Senior Environmental Health Advisor

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Closing date: Jun 1, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Office of the CPHO

Job Code: 15507

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

The Senior Environmental Health Advisor (SEHA) provides the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) with the capacity to monitor and update environmental public health standards, guidelines and directives, to liaise with appropriate stakeholders, and to research and recommend the renewal of the regulatory framework that serves to protect the public through the Northwest Territories' (NWT's) Public Health Act and its associated Regulations. The SEHA also fulfills a support and auditing function for environmental public health programs and activities that are delegated to Health and Social Services Authorities (HSSAs) or other agencies. The SEHA is one of four positions reporting directly to the CPHO, the others being the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, the Director of Population Health, the Manager of Social Marketing Initiatives and the Administrative & Research Assistant. Two (2) positions report directly to the SEHA: the Environmental Contaminants Research Officer and the Environmental Contaminants Research Intern.

Typically, the above qualifications are attained by a Bachelor’s degree in public health sciences or equivalent. Ideally, having met the requirements for the Certificate in Public Health Inspection (CPHI) – Canada. Demonstrated a minimum of five (5) years of progressive, relevant experience in environmental public health within the last eight (8) years, with demonstrated two (2) years’ experience in policy/standards development within the last four (4) years and having at least one (1) year of experience in human resource management responsibilities within the last four (4) years.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 - $114,134.00 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


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 # 15507

Closing Date: June 1, 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