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Land Use Planner

Fort Good Hope, NT
Salary Range
$90,000 to start plus generous Northern Living Allowance
Full Time
Post Date

Are you ready for a cross-cultural experience in a Dene and Metis community in Canada’s north, where hiking, canoeing, and ice fishing can all be done at your doorstep?  The Sahtú Land Use Planning Board (SLUPB) is recruiting a highly motivated individual for the full-time position of Land Use Planner, based in Fort Good Hope, NT.

The SLUPB was established under the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLCA) and the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) to develop and implement a land use plan for the Sahtú Settlement Area, in the Northwest Territories.  

Position Summary

The Land Use Planner is responsible for the provision of comprehensive planning in the implementation of the Sahtú Land Use Plan (SLUP).  He/she will support or lead planning and communication activities to assist the Board in meeting its mandate.  This may include the organization of public workshops and events, review of applications for proposed land use activities, preparation or issue of papers, briefs, reports, and amendments to the SLUP. 

A detailed job description is available by clicking here.

General Requirements

  • University degree (Master’s preferred) or equivalent in Land Use planning, Geography, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or a related field, and
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience.

The ideal candidate has a sense of adventure and desire to learn and grow, is analytical, organized, results-oriented, a strong communicator, and a collaborator.  His/her ability to work with diverse stakeholders, various levels of government, and experience or interest in northern issues position them perfectly for this opportunity.

Starting salary of $90,000 per annum, plus a generous Northern Living Allowance. The Board offers a competitive health plan, a defined benefit pension plan, and covers relocation expenses to Fort Good Hope, NT.

Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 PM on April 14, 2021 to:

Justin Stoyko, Executive Director
P.O. Box 235
Fort Good Hope, NT  X0E 0H0
Phone: (867) 598-2055
Fax: (867) 598-2545

We thank all those who apply but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Priority consideration will be given to qualified participants of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(Click here for the printable job advertisement)