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Environmental Technologist

Company: Nunavut Impact Review Board
Location : Cambridge Bay,NU
Company Profile

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) was created through the Nunavut Agreement (1993) to be an independent agency responsible for providing Government with determinations regarding the potential impacts of proposed development projects, whether or not they should be permitted, and if so, under what terms and conditions. The NIRB is Nunavut's environmental assessment board, responsible for all of the land and marine areas of the Nunavut Settlement Area, approximately 1/5 of Canada.

We play an important role in shaping the future of Nunavut, Canada’s youngest and largest territory. The NIRB provides its employees with significant opportunities for job satisfaction, personal growth & career advancement. The NIRB offers competitive salaries as well as relocation assistance, a significant Northern Living Allowance, Vacation Travel Assistance and other benefits.

Job Description

The Environmental Technologist assists in the development and maintenance of Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) websites, databases and systems through a combination of self-directed work and liaising with internal personnel and external agencies/organizations.  This position ensures the consistent and accurate delivery of technical and general information in an accessible online format for the general public.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develop and administer NIRB websites and social media accounts;

2. Oversee electronic and hardcopy filing of incoming and outgoing correspondence;

3. Coordinate responses to requests received under the Access to Information Act;

4. Maintain audio and interpreting equipment inventory;

5. Catalogue and maintain internal library resources;

6. Assist in the development of communications templates;

7. Compile and summarize data and information for senior management.


Other duties and responsibilities:

1. Assist the Technical Services department with verifying information and populating data on the online public registry as required.

2. Liaise with external agencies and organizations to identify potential data sources and linkages for NIRB databases and systems;

3. Other duties as assigned.

Applicant should possess the knowledge of:

  • Principles of effective public engagement/consultation
  • Nunavut Impact Review Board mandate
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Social Media etiquette
  • Effective and culturally-appropriate communication techniques


Applicants should possess the following skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent typing and data entry skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Summarize technical and scientific information for a non-technical audience.
  • Efficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to use tact and diplomacy
  • Written and/or conversational fluency in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun considered a strong asset


Applicants should possess the following abilities:

  • Manage and organize large amounts of information.
  • Summarize technical and scientific information for a non-technical audience.
  • Task prioritization and effective time management
  • Work independently when needed
  • Cope with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities


Applicants should possess the following education and experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in information management
  • College degree/diploma with several years’ work experience in positions with similar responsibilities
  • Minimum 2 years in an office administration setting
  • Personal and professional experience in the Arctic or in a cross-cultural setting

About Cambridge Bay:

Check out the community's website at www.cambridgebay.ca

Experience life on the edge of the Northwest Passage in the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, an economic hub for the region’s active resource sector. Cambridge Bay is also known as Iqaluktuttiaq or ‘good fishing place’, a community in every sense of the word where recreational opportunities abound. Indulge in fishing, hiking, kayaking, kite-skiing, snowmobiling or just sit back and marvel at herds of muskoxen and the Northern Lights - working for the NIRB in Cambridge Bay provides access to a true Arctic adventure!


About this competition:

Priority consideration will be given to qualified Nunavut Inuit.

Positions may be under-filled or remain unfilled if no suitable candidate is found.