Careers


Nunavut Impact Review Board Organizational Chart (October 2015)

Current Opportunities

The NIRB is accepting applications until February 3, 2017 for the following positions:

  • Manager, Human Resources
  • Interpreter/Translator I,II
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Technical Advisor I,II

Applications should be submitted to the attention of Ryan Barry, Executive Director at humanresources@nirb.ca.

It is the policy of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) to attract as many qualified candidates as possible within the limits of cost effectiveness to fill vacancies in existing positions or additional positions needed from time to time.  The NIRB gives priority consideration to hiring qualified beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement first, and Nunavut residents second. Applicants that are to be considered as a beneficiary or Nunavut resident must clearly identify themselves as a beneficiary or Nunavut resident in their application, and a candidate’s beneficiary or residency status may be subject to verification by the NIRB.

All records of candidates, interviews, evaluations and determinations will be kept on file by the NIRB for two (2) years. The NIRB will also accept unsolicited resumes or curriculum vitae from individuals interested in being considered for potential future vacancies.

Applications may be submitted to the NIRB by email: humanresources@nirb.ca


Job Descriptions

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) maintains up to date job descriptions for each of its staff positions. Each job description outlines the purpose of the position, the associated duties and responsibilities, and required qualifications. 

The NIRB recognizes that its staff members are instrumental in achieving the Board’s mission. Employees of the NIRB are provided with significant opportunity for job satisfaction, personal growth and career advancement. Students considering a future career in environmental assessment are encouraged to contact the NIRB regarding potential summer student positions, internships and mentoring opportunities.

 

Secretary/Receptionist
The Secretary/Receptionist provides clerical, administrative and executive support to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).  This position serves as a first point of contact in office reception, providing a welcoming and professional atmosphere and supporting Board, staff members and the general public as necessary.

Junior Technical Advisor
Reporting to the Director, Technical Services and supervised by the Manager, Technical Administration, the Junior Technical Advisor aids in the environmental assessments of proposed development projects and the monitoring programs for approved projects referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA). With a focus on undertaking screening level assessments and assisting in the daily administration of associated public registries, this position also assists more senior technical staff with impact assessments and community engagement tasks.

Environmental Administrator
Reporting to the Director, Technical Services and under the supervision of the Manager, Technical Administration, Environmental Administrators assist in the receipt and distribution of project proposals in accordance with Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, acting as a first point of contact in the impact assessment process and providing information or directing inquiries, and managing the flow of information pertaining to environmental assessments.

Environmental Technologist
The Environmental Technologist assists in the development and maintenance of Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) websites, databases and systems through a combination of self-directed work and liaising with internal personnel and external agencies/organizations.  This position ensures the consistent and accurate delivery of technical and general information in an accessible online format for the general public.

Senior Finance Officer
The Senior Finance Officer provides day-to-day accounting, financial, human resources and general administration services to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).  This position provides key support to the Director, Finance and Administration in areas of records management, data entry, payroll and general accounting.

Finance and Admin Clerk
The Finance and Administration Clerk provides day-to-day accounting, financial, human resources and general administration services to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).  This position provides key support to the Director, Finance and Administration in areas of records management, data entry, payroll and general accounting.

GIS Specialist 
The GIS Specialist develops and maintains the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) internal GIS databases and mapping information related to environmental impact assessments.  This position provides key technical support to Board and staff, contextualizing information for assessments and enabling enhanced understanding of potential environmental effects through increased situational awareness and cumulative effects analysis.

Human Resources Officer
The Human Resource Officer provides support for the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) human resources planning, employee performance monitoring, and administration of staff leave and travel requests.  This position serves as a key contact for Board and staff member human resources matters, providing accessible advice and assistance with recruitment, administration of policies, training and continued professional development.

Interpreter/Translator I
The Interpreter/Translator I is responsible for providing professional Inuktitut-English and/or Inuinnaqtun-English interpretation and translation services to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB). 

Interpreter/Translator II
The Interpreter/Translator II is responsible for providing professional Inuktitut-English and/or Inuinnaqtun-English interpretation and translation services to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).  This position is expected to also mentor the Interpreter/Translator I position while contributing to efforts to document and promote advancement of Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun terminology and usage within the impact assessment process.

