Local recruitment: Natural Resource Officer

Government of Yukon Canada

Carmacks, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Dawson City, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Mayo, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Ross River, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Watson Lake, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Department: Government of Yukon -> Energy, Mines & Resources – Compliance Monitoring and Inspections Operations


Carmacks, YT Y0B 1C0 CA
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 CA
Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0 CA (Primary)
Ross River, YT Y0B 1S0 CA
Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0 CA

Job Type: Permanent

End Date: Full/Part Time

Full-time: Standard

Hours Bi-weekly: 75

Classification: ST15

Salary: $80,913.00 – $93,848.00

Union: YEU

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Travel: 25%

Admissibility: Open to all Candidates, Preference – Canadian Indigenous Ancestry, Preference – Yukon First Nations ancestry

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit www.yukon.ca/hiring-preference.

Job Summary and Requirements

This is an until –filled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

Potential Community postings: Carmacks, Mayo, Ross River, Watson Lake, Dawson City.

At Energy, Mines and Resources, we are committed to responsibly manage a healthy and sustainable resource sector for the benefit of current and future generations. We embrace a work environment where problem solving, creativity, teamwork, risk management and personal effort result in the attainment of our goals and those of our clients.

The Compliance Monitoring and Inspections branch is the field service unit of the department, and all natural resource officers work under this umbrella. Our branch provides compliance, monitoring, inspection, education, enforcement and community client support services for all natural resource development activities across the Yukon.

This position is responsible for providing both inspection and client services for a multidisciplinary resource management program. Natural resource officers play a key role in ensuring the consistent application of responsible and sustainable resource development practices, and work closely other members of federal and territorial government and First Nation governments.

As an integral member of a territory-wide team, this position employs an Education, Encouragement and Enforcement philosophy, while monitoring compliance of land use, water use, forestry, mineral and quarrying development activities, through environmental and resource management legislation and authorizations.

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Approved candidates will be provided reimbursement of relocation expenses if required, in accordance with the Interview and Relocation Expense Directive.

For more information about this position contact: Richard Potvin, Operations Manager at (867) 667-3160 or email Richard.Potvin@yukon.ca

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact: Colleen Kormos, HR Consultant at Colleen.Kormos@yukon.ca

Essential Qualifications:
IMPORTANT:  To be considered for this opportunity, you must demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your application. Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the essential qualifications for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.

  • Degree or Diploma in natural resources management or related field.
  • Experience interpreting or applying documents such as legislation, policies or procedures.
  • Experience working with resource management or environmental stewardship sectors.

Additional assets to be considered:

  • Experience working with or for First Nations communities, governments, non-government organizations or industry.
  • Experience with monitoring, inspecting or assessing environmental-industrial activities and preparing reports of findings.

Candidates with an equivalent combination of post-secondary coursework along with experience in the above will be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
The ideal candidate should have, and may be assessed on their:

  • Ability to interpret, apply, inspect and enforce legislation and policies relating to natural resource management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive and collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize and quickly adapt to change.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Situational awareness in a field environment.
  • Analytical skills.

Additional Information

Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • ​Pre-employment and periodic medical clearance.
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License are immediate requirements.

Job Requirements(s):

  • Ability to work and /or travel (sometimes alone) for extended and irregular periods, in all seasons and terrain types, often in remote settings, using a variety of vehicle types e.g. trucks, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters, boats etc.
  • Wearing a uniform and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Overnight camping may also be a seasonal requirement.

Eligibility List

12 months

Post Date

10 February 2023

Close Date

10 May 2023

Job Description

 JD – 100434 – NRO





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