Website Government of Nunavut

Opportunity Type:

Community: Arviat
Reference number: 13-507195
Type of employment: Indeterminate
Type of Employment 2:
If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.

Union Status:  This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: $85,215 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance:
$21,113 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: Friday, May 6, 2022 – 11:59pm
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Conservation Officer III, the Conservation Officer II will initiate, administer and deliver approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management, environmental protection and the development of the mixed/traditional economy in assigned area of Nunavut in accordance with all Acts, regulations and the Nunavut Agreement. The efforts of this officer will result in a sustainable renewable resource economy and a traditional harvest that satisfies the needs of users.

The incumbent will work closely with the resource harvesting community and provide leadership to successfully implement departmental goals and objectives in the face of divergent views on resource management and enforcement. The Officer will work closely with the Hunters &Trappers Organizations and local harvesters in supporting sound wildlife management and conservation practices while supporting a mixed/traditional economy user lifestyle.  This requires conducting public and harvester education and training so there is a wide understanding and support for effective wildlife management.

Sound knowledge of computer software including communications (email), word processing, financial spreadsheets and databases is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have community development skills in facilitating renewable resource development, and park operation and maintenance. The incumbent must also have ability in accessing resources and problem solving with respect to sustainable resources, funding resource development and identifying tourism safety training needs.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a two-year resource technical program from an accredited school, a valid driver’s license to operate trucks, snowmobiles, ATV and boats and must hold a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Experience or education in enforcement, licensing and inspection techniques and experience in wilderness travel and survival skills, First Aid, CPR certification, and WHMIS 2015 certification are considered an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. 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.
Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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