Canada nationals: Environmental Assessment Analyst
This competition will be used to fill one permanent position, as well as two (2) term positions.
At the Department of Environment we strive to ensure that the quality of Yukon’s environment is maintained for present and future generations through ecosystem-based management; conservation of natural resources; and protection and maintenance of biodiversity, water, land, and air quality.
This position works with a team of analysts within the Environmental Affairs Section and is responsible for coordinating the internal review of development applications (primarily under the requirements of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act) and participating in various resource planning exercises. Key duties include identifying potential impacts of proposed projects to wildlife and fisheries populations/habitats, biodiversity, species at risk, water, air, and parks values; identifying mitigation options and strategies that respect a balanced approach to both environmental and socio-economic considerations; conducting site visits and inspections of proposed developments; and representing the Department on various committees and working groups.
IMPORTANT - Essential Qualifications: If this position interests you, please submit your application clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application. Please provide clear examples of the essential qualifications and be explicit when describing your experience. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information. For more information please see https://yukon.ca/en/employment/prepare-add-and-edit-your-cover-letter-and-resume
- Degree in Environmental Sciences/Management, Environmental Assessment, Water Science(s), Biology, Ecology or related discipline;
- Demonstrated experience researching, gathering and interpreting technical data and reports for use in project assessments and plan reviews;
- Demonstrated experience at applying environmental assessment theories, practices and principles toward reviews of land, resource and industrial development proposals; and
- Experience working collaboratively with government agencies, First Nations, industry, consultants, and non-government organizations that may have differing interests and mandates, and applying consensus based approaches to resolve issues.
- Knowledge of resource management responsibilities in the context of meeting regulatory and First Nation land claim implementation requirements.
- Experience participating in or leading reviews of hard-rock mining applicants and evaluation potential effects of mining on water resources; and
- Experience using spatial mapping software such as ArcGIS to view information or create maps
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the Essential Qualifications listed above will be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
- The ability to problem solve and source information and data from experts;
- The ability to convey technical information and recommendations clearly, concisely and in a format that stakeholders and the public can understand;
- Strong communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with others;
- The ability to effectively manage time, priorities and a changing workload, under prescribed deadlines;
- Writing, research, and analytical skills;
- Ability to identify and apply relevant legislation and processes to inform decision making; and
- Knowledge of environmental issues and potential effects of development, best management practices to prevent impacts, and approaches to consider and manage cumulative effects.
Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or equivalent)
Job Requirements: Travel within Yukon to remote locations in a variety of weather and field conditions. Occasional travel outside of Yukon.
26 March 2019
9 April 2019