Canada nationals: Environment (Policy Analysis)

Yukon Government
Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Department of Environment is a recognized leader and a trusted partner in environmental stewardship. Our actions support a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous Yukon now and into the future.

The Policy and Planning Branch plays a key role in assisting the department with achieving its goals. The policy analyst will take a lead role in helping the department deliver on its legislative, policy and planning priorities. Environmental stewardship goals of the department are related to protected areas, water management, environmental protection, enforcement, fisheries, wildlife, and climate change.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Policy & Land Claims this position works with a team of other policy, planning and land claim professionals and will take a lead role in helping the department deliver on its legislative, policy and planning priorities.

This position coordinates the development and analysis of new or revised policies, regulations and legislation. It will oversee preparation and coordination of the department’s materials legislative sessions (briefing notes, legislative returns, tabling of documents, Minister and Deputy Minister caseworks, etc.). It provides advice on operational policies, management planning processes, interpretation of Final Agreements and designing consultation initiatives. The incumbent represents the department on various interdepartmental, intergovernmental and public forums, and in negotiations.

Temporary Assignment will be considered, if you are interested in this position, and have the prior approval of your supervisor, please send your resume demonstrating your relevant experience to this position.

For more information about this position, please contact: Diane Gunter, Manager, Policy & Land Claims (867)-667-5407 or .

IMPORTANT:  Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree in public policy, political science/law, resource management, natural science or a related field;
  • Considerable experience in policy, regulation & legislation analysis and development, with preference in a government setting;
  • Considerable experience in writing various types of policy documents, including coordinating and communicating departmental messages/technical information to a variety of audiences,
  • Considerable experience in leading or managing projects, such as policy, planning or consultation initiatives;
  • Experience in researching, analyzing and synthesizing technical information;
  • Experience in developing policy in the resource management or protected area field would be an asset.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or considerable 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:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation skills designed to be delivered to a wide variety of audiences (technical and plain language);
  • Ability to draft decision-making documents such as policy, planning or consultation documents;
  • Ability to manage multiple files under pressure with tight timelines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and contribute positively to team operations;
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Knowledge of resource management, land claims process and decision-making process.

Additional Information:

Job Requirements: Occasional travel to various Yukon communities, including air travel.