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STEP jobs with the Department of Environment, Government of Yukon

STEP-18016-G
Climate Change Outreach Assistant

Reporting to the Director, the Climate Change Outreach Assistant will assist in: coordinating logistics, preparing information, and occasional presentations for meetings and workshops (venue, hospitality service, invitations, agenda, activities, follow up, reporting, etc.) for adults and youth focused events (forums, workshops, meetings, etc.).  For example, “Youth Conversations“ an information exchange event where the student will design and create an informative and welcoming event where territorial youth can learn about the Yukon governments work in the climate change field; researching and writing fact sheets and background briefings on climate change related issues to inform the ongoing work of the Secretariat; planning and delivering public outreach and communication activities/exercises related to climate change.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Environmental Studies or Communications or Environmental Education

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel


STEP-18017-G
Environmental Assessment Assistant

In support of Environmental Assessment Analysts, provide technical support and preliminary reviews of development project proposals as submitted for assessment to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board, and for permitting to the Yukon Water Board. Use of online mapping tools and databases to identify overlaps between project components and fish/wildlife/habitat/water values the Department of Environment is mandated to manage/protect on behalf of all Yukon citizens. Identification of potential project effects related to development projects and potential medications. Participate in proposed project site orientations. Interact with a variety of environmental assessment practitioners. Prepare briefing/summary documents which contribute to the Department of Environments input into environmental assessment process. Summarize and report on information related to effectiveness of mitigations measures from assessment comments to implementation.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Environmental Studies or Biology

Conditions of employment:
Travel

 

STEP-18018-G
Assistant Wildlife Technician

In this position the student will work with Yukon Government's Senior Wildlife Biologist to carry out various wildlife inventory, monitoring, and research projects in the territory. Duties will include a mix of work in the field and the lab. Field duties may involve work in remote settings capturing, tracking, or monitoring various wildlife species. Lab work will include procuring and processing biological samples, or working on data sets in Excel or a GIS to enter or extract biological data for management purposes. The student will work in a team-based environment that often includes other government biologists and technicians, university professors and graduate students and First Nations staff. Representative projects the student may work on include: 1) capture of various smaller mammals, 2) radio-telemetry, 3) monitoring wildlife with camera traps and other remote sensing instruments, 4) non-invasive surveys of wildlife or their signs, 5) assisting in necropsies of carcasses, and 6) entering and mapping wildlife data in a computer. The focus will be on terrestrial vertebrate species (mostly mammals) and their habitats.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Biology OR Natural Resources OR Environmental Science

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel


STEP-18019-G
Fisheries Research Assistant

The focus of this position will be on the collection, analysis and reporting of data pertaining to freshwater fisheries monitoring, assessment and management. The student will assist in carrying out stock assessments of lake trout, arctic grayling and burbot populations across Yukon, and the subsequent analyses and reporting of these data. The student will collect habitat data in support of fisheries assessments and adaptive management of placer mining, conduct angler harvest surveys, and assist in delivering fisheries related educational content to the public.  The student will provide support for day-to-day fisheries program activities, through maintenance of field gear, data entry and database maintenance, preparation of biological samples and other laboratory, office and field assistance. This position includes work that is physically demanding, in remote areas, in inclement weather conditions, and may include travel in boats, aircraft and ATVs.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Fisheries OR Wildlife Biology OR Natural Resource Management

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

 

STEP-18020-G
Habitat & Ecological Monitoring Technician

The student will have the opportunity to work on a variety of wildlife studies both in the field and in the Whitehorse office. Some fieldwork will be a remote camp settings, or their communities and fieldwork will occur in both upland and wetland environments. Work will include wildlife habitat assessments, ecological land classification, climate change monitoring, wetland assessments and ecological monitoring of Alpine and wetland habitat and the boreal forest. Wildlife key areas are raptors, sharp tailed grouse and mineral licks will be investigated. Plant collection, identification and processing will be done for the Yukon‘s Herbarium.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Biology or Natural Resource Management or Natural Science

