Manager, Sustainability

Government of Northwest Territories - Department of Lands. Yellowknife, NT

Closing Date April 19, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time Location Yellowknife, NT
Work Type -
Salary Range

$56.15 per hour to $67.03 per hour (approximately $109,493 - $130,709.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Experience Level  - Job ID  16771
Job Description
Department Information  
At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in northern land and resource management.  We have five regional offices, and are headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Despite being a small department, with approximately 150 employees, we carry out a diverse set of land management functions within the government. We offer many opportunities to be involved with a variety of different aspects to public land management.

The Department’s key activities include: 
•coordination of government’s role in land use planning and environmental assessment
•public land administration
•compliance and enforcement of activities on public land
•provision of information and technology services to support the natural resources management functions of three GNWT departments

Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.
Transfer Assignments  
Transfer Assignments may be considered.
Job Information  
The Manager, Sustainability is located in Yellowknife. Reporting to the Director of Land Use and Sustainability, the position oversees a staff of 4 (all direct reports). The Manager is responsible for managing and administering a total budget of 1.1 M plus significant financial resources for additional specific projects. 

The Manager Sustainability (Manager) is responsible for providing management and oversight in the development and review, and advice to the Department and to other GNWT departments on the implementation of Departmental lands policies, and program guidelines, standards procedures related to the management, sustainable use, and administration of Territorial Land and Commissioner's Land. 

A key aspect of this position is the provision of management and oversight in the provision of advice on the implementation of strategic initiatives, including Northern Lands, Northern Leadership and the Land Use Sustainably Framework (LUSF), through plans, policies and procedures that guide the use and development of NWT public lands and resources. 

The Manager works within a legislative framework which includes the Commissioner's Land Act and Regulations; Territorial Lands Act and Regulations; Canada Mining Regulations; the Area Development Act; Planning Act; Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and Regulations; Canada Environmental Assessment Act; Surface Rights Board Act; Species at Risk Act; as well as the settled Lands, Resources and Self­-government Agreements within the NWT; Interim Measures Agreements; Interim Land Withdrawals; Devolution Final Agreement; Respect, Recognition, Responsibility; Land Use Sustainability Framework; Northern Lands - Northern Leadership; GNWT Ecological Representation Network Plan; Sustainable Development Policy (GNWT and Canada); Mineral Development Strategy; Economic Opportunity Strategy; Water Stewardship Strategy; Land Pricing Policy; the Land Lease Only Policy; the Municipal Lands Policy; the Sustainable Development Policy and the Recreational Leasing Policy. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of Departmental Acts, agreements, frameworks, strategies and policies as they relate to the management, sustainable use and administration of land use and sustainability;
Knowledge of principles and practices related to public sector management, socio-economic research and analysis, strategic analysis, policy development, evaluation and negotiation;
Knowledge of International initiatives, strategies and conventions (e.g. American and Canadian Planning Associations) to take advantage of current planning practice as it relates to resource and land management, sustainable development and conservations planning;
Knowledge of the history, culture, political and economic aspirations of Aboriginal people and other Northerners and of land rights and land use;
A high level of verbal communication skills to exchange information, make public presentations and negotiate the final content of submissions or interventions with others having competing interests.
A high level of written communication skills to write interventions or submissions for lay and technical audiences or edit the work of others. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
These knowledge, skills, and abilities are most commonly acquired through the obtainment of a Graduate Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Planning, Geography, Economics or similar relevant disciplines along with seven to ten years of experience in planning or legislative and policy analysis and development, and project management, including at least five years supervising the work of others. 
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Salary Information  
The salary range for this position is from $56.15 per hour to $67.03 per hour (approximately $109,493 - $130,709.) 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.

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.

How to Apply

Job Opening ID#: 16771
Closing Date: April 19, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Apply Online:
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