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Director of Environment

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
December 15, 2021
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Job Type
  • $96,000 to $105,000 depending on qualifications, plus NTA and benefits


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 July 29, 2022 to


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, Department Environment will provide effective and efficient operation in areas of: environmental assessment and related regulatory requirements; cumulative effects assessment; responding to a changing climate; environmental monitoring and research; restoration and maintenance of the environmental integrity of ecosystems; formulation, implementation and monitoring of conservation and protected area management plans for both habitat and wildlife.   This position is located in Ndilo.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary diploma or degree in the field of Environmental Studies/Science, Resource Management, or related disciplines, with a minimum of 5 years work experience; or equivalent combination of education with a minimum of 7 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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