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Senior Land Use Planner

Company: Government of Northwest Territories
Location : Yellowknife,NT
Job Description

Senior Land Use Planner (Job ID: 14893)
Fulltime Indeterminate Position
Government of Northwest Territories - Department of Lands
Yellowknife, NT

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.


The Department of Lands is offering an exciting opportunity as a Senior Land Use Planner. The mandate of the Department of Lands is to manage, administer and plan for the sustainable use of public land in the Northwest Territories in a fair and transparent manner that reflects the interests of the people of the Northwest Territories.  The Department of Lands operates within the central belief that land management and administration is a core public good and critical asset that needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.


The Senior Land Use Planner position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Land Use Planning. Situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake; Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The population of Yellowknife is 20,000. This multi-cultural community is welcoming and the wilderness is your backyard. All the big city amenities are available without the big city issues. There are year round outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, golf, boating and canoeing, and a wide variety of individual and team sports.  The City of Yellowknife and businesses maintain fantastic recreational facilities for residents, including a 240 metre indoor track, a pool, three skating rinks, an indoor soccer field and an abundance of walking trails. The city is also home to a vibrant arts and theatre community. After moving here, Yellowknife quickly becomes a place you call home.

Typically, the education and experience for this position is acquired by obtaining a Master’s degree in Planning, or related field, from a recognized university and 3 years of professional planning experience. Registration with the Canadian Institute of Planners is preferred.

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

A comprehensive benefits package includes:
• Participation in the Federal Public Service Superannuation Plan
• Mmandatory Leave With Pay – a 5 day period you are required take
• 16.5 days of annual vacation leave to start
• Pay Increases, Performance Incentives, Health, Dental, Relocation expenses, Northern Living Allowance, Winter Bonus days, Special and Sick leave

Closing Date: January 7, 2018                                                Apply online: gnwtjobs.ca