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Director of Environment

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
Published
November 2, 2021
Location
Yellowknife,
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
$96,000 to $101,170 depending on qualifications, plus NTA and benefits

Description

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) is governed by a Chief and Council which has offices in Dettah and Ndilo.  The YKDFN Chiefs and Council affirm our sacred obligation to serve our people and our commitment to live balanced contemporary lifestyles with culture and traditions important to our community, to speak our traditional language, and to protect our natural resources and treaty rights.  For Chiefs and Council to lead the YKDFN requires having qualified personnel to achieve a prosperous future for our citizens.  The incumbent works within this context to provide effective and efficient level of support and assistance.  Please apply by closing date of December 30, 2021 to HR@ykdene.com.

Duties

Do you want to be part of a diverse group of team members who take pride in moving their community forward?  If you’re wanting to be part of change, then come and work with one of Northwest Territories progressive First Nations and finish each day knowing you have made a difference! The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is all about community growth and advancement, while practicing its traditions and customs in the workplace.  We are looking for an experienced manager who is self-driven, analytical, team oriented with a positive attitude and who possess the education, knowledge and skills to fill this challenging and rewarding role.

Under the authority of the YKDFN Chief and Council Government and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will provide effective and efficient operation in areas of natural resources, regulatory, and environment monitoring for all aspects of the YKDFN Environment Division.  The position will also be responsible to lead the YKDFN Strategic Plans pertaining to environment management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary education or degree in the field of Environmental Science, Resource Management, or related disciplines, with a minimum of 4 years work experience; or equivalent combination of education with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in a senior management position with relevant training will be considered. The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with individuals of all levels in a friendly yet professional manner.

A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required. The ability to speak a Dene language, knowledge and/or experience with cultural history and customs of the Wiìliìdeh people and previous experience working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.

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