Assessment Archaeologist, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife

Date Posted: 
March 11, 2017
Closing Date: 
March 29, 2017

Job Title: Assessment Archaeologist
Job ID: 14117
Location: Yellowknife
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Information
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) invests in and provides for the development of residents of the NWT, enabling them to reach their full potential, lead fulfilling lives and contribute to a strong and prosperous society.
ECE helps northerners go places through various learning opportunities that encourage their continued personal development throughout life, from early childhood to adulthood. In keeping with the priorities of Northern leaders and elders, the languages, cultures and heritage of the NWT form the foundation of ECE programs and services.

Job Information
The Assessment Archaeologist is located in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife (Headquarters), and reports to the Territorial Archaeologist. The incumbent operates with a considerable degree of latitude in carrying out the duties of the position within the policies and goals of the program and relevant legislation. The incumbent will seek to conserve, protect, and promote the heritage resources of the NWT by engaging in land use review and environmental assessment processes, advising internal and external clients on heritage resource management, and conducting community-based archaeological research and archaeological impact assessments. Decisions made by the incumbent will have a direct impact on the credibility and overall operation of the program, and at times on the entire GNWT, which rely on establishing and maintaining a good community profile. Some decisions must be supported by law. Inappropriate decisions would be costly and may jeopardize the program and heritage resources. The Assessment Archaeologist has signing authority for up to $5,000.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
An individual holding an Master of Arts or Master of Science in anthropology or archaeology with a minimum of 5 years of experience in heritage resource management and / or research in Canada’s North.

Bona Fide Requirement
The incumbent must be eligible to hold a Firearms Possession/Acquisition License.

Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License Equivalencies Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information
The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 - $114,134.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check
Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Affirmative Action
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 14117
Closing Date: March 29, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries
Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Laing Building 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445