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Wildlife Manager – South Baffin

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$113,764 to $129,128 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 14, 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.

The Department of the Environment (DOE) must maintain partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national and international stakeholders utilizing state of the art technology and information systems.  The DOE 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 of Wildlife Operations, the Wildlife Manager – South Baffin’s key function is to provide support and direction to community-based Conservation Officers ensuring the wise use of wildlife. The Wildlife Manager also provides support and permitting for similar wise-use practices on behalf of federal agencies pursuant to existing working agreements between levels of government. This position is responsible for up-holding territorial, interjurisdictional, national and international wildlife management commitments. Also, this position maintains a close relationship with Hunter’s & Trapper’s Organization (HTO) and the Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and is knowledgeable about wildlife management issues and the concerns and issues facing harvesters. This position issues, processes or has input into permits for wildlife usage including fur and meat dealers, processing plants, outfitters, guides, and wildlife research and observation. Within the Nunavut wildlife co-management regime, the Wildlife Manager works primarily with seven HTO’s, one Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and regional liaison staff of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB).  The incumbent is responsible for discharging some of the Government’s main obligations under the Nunavut Agreement (NA), particularly Articles 5 and 9.

The Wildlife Manager provides wildlife management advice to the region. This position

coordinates and evaluates activities to ensure compliance with renewable resource legislation, the sustainable use of wildlife and a high quality of the environment, coordinates public education on acts, regulations, safety, and programs, within the context of the legislation, departmental policies, procedures and departmental priorities. The Wildlife Manager is responsible for managing the staff of the region (Wildlife Manager Trainee, Conservation Officers Trainee, II and III, clerical staff, casuals, and seasonal employees. Also, the incumbent represents the department on regional wildlife issues and carries out specific regional office responsibilities. This position provides support to other Departmental staff and the public in creating resource development opportunities that contribute to the social and economic well-being of residents. In addition, the Wildlife Manager maintains financial control within approved budget, to provide accurate and reliable financial information and to provide prompting for appropriate action when necessary. This position coordinates materials management of equipment and supplies, within approved budget, to maintain an effective and efficient level of equipment and supplies fit for use.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized

completion of Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program along with six (6) years relevant experience in wildlife management at both the field operations and management level. Also, three (3) years direct supervisory experience and three (3) years’ experience or education in enforcement, licensing, and inspection techniques. Financial management experience is required. Must hold a valid driver’s license (ability to drive trucks, snowmobiles, ATV, and boats are required) and must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) (ability to carry a firearm is required). Also, experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid and CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certification would be considered an asset. This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

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 would be considered an asset. 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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