Canada nationals: Water Management Specialist

Nunavut Government
Iqaluit, NU, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Community: Iqaluit

Reference number: 13-506160

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: $ 92,196.00

Northern Allowance: $15,016.00

Subsidized staff housing available

Closing Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Sciences,  the Water Management Specialist is responsible to ensure the Government of Nunavut (GN) water management obligations are met, and that public interests and priorities are identified and addressed effectively. This position provides vision and leadership to support the development and implementation of innovative strategic plans and programs that integrate water resource planning and management in Nunavut.

The incumbent leads the GN’s role in development of a freshwater resource strategy for Nunavut and collaborates with key stakeholders, including members of the GN, Government of Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Nunavut Water Board, Nunavut Impact Review Board and others. This position manages and coordinates the GN’s participation in other relevant multi-disciplinary committees and/or working group(s). The incumbent is responsible for providing technical scientific advice and required to provide briefing notes on strategic and priority matters to the Ministeral level with respect to the application of Acts and regulations relevant to water through the development of water strategies, policies, guidelines, regulations and legislation. The position secures partnerships in order to resourcefully lead in the development of public education and engagement plans.  It also maintains consultative relationships with community representatives and environmental Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) across the territory.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, natural resource management, planning, or another related field, plus a minimum three (3) years experience working in a relevant field. Excellent communication skills are required.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. The ability to read and write Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun 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.


Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0    
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993    
Fax: 867-975-6220


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