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Conservation Officer II

Groups: 
Environment
Community: 
Gjoa Haven
Reference number: 
13-504906
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$85,215.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 26,354.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
28 September 2018

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Department of Environment must maintain partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national and international stakeholders utilizing state of the art technology and information systems.  At the same time, the organization is deeply committed to maintaining a workforce that is representative of the population and whose operations reflect the principles of Inuit Qaujimajangit.

The Conservation Officer II initiates, administers and delivers approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management, environmental protection and the development of the mixed/traditional economy in assigned area of Nunavut in accordance with all Acts, regulations and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The efforts of this officer will result in a sustainable renewable resource economy and a traditional harvest that satisfies the needs of users.

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 II 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 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.

An in-depth knowledge of computer software including all communications (e-mail), work-processing, financial spreadsheets and databases, knowledge of office procedures, record keeping systems and the importance of cross referencing and careful attention to detail and community development skills in facilitating renewable resource development, and park operation and maintenance. The Conservation Officer II must have the ability in accessing resources and problem solving with respect to sustainable resources, funding resource development and identifying tourism safety training needs.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Graduation from an accredited two-year Technical Institute along with one year of related experience. The incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license and must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition (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 or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques is an asset.

Experience in wilderness travel and survival skills is an asset.

First Aid & CPR Certification is an asset.

WHMIS 2015 Certification is an asset

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

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Contact: 
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041
Email: hrkitikmeot@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance