Resource Management Officer I

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Closing date: Feb 22, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Resource Management

Job Code: 16431

Salary: $72,677 - $86,775

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.

The Department of Lands advances the territorial vision of land and resource management in the NWT through the legislative, regulatory and policy system and through the delivery of a robust and effective enforcement and compliance program. The Department’s reach is broad because the use of land impacts the operations and mandates of other departments, and private sector development. It engages in large-scale planning, and conducts broad legislative and policy reviews to inform government-wide strategic advice about land and resource management. Together these functions enhance the planning, management, and administration of land in a sustainable way.

The Department works closely with NWT resource management boards because it coordinates inter- and intra- department and government processes including environmental assessments (EAs), reclamation securities, GNWT input on federal legislative amendments and regulatory activities affecting land and water management, environmental assessment policy reviews and land use planning.

The Department’s Informatics division also leads the planning, development and implementation of information and technology related services, including geomatics services, to three departments: Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.

Job Information

The Department of Lands is accepting applications from Northern residents for the Resource Management Officer (RMO) I Training Program. The RMO I Training Program is seeking candidates that have a desire for on-the-land work, but are also able to qualify as full Inspectors, and able to gain entry and successfully complete the Natural Resources Diploma Program, if they have not already completed this program. 

The RMO 1 Training program is a combination of formal and on-the-job training. If required, the formal training comes in the form of the Natural Resource Technology Program at Aurora College and specific GNWT training courses.  The on-the-job training will be scheduled as time permits around school terms at Aurora College, and after the formal training is completed. Interested applicants must be able to pass a medical fitness test, and hold a class 5 driver’s license.   The candidate should have experience working within a team environment, as well as independently, and have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Basic computer skills are also required. A Boating License and Firearms Acquisition Certificate would be an asset, as would cross-cultural experience. Before applying we encourage all candidates to review the Resource Management Officer I job description to ensure this is a line of work you are interested in.

Acceptance to the program is contingent upon the following minimum requirements:

•High School Diploma or equivalent

•At least one year of on-the-land experience. This could be through trapping, guiding, firefighting, as a Canadian Ranger, or a combination of the various on the land experiences.

•Possession of a valid class 5 driver's license

•Satisfactory criminal records check and verification of identity

•Satisfactory medical assessment

Must be eligible to enter a recognized Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program.

If this program interests you, please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested. You must include proof of your education (High School Transcript) and driver’s license with your resume. Failure to provide these documents with your resume may result in your application being denied. (when uploading documents lo eRecruit please upload all documents as one).

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Term Position

This job opening is for a 3 Year Term


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position is 70% of Step 1 of Pay Range 12, which is $26.089 per hour (approximately $50,873 per annum.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 # 16431        

Closing Date: February 22, 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

Medical Clearance

A medical clearance to confirm fitness to perform physical requirements of the position will be required.


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.


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel by small plane to remote settlements.

Driver's License Requirement

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