This competition is for a full-time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.
Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the Director, Policy and Communications directs overall corporate policy, planning, and communication for the Department. As a member of the Department’s senior management team, this position is responsible for developing and implementing departmental policies and programs that reflect and promote government philosophies and objectives.
The Department of Justice 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.
For more information about this position, please contact Amanda Ho, Director Human Resources at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org or (867) 667-8212
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.
- A degree in Law, Social Sciences, Business/Public Administration, Communications, or a related field,
- Ability to manage human and financial resources in a large multi-project environment;
- Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision and as part of a senior management team to ensure government and department goals and priorities are met;
- The ability to deal with the public (individuals and stakeholders), First Nations, other governments;
- Considerable experience in analyzing policies, suggesting options and making recommendations.
Candidates who have post-secondary coursework in the above-mentioned or related disciplines together with extensive experience in progressively senior supervisory and management positions in a field related to justice; experience in human and financial management; and experience in public policy analysis, development, and implementation will also be considered
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates will be assessed against Yukon Government’s Core Competency Framework with focus on the following key competencies:
- Influencing others
- Thinking strategically
- Leading change
- Client focus