Water Specialist

Water Specialist

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Position: Water Specialist

Tenure: Indeterminate

Location: Pond Inlet


Restricted to Nunavut Inuit applicants only

Preference will be given to applicants residing in Pond Inlet



The purpose of Water Specialist position is to advance Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) involvement in the implementation and management of the Water Compensation Agreement for the Mary River Project. This work is central to QIA’s mission of advancing the rights and benefits of Qikiqtani Inuit through protecting and promoting our social, political, economic and cultural interests; while safeguarding the land, waters and resources that sustain our communities. This position will compile information and prepare inspection reports, summarize our on-the-land observations, and supporting other departmental staff in preparing submissions to regulators.


The position is required to oversee the collection and integration of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit into the processes and management plans associated with water management consistent with Inuit Rights defined under Article 20 of the NA.  This role will act as a point of contact in relation to administration of water management permitting processes and will streamline reporting requirements and QIA review of activities and issues relating to water at Mary River. Conducting field-based research, data collection and analysis, and community consultation are required in the execution of the responsibilities of this role. The incumbent may be required to travel from time to time to support the organizational program delivery and for Annual Project Reviews.


Suitable candidates will have a good understanding of the Nunavut Agreement and will be fluent in both English and Inuktitut. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills enabling them to write environment-focused technical reports, facilitate working groups, make presentations in the communities and to engage community members.  Strong leadership and negotiation skills are essential to this role.  Experience conducting environmental field work and writing environment-focused reports is required, along with previous experience providing technical guidance and review of environmental and impact assessments.


This position generally requires a post-secondary diploma in Environmental Technology, or another relevant post-secondary diploma. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered an acceptable equivalency.


Starting salary for this position is $75,198.00 per annum plus Northern Allowance of $24,000.00

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:               Friday May 7 2021 5:00pm EST                              

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