Strategic Analyst - Sustainability

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Closing date: Feb 26, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Land Use Sustainability

Job Code: 16587

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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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 have five regional offices, and are headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Despite being a small department, with approximately 150 employees, we carry out a diverse set of land management functions within the government. We offer many opportunities to be involved with a variety of different aspects to public land management.

The Department’s key activities include: 
•coordination of government’s role in land use planning and environmental assessment
•public land administration
•compliance and enforcement of activities on public land
•provision of information and technology services to support the natural resources management functions of three GNWT departments

Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.



Job Information

The Strategic Analyst-Sustainability position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Sustainability.

The Strategic Analyst-Sustainability is responsible for the development, review, and implementation of Departmental lands policies and initiatives as well as programs/operational policies, guidelines, standards and procedures related to the management, sustainable use and administration of Territorial Lands and Commissioner’s Lands.  A key aspect of this position is ensuring that Departmental policies, guidelines and procedures are consistent with strategic initiatives including Northern Lands, Northern Leadership and the Land Use Sustainably Framework (LUSF).

The incumbent is also expected to provide departments and senior managers across government with independent strategic advice on all land decisions and initiatives that have government-wide and cross governmental implications.

The incumbent plays a critical role in the operation of the Sustainability Unit by functioning as an effective advocate in advancing  Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) lands related interests; providing expert advice and counsel on land use and management; supporting the development, implementation and reporting on the GNWT’s Land Use and Sustainability Framework and Northern Lands - Northern Leadership; and helping to coordinate land use and management research and policy development on behalf of the GNWT and Northwest Territories more generally.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The knowledge, skills and abilities would normally be acquired through a Master's degree in Environmental/Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field, plus 3 years of progressively senior level experience in policy and program development and analysis. Project management, experience is considered an asset.


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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - 124,898) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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


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 # 16587         

Closing Date: February 26, 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