This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Wildlife Manager, Kitikmeot Region, the Conservation Officer III initiates, administers and delivers approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management, environmental protection and the development of the mixed/traditional economy assigned area of Nunavut in accordance with all Acts, regulations and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA). The efforts of this officer will result in a sustainable renewable resource economy and a traditional harvest that satisfies the needs of uses. The incumbent will also supervise assigned junior personnel in various communities.
The credibility of the department is dependent on the effectiveness of services provided and programs delivered. Enforcement of legislation will extend into that of outside agencies (e.g. DFO, CWS, RCMP) as adopted and directed by the department. The Conservation Officer III works closely with the resource harvesting community and provides leadership to successfully implement departmental goals and objectives in the face of divergent views on resource management and enforcement. The Conservation Officer III works closely with the Hunters & Trappers Organization (HTO) and local harvesters in supporting sound wildlife management and conservation practices while supporting a mixed/traditional economy user lifestyle. This requires enforcing relevant Act, conducting public and harvester education and training so there is a wide understanding and support for effective wildlife management.
Knowledge of computer software, including communications (e-mail), word processing, financial spreadsheets and data bases and office procedures, recording keeping systems and the importance of cross referencing and careful attention to detail are required for this position. Excellent interpersonal skill in dealing with employees, businesses, client departments and the public, and community development skills in facilitating renewable resource development, and park operation and maintenance are also required.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through graduation from an accredited two-year resource technical institute with three years’ experience as a Conservation Officer utilizing enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques and three years’ supervisory experience.
The incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license including driving trucks, snowmobile, ATV and boat, and hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), 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 in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid & CPR certification and WHMIS 2015 certifications are assets.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
In keeping with Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, special considerations will be given to candidates who fulfill knowledge of Inuit culture, society and economy, community awareness, and specific job skills listed in this description will be completed by an awareness and sensitivity to the requirement for reflecting Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in all department initiatives.