Canada nationals: Policy Analyst (Environment)

Yukon Government

Whitehorse, YT, CA

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.  Environmental stewardship goals of the department are related to protected areas, water management, environmental protection, enforcement, fisheries, wildlife, and climate change.

Job Summary:

Environment’s Policy Analysts are responsible for policy development processes, including  researching and analyzing policies, regulations and legislation, and the preparation of the departmental materials for legislative sessions.  The Policy Analyst provides advice on operational policies, management planning processes, interpretation of Final Agreements and designs  consultation initiatives. The incumbent represents the department on various interdepartmental, intergovernmental and public forums.

This opportunity is also open to Yukon Government Employees: 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 applying on this position, please contact Human Resources Consultant[email protected]

For more information about this position, please contact: Diane Gunter, Manager, Policy and Legislation (867)-667-5407 or [email protected] .

IMPORTANT:  Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications.  Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. 

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 and recent experience leading the development of briefing notes, legislative returns, casework responses and other policy products,

  • Experience leading policy, planning or consultation initiatives;

  • Experience researching, analyzing and synthesizing technical information;

  • Experience in developing policy in the resource management field would be an asset;

  • Knowledge of land claims processes 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 for delivery to a wide variety of audiences;

  • Strong organization and project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;

  • Interpersonal skills and partner focus towards building effective working relationships inside and outside the organization;

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills;

  • The ability to work well independently and within a team

Application Requirements

  • Please include a cover letter (Max 500 words) expressing your interest in this position.  Please keep your CV to maximum of 4 pages.
  • Please ensure your CV includes all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment,  and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
  • If you require technical support submitting your application contact [email protected] or phone 867-667-9453.





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