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24 Jan 2020

Full-Time Conservation Areas, Project Coordinator

Tlîchô Government –  Behchoko, Northwest Territories

Job Description

Tåîchô Government is committed to attracting and recruiting the best possible candidates for available positions. The principles of fairness, qualifications and Tåîchô citizenship guide the hiring of Tåîchô Government employees.

The Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) oversees the use, management, administration and protection of Tåîchô lands, renewable and non-renewable resources. Working closely with DCLP, reporting to the Manager Lands Protection and Renewable Resources, the Conservation Areas Project Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the Tåîchô Government conservation areas initiatives within Môwhì Gogha Dè Nîîtåèè.

Education, skills and knowledge required:

a minimum of two years diploma and three years of related office and field work experience, including experience in conservation planning, natural resource and/or environmental management or an equivalent combination of education and experience

strong understanding of land and resource management in the Northwest Territories and of the applicable legislative, regulatory and institutional framework

familiarity with land and resource management systems and approaches, and the legislative and regulatory regime, MVRMA, Tåîchô laws, Protected Areas Act, NWT PAS and applying that to Tåîchô Lands, Wek’èezhìi and Môwhì Gogha Dè Nîîtåèè, conducting technical reviews of conservation and protected areas applications and submissions and with the Tåîchô Agreement, Tåîchô Constitution, Tåîchô language, culture and way of life

knowledge of conservation initiatives across Canada, of policy and program development related to conservation areas and natural resources management and familiarity with mapping systems and the concepts and techniques of land and resource management in northern Canada

sensitivity to and willingness to be guided by Tåîchô geographic and land and resource use concepts and traditions, traditional knowledge and other Tåîchô priorities

ability to work with Tåîchô community members, particularly elders, youth and harvesters and to speak the Tåîchô language is an asset

experience in running remote operations and supervising projects and staff

very good interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude, highly developed analytic and practical reasoning abilities, collaborative work ethic, ability to work as a member of a team, good organizational and time management skills and good budgeting, mathematical and problem solving abilities

very good computer skills, ability to use electronic databases and filing systems, Windows or Apple IOS, Microsoft Office, Adobe platforms and Internet for research

Closing Date: February 5, 2020

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Job Categories: Service. Job Types: Full-Time. Advertised until: 2020-02-23

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