Renewable Resource Officer II

Job Summary

Location: Behchokǫ̀ (Rae)
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 19861
Salary: $84,845 - $101,361
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 9, 2021

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to Aboriginal Persons indigenous to the present boundaries of the Northwest Territories and includes any aboriginal person resident at birth and any Canadian aboriginal persons who have lived more than half of their life in the Northwest Territories.

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

Located in Behchoko and reporting to the Renewable Resource Officer III, the Renewable Resource Officer II (PROII) is responsible for implementing strategies for effective promotion, administration and enforcement of departmental program delivery through an assigned district area. This includes delivery of resource development programs, undertaking wildlife management and enforcement activities, environmental monitoring, protection and integration initiatives, forest harvesting and fire management projects, and the associated supervision of seasonal and casual personnel and management of fixed assets.

The PROII must work closely with the resource-harvesting community to implement departmental goals and objectives. In the context of this position, the resource-harvesting community includes individual harvesters, community-based resource organizations, commercial enterprises, municipalities and aboriginal governments, many of whom have opposing views on resource use. The incumbent must think creatively, be respectful of different opinions and provide leadership in establishing mutually beneficial and ongoing relationships. The position also maintains accountability to the public through effective and efficient communication of information and results on programs and services.

The position participates in the recruitment and selection of subordinate casual and seasonal staff. This will require that the incumbent show judgement when contracting or hiring casual support to undertake tasks including forest management and wildlife research projects. Although procurement guidelines are available, the outcome of initiatives rests with the incumbent.

Typically, the qualifications to be successful in the role are attained by the graduation from a recognized 2 year College Diploma Program (i.e. Renewable Resource Management Technology) or similar advanced vocational program and progressively more responsible experience in the renewable resource sector with related resource management and administration 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

Term Position

This job opening is for a  Term to March 31, 2023

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.

Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is the possession of a Firearms Possession/Acquisition Licence and passing the annual work simulation fitness standard.

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19861

Closing Date: March 9, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $43.51 per hour to $51.98 per hour (approximately $84,845 - $101,361.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,423.