Climate Change Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 21041
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 26, 2021

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is to promote and support the sustainable use and development of natural resources, and to protect, conserve, and enhance the NWT environment for the social and economic benefit of all NWT residents.

Job Information

The Climate Change Analyst is accountable to implement the Government of the Northwest Territories’ climate change commitments.  The Climate Change Analyst is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Senior Climate Program Advisor, Climate Change and Air Quality. The Analyst advises on climate policy development; supports Departments with the inclusion of climate change considerations in GNWT decision making; and supports the development, implementation, engagement, reporting and evaluation related to the 2030 NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework (CCSF) and associated action plans.

The Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Division coordinates’ climate change action in the GNWT, leads the implementation of the government's Knowledge Agenda, coordinates ENR’s input into environmental assessment and regulatory processes, and fulfills ENR's regulatory obligation to monitor air quality and cumulative environmental impacts. The division also works to protect and conserve land and water to support ecosystems and species diversity in the NWT.

The Analyst is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to meet climate change commitments identified through territorial, national and international agreements. The Analyst is responsible for contributing to the development of overarching plans to inform GNWT efforts on climate change policy and legislation, and will draft, develop and recommend legislation, regulation, policies, programs and initiatives to respond to climate change commitments and emerging issues. The Analyst initiates updates on climate change issues, policies, regulations, and information by conducting e-scanning and developing briefing materials.

The Analyst supports the GNWT priority to strengthen its leadership and authority on climate change through leading the development of advice to GNWT program areas mandated to incorporate climate change considerations into GNWT decision making instruments. The Analyst will develop advice to the Cabinet Secretariat, Management Board Secretariat, or the Legislative Coordinator on the accuracy and thoroughness of climate change considerations that have been submitted. The analyst will lead the development of tools and expert review processes to enhance efficiency in developing considerations while enhancing the value of the considerations to decision makers.

The Analyst provides support to internal and external partners to ensure the successful implementation of the CCSF. The Analyst supports the Sr. Advisor in identifying gaps in GNWT capacity and funding and informing strategies and funding requests to obtain the required resources to address climate change priorities.  The Analyst will at times be responsible for supporting and coordinating engagement and consultation sessions and activities; collaborating with various departments and agencies.

The Analyst must manage a myriad of diverse projects and people to collaborate on simultaneous initiatives. Each of multiple projects is at different stages of development, approval, review or evaluation, and requires considerable project management expertise.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline (social sciences, environmental sciences (chemistry, biology, or general environmental studies), public administration and planning) or a related field with four years of relevant work experience.

Assets include:

•             Relevant experience in an NWT setting with government, private industry, Indigenous and community governments, and/or non-government organizations.

•             A project management designation


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.

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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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21041         

Closing Date: October, 26, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $48.40 per hour to $57.81 per hour (approximately $94,380 - $112,730) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.