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Renewable Resource Officer III

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Job ID: 24898
Salary: $100,269 - $119,750
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled


This posting has been amended to reflect an open until filled date

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Environment and Climate Change is to manage land, water, air, wildlife, and forests. This includes promoting, planning, and supporting the wise and sustainable use of natural resources, and protecting, restoring, and stewarding the environment for the social and economic benefit of all Northwest Territories residents.

Job Information

Located in Fort Simpson and reporting to the Manager, Wildlife and Environment, the RRO III is responsible for the management and, delivery and administration of all departmental programs and services relating to natural resource management throughout the entire region. 

•    Seasoned technical writing skills (English) and high level of verbal skills (English) are necessary to communicate departmental positions on resource management issues and regulatory matters to stakeholders (e.g., harvesters and community- based resources organizations) and other agencies and to fulfill departmental requirements (e.g., enforcement reports, proposals).
•    Extensive management experience and skills to plan, organize and coordinate multiple and divergent activities with other government and non-government organizations within the region.
•    Considerable human resource management and supervision skills are required to oversee permanent, casual and seasonal staff.
•    Extensive knowledge of resource harvesting techniques and activities in the region.
•    Detailed knowledge of wildlife populations in the region including seasonal movement, habitat, reproduction cycles and community use of key species.
•    Specialized in resource management practices and resource development techniques.
•    Knowledge of a variety of resource sectors including minerals, oil and gas, forestry, land claim developments, and Indigenous traditional activities.

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.  

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602  100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254

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.

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 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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24898         

Closing Date: Open until filled

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 $12, 839.