Canada nationals: Environmental Assessment Analyst
Job Summary and Requirements
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 the protection and maintenance of biodiversity, water, land, and air quality.
This position works within a team of other analysts with 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 processes. Key duties include identifying potential adverse effects of proposed development projects to valued ecosystem components; ensuring departmental interests are considered in decision-making processes; evaluating proposed mitigative measures and making recommendations to further minimize potential effects as required; conducting site visits; and representing the department on various committees and working groups related to environmental and resource management
For more information about this position, please contact Sarah Chan, A/Manager, Environmental Affairs Section at (867) 667-5409.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Cassandra Malach at Cassandra.Malach@gov.yk.ca.
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications listed below – specifically – how your work experiences and related duties align with these essential qualifications. Note that selection for further consideration will be based on the information you provide in your resume.
- Degree in Environmental Sciences/Management, Environmental Assessment, Water Science(s), Biology, Ecology or a related discipline;
- Demonstrated experience in environmental assessment, including researching, interpreting and evaluating technical data and reports;
- Demonstrated experience applying environmental assessment theories, practices and principles toward reviews of land, resource and industrial development proposals; and
- Experience working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, such as 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.
- Experience participating in or leading reviews of resource development projects and evaluating potential effects on water resources;
- Experience using spatial mapping software such as ArcGIS to analyze information or create maps;
- Knowledge of resource management responsibilities in the context of meeting regulatory and First Nation land claim implementation requirements; and,
- Experience developing and/or leading engagement and consultation initiatives.
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 technical experts;
- The ability to convey technical information and recommendations clearly, concisely and in a format that stakeholders, decision-makers 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, project management and analytical skills, and the ability to manage significant amounts of data and information;
- Ability to interpret legislation and regulatory processes to inform decision making; and
- Knowledge of environmental issues, including climate change, cumulative effects assessment, and an understanding of current EA best practices
Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or equivalent)
Job Requirements: Occasional travel within Yukon to remote locations in a variety of weather and field conditions.