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Director – Mineral Resources

Government of Yukon Full-Time  Anywhere 8 Jan 2019

Job Description

Director – Mineral Resources

Government of Yukon -> Energy, Mines & Resources – Mineral Management

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #13673

Salary: $113,490 – $155,775 per annum
Closing date: January 25, 2019

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 Mineral Resources Branch regulates exploration and mining activity under the Quartz Mining and Placer Mining Acts, with the goal of encouraging responsible development and a sustainable industry in Yukon. As Director of the Branch, you will play a key leadership role in making this happen.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, you will be responsible for directing, managing and evaluating Yukon’s overall approach and strategies for mineral development and management through the provision of direction, administration and implementation of departmental and individual mineral sector business and action plans. As Director of Mineral Resources, you will provide vital advice on, and facilitate the resolution of, issues impacting the mining industry, support the development of the mineral industry while protecting the environment and the public interest, and ensure that legislation is supportive of development and responsible management of mineral resources.

This position has four direct reports: Chief Mine Engineer; Manager, Mineral Planning & Development; Manager, Mining Lands; and Administrative Assistant.

This posting is for one full-time permanent position, working 75 hours biweekly.

For more information about this position, please contact: John Fox, Assistant Deputy Minister, Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources, at 867.667.5461 or at

Essential Qualifications

  • University degree in Engineering, Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Resource Management or a related field
  • Significant management experience in a government setting, leading and providing strategic advice, direction and recommendations on complex projects and initiatives involving First Nations and federal, provincial or territorial governments
  • Experience developing, implementing and evaluating legislation, regulations, strategic plans, programs and policies
  • Experience in consultation, collaborative problem-solving, facilitation and conflict resolution (preferably in the public sector)
  • Significant experience managing human and financial resources
  • Significant experience leading teams, coaching, mentoring and team-building
  • Working knowledge of mineral exploration and mining would be an asset
  • Working knowledge of the Yukon Government’s policy and legislative approval processes would be an asset
  • Working knowledge of Yukon First Nations Final and Self-Government Agreements, the Devolution Transfer Agreement and matters related to consultation and Aboriginal rights would be an asset.

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 will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standards set within the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework, available at

The competition will specifically focus on, but not limit itself to, the following competencies: Influencing Others; Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility; Developing People; Taking Action and Achieving Results; Leading Change and Innovation; and Thinking Strategically.

Job requirement: Candidates must have the ability to travel throughout Yukon, as required.

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.


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How to Apply

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