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, first aid. The department will provide first aid training as well as any other job related requirements (Bear safety, helicopter safety, ATV training, wilderness safety)


STEP-18021-G
Wildlife Interpretation Field Assistant

This position is responsible for promoting and hosting events for the Wild Discoveries interpretive series including updating calendars, distributing posters, and communicating with public. Events are hosted throughout the territory often involving overnight travel. This person is also responsible for developing and delivering children’s programs to the public and to school kids. Working with the Wildlife Viewing Program requires creativity, and outgoing personality, and a strong desire to work with the public and providing educational opportunities. This position also assist Department of Environment biologists working in the field monitoring wildlife populations in habitat. Under the direction of a project lead, this position will contact wildlife studies such as bat banding, bird count, vegetation assessments, camera trapping, and small mammal studies. Such work involves recording accurate data, developing spreadsheets, and computer work with databases.

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Education or Wildlife Studies or Environmental Studies

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shift work/weekend, first aid/CPR, heavy lifting. Student will be provided with 4 x 4 training and ATV training.


STEP-18022-G
Junior Policy Analyst

The Policy and Land Claims unit provide strategic advice and policy support to help the Department of Environment achieve its vision.  During this assignment, you will work with a team of Policy Analyst professionals to address departmental priorities related to protected areas, water management, environmental programs, enforcement, fisheries, wildlife, and climate change. You will conduct complex research, analyze and evaluate policies, legislation and regulation and make recommendations. You will work closely with program and communication staff to develop and draft policy documents (briefing note, case works, reports, studies, position papers, Cabinet and Management Board Submissions, and correspondence).  Depending on the project at hand, you will also correspond with other government staff (Yukon government, First Nations and municipalities) and field experts.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Public Administration or Political Science or Environmental Science

Conditions of employment:
Travel


STEP-18023-G
Water Resources Research and Field Assistant

The Water Resources Research and Field Assistant will be responsible for working as part of a team to manage and monitor water in Yukon. This position will be exposed to water management field and office work with in the Water Resources Branch, in the disciplines of hydrology, water quality, hydrogeology, research and policy. This position will be responsible for assisting with hydrology, water quality and hydrogeology fieldwork. This will include conducting flow discharge measurements and water level surveys in support of hydrometric gauging station operations, collecting surface water samples during site audits and for baseline and trend analysis sampling, and ground water quantity and quality sampling for research, baseline and long-term objectives.  Upon return from the field, this position will assist with lab work, data entry, analysis and reporting. This position will also support the implementation of the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan by assisting on the advancement of select action items.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Environmental Science or Geography or Engineering

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, heavy lifting. The position may require steel toe boots and chest waders.


STEP-18024-G
Assistant Park Interpreter (Tombstone)

The Assistant Park Interpreter will be responsible for working closely with the team of interpretive staff to provide information and delivery of interpretive services to visitors to the park. This includes the development of topic specific interpretive programs that provide up-to-date information and educate and raise awareness of key park values. The successful candidate will also be assisting and responding to public inquiries regarding the park environment such as plants, wildlife, geology, appropriate use of the facilities, human wildlife encounters and park regulations. Admin duties will include issuing permits, collecting and recording wildlife sightings, visitor statistics and feedback to ensure safety and quality of experience for visitors and preservation of the environment. The Assistant will assist in the collection of images and data to support research and promotion initiatives and this may require accompanying a park ranger or other professional in the field. They will be expected to respond to emergency situations where appropriate.

This position is located at the Tombstone Territorial Park, near Dawson City, Yukon. Accommodation is provided in basic cabin with shared kitchen cabin facilities and outhouse.

