Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment

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Closing date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ENR Enviro Assessmnt & Monitor

Job Code: 14766

Salary: $109,493 - $130,709

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.


Job Information

The position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Director, Conservation, Assessment and Monitoring, ENR. The Manager provides expert advice, implementation, functional coordination, and direction on all aspects of the unit's work including environmental assessments and regulatory processes, environmental agreements, and the Interim Resource Management Assistance (IRMA) program.  The incumbent manages the financial and human resources of the Section comprised of five permanent positions.  The Manager also supports ENR regional coordinators.

The Manager is responsible for ensuring that applications to develop  resources, or carry out other land or water uses are subject to review and analysis by appropriate Departmental or GNWT technical and professional staff,  and for ensuring that the recommendations that result from such reviews are submitted for consideration by the relevant authorities established under federal legislation. Recommendations in interventions are subject to public scrutiny and comments from other parties, and are frequently politically charged.

The incumbent supports the efforts of the Department in ensuring that decision-makers have the information required to make sound decisions and ·to brief Senior Management, the Minister and Executive Council on environmental assessment issues.

The Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the Minister fulfills his or her contractual obligations under environmental agreements.   These agreements include requirements for monitoring and reporting, independent oversight, and financial security.  The Section administers all aspects of the agreements, including their administration, negotiation or amendment, and dispute resolution.

The Section also administers a funding program (IRMA) which provides funding for Aboriginal groups in unsettled land claim areas to participate in land and resource management activities in their region.  This is a high-profile funding program relied on by numerous groups and communities to strengthen their ability to participate in activities.  The Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration of this program and for ensuring funds are allocated in a timely and appropriate manner.

The incumbent works closely with territorial and federal colleagues, both internal and external to the Department, technical advisors to boards or panels, resource management or planning boards established under Aboriginal claims settlements,  advisory boards established under environmental agreements, boards and/or panels under other jurisdictions, and interested public including communities, industry and interested third parties.  The Manager is responsible for the expert advice provided to other departments and ENR staff as it relates to environmental assessment processes, environmental agreements, and conformance with legislative and policy mandates.

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are most commonly obtained through the acquisition of a graduate degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geography or similar relevant discipline, along with five (5) years progressive experience in environmental assessment or environmental management, legislative and policy analysis and development, and project management.


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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $56.15 per hour (approximately $109,493 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Affirmative Action

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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14766         

Closing Date: October 20, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445