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Regional Coordinator, Park Planning and Operations
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit
The Parks & Special Places Division is the lead Territorial agency responsible for the protection of natural and cultural heritage landscapes and recreation opportunities in Nunavut. The Division is under the legislative mandate of the Territorial Parks Act and is also obligated under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement for Territorial Parks (IIBA).
Under the supervision of the Manager, Parks Planning and Establishment; the Regional Coordinator, Park Planning and Operations assists in engaging the community in conservation and heritage appreciation, stewardship, promotion and marketing activities. This position liaises with Community and Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee (C/NJPMCs), public interest groups and organizations; government agencies, and provides technical and community liaison assistance for park establishment and development.
The Regional Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the planning and operations of the region’s Parks and Special Places, Heritage Rivers and visitor services. In recognition that parks and special places are public facilities, this position applies resource management policies and practices in the Region; coordinates regional capital and operational budget planning and manages their implementation plans, develops and manages visitor facilities and services; manages projects; and undertakes or otherwise coordinates the planning, management, development and operations of the Region’s parks and special places.
The ideal candidate must have managerial skills to supervise staff, consultants, contractors and suppliers; knowledge of environmental characteristics of the Nunavut Settlement Area and community awareness; project management with limited direction or in teams within time and resource constraints and proficiency in using Microsoft software products including word processing, spreadsheets and communications.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree or diploma in landscape architecture, environmental planning and design, environmental studies or geography. A diploma plus two years’ experience in coordinating and organizing within natural resource management or environmental planning agencies, specially including park management planning and related tourism initiatives in a variety of both individual and committee settings will be considered.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
In keeping with Article 6.3 of the Umbrella Territorial Parks Inuit Impacts and Benefits Agreement “special consideration” will be given to the following: fluency in Inuktitut and relevant northern experience.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.