STEP jobs

STEP jobs with the Department of Community Services, Government of Yukon

Corporate Registration Analyst

This position is responsible for assisting with the provision of a broad range of time-sensitive business and regulatory services; advising clients on reporting requirements for filing under corporate legislation; receiving and processing applications and notices pertaining to filing requirements of the numerous types of corporate entities to maintain an accurate corporate registry, which includes the provision of efficient counter and phone services to clients and the general public.  Attention to detail, memo writing, computer usage, and customer service are essential skills to being successful in this position. We serve a wide customer base, including individuals from law offices, corporations, government offices, volunteers and the general public. The incumbent will receive, review and process statements, notices, forms and annual filings to ensure the maintenance for an accurate corporate registry.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Administrative Law OR Business Administration

Conditions of employment:

Records and Information Management Technician

As a member of the Records and Information Management (R&IM)  team, the student will be a part of the implementation of records program that will include addressing and incorporating the paper and electronic records into a combined inventory listing for listing controls of current and past records held by a branch/unit within the department. The electronic information is stored in a variety of mediums, and each one will need to be reviewed, assessed and integrated into the inventory and records position applied.  The student will provide support to the department on all R&IM processes, including opening/closing records, storage/disposal of records, classifying information, determining what information is to be retained and where, and providing training to employees on access and privacy of information (ATIPP Act). The student will work independently, and as part of the team, on various projects related to rolling out the R&IM Program to Community Services. Project may include on-site work with clients, drafting procedures guide, creating educational tools for creating R&IM awareness, and creating inventories.

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Record Management or Library

Conditions of employment:
Ability to lift 24 pound boxes

Project Coordinator

This position will give the STEP student first-hand experience in public sector infrastructure development while being mentored by Project Managers. The student will coordinate RFPs and tenders, liaise with consultants and contractors, attend project meetings, perform administrative office duties, prepare professional and technical communications, perform site visits, and review designs. The student will gain experience in all aspects of project delivery.  This position will require excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively alone or in a team environment. The student must be able to produce high quality work, meet critical deadlines and use tact and diplomacy when dealing with contractors and the general public. The ability to use software programs such as MS Word and Excel effectively are necessary to create professional documents.  The student must comply with Safe Work Procedures and wear PPE at all times when required.
Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Engineering OR Geotechnical Trades OR Construction Management

Conditions of employment:
Drivers Licence, travel, First Aid/CPR. Safety training and gear will be provided.

Property Taxation Assistant

The Property Taxation Assistant (PTA) will work closely with the Property Tax Administrator during the property taxation cycle. The cycle begins when tax notices are mailed, includes various financial transactions as they occur, then ends with the collection of past due accounts in the lien process. The PTA also ensures that legislation, regulations, policies and procedures are followed. This position will provide a high level of customer service, assisting clients at the front counter, as well as receiving their payments. Additional responsibilities include reconciling and entering online payments into the tax system, running reports and preparing cash blotters. The Taxation Assistant will also be exposed to the Yukon Home Owner Grant program and prepare journal entries for homeowner grants, as well as reconciling homeowner grant claims for municipalities and process cheque requisitions for accounts payable. This position will also assist with the collection procedures for overdue property tax accounts and general administrative support where required.

Field of study:
Completion of first-year or higher in Business Administration OR Commerce OR Accounting

Conditions of employment:


Summer Program Assistant

The Summer Program Assistant will assist in preparing and presenting a variety of library programs at the Whitehorse Public Library and Community Libraries.  Tasks include program planning, advertising, delivery and evaluation.  The student is responsible for the direction and supervision of children participating in the program, organizing related resources (supplies, equipment, etc.), researching, planning and presenting program in the meeting rooms at the Whitehorse Public Library and other potential venues.  The Assistant will also be required to evaluate the success of the programming on a day to day basis and make changes where necessary, respond to inquiries from the public and provide feedback to the supervisor upon the completion of the programming.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Education OR Arts OR Social Sciences

Conditions of employment:
Shiftwork/weekends, travel

Assistant Fire Information Officer

Reporting to the Fire Information Officer, the Assistant Fire Information Officer works as part of the Fire Planning and Science team to capture and disseminate Territorial flood and fire management information. Day-to-day activities include creating and distributing the territorial fire bulletin and activity report, updating the wildfire information line and social media channels, and responding to requests from the media. In periods of Elevated fire danger this position may be required to assist fire operations. This includes supporting the information needs of large wildland fires, flying in small aircraft and assisting with the redistribution of resources as needed. And periods of low fire danger the position is responsible for the creation of a monthly newsletter, including graphic design and layout, and may assist with FireSmart and other Wildland Fire Risk Management initiatives.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Communications or Journalism or Multimedia

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shift work/weekend

Regional Fire Centre Dispatcher (Dawson)

The Regional Fire Centre Dispatcher is employed at the Dawson Regional Fire Centre. The dispatcher provides the communication link between the regional duty officer and wildland fire management operations and support staff in the response to and management of wild fire incidents. The dispatcher is responsible for all radio transmissions, receiving and responding to incoming calls, public and agency fire reports, employee safety check-ins; aircraft flight following and automated flight watch monitoring. The dispatcher operates a variety of communication equipment (computers, facsimile, telephone, AM/FM radios) as well as providing general office support to the duty room (keyboarding, email, photocopying, filing and faxing). The dispatcher may be assigned to support incident management teams and other fire centres within Yukon in a radio operator role during ongoing fire incidents. The incumbent may also be required to perform the function of aerial observer. This requires travel in a small aircraft.

This position is located in Dawson City and accommodations are not provided.

This position is preferenced to:
• persons of Yukon First Nations ancestry
• persons of Aboriginal ancestry

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Business Administration OR Renewable Resources OR Emergency Management

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shiftwork/weekends. The incumbent must possess or be willing to obtain Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A) within two weeks of hire.

Safety and Training Assistant

This position is responsible for two important roles within the Air Operations/Safety and Training portfolio of Wildland Fire Management. The first is providing administrative support to the Safety Training Manager. This includes verification, entering in maintaining staff training records in the Learning Management System. Assisting in development and delivery of a wide range of annual staff training. This position will also be responsible for duties within the Air Operations Unit; communicating and dispatching air tankers at the tanker base. This includes answering phones, operating an AM/FM radio for communications with aircraft, operating computerized tracking system and maintaining a radio log. The incumbent may also be required to perform the function of Aerial Observer. This requires travelling in small aircraft reporting new wildland fires in mapping current fires.

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Business Administration or Renewable Resources or Aviation

Conditions of employment: 
Driver’s license, travel, shift work/weekends. The incumbent must possess or be willing to obtain a Restricted Land/Air Radio Operators License.

Wildland Fire Mapping and FireSmart Technician

The Wildland Fire Mapping and FireSmart Technician works as part of the Fire Science and Planning team to develop operational fire management maps and documentation of Yukon fire hazard abatement projects. As a Fire Mapper, this position may be required to fly in small aircraft and be on standby as fire danger conditions warrant. The documentation of fuel treatments involves travelling to communities across the territory to collect and enter data into the new FireSmart database. Other tasks may include working on the Values at Risk database, assisting with Wildand Fire Risk Management initiatives and preparing FireSmart maps for technical review.

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in GIS OR Environmental Studies OR Resource Management

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shiftwork/weekends

Contact - Employment Programs Officer

Department of Education
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5927
Fax:  867-667-8555

Visit our office in the Education building at 1000 Lewes Blvd., Whitehorse, Yukon

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