Strategic Analyst - Sustainability

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Closing date: Dec 13, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Land Use Sustainability

Job Code: 14920

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.

The Department of Lands advances the territorial vision of land and resource management in the NWT through the legislative, regulatory and policy system and through the delivery of a robust and effective enforcement and compliance program. The Department’s reach is broad because the use of land impacts the operations and mandates of other departments, and private sector development. It engages in large-scale planning, and conducts broad legislative and policy reviews to inform government-wide strategic advice about land and resource management. Together these functions enhance the planning, management, and administration of land in a sustainable way.

The Department works closely with NWT resource management boards because it coordinates inter- and intra- department and government processes including environmental assessments (EAs), reclamation securities, GNWT input on federal legislative amendments and regulatory activities affecting land and water management, environmental assessment policy reviews and land use planning.

The Department’s Informatics division also leads the planning, development and implementation of information and technology related services, including geomatics services, to three departments: Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.



Job Information

The Strategic Analyst - Sustainability position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Sustainability.

The Strategic Analyst - Sustainability is responsible for the development, review, and implementation of lands policies and initiatives as well as program/operational policies, standards, procedures. The incumbent assists with the formulation of criteria and setting objectives with respect to desired policy outcomes, consistent with DOL strategic initiatives including Northern Lands, Northern Leadership and the Land Use Sustainably Framework. The incumbent also participates in the amalgamation of Territorial and Commissioner's Lands systems including program and operational policies, legislation, guidelines, and procedures. Although overall land use and management is the responsibility of the Assistant Deputy Minister - Planning and Coordination, the scope and quality of research, analysis, and advice on strategic land management issues are significantly impacted by the Strategic Analysts - Sustainability. The results of the Strategic Analysts are externally focused and impact many areas within the government and amongst other governments. Further, the research, analysis and advice provided by the incumbent may have considerable impact on strategic direction taken with respect to land use and management decisions.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The knowledge, skills and abilities would normally be acquired through a Master's degree in Environmental/Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field, plus 3 years of progressively senior level experience in policy and program development and analysis. Project management experience is considered an asset.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a 15 Month Term.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,618. 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 # 14920       

Closing Date: December 13, 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