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

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Natural Sciences OR Education OR Natural Resource Management

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


STEP-18025-G
Assistant Park Officer

Do you have a passion for Yukon Environment? Yukon Parks is seeking a motivated and friendly individual to join our Park Officer team. The position will assist with patrols of Parks and campgrounds for compliance monitoring and enforcement by applying and enforcing provisions of relevant legislations. You will respond to and assist in resolving public complaints/occurrences regarding activities on park land by taking appropriate action. Resolving conflicts with Park users is part of the duties. You will deliver current information and educational materials to the public and educate users to proper use and care of parks and safety methods for enjoying the outdoors safely (i.e. bear awareness). You will assist with performing random compliance checks, complete required reports and if required, testify in court. Sell camping permit and perform cash transaction. And very importantly, you will help protect Park resources, engage and be part of the Park Officer team and ensure Public Safety in taking appropriate actions (ie. notification to staff, assist with animal/wildlife etc.)

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 Natural Resource Management or Conservation/Law enforcement or Environmental Science

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license with clean drivers abstract, travel, shift work/weekends, security check, first aid/CPR, heavy lifting


STEP-18026-G
Office Assistant (Dawson)

Join the office team that supports the magic of Yukon Parks! You will work with Yukon Park Branch staff on a variety of office and administrative tasks, and respond to inquiries from the public. Tasks will include data entry, cash counting and handling inquiries from the public in person, by telephone, and by email.

This position is located in Dawson 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

Conditions of employment:
Travel


STEP-18057-G
Communications and Outreach Assistant

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will join an engaging and interactive team of professionals in their work to promote environmental stewardship, create awareness of the habitat and species we live with, and inspire responsible interactions with our shared, natural world.  This position offers highly rewarding hands on experience in public outreach and social marketing as well as the opportunity to develop your portfolio and product development and social media management. In addition, daily activities will offer exposure to public relations and project management. Help lead social conversations and environmental education about some of the world’s most inspiring ecosystems, animal species and environmental landscapes.

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

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Capital public Relations or Marketing or Environmental Education

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


STEP-18058-G
Environmental Programs Assistant

Working under the supervision of Environmental Programs Branch staff, this position will assist in the delivery of programs and regulations under Yukon Environment Act in the areas of waste management, recycling and contamination of air, soil and water. Tasks may include: research and policies, program and regulations, writing memos in briefing materials, analyzing soil, water or air data and providing recommendations for decision-making. This position may involve some site visits around Whitehorse or other Yukon communities.

Field of study:
Completion of second year or higher in Environmental Science or Chemistry or Engineering

Conditions of employment:
Travel


STEP-18059-G
Fish and Wildlife Technician, Southern Lakes

The student technician contributes to fish and wildlife management by helping organize and conduct surveys, conducting site or habitat assessments, compiling and analyzing data, and otherwise providing technical support to the program.

Field of study:
Completion of third year or higher in Biological Sciences or Natural Resource Management

Conditions of employment:
Driver’s license, travel, shift work/weekends, first aid/CPR, heavy lifting


STEP-18060-G
Office Assistant (Whitehorse)

Join the office team that supports the magic of Yukon Parks! You will work with Yukon Park Branch staff on a variety of office and administrative tasks, and respond to inquiries from the public. Task will include data entry, cash accounting and handling inquiries from the public in person, by telephone, and by email.

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

Conditions of employment:
Travel


STEP-18061-G
Assistant Park Interpreter

The Assistant Park Interpreter will be responsible for working closely with the team of interpretive staff to provide information and delivery of interpretive services to visitors to the park. This includes the development of topic specific interpretive programs that provide up-to-date information and educate and raise awareness of key park values. The successful candidate will also be assisting and responding to public inquiries regarding the park environment such as plants, wildlife, geology, appropriate use of the facilities, human wildlife encounters and park regulations. Admin duties will include issuing permits, collecting and recording wildlife sightings, visitor statistics and feedback to ensure safety and quality of experience for visitors and preservation of the environment. The Assistant will assist in the collection of images and data to support research and promotion initiatives and this may require accompanying a park ranger or other professional in the field. They will be expected to respond to emergency situations where appropriate.

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

Field of study:
Completion of first year or higher in Natural Sciences OR Education OR Natural Resource Management

Conditions 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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