Job Position: Program Technician – Habitat
Company: Government of Yukon
Expected salary: $81258 – 94165 per year
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Program Technician – Habitat Job Details:
Program Technician, Habitat
Please note, this is a term posting for 2 years.
As trusted environmental stewards, Department of Environment professionals are committed to a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Yukon. Our people are dedicated to keeping the air, land and water clean, the responsible management of wildlife and fostering opportunities to connect with nature. We enrich governance through building our relationships with Yukon First Nation and transboundary Indigenous partners and through the application of both science and traditional knowledge in our decision-making.
The Program Technician plays a key role in support the branch’s work on understanding and managing wildlife habitats, species at risk and biodiversity. The Program Technician supports project design, managing program data and databases, writing and reviewing technical reports, and more generally – providing their skillfulness to the Habitat program. The Program Technician will work primarily on plant inventory and will assist with the identification, collection, and management of plant inventory data for the Yukon. It’s no surprise then that the Program Technicians job is as diverse and demanding as it is fulfilling. A tremendous amount of responsibility and trust is vested in each member of the Branch. It is a career filled with challenges and opportunities – every day you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the management of wildlife, and building positive relationships with public, partners and stakeholders
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For more information about this position, please contact: Tyler Kuhn, Senior Biologist, Habitat at or call (867) 667-3538.
If this position interests you, please submit your application clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your application. As part of the application process, you may be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to assist the screening panel in their assessment.
- A degree or diploma in biology, environmental sciences, or natural resources conservation/management
- Experience planning and implementing field-monitoring, survey, or mapping programs related to vegetation or wildlife habitat (Employer experience is preferable)
- Experience identifying vegetation (Knowledge of Yukon species is preferable)
- Experience collecting and managing biological and spatial data
- Experience in using GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS, R-spatial, Google Earth Engine, etc.) to manage, analyze, visualize or interpret spatial information
Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
- Strong working knowledge of fish, wildlife, and habitat management, preferably in a co-management environment
- Ability to follow appropriate field protocols for data and sample collection and compilation
- Initiative and effective project management skills
- Ability to manage changing priorities and problem solve
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders
- Ability to contribute positively to team operations and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to interpret and communicate study results and biological concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Strong oral and written communication skills
Conditions of Employment: Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent) and Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification within 6 months of hire.
Job Requirements: Lifting of heavy objects, travel within Yukon by various modes of transportation including truck, aircraft (fixed-wing and helicopter), boat, 4×4 and/or ATV, sometimes in difficult and remote field situations and in adverse weather conditions. Evenings and weekend work may be required.
- Please do not include a cover letter. It will not be reviewed.
- Please keep your CV to maximum of 1000 words (Please include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
Why joining us is a great idea:
- Yukon government has been recognized as a Top
. * We offer comprehensive benefits
- We support balancing personal and professional needs through learning and developmental opportunities, and flexible work and leave options.
- We offer a federal pension plan
- We offer remote community allowances
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