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Wildlife Manager Trainee

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Three-year term. As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Kugluktuk only.
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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Kugluktuk only.

Reporting to the Regional Wildlife Manager, the Wildlife Manager Trainee is responsible for learning how to uphold territorial, interjurisdictional, national and international wildlife management commitments respecting these species, as Regional Wildlife Managers are the Department of Environment’s primary contact in the region on species management issues. The Wildlife Manager Trainee maintains a close relationship with Hunter’s & Trappers Organization (HTO) and the Regional Wildlife Organization (RWO) and will develop knowledge about wildlife management issues and the concerns and issues facing harvesters. The incumbent is responsible for discharging some of the Government’s main obligations under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), particularly Articles 5 and 9. The Wildlife Manager Trainee will also assist in and learn how to manage Grants and Contributions in support of harvesting, to the amount of about $100,000.

A key function of this position is gaining experience in the provision of support and direction to community-based Conservation Officers, ensuring the wise use of wildlife. This activity encompasses a wide range of public services and regulatory duties in the area of wildlife management. The Wildlife Manager Trainee will also learn how to provide support and permitting for similar wise-use practices on behalf of federal agencies pursuant to existing working agreements between levels of government. Community-based Conservation Officers are the Department of Environment’s closest and most sensitive link to the public. As such, learning how to provide direction to Conservation Officers can have an immediate and direct impact on the public, wildlife and the environment. The Wildlife Manager Trainee will gain familiarity and learn how to issue, process or have input into permits for wildlife usage including fur and meat dealers, processing plans, outfitters, guides and wildlife research and observation.

Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of renewable resource (in particular wildlife) management, including research and harvest management techniques, legislation and regulatory processes, enforcement and compliance methods and conservation education; knowledge of office procedures, record keeping systems and the importance of cross referencing and careful attention to detail are required for this position. The incumbent must be able to travel on the land, and effectively use and maintain mobile equipment.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through completion of Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program and 2 years of relevant experience The incumbent must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Experience or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques, experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, experience in supervisory, time and financial management skills, First Aid & CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certifications are assets.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

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 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.
  • 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.



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