New Job Wildlife Viewing Specialist In Yukon

Wildlife Viewing Specialist
Wildlife Viewing Specialist

Wildlife Viewing Specialist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $76,874–$89,135 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

Wildlife Viewing Specialist

Department of Environment

The posting is for a term position, working 75 hours bi-weekly. The vacancy is currently for a period of approximately three years ending on March 31, 2026. Temporary assignments may be considered for internal candidates.

Our role

As trusted environmental stewards, Department of Environment professionals are committed to a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous Yukon. Our people are dedicated to keeping the air, land, and water clean, the responsible management of wildlife and fostering opportunities to connect with nature. We enrich governance through building our relationships with Yukon First Nation and transboundary Indigenous partners and through the application of both science and traditional knowledge in our decision-making.

Your role

As the Wildlife Viewing Specialist, you’ll develop scientifically accurate Yukon-specific interpretive products regarding the non-consumptive values of wildlife and provide opportunities for Yukoners to learn more about the natural environment. The Wildlife Viewing Specialist works as part of a team of Environment staff in gathering and assessing information regarding the life histories of Yukon wildlife and their habitat use.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining interpretive sites and centres across Yukon that explore all facets of Yukon’s biodiversity, implementing and maintaining accounting, filing and records keeping systems. The successful candidate will work in partnership with First Nation governments, Renewable Resources Council, NGOs, and other YG departments on interpretive projects to communicate to and engage diverse audiences.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Carrie McClelland, - Lead Education and Outreach Biologist at [email protected] or 867-667-8705.

For more information on applying, please contact Rebecca Newbury, Human Resources Consultant at [email protected]

** Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes will only be accepted through the E-Recruitment system.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application.

  • Diploma in biology, environmental studies, renewable resource management, or natural history.
  • Experience providing natural history interpretive services to the public, including public speaking, experiential learning, and creative writing.
  • Experience using computer software programs (such as Word, Excel, and desktop design applications) to develop experiential program materials.
  • Experience overseeing and training field staff and contractors including negotiating contracts, managing projects, and assessing deliverables.

Candidates who have coursework in the above noted disciplines and considerable experience as noted above will be equally considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability

To support key objectives and operational needs of this position, candidates should have and may be assessed on the following:

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret Yukon natural history theory and techniques.
  • Ability to lead public programs with creative approaches to complement traditional wildlife management.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan events that are part of large-scale festivals and events.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting.

Job Requirements: Some travel to Yukon communities to meet with partners or develop sites; Occasional out-of-territory travel to attend conferences, workshops, and training. Wilderness travel including traversing rough terrain, hiking, climbing, and lifting under field conditions; may be exposed to high noise level, unpleasant odours, wildlife carcasses, insects, and risk of encounters with dangerous wildlife.

Why joining us is a great idea

Yukon government has been recognized as a Top 100 Canadian Employer since 2014.

We support balancing personal and professional needs through comprehensive benefits, the ability to build your professional skills through learning and developmental opportunities, and flexible work and leave options.

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
13 March 2023
Close Date
24 March 2023