New Job Conservation Officer In Yukon
Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $76,874 - $89,135 a year
Location : Yukon
(Carmacks, Teslin, Mayo, Ross River)
This field level position is responsible for enforcement of resource legislation, maintaining strong relationships in the community, and delivering community outreach through educational programs to the public, groups, and other stakeholders about bear safety, human/wildlife conflict reduction, hunter education, and more.
The position is diverse, demanding and rewarding. A tremendous amount of responsibility and trust is invested in each member of the Conservation Officer Services Branch. It is a career filled with challenge and opportunity - every day you put on the uniform you have the opportunity to make a real difference in your community.
To learn more about the towns these positions will service, please visit:
For more information about these positions please contact Kevin Johnstone, Manager of Operations South (Teslin) at [email protected] or Kirby Meister, Manager of Operations North (Carmacks, Mayo, Ross River) at [email protected].
- Please do not submit your resume to this email address. Applications for this posting may only be submitted through the online portal.
- Degree or diploma, from a recognized post-secondary institution, in: Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement, or Natural Resource Protection.
- Experience working in an enforcement based position, with experience enforcing a variety of legislation, including conducting investigations, laying charges, etc. preferably related to the renewable resource field.
- Experience effectively handling complaints regarding a variety of human/wildlife conflicts, including live capture and euthanizing wildlife; and experience conducting chemical immobilizations
- Enforcement experience working in a remote community, preferably in a northern setting is an asset
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be given equal consideration.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
In addition to the essential qualifications listed above, candidates should have and may be assessed on:
CULTURAL APTITUDE to apply knowledge and interpersonal skills that allow understanding, appreciation, and working closely with individuals from cultures other than their own.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and represent the organization.
PROBLEM SOLVING to apply conflict resolution skills and appropriate enforcement techniques, and complete tasks independently when required through sound and logical decision making.
READING COMPREHENSION to interpret and apply federal and territorial, legislation and policies, agreements related to resource management.
PROFESSIONAL WRITING to meet a high standard required to accurately and cohesively document and prepare reports.
CURRENT RESEARCH & INVESTIGATION SKILLS to successfully conduct a wide variety of investigations.
Conditions of Employment
Your appointment will not be finalized until the following conditions of employment have been met: Medical clearance, Valid Yukon Driver’s Licence (Class 5) or equivalent, valid First Aid/CPR Certificates or able to acquire within three months, valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition License, Security Clearance (RCMP), successful completion of a Psychological Assessment, and a declaration of any convictions under the Criminal Code of Canada for which an official pardon has not been received, as well as any convictions under the following acts: Animal Protection Act, Area Development Act, Environment Act, Fisheries Act, Forest Protection Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Parks and Land Certainty Act, Pounds Act, WAPPRIITA Act, Waters Act, Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act and Wildlife Act including convictions under similar legislation in other jurisdictions. Successful candidates must attend and successfully complete department recognized Conservation Officer Enforcement Training (e.g. Western Canadian Law Enforcement Academy, or other academy style training specific to the field of resource or conservation enforcement) as offered (unless already completed).
Travel throughout the territory in varying weather conditions, working independently, shift work, including working weekends and wearing a uniform provided by the department.
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