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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
Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.
The Manager, Sustainability is located in Yellowknife and 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.
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.