Safety Advisor

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Safety Advisor

Government of Yukon -> Highways & Public Works – HPW TAB Security Program

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #28770

Salary: $73,295 – $84,937 per annum

Closing date: June 22, 2021

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.

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This posting is to fill two permanent positions, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department, with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints, and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways & Public Works builds and maintains transportation infrastructure, systems, and programs. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure safety for travelers and support economic growth within the territory. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists, and offer many exciting career opportunities.

Our people are your people.

In this position, you will be an authority for the Aviation Branch Safety Management System (SMS), and be responsible for ongoing development and administration of this program at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, four certified Community Airports and 25 aerodromes, to promote consistent and effective safety practices across the Aviation Branch. This position is the primary point of contact for Aviation stakeholders and air carriers for safety issues.

For information about applying on a Highways & Public Works competition, contact Kylie Townend, HR Consultant, at

For more information about this job, contact Chris Bradshaw, Superintendent, Safety & Security, at

Here is what we can offer YOU:

As an employer, the Government of Yukon offers a number of benefits, including:

Competitive extended health benefits package and pension plan.
Generous annual paid vacation and travel allowance subsidy.
Flexible work arrangement options.
Read here to learn why Yukon Government is listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
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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.

Experience conducting safety audits and risk assessments;
Experience conducting safety investigations, including root cause analysis;
Experience establishing and leading internal and inter-agency teams;
Experience developing and implementing mitigations for safety concerns;
Experience conducting quality assurance in an aviation environment would be an asset;
Experience implementing safety- related program changes in the Aviation industry would be an asset.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Developing and implementing safety mitigations
Responding to emergency events
Providing quality customer and client services
Strategy and approach to establishing teams
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Strong work ethic and working well under pressure
Working well independently and in a team environment
Using good judgment
Strong computer skills using and maintaining a variety of software and web- based programs
Practices surrounding performing quality assurance audits, investigations, risk assessments and root cause analysis

Conditions of Employment

Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence; Transport Canada Transportation Security Clearance (within 3 months); Restricted Radio Operator’s Licence (within 1 month); Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (within 1 month).

Job Requirements:

Working in adverse weather conditions.

About Yukon Government:

Having a meaningful professional life in one of Canada’s most stunning and unique natural and cultural regions – and plenty of exciting opportunities to develop and grow your career path, too – is what it means to be a part of the Yukon public service.

Yukon government employees have plenty of resources to develop their interests, further their careers and stay challenged and energized throughout the working day. We believe that the best way we can serve the people of Yukon is with an active and engaged public service workforce. Please see the following link:

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