This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
Reporting to the Conservation Officer III, the Conservation Officer II will initiate, administer and deliver 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 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 incumbent will work closely with the resource harvesting community and provide leadership to successfully implement departmental goals and objectives in the face of divergent views on resource management and enforcement. The Officer will work closely with the Hunters &Trappers Organizations and local harvesters in supporting sound wildlife management and conservation practices while supporting a mixed/traditional economy user lifestyle. This requires conducting public and harvester education and training so there is a wide understanding and support for effective wildlife management.
Sound knowledge of computer software including communications (email), word processing, financial spreadsheets and databases is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have community development skills in facilitating renewable resource development, and park operation and maintenance. The incumbent must also have 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 completion of a two-year resource technical program from an accredited school, a valid driver’s license to operate trucks, snowmobiles, ATV and boats and must hold a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Experience or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques and experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid, CPR certification, and WHMIS 2015 certification are considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.