Outreach Coordinator
The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) public engagement initiatives and community outreach activities. This position assists technical staff with meetings logistics and serves as a key contact to the general public, providing friendly and accessible support to ensure events are well advertised and attended.

Manager, Technical Administration
The Manager, Technical Administration is responsible for overseeing the daily maintenance of the online and hardcopy public registries associated with assessments initiated under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act. This position oversees the incoming and outgoing communications of the Technical Services department, directing inquiries and managing the flow of information pertaining to Screening and Review assessments and Monitoring programs.  The MTA is responsible for the direct supervision of Environmental Administrators and Junior Technical Advisors, and acts as a liaison between the Director and technical staff, assisting with the assignment of Screening assessments and coordinating/tracking assessment-specific deadlines, communications and materials. 

Manager, Communications
The Manager of Communications coordinates the communication of Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) processes, events, and decisions to Government, Inuit organizations, community organizations, media outlets and the general public.  This position provides oversight and creative support to the Board’s public engagement efforts, ensuring communications are professional and accessible, delivering key messages to target audiences.

Manager, Human Resources
The Manager, Human Resources oversees human resources planning and employee performance monitoring through coordination of processes for employee recruitment and retention, and continued professional development.  This position serves as a key contact for Board and staff member human resources matters, providing accessible advice and assistance with recruitment, administration of policies, employee counselling, training and continued professional development.

Technical Advisor I
The Technical Advisor I leads the environmental assessments of proposed development projects and the monitoring programs for approved projects referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA). With a focus on managing multiple screening level assessments and assisting in the assessments for major development projects, this position advises senior management on technical issues, ensuring that assessments are undertaken in a fair, inclusive and timely manner.

Technical Advisor II
The Technical Advisor II leads the environmental assessments of proposed development projects and the monitoring programs for approved projects referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA). With a focus on managing the assessments and monitoring programs for major development projects, this position may act as a subject-matter expert when providing advice to senior management and the Board, ensuring that assessments are undertaken in a fair, inclusive and timely manner.

Policy Advisor
The Policy Advisor provides objective analysis and advice to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) regarding various internal and external policy, planning and legislative initiatives.  This position directly assists the Executive Director in identifying contentious issues, alternative options, policy gaps, financial/legal implications, interdepartmental and external impacts and consistency with the NIRB mandate.

Manager, Project Monitoring
The Manager of Project Monitoring leads the environmental assessments of proposed development projects and the monitoring programs for approved projects referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA).  This position is responsible for providing support to the Director, Technical Services by coordinating development and standardization of methodologies, procedures, and guidance materials associated with NIRB monitoring programs.

Manager, Impact Assessment
The Manager of Impact Assessment leads the environmental assessments of proposed development projects and the monitoring programs for approved projects referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA).  This position is responsible for providing support to the Director, Technical Services by coordinating development and standardization of impact assessment methodologies, procedures, and guidance materials.

Director, Finance and Administration
Supervising a multi-disciplinary team, the Director, Finance and Administration oversees financial, administrative and human resources support services to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, sound accounting/business practices, policies & procedures and funding agency’s reporting requirements.  This position advises the Board directly on finance and administration issues, ensuring that the NIRB maintains accurate, transparent and responsible accounting practices.

Director, Technical Services
Supervising a multi-disciplinary team, the Director, Technical Services leads the environmental impact assessment and monitoring processes for all project proposals referred to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) under Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and Part 3 of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA). This position advises the Board directly on technical issues, ensuring that assessments are undertaken in a manner which respects the NIRB’s need for procedural fairness, transparency and timely decision-making.

Executive Director
Under the direction of the Chairperson of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), the Executive Director is responsible to provide the direction, leadership and ongoing management of NIRB operations and staff and provides advice, direction and recommendations to the Board Members regarding the mandated duties of the NIRB.

Summer Students
Under the direction of the Manager, Communications, Summer Students are responsible for providing clerical and administrative support to the Technical Services Department, and other duties as assigned.