Conservation Officer - First Nation Liaison - Jobs in Whitehorse, YT - 238334

Yukon Government
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Job Description

This job posting is restricted to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

A conservation officers job is both diverse and demanding; a tremendous amount of responsibility and trust is invested in each member of the Conservation Officer Services Branch. It is a career filled with challenges and opportunities - every day you put on the uniform you have the opportunity to make a real difference in Yukon communities.

This Conservation Officer plans and conducts patrols in remote wilderness settings and conducts investigations to address non-compliance issues. They are responsible for initiating community outreach through the delivery of educational programs to the public, groups, and other stakeholders about bear safety, hunter education, and addressing human/wildlife conflicts in Yukon Communities, and more. As First Nation Liaison they also advise and make recommendations for incorporation of First Nation values and cultural practices, and reconciliation and restorative justice issues into policy, to foster and enhance relations with subsistence harvesters.

For more information about this position please contact Ryan Hennings, Manager Enforcement & Compliance at or (867) 667-5786. *Please do not submit your resume to this email address. Applications will only be received through the online portal.

IMPORTANT - Essential Qualifications: If this position interests you, please submit your application clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application. Please provide clear examples of the essential qualifications and be explicit when describing your experience. You may be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information. For more information please see

Degree or diploma in Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement, Natural Resource Protection, or Resource Management Officer Technology
Experience in a compliance and enforcement role in a regulatory environment that requires the completion of investigations and results in the imposition of penalties or sanctions (e.g. issuance of tickets, recommendations for charges and/or administrative penalties or sanctions)
Experience working collaboratively with First Nation Communities and Governments is preferred
Experience in effective handling of complaints regarding human/wildlife conflict (e.g. relocation, retrieval, hazing methods, dispatching) is an asset.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

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 understanding of indigenous cultures and community practices that foster understanding and appreciation of diverse viewpoints.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING to work effectively in collaboration with stakeholders, partners and communities.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION to represent our organization, build rapport, and earn the confidence of your counterparts in different organizations.

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, policies and 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:
Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy (WCLEA) successfully completed within a period prescribed by the Department of Environment. * OR: Have recently and successfully completed a department recognized academy-style training specific to the field of resource/conservation enforcement. Note you will be asked to produce a transcript/provide proof of certifications, etc. if invited to interview. *WCLEA is a 16 week training commitment, 12 of those weeks are out of territory. *Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) must be passed as a pre-requisite for attending the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy.
Successful completion of a psychological assessment
Medical clearance
Valid Yukon Drivers License (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)
Annual re-qualification for the use, handling and storage of side arms,
Declaration of any convictions (within the past 5 years) 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.

Job Requirements: Travel throughout the territory in varying weather conditions, working independently, shift work, including working weekends and wearing a uniform.

A developmental opportunity (underfill) may be considered for candidates who do not possess all the required essential qualifications.
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
15 May 2019
Close Date
12 June 2019
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