Wildlife Technician II

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 23552
Salary: $91,494 - $109,259
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Beaufort Delta Region.

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

You will work with the Manager, Wildlife Management and in cooperation with departmental wildlife biologists and management staff to conduct projects for wildlife management programs throughout the lnuvik Region. You will assist with the administration of a program budget comprised of both internal and external funding. Information provided by this program is required by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, co-management boards, aboriginal organizations, Hunters and Trappers organizations, industry, universities, other agencies, and the public to develop management strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife and their habitats.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Specialized knowledge of biology, wildlife ecology, population dynamics, and wildlife habitat studies. 
Solid knowledge of and ability to apply experimental design and statistical analysis, wildlife laboratory technique, diet analysis, histology, necropsy techniques, and range inventory methods. 
Knowledge of and experience with computers including spreadsheet, data tabulation and analysis, word processing, and graphics presentation. 
Ability to write illustrated reports.
Broad experience with survival skills and abilities in living on the land activities including outdoor camping, navigation and survival, mechanical repair, and proven ability to work under harsh field conditions. 

Understanding of traditional knowledge and culture, as well as western scientific 
principles, conservation and resource development issues. 

Ability to interact and work with wildlife users and hunters and trappers associations in a positive fashion. Ability to communicate research information through written and oral presentations to community groups, Hunters and Trappers organizations, co­
management boards, staff and the general public on a regular basis. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Technical diploma in a college accredited renewable resource program with two to three years related northern field experience, or equivalent. 

B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology with one to two years northern experience is an option.
Firearms Acquisition and Possession Licence. 
Valid Driver's Licence (Class 5 or higher in NWT)

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620

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 2 year Term position

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.

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 # 23552         

Closing Date: March 31, 2023- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $46.92 per hour (approximately $91,494. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.