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Environmental Specialist

Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board
July 15, 2022
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Job Type
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills and experience, with comprehensive benefits package.


This position reports to the Executive Director of EMAB.  The primary purpose of this position is:

  • Provide technical support and carry out environmental data analysis as required by EMAB;
  • Prepare communications to support the needs of the EMAB, the Parties and the general public;
  • Reviewing and assist EMAB in developing feedback in Environmental Management plans and regulatory instruments
  • Provide information management services and administrative support as required by EMAB.

Send applications to by July 29, 2022.

Refer to website for further information.


Primary duties are:

  • Internal Review of environmental documentation and preparation of reports for the Executive Director and Directors;
  • Preparation of technical report summaries for internal and external use;
  • To assist EMAB with all communications with its respective members, especially Aboriginal communities;
  • To ensure that EMAB is conveying information to communities in the appropriate media, including plain language summaries;
  • To document and convey issues, concerns and recommendations from communities under the direction of, and at the request of, the appropriate Director;


  • Post-secondary degree in the environmental sciences or similar fields.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with experience in handling, verification and interpretation of data;
  • Knowledge of the North, Aboriginal and environmental issues, including government and co-management structures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral form in technical and plain language, with a sound knowledge and awareness of cultural and language challenges in the north;
  • Experience working with Boards and Aboriginal Communities;
  • Excellent working knowledge of computers, Microsoft office programs such as: PowerPoint, Word, Access, Excel.

Company Info

The Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board (EMAB) was established in 2001 as a condition of the Environmental Agreement (EA) signed by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., GNWT - Environment & Natural Resources, Tłı̨chǫ̨ Government, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Kitikmeot Inuit Association, North Slave Metis Alliance and Lutselk'e Dene First Nation.  EMAB is incorporated as a Society under the Societies Act of the Northwest Territories.  The eight person Board of Directors is appointed by each of the parties to the EA.

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