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Position: Project Assessment Analyst
Organization: Government of Northwest Territories
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Project Assessment Analyst (Job ID#: 16186)
Government of Northwest Territories – Department of Lands
Yellowknife, NT

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Information

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
  • provision of information and technology services to support the natural resources management
  • functions of three GNWT departments

Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Information

The Project Assessment Analyst (Analyst) is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Project Assessment Branch. The Analyst contributes to the delivery of the Department’s mandate to support, manage and administer the sustainable use of public land in the Northwest Territories (NWT) by facilitating balanced, timely, and rigorous biophysical and socio-economic review of project proposals. A key aspect of this position is the provision of expert advice and analysis on the overall impact of such projects on the GNWT.

This position coordinates GNWT input to environmental impact assessment processes conducted by environmental and regulatory boards and supports the Manager in building consensus amongst all responsible ministers (including federal ministers) involved in the project and environmental assessment process, prior to the Lands Minister making a final decision. The position also works closely with resource management board staff, industrial proponents and Indigenous governments.

The incumbent has expert knowledge of Departmental Acts, agreements, frameworks strategies and policies as they relate to project assessment and Land Use and Sustainability Framework. The incumbent also has expert knowledge of other acts and agreements, such as the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act; the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012; the Species at Risk Act; Respect, Recognition, Responsibility; final Lands, Resources and Self-Government Agreements; Interim Measures Agreements; and the Devolution Final Agreement. The incumbent has specialized knowledge of the mandate, roles and responsibilities of GNWT Departments as they relate to project assessment and regulatory processes. Key abilities for the position include: the ability to work in a highly politicized environment with competing interests, the ability to work to deadline and respond effectively to frequently changing priorities, and a high level of written and verbal communication skills for lay, technical, and senior management audiences.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by;

A Graduate Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geography, Economics or similar relevant disciplines along with three years of experience in environmental assessment or environmental management, legislative and policy analysis and development, and project management.

Applications from candidates with experience in biophysical, social, cultural, health or economic impact assessment are encouraged.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID#: 16186

Closing Date: November 15, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.

Apply Online:

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 6 2018    ID: 49069