Patrolman - LIMITED to Tsiigetchic, NT

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Closing date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: Tsiigehtchic

Department: ENR Field Operations

Job Code: 14788

Wage: $33.44 - $39.93/hour

Job: Part-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Tsiigetchic, NT

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

Located in Tsiigehtchic, this position reports to the Renewable Resource Officer III in Inuvik.

The Patrolman is responsible for the delivery of Departmental wildlife, environment and where applicable, Forestry and Fire Suppression programs and services at the Area level. This includes assisting with resource development and Conservation Education programs; assisting with wildlife management activities; assisting with environmental monitoring, protection and integration initiatives; supervision of casual personnel and management of fixed assets.

The incumbent must work closely with the resource harvesting community to successfully implement goals and objectives of the Department. The resource harvesting community includes individuals, the Hunters and Trappers Committee, Renewable Resource Councils, Commercial Enterprises and Municipalities – many of who have opposing views on resource use. The incumbent must think creatively and provide leadership in establishing these relationships.

The incumbent must have a high level of understanding of resource-based activities in the Area in order to effectively provide quality advice on resource management issues. The ability to provide advice and support to the Department and stakeholders requires integration of knowledge in a variety of resource sectors including land claim developments and aboriginal traditional activities. The incumbent must also act as a liaison between Traditional Knowledge holders in the Area and the Department.

When delivering departmental programs directed towards resource management, protection and development activities in the Area the incumbent must work in a coordination and facilitation role while also maintaining the ability to make the final decision to achieve results.

The incumbent must be able to show judgment in contracting or hiring casual support to undertake important tasks. Although procurement guidelines are available, the outcome of initiatives rests with the incumbent.

The incumbent must monitor delivered programs and services to demonstrate to the Renewable Resource Officer III, that goals and objectives of the Area are being met. The challenge for the incumbent will be to ensure proper planning, program implementation and communication has occurred so there is no question of on-going support from community wildlife organizations, and individual resource harvesters.


  • Knowledge of renewable resource management practices and techniques;
  • Knowledge of resource development techniques;
  • Knowledge of computer software including word processing, database and spreadsheet programs;
  • Knowledge of skills required to live on the land including navigation skills for inter-community and trap line travel;
  • Knowledge and skills with resource harvesting activities in remote northern communities is an asset;
  • Management skills to plan, organize and co-ordinate multiple and divergent activities with other organizations and agencies;
  • Writing skills (English) to communicate Departmental positions on resource management issues to stakeholder groups (i.e., community based resource organizations), other agencies and departments and to fulfill Departmental reporting requirements;
  • Verbal skills (English) to communicate in a variety of settings, explaining positions with stakeholder groups, creating partnerships and exchanging information;
  • Human resource management and supervision skills;
  • Ability to speak and write in an applicable First Nations language is an asset;
  • Candidate must meet departmental firearms qualification requirements.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Living and working on the land in isolated conditions with experienced individuals provides essential knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation; and,
  • The incumbent should possess a grade 10 education and 5 or more years of experience in harvesting techniques and practices in the Area.
  • Fluency in English is necessary.

More Information

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position (20 hours of work per week)


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.44 per hour (approximately $34,778 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.



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


Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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 # 14788     

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


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620