Technician / Instructor, ENR Technology Program

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Closing date: Oct 31, 2017

Location: Fort Smith

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 14781

Salary: $98,046 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information

The Technician/Instructor, Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program (ENRTP) is responsible for the planning, organization, instruction, delivery and evaluation of educational programming for adults.  The incumbent is responsible for instructing courses related to the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Diploma Program, evaluating the courses, and recommending changes/improvements as required.  The incumbent will also be required to teach in other diploma and baccalaureate programs.  The incumbent manages and maintains a learning environment which is conducive to providing the highest level of education possible within their area of specialization.

The incumbent is also directly responsible for providing logistical, technical, and field support to Aurora College staff and students particularly related to the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program.  The Technician/Instructor, Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program operates, monitors, maintains, and repairs a wide range of equipment, technology, and assets such as the Tsu Lake and Winter Field Camps.

Instruction can be scheduled in a number of ways, depending on the delivery approach of the particular course and/or program (e.g. semester, block, distance delivery, evening).  The incumbent may be required to teach courses or modules in community locations or other campuses from time to time as required by the design format of the particular program.  Instructors must instruct according to defined course objectives and program standards.

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities would be acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in life science or natural science, and/or a 2 year Diploma related to the environment and natural resources technology field supplemented by three (3) years' experience in small engines, equipment, asset maintenance and repair, three (3) years' experience in the field of environment and natural resources, and two (2) years' instructional experience in the field of Environment and Natural Resources at the post-secondary level.  Demonstrated experience working in remote field settings and knowledge of regional geography typically obtained by five (5) years of experience in the region and particularly by travel by snowmobile, boat, and small aircraft in the region are also required.


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Adult Education Coursework Req

If you have not already completed a certificate in Adult Education, you will be required to complete a certificate in Adult Education within five (5) years of employment as an Instructor with Aurora College.

Bona Fide Requirement

Mandatory requirements for this position include a valid class 4 driver's license, a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License, a current Wilderness First Aid Certificate and a current Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate.  Should the incumbent not possess the required licenses/certificates, the incumbent will be required to complete them within the first year of employment and maintain current certifications.


Some travel may be required.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,167.00.


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


Criminal Records Check

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


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 # 14781        

Closing Date: October 31, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298