Government of Yukon

  • Yukon Territory, Canada

3 job(s) at Government of Yukon

Government of Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Jan 04, 2021
Full time
This is to fill one full-time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly. The Department of Justice (DOJ) 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 Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners. The principles that guide are: Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future , by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation. Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work. Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism. Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment. Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do. This position provides a full range of executive, financial and legal administrative assistance to the Director, Regulatory Services and Legal Counsel for Regulatory Services ensuring effective coordination of the activities of the Division, optimum time utilization, and a reasonable and responsive work schedule; directs the day-to-day administrative activities of the office to ensure effective use of resources; and performs other related duties. This position also provides administrative support to program areas of the branch and will occasionally act as the Administrator for the Yukon Review Board and Public Utility Board.     For more information about this position, please contact Michele McDonnell, Director Regulatory Services at Michele.McDonnell@gov.yk.ca For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at (867) 332-5644 or Silvia.Richards@gov.yk.ca If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact: 867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@gov.yk.ca Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system. Government of Yukon does not sponsor foreign workers for employment in Canada and does not participate in the federal nominee programs. Currently candidates who have the legal right to live and work in Canada in place at the time of the job posting are eligible for consideration on our employment opportunities.     Essential Qualifications Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. Completion of an Office Administration program; a Legal Administration certificate is preferred; Extensive experience providing senior level executive and administrative support; Experience working with legal and/or court processes; Experience providing financial administration (processing invoices, and creating and reconciling budget reports) and financial management systems; Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.     Desired knowledge, skills & suitability Candidate should have and may be assessed on their:     High-level of organizational skills and attention to detail Self-motivation, ability to work independently and take initiative Professionalism, including tact and diplomacy Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to a team environment Ability to take direction from multiple sources and work with competing deadlines Analytical and problem-solving skills
Government of Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Dec 04, 2020
Full time
Department Government of Yukon -> Justice - Litigation Group Location Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary) Job Type Permanent End Date   Full/Part Time Full-time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Classification LE03 Salary $118,147.00 - $158,036.00 Union MGT Days Off Saturday/Sunday Travel 10% Admissibility Open to all Candidates, Preference - Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, Preference - Yukon First Nations ancestry This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit www.yukon.ca/hiring-preference .   Job Summary and Requirements This is to fill one permanent, full-time position Litigation Group Salary will commensurate with education and experience: LE03 - $118,147 to $158,036 per annum The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work.  We provide supportive and dynamic work environments comprising teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners. The Department of Justice is recruiting a senior Litigator to provide legal representation for and legal advice to the Government of Yukon.  Duties include representing the Government of Yukon in civil litigation and administrative law matters. Litigators must have the highest written and oral language proficiency and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues in order to provide exceptional legal advice. A client-service orientation, as well as an understanding of the role of Litigators, is essential.     The principles that guide are: Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future , by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation. Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work. Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism. Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment. Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.   For more information about this position, please contact David Christie, Managing Counsel, Litigation Group, at (867) 667-8056 or David.Christie@gov.yk.ca  .         For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at (867) 667-8692 or Silvia.Richards@gov.yk.ca  .     If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact:  867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@gov.yk.ca  . Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system. Government of Yukon does not sponsor foreign workers for employment in Canada and does not participate in the federal nominee programs. Currently candidates who have the legal right to live and work in Canada in place at the time of the job posting are eligible for consideration on our employment opportunities.   Essential Qualifications  Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based on the information you provide in your resume. •    Experience in the practice of law – including significant experience Civil Litigation and Administrative Law •    Experience working collaboratively in a legal environment •    Experience analyzing legal issues and proposing solutions •    Demonstrated leadership skills  Preference will be for those with senior level experience; however, those with a junior level of experience may be considered.   Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability We are looking for a skilled lawyer to provide legal advice, often on short notice.  The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, written and oral communication skills.  In addition, they will be able to provide legal education to clients and will have the ability to work independently. Strong analytical, problem-solving, collaborative and written and oral communication skills are required for this position, as well as the ability to provide mentorship and constructive feedback to colleagues.  Additional Information   Condition of Employment: •    Current member in good standing of the Law Society of Yukon or be currently eligible for admission in the Law Society of Yukon .Job Requirement(s): •    Occasional Travel in and out-of-territory is required •    Evenings and weekend work is sometimes required   Eligibility List 12 months Post Date 3 December 2020 Close Date 17 December 2020 Job Description Litigation Lawyer JD
Government of Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Jun 25, 2020
Full time
Department Government of Yukon -> Justice - Legal Counsel English Location Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary) Job Type Permanent End Date   Full/Part Time Full-time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Classification LE03 Salary $118,147.00 - $158,036.00 Union MGT Days Off Saturday/Sunday Travel 10% Admissibility Open to all Candidates Job Summary and Requirements This is to fill one permanent, full-time position Chief Legislative Counsel Legal Services Branch Department of Justice Salary will commensurate with education and experience: LE03 - $118,147 to $158,036 per annum, plus 7% Practice Head Allowance The Department of Justice (DOJ) works 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 Department provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners. The Department of Justice’s Legislative Counsel Office (LCO) provides impartial, high-quality legislative drafting services in both English and French to the government, as well as related legal advice. The Chief Legislative Counsel coordinates and oversees the LCO’s work, and is responsible for the preparation, revision, consolidation and (with the Queen’s Printer) publication of Yukon legislation and the processing and recording of statutory instruments. As the senior legislative drafter the Chief Legislative Counsel also has the opportunity both to carry out directly some of the LCO’s core drafting work and to mentor less experienced drafters.  Yukon has broad province-like responsibilities which, combined with the implementation of First Nations Final and Self-Government Agreements, create an exciting and challenging legal environment. Yukon's Chief Legislative Counsel can enjoy a fulfilling career, working as part of a creative and dedicated team and at the same time benefit from an unsurpassed natural environment within minutes of a culturally and socially vibrant capital city. The principles that guide are: Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future , by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation. Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work. Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism. Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment. Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.   For more information about this position, please contact Mark Pindera, ADM Legal Services at Mark.Pindera@gov.yk.ca or (867) 667-3469. For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at Silvia.Richards@gov.yk.ca or (867) 667-8692. If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact:  (867) 667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@gov.yk.ca Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system.  Essential Qualifications Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. •    Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Yukon or eligibility for admission to the Law Society of Yukon.  •    Management experience in the public sector or in another relevant setting. •    Demonstrated experience working with complex legislation as a lawyer.  •    Fully proficient English language skills (speaking, writing, and reading).  •    Significant senior level legislative drafting experience is strongly preferred; consideration will be given to other relevant experience and/or academic training.    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability Candidates should possess and will be assessed on the following skills and leadership competencies: •    Solid understanding of the workings of government and legislative processes.  •    Broad knowledge of statute law and common law, and the principles of interpretation of legislation.  •    Strong research skills and the ability to become quickly acquainted with and understand complex legislation.  •    Modeling interpersonal skills and personal responsibility. •    Developing people. •    Influencing others. •    Thinking strategically. •    Taking action and achieving results. •    Leading change and innovation. •    Demonstrating client focus. •    Promoting common values and ethics. •    Ability to perform under time pressure and consequence of error.   Additional Information Job Requirements: This position requires some evening and weekend work, and some travel within and outside of the Yukon. Eligibility List None Post Date 25 June 2020 Close Date 16 July 2020 Job Description Chief Legislative Counsel JD