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Project Manager, Research & Monitoring


Employer:  Government of Nunavut
Job Number:  7046392 (Ref.#. 13-503409)
Date Posted:  02/01/2017
Application Deadline: 2/10/2017

Job Description

Project Manager, Research & Monitoring
Department of Environment

Leverage your research expertise and understanding of northern land issues, land management, land claims, arctic wildlife population dynamics, and habitat monitoring techniques with the Government of Nunavut (GN), supporting decision-making focused on sustainable development.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Manager, Land Use and Environmental Assessment, you will be a key member of a high-profile Environmental Assessment and Land Use team within the Department of Environment’s Division of Environmental Protection. As Project Manager, Research and Monitoring, you will collect, analyze and disseminate research and knowledge on the environmental conditions of the territory, in order to provide effective decision support for Land Use Planning & Environmental Assessment for all Government of Nunavut Sustainable Development Committee departments; and to the Deputy Minister of Environment, who serves as a co-chair of the Sustainable Development Committee when the Government of Nunavut engages in the review of land use plans or during the impact assessment of major development projects in the territory.

Your specific accountabilities as Project Manager of Research & Monitoring will include:
• coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of Government of Nunavut technical expertise, research and knowledge for use in the land use planning and impact assessment processes of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement;
• coordinating the technical review of land use plans or major project reviews for the Impact Assessment and Land Use Planning Project Managers;
• serving as a hub for collection and dissemination of both scientific and Inuit Knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit), information and expert advice to decision-makers across the Government of Nunavut for land and resource management; and
• contributing to the development of an integrated approach to resource/land management, by providing leadership and support within the Government of Nunavut, as a member of the Environmental Assessment and Land Use section.

Your profile as a qualified Project Manager, Research & Monitoring, will include the following highlights:
• Experience in planning, organizing and/or conducting research (for example field based, laboratory, etc.).
• A minimum of three (3) years’ working experience in planning, natural resource management or a related field.
• Project management and/or strategic planning experience.
• Understanding of northern land issues, land management issues and land claims.
• Sound knowledge of arctic wildlife population dynamics and habitat monitoring techniques, including field and statistical techniques and computer operations;
• Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities.
• A Master of Science degree or a Bachelor of Science plus a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience, including database and GIS skills.
• Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
ASSETS:
• The ability to communicate in Inuktitut.
• Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
• Experience with consultation and/or building partnerships with government, land claims, organizations, industry and communities.
• Experience establishing databases and geographic information systems relevant to environmental data and habitat.

Compensation & benefits: This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a starting salary of $90,363 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together
With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this Research & Monitoring Project Manager opportunity (Reference #13-503409), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), February 10, 2017, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: gnhr@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to create a more representative workforce, so that it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.
  
 
Contact: 
Department of Environment
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 10000
Station 430
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Canada
Phone: 1-888-668-9993
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