Lands Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Lands
Job ID: 19069
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 2, 2020

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 Lands Specialist position is located in Yellowknife and report to the Equity Project - Team Lead.

The Mandate of the Department of Lands is to support, manage and administer the sustainable use of public land in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Land Management and Administration is considered core public good and critical infrastructure that needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. The importance of land as a core public good is articulated through the Land Use and Sustainability Framework and Northern Lands - Northern Leadership. Land provides for ecological, spiritual, cultural, recreational and economic goods and services and well as being a predominant and key driver of the NWT GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Land provides opportunities for residents in communities to participate in home ownership programs and opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge and applicable skills in applying principles of real estate law in enforcing land contracts, demonstrated experience in land negotiations, resolving land administration issues with municipal councils and private and public clients.

• Skilled in time management, analysis and research.

• Knowledge and applicable skills with computer programs and software, including email, file management, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Ability to work in a cross cultural environment.

• Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at an advanced level both orally and in writing in order to communicate effectively and to provide expert advice to clients and to the general public.

• Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

• Well-developed human relations skills are required to obtain agreement or assistance, to resolve complex problems and/or recommend courses of action.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by successful completion of a Community Land Administration Certificate program, plus 2-3 years of related experience in the field of land administration.

A candidate would normally acquire this knowledge through successful completion of a post-secondary educational program or through an accredited adult training program (i.e., School of Community Government, International Right Of Way Association) with both formal courses and on the job learning experiences.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
195 McDougal Road
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

More Information

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $47.68 per hour (approximately $92,976. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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


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 # 19069

Closing Date: October 2, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time