Canada nationals: Licensing Officer

Yukon Government
Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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Job Summary and Requirements

This is a permanent position working 75 hours biweekly. Start date March 2021.

The Executive Council Office is looking for an individual to support the Yukon Water Board in the review and processing of applications for water licences and Class 4 placer mining land use approvals. These positions are for motivated and highly organized individuals who can provide excellence in public service in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.  

Reporting to the Manager, Licensing of the Water Board Secretariat your principal duties will include reviewing applications and working with applicants to ensure the adequacy of applications is achieved; making presentations and recommendations to the Board for Type A and Type B water licence applications, and Class 4 placer mining land use approvals.  Licensing Officers are mainly responsible for ensuring that established licensing processes, as required by legislation and board rules, policies, and procedures are strictly followed.

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications. Please note, selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Post-secondary diploma in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or related discipline;
  • Experience in the regulation or assessment of large developmental projects such as quartz mining or municipal wastewater as it relates to water resources;
  • Experience in reviewing developmental project applications to identify inconsistencies and deficiencies, and to identify proposed mitigations as it relates to water resources;
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships;
  • Experience in research, analysis and report writing.

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, the following:

  • Ability to interpret, analyze and apply legislation and regulatory processes to inform decision making;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills;
  • Excellent workload and time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and a changing workload under prescribed deadlines to achieve results;
  • Excellent relationship-building skills to work with applicants, industry, stakeholders, First Nation governments, other government departments and the public;
  • Ability to make sound decisions and initiate tasks without direction.