Land Administrator - Commissioner's Lands

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Closing date: Mar 28, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Commissioner's Land Admin

Job Code: 15242

Salary: $76,011 - $90,753

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 Lands Administrator is responsible for providing assistance to the Lands Administration Team Lead, Divisional staff and senior management in the daily management and administration of Commissioner's Lands as well as assisting GNWT departments, other levels of government, regulatory boards, Aboriginal groups, industry and the general public with the land use and quarry permitting application process.

The Lands Administrator position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Lands Administration Team Lead.

The incumbent works within a legislative framework which includes the Commissioner's Land Act and Regulations; Northwest Territories Lands Act and Regulations; Community Planning and Development Act and Regulations; the Area Development Act and Regulations; and the Mackenzie Valley Resources Management Act and Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations; Canada Mining Regulations; as well as the settled Lands, Resources and Self-Government Agreements within the NWT; Interim Measures Agreements; and the Devolution Final Agreement.  The position also works within a Cabinet approved policy framework including the Land Pricing Policy; the Land Lease Only Policy; the Land Use and Sustainability Framework; Northern Lands-Northern Leadership; Sustainable Development Policy and the Recreational Leasing Policy.

Proficient management and administration of land use files is required to ensure that legislated time frames pursuant to the Commissioner's Land Regulations are adhered to by the proponent.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by completion of a Diploma in a related field such as Planning, Paralegal, Administration, Geography or Survey Science with progressive levels of responsibility and writing with demonstrated proficiency.  Plus five (5) years progressive experience.




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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $38.98 per hour to $46.54 per hour (approximately $76,011 - $90,753.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.




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 # 15242        

Closing Date: March 28, 2018 - 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