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Land Planning Analyst

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
July 20, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary
$70,000 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 to by closing date of August 5, 2022.


Under the authority of the YKDFN Chief and Council Government and under the direct supervision of the Director of Lands Management, the Land Planning Analyst will be responsible for supporting cartographic, GIS and policy needs of the Department of Lands.  This will include the provision of technical expertise in the collection and analysis of spatial and temporal data.  The incumbent will provide policy support through the assessment of social and economic information relevant to the formulation of land planning, resource management and land administration tools.  As directed the position provides a mentoring role to other staff and may manage and support a trainee(s).  This position is located in Ndilo, NT.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed post-secondary education in Geography, Land Use Planning, Cartography, Environmental Sciences/Studies, or Natural Resources supplemented with direct training course work and/or a certificate/diploma in Geographic Information Systems.; or equivalent combination of education and related course work, coupled with a minimum of four (4) years work experience 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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