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STEP jobs with the departments of Justice and Energy, Mines and Resources - Government of Yukon

Justice

STEP-18046-G
Yukon Courts’ Summer Student

The Yukon Court Summer Student will primarily contact work on Access to Justice project for the Supreme and Territorial Court under the direction of the Court Legal Officer. Projects will include collecting feedback about the simplified family law form is now being piloted, assembling resources for self-represented litigants in small claims and Family Court, and creating information resources for court users, including PowerPoint presentations, flyers and template document. In addition, the student may be called on to assist the Legal Officer with substantial legal questions that arise from the judiciary in the course of the day today court business as well as assist with research with respect to court policy initiatives.

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

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Law or Paralegal or Northern Justice and Criminology

Conditions of employment:
Security check

 

STEP-18047-G
Student Probation Officer

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 with opportunities for healing. The student probation officer will prepare reports for the court, act as an agent of change in case managing and rehabilitation of offenders. The position undertakes tasks germane to correctional best practises such as: facilitating evidence-based programming, undertaking validated risk assessments, motivating offenders, making referrals to other agencies to address offenders’ criminal behavior.

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

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Criminology OR Social Work OR Psychology

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, security check, TB testing


STEP-18048-G
Student Victim Services Worker

This position supports Victim Services staff in providing victims of crime with support, information, counseling, appropriate referrals and linkages and assistance to advocate on their own behalf. The position works in conjunction with the RCMP and within the Criminal Justice System to provide specific services to victims and witnesses in order to enhance client safety, minimize potential negative impacts of crises and support them through the criminal justice system. This position includes attending court, documenting court outcomes, assisting workers with special projects through research/collating information. This position is based in Whitehorse and may require some travel to Yukon communities to provide victim services.

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

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Social Work OR Criminology OR Psychology

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, security check


 

Energy, Mines and Resources

STEP-18013-G
Agriculture Research Student

The Agriculture Research Assistant will primarily assist in the research undertaken by the Agriculture Branch. This will include assisting with experimental design, maintaining field sites and the collection of data. This position will operate a range of field and data collection equipment including data loggers, ATVs and water pumps. Most of the work will occur near Whitehorse with daily trips to the research sites. Office work will involve researching various agriculture related topics, inputting field data and assisting with a range of programs and events.  The Agriculture Research Assistant will also play a critical role working in the field with the Grazing Management Coordinator, Agriculture Land Resources Officer, and the Development Officer assisting with the collection of relevant data and soils information. This will take the student into the backcountry of the Yukon so they must be in good condition, capable of walking for a full day through variable terrain.

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Agriculture OR Environmental Studies OR Geography

Conditions of employment:
Drivers Licence, travel, must be ok with physical work, getting dirty, capable of lifting 50 lbs and comfortable working outside in remote conditions


STEP-18014-G
Energy Monitoring Intern

The Government of Yukon - Energy Branch has an opportunity for an independent and detail oriented student to help develop and maintain its energy monitoring projects. This person will be responsible for documenting and developing protocols for managing a variety of remote monitoring projects in Whitehorse and surrounding communities.  Analysis of physical and digital historical data collected via these systems and program records will help provide deeper insight into the Good Energy incentive program and Yukon energy projects in general. This position is located in Whitehorse at the Energy Solutions Centre but may involve occasionally day trips to offsite locations. Past experience with data management (Microsoft Excel/Access), electronics and instrumentation would be an asset.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Engineering or Computer Science or Science

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel


STEP-18015-G
Assistant Forest Technician

Working with the Forest Management branch, the STEP student will assist the Forest Management branch programs with fieldwork (tree measurements and re-measuring permanent sample plots, timber planning and layout, forest health, research (plots), etc.) and office work (data entry, report writing, mapping planning, etc.).  With this position, there will be an emphasis on fieldwork. Travel to remote locations outside of Whitehorse with some overnight stays, as well as fieldwork near Whitehorse (day trips) are required.This position will spend time at the Gunnar Nilsson Mickey Lammers Research Forest, located 15 minutes north of Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. Duties at the research forest will include: conducting field trips to school children and the public, general maintenance around infrastructure in trails, assistance with the annual open house, plot measurement, trail building.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Forestry OR Natural Resources OR Renewable Resources

Condition of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shiftwork/weekends, first aid/CPR

Contact - Employment Programs Officer

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

Phone: 867-667-5927
Fax:  867-667-8555
Email: terilee.huff@gov.yk.ca

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

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