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Director of Environment

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
November 4, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary
$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.


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 Government Chiefs and Council and under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director is responsible for effective operation of the YKDFN Environment division.

The Director of Environment will manage and 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 environmental management.


Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

• Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Environmental Science, Resource Management or a related field with five (5) years’ work experience; or

• Equivalent combination of education and/or related course work with seven (7) years related work experience.

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.

A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request. 

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage with excellent comprehensive group pension, Northern Travel allowance and insurance coverage benefits, along with a fun work environment with exceptional diverse cultural oriented people. To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the Human Resources office by closing date of November 30, 2022.


Human Resources Division

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Chief Drygeese Conference Centre

Dettah, NT                                                                                         



We thank all who apply and advise that only those short listed will be contacted. 

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