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Renewable Resource Officer II

Job Summary

Location: Hay River
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Job ID: 25408
Salary: $87,419 - $104,423
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 26, 2024

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

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 Hay River and reporting to the Renewable Resource Officer III, the RROII 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 RROII 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 on-going relationships. The position also maintains accountability to the public through effective and efficient communication of information and results on programs and services.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Seasoned technical writing skills (English) and a 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 resource 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 casual and seasonal staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of resource harvesting techniques and activities in the region.
  • Experience in applying legislation, monitoring and enforcement techniques.
  • Ability to commit to actively upholding and consistently practicing personal diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness, as well as safety and sensitivity approaches in the workplace.

Typically attained by

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:

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 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 # 25408

Closing Date: July 26, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.83 per hour to $53.55 per hour (approximately $87,419 - $104,423) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,332.