Senior Management Occupation
This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
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.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has a mandate to promote and support the sustainable use and development of natural resources and to protect, conserve and enhance the Northwest Territories (NWT) environment for the social and economic benefit of all residents.
Located in Yellowknife, and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change, the Director, Environmental Protection and Waste Management is accountable for the development and implementation of strategies, legislation, policies, procedures, regulations, and the delivery of programs and services related to the protection, conservation and enhancement of the environment, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to the following areas:
• Contaminated Sites;
• Spill Response;
• Waste Reduction and Diversion;
• Waste Management; and
• the Taiga Environmental Laboratory.
These areas require the Director, Environmental Protection and Waste Management to understand and consider Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) interests and integrate these into the strategic initiatives of the department. Considerable expertise in environmental risk assessment, spill and waste management, as well as current knowledge of contaminated site assessment and remediation is required.
The Director, Environmental Protection and Waste Management will oversee the management of multiple projects, set Divisional priorities, and effectively manage financial and human resources by developing budgets, assigning priorities, approving work plans, and motivating staff while ensuring adherence to GNWT policies and directives.
The Director, Environmental Protection and Waste Management participates in interdivisional and interdepartmental initiatives as a member of the Department's Senior Management Committee including providing advice to the Assistant Deputy Minister, the Deputy Minister, the Minister and committees of the NWT Legislative Assembly. This includes the provision of non-legal counsel and advice to other territorial departments and agencies and assisting in the development of programs, strategies and positions to support these GNWT program initiatives.
The Director, Environmental Protection and Waste Management will be expected to possess strong communication skills and the ability to foster collaborative relationships and partnerships with territorial, federal and Indigenous governments and organizations, as well as, regional and national bodies, industry, academia, and non-government organizations.
Typically, the above qualifications are attained by a Master’s degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline, plus 10 years of progressive, directly related experience, including a minimum of 7 years as a manager with responsibilities for strategy, policy or program development.
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary range for this position is from $60.88 per hour to $86.97 per hour (approximately $118,716 - $169,592.) 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.
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.