At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in northern land and resource management. We have five regional offices, and are headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Despite being a small department, with approximately 150 employees, we carry out a diverse set of land management functions within the government.
We offer many opportunities to be involved with a variety of different aspects to public land management.
The Department’s key activities include :
Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.
The Strategic Analyst-Sustainability position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Sustainability.
The Strategic Analyst-Sustainability is responsible for the development, review, and implementation of Departmental lands policies and initiatives as well as programs / operational policies, guidelines, standards and procedures related to the management, sustainable use and administration of Territorial Lands and Commissioner’s Lands.
A key aspect of this position is ensuring that Departmental policies, guidelines and procedures are consistent with strategic initiatives including Northern Lands, Northern Leadership and the Land Use Sustainably Framework (LUSF).
The incumbent is also expected to provide departments and senior managers across government with independent strategic advice on all land decisions and initiatives that have government-
wide and cross governmental implications.
providing expert advice and counsel on land use and management; supporting the development, implementation and reporting on the GNWT’s Land Use and Sustainability Framework and Northern Lands -
Northern Leadership; and helping to coordinate land use and management research and policy development on behalf of the GNWT and Northwest Territories more generally.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by :
The knowledge, skills and abilities would normally be acquired through a Master's degree in Environmental / Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field, plus 3 years of progressively senior level experience in policy and program development and analysis.
Project management, experience is considered an asset.