Member and Alternate Member, Renewable Resources Board (Gwich'in)

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Portfolio:
Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Position title:
Member and Alternate Member
Type:
Part-time
Per diem:
$200.00 - $250.00
Location:
Various locations across Canada
Application Review Date:
March 25, 2019
Opportunity number:
J1018-0063

The Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board was established under the guidance of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement to be the main instrument of wildlife, fish, and forest management in the Gwich'in Settlement Area, Northwest Territories. Within the Gwich'in Settlement Area, the Board has the authority to establish policies and propose regulations on the domestic and commercial harvesting of wildlife; commercial activities including for harvesting, guiding, and outfitting services; and hunting, fishing, and naturalist camps and lodges. The Board also approves plans for the management and protection of wildlife including:


  • the designation of conservation areas and species at risk;

  • interim management guidelines and park management plans;

  • regulations proposed by government;

  • rules and procedures for consultation; and

  • any matter in respect of wildlife referred to it by government.



Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

Mandatory:


  • Experience developing strategies and/or programs that address priorities and issues in a co-management (shared administration) environment in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and/or Nunavut;

  • Experience working with Indigenous groups;

  • Experience making resource management decisions that include science and the knowledge of Canada’s Indigenous peoples;

  • Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders with competing interests (government, industry, communities);

  • Experience with wildlife management in at least one of these areas: migratory birds, fish, or species at risk; and

  • Experience working as a member of a board, committee or council.


Assets:

  • Experience working in the Northwest Territories; and

  • Ability to speak, read, and write in the Gwich’in language.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mandatory:


  • Knowledge of comprehensive land claims in the Northwest Territories; legislation on wildlife and wildlife habitat; and other applicable legislation related to Canada and Gwich’in land claim participants;

  • Knowledge of economic, cultural, and social issues facing Indigenous communities in the North;

  • Ability to anticipate and address issues that could impact the management and use of wildlife resources; and

  • Ability to work efficiently with colleagues in a board context.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:


  • Reliability

  • Sound judgment

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Respect, fairness, and impartiality

  • High ethical standards and integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website under the Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees are subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • If you are appointed to one of these seats, you must be willing to travel across Canada, including travel to remote locations.

  • If you are appointed to one of these seats, you must be willing to participate for an average of 10-15 days per year in meetings, teleconferences, and travel time. The Board holds two public meetings per year in the Gwich’in Settlement Area. The Board holds several meetings throughout the year on an as-needed basis. The Board attempts to convene these meetings via teleconference, when possible and feasible.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

If you are experiencing persistent internet connectivity issues causing upload failure of your application – you may contact us by email at candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com or at messages@appointments-nominations.gc.ca to discuss options for submitting your application.

Residents of Canada’s territories may also use the following contact information to contact the local federal regional office


  • Nunavut Regional Office of former Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

    1-800-567-9604 (service provided in English and French)

    867-975-4500 (service provided in English and Inuktitut)

  • Yukon Regional Office of former Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

    667-3888 (from within Whitehorse)

    1-800-661-0451 (outside Whitehorse)

    300 Main Street, Elijah Smith Building (main office in room 415C)

  • Northwest Territories Regional Office of former Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

    867-669-2500

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