External COMPETITION Environmental Monitor
Position: Environmental Monitor
Location: Rotational Work at Mary River Project
Point of Hire: Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Igloolik, Sanirajak
Open to: Inuit Applicants Only
Highlights of the Position
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) QIA is seeking an On-Site Environmental Monitor to work at the Mary River Project on a 2 on/off rotation. Travel to and from the Project will be via Charter Flights. The Environmental Monitor is tasked with monitoring Baffinland’s activities and associated impacts on the environment. The employee will work with other QIA Environmental Monitors and Baffinland’s Environment Department to implement monitoring programs and will report first-hand observations to QIA. The Environmental Monitors will also report their observations to community members to support their understanding of the Mary River Project.
The Environmental Monitor positions are fully funded by Baffinland and are an obligation of the 2018 Mary River Inuit Impact & Benefit Agreement.
Information about QIA’s Qikiqtani Nunalirijikkut Department
The Qikiqtani Nunalirijikkut Department oversees activities on Inuit Owned Lands (IOLs) in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. The activities are or may mature into development projects. The department is tasked with achieving the best outcomes for Inuit through responsible land management and monitoring activities.
The Environmental Monitors are QIA’s front-line staff responsible for land management and monitoring and report directly to the Manager of Regulatory Affairs
Additional Information about the Environmental Monitor Position
The Environmental Monitor works on a rotational schedule at the Mary River Project southwest of Mittimatalik, Nunavut. Staff working at the project are flown via charter from their home communities. The position works directly with QIA staff in Iqaluit to monitor activities and their impact on the environment around the Mary River Project. The Environmental Monitor also works with Baffinland’s Environment Department to support the implementation of environmental management plans. The Environmental Monitor improves the flow of information from the Mary River Project to QIA through timely reporting of environmental impacts and responses. This function is critical to the ability of QIA to address and respond to compliance-related issues, requirements and concerns.
The position requires identifying and helping to solve land use problems that will involve both general and environmental compliance with lease and permitting provisions. To do so requires developed competencies in priority setting, deductive reasoning, collaborating with others, predicting impacts and outcomes, and evaluating results. Advice and recommendations should be based upon Inuit Qaujimanituqangit as well as relevant regulatory tools and laws.
Job Requirements & Salary
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
- Awareness of the political, social and economic environment of QIA
- Knowledge and understanding of the Nunavut Agreement especially as it pertains to land access, use and environmental protection
- Knowledge and understanding of the applicable territorial and federal environmental legislation
- Detailed knowledge of the Mary River Project Land skills (e.g., hunting, operation of snowmobiles, ATV’s and boats)
- Fluency in Inuktitut and English
This position requires a diploma or certificate from a post-secondary institution in environmental technology, environmental sciences, land use, engineering or a related discipline. A combination of relevant education and related experience is also acceptable.
Other conditions of employment
An acceptable Criminal Record Check and a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Starting salary for this position is $75,198.00 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $24,000 per annum. Housing is not provided.
Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:
Human Resources Tel: (867) 975-8400
Qikiqtani Inuit Association Fax: (867) 979-3238
Igluvut building, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 1340 Email: Resumes@qia.ca
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
CLOSING DATE: December 10, 2021 5:00pm EST