Expression of Interest - Manager, Public Affairs & Communications

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 19216
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Oct 21, 2020

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources promotes and supports the sustainable use and development of natural resources and works to protect, conserve and enhance the NWT environment for the social and economic benefit of all NWT residents.

Job Information

This is a one year Transfer Assignment Opportunity into the Manager, Public Affairs and Communications


This position is responsible for the management, development and coordinated implementation of the Department’s communication strategies.

This includes:
- Provision of specialist advice and expertise related to media relations
- Promotion of the Department’s objectives
- The production of multimedia, audio visual print and promotional materials

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has broad responsibilities for environmental and resource management and the promotion of sustainable use and development of natural resources. Clear communication of the Department's role and function, both internally to employees and externally to stakeholders, the public at large and other Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) departments, is essential to ensure:
- Appropriate and timely information is provided to the public
- Clients are aware of available programs and services and how to access them
- Stakeholders are aware of Departmental initiatives and how they may be affected
- Staff are informed of Departmental direction

ENR often addresses controversial issues (e.g. limiting harvest levels) that are sometimes national or international in their effect (e.g. climate change) or of high interest to NWT Residents (e.g. forest fire suppression). As a result, ENR must communicate with an audience which ranges from individual resource harvesters to national or international organizations and industry.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A University degree with specialization in journalism or public relations, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the communications field, and three (3) years of management and supervisory experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #19216

Closing Date: Oct 21, 2020- 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $57.15 per hour to $68.28 per hour (approximately $111,443 - $133,146.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.