Job posting - Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department Manager

February 22 / 2017 to March 13 / 2017
Lutsel K'e


Position Title: Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department Manager for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Employment Term: 1 year

Start date: April 17, 2017

Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) is based in Akaitcho Territory in the Northwest Territories, Canada. LKDFN is currently looking to fill the position of Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department (WLED) Manager. The Manager is responsible for running the WLED with and for the LKDFN. The WLED is responsible for LKDFN’s participation in the regulatory processes (including environmental assessments, water and land use permitting, and on-going monitoring) for the many mineral resource developments within LKDFN’s traditional territory, and running various community-based environmental initiatives (including Traditional Knowledge archive, caribou monitoring programs, community hunts, etc.) The position is based in the community of Lutsel K’e, Northwest Territories.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Day-to-day management of the Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department (WLED) office and staff;
  • Supervising permanent and temporary staff (approximately 20 per year);
  • Applying for and reporting to multiple funding sources;
  • Creating and managing a departmental budget, and individual program and project budgets;
  • Reviewing and commenting on mining exploration permit applications, and arranging meetings with Chief and Council;
  • Intervening in environmental assessment processes for proposed resource development projects, and arranging public consultation;
  • Reviewing and commenting on environmental plans, programs and activities for existing mining companies, and participating in site visits and meetings;
  • Reviewing and commenting on Aurora Research Institute (ARI) research licence applications;
  • Maintaining and developing research partnerships with universities and colleges to conduct research with and for the community;
  • Planning and executing community-led caribou monitoring programs;
  • Participating in caribou co-management boards;
  • Participating in the Ni Hadi Xa (environmental monitoring program for Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine) as a board member;
  • Managing the development of the community-owned Traditional Knowledge Archive;
  • Supporting traditional activities, including organizing community hunts;
  • Hosting monthly meetings with the Wildlife, Lands and Environment Committee



  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, ecology, or similar field, or equivalent in work experience;
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in a similar role;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Strong Mircosoft Word and Excel skills;
  • Respect for and appreciation of Traditional Knowledge; 
  • Understanding of the Akaitcho Process;
  • Knowledge of caribou management in the Northwest Territories is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the environmental assessment processes and permitting in the Northwest Territories is an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2017