New Job Manager, Parks & Tourism - Term In Northwest Territories

Manager, Parks & Tourism - Term
Manager, Parks & Tourism - Term

Manager, Parks & Tourism - Term

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $104,000–$125,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents – their businesses and communities.

Job Information

The Manager, Tourism and Parks position is located in Fort Simpson and reports to the Regional Superintendent of the Dehcho Region. The Region has a population of approximately 2,300 residing in the communities of Fort Liard, Trout Lake, Nahanni Butte, Jean Marie River, Fort Simpson and Wrigley. Within the region there are ourrently thirty-five lioensed Tourism operators/outfitters. This region also features three Territorial Parks, four Visitor Information Centres and one National Park.
Reporting to the Regional Superintendent the Incumbent is accountable for supporting and developing a successful tourism sector in the Dehcho Region. To achieve this the Incumbent wiii be required to deve100 and nn,rl<>,fow programs and initiatives focusing on Tourism product infrastructure development, Tourism business development, Tourism marketing, Tourism training, Tourism research, Community Tourism awareness and promotion of tourism as a sustainable economic opportunity. The Incumbent is responsible for managing and delivering tourism and parks programs and services; monitoring delivery success, implementing corrective action as required and managing assigned human and financial resources in accordance with federal and territorial legislation and Government of the Northwest Territories policy and procedures to achieve departmental and regional goals for the growth and development of tourism and parks industries in the Dehcho Region.

1. Knowledge of management and supervisory theory and principles to manage the financial resources asseits of the unit and supervise its human resources.
2. Knowledge of training theory and principles to develop and/or deliver effective training courses to clients.
3. Research and planning skills to develop and maintain a database and investigate innovative approaches.
4. Knowledge of the expectation of the traveling public related to northern wilderness areas to develop stratE,gi,3s marketing, product development and community development plans.
5. Knowledge of tourism licensing guidelines, practices and precedents.
6. Knowledge of capital project planning, development, and evaluations.
7. Knowledge of facility operations, maintenance and programming.
8. Knowledge of the Northwest Territories Travel and Tourism Act, Territorial Parks Act and regulaiions.
9. Knowledge of basic law enforcement techniques and ability to enforce where required.
10. Knowledge and experience in implementing and evaluating product promotion and marketing strategies.
11. Knowledge and experience in budgeting and expense tracking and reporting.
12. Negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills to resolve problems and influence others.
13. Knowledge and experience of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, accounting and communications applications to perform job responsibilities in a computerized work environment.
14. Excellent communications skills in written, verbal and multimedia presentations with experience in communicating to diverse audiences
15. Ability to work in a team environment without supervision
16. Skills in outdoor/wilderness survival.
17. Knowledge and abiiity to work in a highly political cross-cultural environment.
18. Must stay current with Standard First Aid and CPR.
19. Must possess a valid Class 5 N\IVT Driver's License.

These qualifications are commonly acquired through a post secondary degree in Business Administration, Tourism and Park Management with five to seven years in resource/parks management and or tourism and park management planning; three to five years of supervisory experience is required; strong project management skill with at least three to five years experience in delivering projects; and experience working in a cross-cultural environment. Must possess a valid Class 5 NWT Driver's license.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602 100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.