Environmental Coordinator Job at Yukon Government – in Whitehorse, YT

This is to fill (2) two 2-year Term, anticipatory permanent positions working 75hrs bi-weekly.

Temporary Assignments may be considered for this position.

Highways and Public Works


Building Foundations

Inspiring Innovation

Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads, bridges and airports, buildings and equipment, and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways & Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.

The Transportation Engineering Branch is responsible for the planning, design, rehabilitation and construction of different highways, bridges and transportation infrastructure throughout Yukon. There are currently approximately 75 people working at the Branch; we’re a diverse group of people who truly enjoy working together. The work is fast paced, varied and there isn’t a lot of downtime – even in the winter, as our planning and the majority of the design work is completed by our employees.

Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Affairs, this position coordinates, observes, monitors, records and reports with respect to the environmental aspects of transportation infrastructure planning, construction and maintenance. One position will focus particular attention on the requirements of YESAA, Fisheries Act, Yukon Waters Act and Canadian Navigable Waters Act, and on ensuring that all necessary regulatory approvals are in place and complied with, for transportation infrastructure projects. The second position will focus on the regulatory requirements and environmental issues and compliance for operational and maintenance activities for the Division.

For information about applying on a Highways & Public Works competition, contact Monishia Thompson, HR Consultant at [email protected]

For more information about this job, contact Andrew McCoy, Manager of Environmental Affairs at [email protected]

Essential Qualifications

Submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume, no cover letter is necessary. For more information on how to prepare your application, please see this link.

Degree/diploma in the environmental field, that could include Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, Ecology or a related discipline;

Experience in interpreting and applying environmental legislation to transportation related projects and activities or to other similar industrial activities/fields (e.g. mining, forestry);

Experience working on environmental compliance/environmental issues in the field for transportation infrastructure or other similar industrial activities/projects/fields (e.g. environmental inspections and monitoring, transportation maintenance and operational activities, mining);

Experience in managing projects with respect to environmental compliance, from planning to delivery/evaluation of compliance in the field; and

Experience managing and overseeing staff.

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:
Ability to interpret, analyze and apply legislation and regulatory processes to inform decision-making;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Excellent workload and time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and a changing workload, under prescribed deadlines;

Knowledge and competency in working on operational environmental issues/matters (e.g. spills, best management practices for road maintenance activities) for transportation related activities and taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance and resolve environmental issues.

Excellent relationship-building skills to work with colleagues, industry, stakeholders, First Nations Governments, other government departments, and the public;

Ability to problem solve and work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, regulators and stakeholders to problem solve and provide timely field fit solutions; and

Ability to make sound decisions and initiate tasks without direction.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment

Have and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.

Job Requirements

Travel within Yukon.

Eligibility List

6 months

Post Date

3 May 2021

Close Date

17 May 2021

About the Company

Company: Yukon Government –

Company Location:  Whitehorse, YT

Estimated Salary:

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