Local recruitment: Policy Analyst 

Government of Yukon Canada

Whitehorse, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Department: Government of Yukon -> Executive Council Office – Yukon Water Board Administration

Location: Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary)

Job Type: Term/Temporary

End Date: 29 March 2024

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Standard Hours Bi-weekly: 75

Classification: AR16

Salary: $85,241.00 – $98,915.00

Union: YEU

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Travel: 10%

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 posting is to fill one 1-year Term anticipatory permanent position. For internal YG candidates, Temporary Assignments may also be considered. Please ensure you have your supervisor’s permission prior to applying.

Yukon government’s vision is an engaged and diverse public service that embraces innovation to deliver positive outcomes for Yukoners.

Who we are…

The Yukon Water Secretariat fulfills a specialized function as it provides professional, technical, and administrative support to the Yukon Water Board which is an administrative tribunal operating at arms-length from government while making independent decisions on natural resource development and water management within the Yukon.  The Policy Analyst is the sole point of contact for the delivery of policy support to the Director, Yukon Water Board Secretariat and the Yukon Water Board under the Waters Act.

The opportunity…

This role provides an opportunity to take a prominent role in the research, analysis, and development of policy on behalf of the Yukon Water Board Secretariat. This position will lead the development and maintenance of an operations manual while providing policy advice and guidance on licence improvement initiatives and emerging issues.  Other responsibilities include helping manage Board planning processes, preparing briefing materials, drafting and vetting publications and promotional materials, representing the Board on working groups and meetings, and other initiatives at the request of the Director of the Water Board Secretariat.

We are looking for…

Someone who thrives in a fast-paced role in communications and is excited to be a part of the growth of our organization. You hold yourself to a high standard, pay close attention to detail and have impeccable written and oral communications skills. You are energetic, and love to communicate and connect with diverse audiences using multi-media channels. You build positive, professional, and high-trust relationships and work to engage our clients and stakeholders at every opportunity. You are thoughtful and strategic to ensure success within government structures and processes.

What we can offer you…

Yukon government cares about their employees and strives to offer a variety of learning and developmental opportunities including in-house training. Funding may also be available to support further education.

Flexible work and leave options may be available allowing you to balance your personal and professional needs.

We also have a comprehensive and generous benefits plan, providing for the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Learn more about what we offer. Discover why the Yukon government has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada since 2014. Uniquely Yukon – Discover what makes the Yukon unlike any other place in the world.

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Essential Qualifications

Important application requirements

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications. Emphasize how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential and asset qualifications listed below. Note that selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Include the month and year you started and ended a job when you list your work experience. This allows us to accurately calculate the length of time you were in the position.

For more information on how to prepare and submit your resume visit this resource page on Yukon.ca.

  • Considerable experience analyzing and developing policies, briefing materials and publications.
  • Considerable experience planning and providing strategic direction and recommendations to senior management on complicated subjects and issues.
  • Experience working on inter-agency working groups.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on their:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills capable of conveying clear, concise briefings regarding complex issues.
  • Aptitude for a long-term corporate view and the ability to critically assesses options and implications, and links decisions to strategic goals.
  • Capacity to effectively adapt through changing environments.
  • Leadership and the ability to create and implement a vision of an organization that is willing to try new approaches.
  • Ability to promote the establishment, development and application of positive organizational values, ethics, and standards of conduct. Keeps the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of decision-making and action.

Additional information

Job Requirements: occasional travel within the territory may be required. Extended periods of time working at a desk including extended screen time working with computers and other devices.

Contact details:

For information regarding this position, please contact: Caleb Light, a/Director, Yukon Water Board at caleb.light@yukonwaterboard.ca

For more information regarding the recruitment process, please contact: Lynn Williams, HR Consultant at lynn.williams@yukon.ca.             

Eligibility List: 6 months

Post Date: 17 March 2023

Close Date: 30 March 2023

Job Description:  Policy Analyst YWB




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