Expression of Interest - Intern - Renewable Resource Officer I

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Behchoko (Rae)

Department: ENR Field Operations

Job Code: 16389

Salary: $65,208 - $77,864

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

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 

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

The incumbent is responsible for assisting in delivery of departmental wildlife, environment and forest management programs and services at the area level. This includes resource development program delivery, wildlife management and enforcement activities, environmental monitoring and protection initiatives, forest and fire management projects, and associated supervision of casual support personnel and maintenance affixed assets.

The incumbent must work closely with the resource-harvesting community to implement departmental goals and objectives. In the context of this position, the resource-harvesting community includes individual harvesters, community-based resource organizations, commercial enterprises and municipalities, many of whom have opposing views on resource use. The incumbent must possess strong leadership qualities in order to influence local resource management decisions and recognize and react appropriately to conflict of interest situations.
The incumbent must have a high level of understanding of resource-based activities in the region in order to provide advice on resource management issues. Advice and support provided by the incumbent on traditional activities, such as  aboriginal  harvesting and  land use, are critical for the Department's ability to integrate traditional knowledge with a variety of other resource sectors including minerals, oil and gas, forestry, and land claim developments.
The incumbent is responsible for assisting in program delivery directed towards resource management, protection and development activities in the region. In carrying out this responsibility the incumbent must work in a supporting role while also maintaining the ability to make decisions to achieve results (e.g. response to oil spills and fire management activities).

The incumbent must be able to show judgment in supervising casual support and in undertaking a coordinating role during fire management activities.

The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of departmental equipment on which the incumbent and other staff relies. The maintenance and inventory of all equipment within the area is the responsibility of the incumbent.
Typically the above qualifications would be attained by a Grade 10 education and some experience in harvesting techniques and practices in the region. Living and working on the land in isolated conditions with experienced people provide training and experience necessary for living and traveling in all seasons and conditions. A Firearms Acquisition Certificate and a valid driver's license are also required. Fluency in English and the applicable aboriginal language is an asset.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) or two (2) year internship.


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Physical Fitness Requirements

Bona Fide requirement of position is the ability to pass an annual work fitness simulation.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.44 per hour (approximately $65,208 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5080.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 16389      

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

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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


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