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 Director Wildlife Operations. Through proper advice, use of funding, and provision of training and compliance measures, the incumbent ensures that Nunavummiut receive the maximum benefit from available renewable resources while maintaining environmental stewardship, and without compromising future opportunities.
The incumbent takes the lead in providing wildlife management advice to the region. The incumbent coordinates and evaluates activities to ensure compliance with renewable resource legislation, the sustainable use of wildlife and high quality of environment. The incumbent coordinates public education on acts, regulations, safety and programs, within the context of the legislation, departmental policies, procedures and departmental priorities, in order to create public awareness and knowledge regarding renewable resource issues and information on public safety. The incumbent coordinates surveys and provides project support, within existing programs, to enable departmental biologists and other researchers to conduct surveys and other projects to determine distribution, numbers, productivity, health and habitat of wildlife. The incumbent is responsible for managing staff of the region (Wildlife Manger Trainee, Conservation officer Trainee II and III, clerical staff, casuals and seasonal employees). The incumbent provides support to other departmental staff and maintains financial control within approved budget.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of the Arctic College’s Environtmental Technology Program and a minimum of 6 years’ relevant expierience in wildlife management at both the field operations and management level, 3 years direct supervisory experience.
Must hold a valid driver’s licence, Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).
Experience or education in enforcement, licensing, and inspection techniques, experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid & CPR certification and WHIMIS 2015 certification are considered assets.
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 KivalliqHR@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.