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 Territorial Manager Environmental Health, the Regional Environmental Health Officer provides direct delivery of environmental health services and programs designed to control factors in the human environment that adversely affect people’s health in Nunavut. The Officer also develops, implements, and maintains Environmental Health Programs and tobacco control measures designed to ensure that public health hazards are identified, evaluated, and corrected.
The Regional Environmental Health Officer, a critical component of the Public Health System, provides a broad spectrum of public health functions including health protection, disease and injury prevention, health surveillance, population health assessment and health promotion. The Officer provides consultative services to individuals, health facility staff as well as federal, territorial and municipal governments and non-governmental organizations throughout Nunavut, for environmental issues affecting human health. The Officer advocates for the public health and safety interests of all citizens across Nunavut and uses critical thinking skills and background knowledge, theory and education to determine risk and direct appropriate recommendation.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree from a recognized University in the Environmental Health field as well as certification by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Two (2) years’ of related experience in the Environmental Health field is also required along with Class 5 driver’s license and the ability to operate as a Peace Officer in accordance with section 22 of the Public Health Act.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. 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.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- 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.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
- Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.