Environmental Assessment Analyst

locationYellowknife - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $101,000 - $121,000 a year

Job Description:

Department Information

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.

Job Information

The incumbent participates in all of the environmental assessment phases and coordinates the assessment of impacts on areas of ENR mandate by appropriate technical and professional staff within the Department or external consultants. This includes environmental facets such as air quality, aquatics, and wildlife, as well as Aboriginal consultation. The Analyst facilitates the development of consensus within the Department respecting these reviews and consolidates recommendations. Consultation and negotiation of an appropriate position among parties with sometimes competing interests will be required. The incumbent works closely with territorial colleagues, especially the Department of Lands who act as the coordinator for GNWT submissions as a whole.

The incumbent works with federal colleagues, technical advisors to boards or panels, resource management or planning boards established under Aboriginal claims settlements, committees established under environmental agreements, boards and/or panels under other jurisdictions, and interested public including communities, industry and interested third parties. The Analyst represents the interests of ENR on internal and external committees where projects, policies, guidelines, or agreements are being developed involving the review of projects of programs related to the environmental

assessment and regulatory processes. The Analyst ensures that the results of those processes are communicated in a timely manner to affected parties within ENR.

The incumbent is also responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Environmental Agreements, including the monitoring, financial security, and independent oversight sections of the Agreements. The incumbent also coordinates any required review or input into the Agreements by appropriate technical and professional staff within the Departments of the GNWT or external parties.

These activities ensure that ENR is meeting its legal responsibilities in environmental assessment and regulatory processes, as well as under the environmental agreements. These activities also promote the sustainable development of the NWT's natural resources by contributing to the balanced, rigorous and timely review of authorizations to develop those resources.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The obtainment of an Undergraduate Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, or Geography, similar relevant disciplines along with five years of experience in environmental assessment or environmental management, legislative and policy analysis and development, and project management.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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