditional economy in assigned area of Nunavut in accordance with all Acts, 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 uses. The CO III will supervise officers in various communities.

The CO III works closely with the Hunters and Trappers Organizations and local harvesters in supporting sound wildlife management and conservation practices while supporting a mixed/traditional economy user lifestyle. This requires enforcing relevant Act, conducting public and harvester education and training so there is a wide understanding and support of effective wildlife management.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through graduation from an accredited two-year resource technical institute with three years’ experience as a Conservation Officer utilizing enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques. Three (3) years supervisory experience is required. A valid driver’s license to drive trucks, snowmobiles, ATV and boats are required. Must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). Experience or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques is an asset. Experience in wilderness travel and survival skills is an asset. First Aid and CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certification will be considered assets. This is a Position of Trust, and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

In keeping with Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement…special consideration will be given to candidates who fulfill these criteria”

  • Knowledge of Inuit culture, society and economy
  • Community awareness

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset for the position.  Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

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.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies

 If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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