Expression of Interest - Intern - Environmental Contaminants Research

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Environmental Health

Job Code: 16388

Salary: $65,208 - $77,864

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

During the Internship, the incumbent will support the SEHA an Environmental Health (EH) Unit in contaminants research, synthesis and dissemination of information.  This includes developing and maintaining web-based applications, internal databases and public resources, as well as in the preparation of reports, public resources and briefing materials for use by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer, and external territorial and international partners.

The Intern researches and prepares draft environmental health policies, standards and departmental standard operating procedures (DSOPs) in consultation with the SEHA and the EH Unit.  This positon supports the Department’s participation in the Northern Contaminants Committee, as we as emerging NWT regional research forums.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

An undergraduate degree in an environmental science or environmental public health related field.


Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit 

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Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.44 per hour (approximately $69,555. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450. 

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16388         

Closing Date: January 17, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.

GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445