Renewable Resource Officer III

Job Summary

Location: Hay River
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 23466
Salary: $100,269 - $119,750
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 24, 2023

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

Located in Hay River, and reporting to the Manager, Wildlife and Environment, this position is responsible for the management, delivery and administration of all departmental programs and services relating to natural resource management programs throughout the entire region. This includes wildlife management and enforcement activities, environmental monitoring, forest harvesting, and fire management. This position supervises full time, seasonal and casual staff and the management of fixed assets.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position are:

  • Technical writing skills and verbal skills to communicate departmental positions on resource management issues and matters to stakeholders;
  • Management experience and skills to plan, organize and coordinate multiple and divergent activities with other government and non-government organizations;
  • Human resource management and supervision skills to oversee staff;
  • Knowledge of basic renewable resource management, forest and fire management philosophy and techniques;
  • Knowledge of resource harvesting techniques and activities in the region;
  • Knowledge of wildlife populations in the region including seasonal movement, habitat, reproduction cycles and community use of key species.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

Graduation from a recognized two year College Diploma program (e.g. 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.

Living and working on the land in isolated conditions with experienced people to provide the training and experience necessary for living and training in all seasons and conditions.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 875-8086

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

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Physical Fitness Requirements

Bona Fide requirement of position is the ability to pass an annual work fitness simulation.

Driver's License Requirement

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

Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Firearms Possession/Acquisition Licence.


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  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.


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 # 23466  

Closing Date: March 24, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $51.42 per hour to $61.41 per hour (approximately $100,269 - $119,750) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,282.