|Senior Natural Resource Officer|
Senior Natural Resource Officer
Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $85,241–$98,915 a year
Location : Yukon
This posting is for a full-time permanent position in Mayo, Yukon, working 75 hours bi-weekly.
This competition will also be used for additional community vacancies: Carmacks, Ross River, Watson Lake, Dawson City.
At Energy, Mines and Resources, we are committed to responsibly manage a healthy and sustainable resource sector for the benefit of current and future generations. We embrace a work environment where problem solving, creativity, teamwork, risk management and personal effort result in the attainment of our goals and those of our clients.
The Compliance Monitoring and Inspections branch is the field service unit of the department, and all natural resource officers work under this umbrella. Our branch provides compliance, monitoring, inspection, education, enforcement and community client support services for all natural resource development activities across the Yukon.
This position is responsible for providing both inspection and client services for a multidisciplinary resource management program. Natural resource officers play a key role in ensuring the consistent application of responsible and sustainable resource development practices, and work closely other members of federal and territorial government and First Nation governments.
As an integral member of a territory-wide team, this position employs an Education, Encouragement and Enforcement philosophy, while monitoring compliance of land use, water use, forestry, mineral and quarrying development activities, through environmental and resource management legislation and authorizations.
Approved candidates will be provided reimbursement of relocation expenses if required, in accordance with the Interview and Relocation Expense Directive.
For more information about this position contact: Richard Potvin, Operations Manager at (867) 667-3160 or email [email protected]
For inquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact: Colleen Kormos, HR Consultant at [email protected]
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this opportunity, you must demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your application. Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the essential qualifications for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.
- Degree or diploma in natural resources management, compliance monitoring and enforcement, or related field.
- Supervisory experience leading a team.
- Experience working collaboratively with or for First Nations communities, governments, non-government organizations or industry.
- Experience conducting field inspections and preparing reports to detail environmental conditions and regulatory compliance.
Candidates with an equivalent combination of post-secondary coursework along with experience in the above will be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
The ideal candidate should have, and may be assessed on their:
- Ability to manage people and performance
- Ability to interpret, apply, inspect and enforce legislation and policies relating to natural resource management
- Ability to manage the financial and administrative functions of an office
- Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
- Ability to build positive and collaborative working relationships
- Ability to prioritize and quickly adapt to change
- Effective problem solving and decision making skills
- Ability to work effectively both independently in a district setting, and as part of a regional team
- Competence with computers and other field-based technology
Condition(s) of Employment:
- Valid Class 5 driver’s licence;
- Pre-employment and periodic medical clearance;
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition License are immediate requirements.
- Ability to work and /or travel (sometimes alone) for extended and irregular periods, in all seasons and terrain types, often in remote settings, using a variety of vehicle types e.g. trucks, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters, boats etc.
- Wearing a uniform and use of personal protective equipment.
- Overnight camping may also be a seasonal requirement.