Careers & Contracting
Interested in working at the MVLWB? Join our team in Yellowknife and be a part of a progressive, integrated, resource co-management regime in the Northwest Territories.
- Our team’s Mission is to regulate and manage the use of the land and water and the deposit of waste through fair, effective, inclusive, and transparent processes.
- We work collaboratively with governments, industry, communities and civil society to build fair, transparent, and balanced processes that lead to informed, reasonable, and timely decisions by the Board.
- Outside of the office we are parents, volunteers, cyclists, sailors, runners, hunters, kayakers, gardeners, coffee lovers, and adventurers.
- We foster a work culture of high-performance and balance; we work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, and accommodate flexible work schedules to balance personal and professional commitments.
- We offer competitive compensation packages and support employees in their professional development growth plans. If you are interested in joining our team – please apply!
All applications should be submitted to the “Executive Director” at firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include the Job Title and ID# in the subject line. While we thank all those who apply, only applicants who have been selected to move to the next hiring phase will be contacted.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley conduct preliminary screenings and issue Land Use Permits and Water Licences. These authorizations are issued for a variety of undertakings in sectors including, but not limited to: mining and milling, power generation, municipal operations, oil and gas, transportation, remediation, and other industrial activities.
Technical Areas of Expertise
Throughout the processing and review of applications, renewals or amendments to Land Use Permits and/or Water Licences, the Boards may seek technical support in a range of areas of expertise including, but not limited to, the following:
- Geochemistry and Acid Mine Drainage / Metal Leaching
- Mine Water Management
- Geotechnical Engineering and Permafrost
- Mine Abandonment, Restoration, and Closure
- Geothermal Modelling
- Containment Chemistry and Transport
- Risk Assessment
- Aquatic Chemistry and Toxicology
- Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs
- Biophysical Environment
- Hydrology and Hydrogeology
- Civil Engineering (related to construction of earthworks and roads)
- Calculation and Evaluation of Financial Security
Reviews of Management Plans
After authorizations are issued by the Boards, Licensees and Permitees are often required to submit various management plans. Technical Support can be required for the review of these plans. Plans typically required by the Board under the conditions of Water Licences and Land Use Permits include, but are not limited to:
- Waste Management Plans
- Waste Rock Management Plans
- Interim and Final Closure and Reclamation Plans
- Groundwater Monitoring Plans
- Geochemical Characterization Plans
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plans
Policy and Guideline Development
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are also involved in the development of guidelines and policies that are applied during and/or referred to in the regulatory process. Technical Support is often sought for the development or update of these guidelines. Existing guidelines can be found on the Boards’ websites. These guidelines are often developed in conjunction with other regulators or stakeholders within the Mackenzie Valley.