Current Postings


Land and Resource Planner

Government of Yukon -> Energy, Mines & Resources – Community Land Planning

Location: Whitehorse, YT
Requisition: #43102
Salary: $85,241 - $98,915 per annum
Closing date: June 1, 2023

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

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This is a full-time, permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

The Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is committed to achieving high standards of service. We embrace teamwork, innovation, creativity and problem-solving to achieve our goals and those of our clients. The Land Planning Branch collaborates with First Nations, Yukon communities and other government agencies to manage land use in a sustainable and orderly way.

The Land and Resource Planner is a key position in the Land Planning Branch. We are looking for a strategic thinker with exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to continued professional growth to join our team. The position involves responsibility for leading and coordinating regional and community land use planning and zoning initiatives throughout the territory.

This work includes collaborating with First Nations, communities and committees to prepare and present land use plans, zoning and agreements; leading public consultations; conducting policy and planning research, including analyzing complex land use planning and resource issues; preparing and presenting options and recommendations for senior management; working with other branches and departments to ensure the Government of Yukon issues and interests are addressed in land and resource planning. The position also involves participating in the development and maintenance of a legislative, regulatory and policy framework which governs land use and orderly development in the Yukon.

For more information about this position, please contact: Krysti Horton at 867-332-5401 or or Mike Ellis at 867-456-3853 or 

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Marni Delaurier at

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your application clearly demonstrating how you meet the following education and qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application. It is recommended that you review our 'how to apply' page before applying; please see here < >

  • Degree in community planning, regional planning, resource planning, rural planning and development, environmental planning, geography or a related planning field from a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
  • Experience managing land planning projects such as local area plans, regional land use plans, or plans of a similar scope and complexity.
  • Experience collaborating with First Nation governments on the implementation of First Nation Final Agreements and Self-Government Agreements.
  • Experience leading consultations and working with the public, municipalities and/or communities.
  • Experience in the application of Canadian planning and zoning law.

Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
In addition to the essential qualifications listed above, candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills that contribute to a positive work environment, consensus building and facilitating effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy and balance political, community and stakeholder interests.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen effectively and present ideas and information clearly and concisely to different audiences.
  • Strategic thinking and research skills with the ability to gather and analyze information, develop plans and policies, and review and evaluate options and implications.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and the ability to produce high-quality, detail-oriented work.
  • Ability to show initiative and work independently and as part of a team to identify and address opportunities and roadblocks so that goals can be accomplished.
  • Ability to prioritize work to respond to numerous, diverse challenges and demands.
  • The ability to work with spatial information is an asset.

Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence.

Job Requirement: Willingness to travel; eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Additional Information

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