Communications Officer
Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, YT, CA Y1A 2C6
16d ago

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Job Summary and Requirements

This is a 6 month casual position, working 75 hours bi-weekly. Temporary assignments may be considered.

Community Services is working to build vibrant, healthy and sustainable Yukon communities. The department does this through the provision of a diverse range of services to Yukon communities.

We are committed to our core values! At Community Services we believe Respect is the foundation of our organization, Collaboration is achieved through inclusive approaches and sharing of diverse perspectives, Service Excellence is the standard for all our interactions, and Integrity is achieved through honest, committed and accountable public service.

The Wildland Fire Management branch contributes to protection of people, property and the development of sustainable, fire resilient Yukon communities and infrastructure.

This position is responsible for providing a full range of public relations, social marketing, and professional internal and external communications functions and services to the Wildland Fire Management Branch.

The candidate requires the ability to be strategic and tactical and is a person who can make things happen through their positive attitude and commitment to team work.

The position is responsible for both writing and leading the development of a range of products including speeches, news releases, strategies, publications and web content.

For more information about this position, please contact : Damien Burns, Director Wildland Fire Management at Damien.Burns gov.yk.ca.

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 post-secondary education in communications, journalism, or other related discipline;
  • Recent experience in communications planning including developing and delivering communications, marketing and promotional strategies;
  • Experience in providing strategic communications advice;
  • Recent experience in researching, writing and editing a broad range of communications products (e.g. news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, brochures, web and social media messaging etc.);
  • Recent experience dealing with media and organizing media events;
  • Experience working fire management may be considered an asset.
  • Candidates who have an equivalent combination of relevant coursework and considerable work experience in the field of communications will be equally considered.

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

    Candidates should have and may be assessed on :

    The ideal candidate will have knowledge of media relations, research techniques, and communications methods, strategies and planning.

    The candidate will have strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, be able to manage and produce high quality work within short deadlines and changing priorities, and will appropriately apply political acumen.

    Success in this role requires exceptional oral and written communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a team based environment, and skills with using a variety of computer applications and programs.

    Candidates must also have effective interpersonal skills, self-awareness, the ability to take responsibility for actions, and will have strong influence skills.

    23 April 2019

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