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Park Management Planner

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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 January 2019

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Park, Planning & Establishment, and working with the joint planning and management partners, you are committed to the establishment of a system of territorial parks and special places that are representative of Nunavut’s natural and cultural heritage. The Park Management Planner will coordinate the development of management plans, master plans, and resource inventories of Nunavut’s Parks and Special Places. This position develops and applies parks and special place management policies and practices and coordinates related consultation processes and liaison with Community and Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committees.

The Park Management Planner will provide technical and community liaison assistance with government and non-government agencies, public interest groups and organizations for park establishment and development to all three administrative regions in the Division. This position also coordinates or otherwise undertakes reporting, background and other research in support of park planning and management.  These responsibilities are delivered in keeping with the Nunavut Agreement, the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement for Territorial Parks, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles, and the departments/division’s vision and mandate. By providing professional, cultural, and technical support to the community joint planning and management committees, division and department/government initiatives, this position can have a significant impact on the Department’s public image and the level of public support for Parks and Special Places initiative

The knowledge and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a degree from a recognized university in a field such as environmental studies, landscape architecture, environmental planning and design, physical geography, or related field.  Two (2) years of experience in coordinating and organizing within one or more natural resource management or environmental planning agencies, specifically including park management planning and related tourism initiatives in a variety of both individual and committee settings is required. The candidate must have computer skills, including Word Processing and Spreadsheet. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset for this position. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220