New Job Assistant Negotiator In Yukon

Assistant Negotiator
Assistant Negotiator

Assistant Negotiator

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $95,248–$110,615 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is for a full-time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprising teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

The principles that guide the Department of Justice (DOJ) are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with First Nations in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and encourage innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

The Opportunity

You will be part of a team that will provide corporate leadership, coordination and support for Government of Yukon’s participation in negotiations and engagements with Yukon First Nations and/or Government of Canada regarding a broad range of justice-related matters, initiatives and agreements. Our Work is With Others – both internal and external partners.

Assistant Negotiator Position

Representing Government of Yukon’s interests, the Assistant Negotiator assists and/or participates in bilateral and multi-party negotiations and engagements with Yukon First Nations, the federal government and/or other governments regarding Administration of Justice Agreements, Assumption of Responsibility Agreements (Program and Service Transfer Agreements), interim justice arrangements, incremental and capacity-building initiatives, and other justice-related matters. In addition, the Assistant Negotiator leads bilateral and multi-party side tables, working groups and/or committees on justice-related matters.

The Assistant Negotiator also undertakes research and analysis of policies, programs and complex issues and matters; works with other to coordinate, develop and recommend negotiation positions; provides advice on approaches to negotiations and implementation of agreements; and carries out other policy and negotiation support activities.

For information about applying for a Department of Justice position or the selection process, please contact Jason Biensch, Manager HR at [email protected].

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ruby Porter, Director and Chief Negotiator, at [email protected].

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact: [email protected].

Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications – specifically, how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications listed below. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Degree in a social science, intergovernmental relations, law, or related field
  • Experience in formal negotiations or consultations with First Nation, federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research and analysis on complex issues, preferably related to justice, Indigenous peoples in Canada, or aboriginal and/or treaty rights
  • Demonstrated experience developing or analyzing and evaluating policies, programs and initiatives, preferably in a government setting
  • Experience working as part of an interdepartmental or multi-disciplinary team

Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Yukon First Nation Final and Self-Government Agreements or matters pertaining to aboriginal and/or treaty rights in Yukon is an asset

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Solid understanding of the workings of government and negotiation processes
  • Broad knowledge of the justice system and reconciliation
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think and act strategically to advance solutions with a comprehensive long-term corporate view that meets mandates, goals and mutual interests
  • Ability to lead change and develop, promote and execute innovative approaches
  • Ability to be highly collaborative and positively contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and to use tact and diplomacy in politically and culturally sensitive environments
  • Proven ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of circumstances, individuals and groups, and to deal effectively in unanticipated situations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and can effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines to deliver outcomes as required
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Initiative, self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Integrity, personal responsibility, and ability to self-reflect to increase personal effectiveness
  • Commitment to applying reconciliation principles in the workplace

Additional Information:

Job Requirements:

Travel within and outside of Yukon, as required. Willingness and ability to work overtime.

Conditions of Employment:

Have and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
17 May 2023
Close Date
30 May 2023