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Senior Wildlife Advisor Legislation and Management

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Type of employment: 
$99,743 to $113,159 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

The Department of Environment (DOE) must meet the responsibilities for its wildlife mandate for conservation and public safety by maintaining partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national, and international stakeholders, and by conforming to Territorial, National, and international legislation and standards.  To meet this challenging mandate the incumbent will utilize state of the art technology and information systems.  At the same time, the organization is deeply committed to maintaining a workforce that is representative of the population and whose operations reflect the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ).

Reporting to the Director, Wildlife Research, the Senior Wildlife Advisor Legislation and Management (Advisor) is responsible for providing scientific and IQ knowledge and advice to assist with decision making, to develop effective wildlife management practices and to meet national and international obligations regarding wildlife. The incumbent will help identify wildlife research and management initiatives designed to meet the Ministers obligations under the Nunavut Agreement and will develop wildlife management policies and practices in consultation with the ENV’s Policy and planning and Legislation section. This position administers activities associated with these initiatives, and provides biological advice to other sections, agencies and the public. Wildlife Research contributes to planning, analysis and wildlife management under the Nunavut Agreement (NA) and Government of Nunavut (GN) Wildlife Act and fulfils obligations under international and national wildlife agreements for protection and preservation of wildlife

The Advisor leads and/or supports consultations with wildlife boards, community organizations, and regional wildlife organizations regarding wildlife management strategies. This position provides knowledge of wildlife legislation, policy analysis, policy development, program planning and coordination services to the GN Wildlife Research program.  Also responsible for identifying and analyzing IQ and emerging scientific knowledge for wildlife management and assists with meeting GN accountability and management reporting requirements.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Master of Science in Biology, Wildlife, Zoology, Environmental Science, or related field, plus two (2) years’ experience with wildlife laboratory services, government wildlife experience, legislation governing wildlife issues and/or field research experience. Experience in analysis of wildlife samples, developing and implementing protocols for sample collection, processing, archiving and cataloguing. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills is required.   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.

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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