Hazardous Waste Management Specialist

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Closing date: Mar 20, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ENR Environmental Protection

Job Code: 15236

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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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

Working in the Environmental Protection section, Environment Division, the Hazardous Waste Management Specialist reports to the Manager, Environmental Protection. The position is located in the department's headquarters in Yellowknife. Under the mandate of the NWT Environmental Protection Act, the incumbent is responsible for developing, revising, and evaluating the effectiveness of programs, standards and regulations related to industrial and hazardous waste management by the public and private sectors including the GNWT. The incumbent ensures that used oil and waste fuel is managed (e.g. storage, handling and disposal) in a consistent and environmentally sound manner as required by the Used Oil and Waste Fuel Management Regulations. As well, promotion of the department's position on environmental and chemical safety issues requires the incumbent to monitor waste management practices and develop training programs.

The incumbent is the department’s technical expert in industrial and hazardous waste management. He/she provides technical reviews of submissions and proposals for industrial and hazardous waste management for all sectors (industrial, municipal, commercial, public and private) to ensure that the department's environmental management mandate is effectively maintained. There is often a need to work concurrently on several projects of varying size. The Specialist frequently represents the department or government in industry or public forums and is regularly called upon to make decisions on hazardous waste management in the absence  of  a regulatory  framework  and  infrastructure  for  hazardous  waste  management.

The incumbent is appointed as an Inspector under the Environmental Protection Act and provides advice and assistance to regional and field staff throughout the Northwest Territories and advises and assists GNWT headquarters on environmental management issues as they pertain to waste management.

The above qualifications would be attained by A Bachelor’s Degree in a science discipline or a relevant engineering degree, with at least three years’ experience in hazardous waste management.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a Two (2) Year Term

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


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 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.



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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15236        

Closing Date: March 20, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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


Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License