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Director, Environmental Protection

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If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term
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$111,566 to $159,380
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Director, Environmental Protection (Director) reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister and is accountable for direction and advice on strategy, policy, legislation, guidelines and program development in order to administer and publicize the Environmental Protection Act (EPA), the Pesticide Act, and sections of the Environmental Rights Act throughout Nunavut. The Director holds the Statutory Appointment under the EPA of Chief Environmental Protection Officer for Nunavut. The Director authorizes inspections, enforcement, and compliance through regional Environmental Protection Officers and Conservation Officers; plans and implements environmental protection programs.  The Director is accountable for the monitoring of air quality, hazardous wastes and contaminants programs; environmental assessments; territorial and inter-jurisdictional water management issues, planning and coordinating of efforts with federal, territorial, Inuit and municipal agencies, and maintaining monitoring and response capabilities related to environmental hazards and concerns.

The Director is accountable for Departmental reviews for development proposals and licenses, policy development, reviews and direction to land use plans; ensuring that such plans are acceptable to the Minister when submitted in order to make certain that Nunavut’s environment is protected, and developments are carried out adhering to the principles of sustainable development and Inuit values. The Director manages an interdisciplinary team of environmental protection, pollution control, waste management, environmental assessment and land use, air quality, contaminated sites and water strategy program development professionals to ensure government priorities and strategies are met in order to achieve the mandate and objectives of the Department of Environment.  Decisions by the Director may impact development projects, and may result in the enforcement of legislation.

The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized degree in a related field, along with seven (7) years of related progressive experience field with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive management experience preferably in Arctic regions.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


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