Water Resource Officer

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 17098
Salary: $94,946 - $113,393
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Information

This position is responsible for the provision of inspection, monitoring , enforcement services at the regional level; providing expert technical advisory services to the Department, other government departments, non-government organization, clients and all other stakeholders residing in the Northwest Territories to ensure the education of and compliance with legislation pertaining to resource management, protection and conservation.

Reporting directly to the Regional Superintendent, this position investigates acts of non-compliance; conducts inspections; review technical environmental plans; reports;  represents the Crown as a witness in a court of law; interprets and enforces relevant Acts, Regulations for various environmental Boards; maintains comprehensive databases; provides technical support to departments, industry and public; responds to emergencies and spills; conducts field surveys and is responsible for the protection of samples gathered for inspections and investigations.

Typically the qualifications are attained by graduation from a recognized 2 (two) year College Diploma program (i.e. Renewable Resource Management Technology) or similar advanced vocational program, and 5 years progressively more responsible experience in the renewable resource sector with related management and administration experience. Incumbents are required to have a valid Firearms Acquisition Certificate.

Experience living and working on the land in isolated conditions and travelling in all seasons and conditions is an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173
E-mail:  jobssahtu@gov.nt.ca

Department Information

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) promotes and supports the sustainable use and development of natural resources to protect, conserve and enhance the Northwest Territories environment for the social and economic benefit of all residents.

More Information

Affirmative Action

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


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

Driver's License Requirement

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

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.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Firearms Acquisition Certificate and a bona fide requirement is the ability to pass an annual fitness work simulation fitness standard.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #17098  Closing Date: Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $48.69 per hour (approximately $94,945.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.