Canada nationals: Regional Water Resources Coordinator

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Iqaluit, NU, CA

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Ullukkut! You are an Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement? Preference will be given to you!

You hesitate to move to Iqaluit? Well, you are entitled to relocation assistance. Furthermore, federal government housing is available. See the Relocation Directive and the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive for more information:


Salary, Allowances, and Benefits:

In addition to salary, you are entitled to an isolated posts allowance. This can range from $18,000 to $33,000 per year, depending on the number of dependants, geographic location and whether the accommodation is provided by the Crown. You are also entitled to vacation travel allowance of approximately $2,000 to $3,000 twice a year for you and each eligible dependant.

As a federal government employee, you will also receive a comprehensive benefit package including an employee pension plan and health, dental and group insurance.


As the Regional Water Resources Coordinator, you would be responsible for coordinating the departmental review of applications made to the Nunavut Water Board for any water use and waste disposal projects (such as municipal, exploration, mineral development, and research projects) that have the potential to impact fresh water quality and quantity as well as preparing and presenting departmental interventions at Nunavut Water Board public hearings.

Work environment

Do you want to contribute to a team that makes a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples and northern residents through the improvement of social well-being and economic prosperity and the development of healthier, more sustainable communities? If so, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) wants YOU to be a part of our team!

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) has a diverse mandate in Nunavut and hires people from different fields like business administration, communications, geology, finance, policy, information technology, environmental technology and resource management.

For more information on what the Government of Canada has to offer as an employer, read the Top 10 Reasons to Join Canada’s Public Service!

Intent of the process

We would like to hire a candidate for an indeterminate position located in Iqaluit.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to fill similar or identical positions in the future at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) or other federal departments and agencies located in Nunavut. Please note that the tenure or security requirements may vary.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

The following criteria will be assessed using your resume and the screening questions we ask you to complete online. To ensure that you are selected, you must demonstrate when, where and how you acquired each of the qualifications by giving concrete examples.

Here is what you must have to be selected:

• Graduation with a secondary school or college diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience related to water monitoring, environmental assessment, project management or inspection and compliance.
• Experience working with clients and stakeholders.
• Experience with providing advice on regulatory requirements pertaining to water management.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

The following criteria will be assessed using your resume and online screening questions. However, they are only assets, so you do not need to meet them to be selected, but preference could be given to those who have them.

Here are the assets we are looking for:

• A diploma and/or degree in Resource Management or Environmental Sciences from a recognized college and/or university.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in the review and analysis of industrial and municipal undertakings and their impacts on water resources.
• Experience working in a northern environment.
• Experience working in a cross-cultural environment as it relates to Inuit culture and values.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential
You will have to communicate, both in writing and orally, in English as part of your work.

Information on language requirements

The following criteria are essential for the job, but they will be assessed later using different assessment methods (written exam, interview, reference check, etc.):

• Knowledge of the Nunavut Agreement and its role in water management.
• Knowledge of the elements of a water management program.
• Knowledge of legislation and regulations related to water resource management in Nunavut.

• Ability to analyse water management and related regulatory issues and provide advice and recommendations.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish a work plan, meet deadlines and work effectively and efficiently under pressure.

In addition to having the knowledge and abilities mentioned above, you are a person who has the following personal suitabilities:

• Team work
• Attention to detail
• Initiative
• Effective Interpersonal Relationships

Then apply! It’s a person like you we need.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Knowledge of Water Licensing processes.
• Knowledge of environmental assessment processes.
• Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of government and Institutions of Public Government under the Nunavut Agreement in Nunavut.

• Ability to provide advice on the development of regional policies and plans related to water, the environment and/or cumulative effects.
• Ability to communicate in Inuktut.

These are assets that are assessed later, but you do not need to meet them to be considered qualified. However, please note that preference may be given to those for whom this is the case.

Indigenous Peoples: Preference given to persons self-identifying as Nunavut Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.

The operational requirements listed below may be requested, upon taking up the position.

• Able and willing to travel to small, remote communities via small aircraft.
• Able and willing to occasionally work overtime/weekends especially during public hearings.

Conditions of employment

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Reliability Security Clearance prior to taking up the position. A Medical Clearance might be also required.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent for your request. We will contact you as soon as the prescreening process is completed.

You have the right to participate in a selection process in the official language of your choice. Your interview could also be done in Inuktut. Do not hesitate to make a request.

You are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to submit your application online, it can be dropped off in person or emailed to:

Godwin Okonkwo
1st Floor, Building 918,
Iqaluit, Nunavut
– By email to: [email protected]

If you are not applying online, please contact Godwin Okonkwo at [email protected] to obtain the screening questions. They must be completed and submitted with your job application before the deadline. Should you have any questions concerning the job opportunities or the assessment process, Godwin Okonkwo can also be reached at 867-975-4550.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Godwin Okonkwo, Manager Water Resources

Mélanie Martel, Human Resources Advisor

[email protected]

[email protected]