Community Safety & Policing Coordinator

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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This is to fill one permanent, full-time position

The Department of Justice (DOJ) works 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 provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

Reporting to the Director of Public Safety and Investigations, the Community Safety and Policing Coordinator is responsible for developing community safety initiatives to prevent and reduce crime; to engage citizens and communities through territorial policing programming; and to foster integrated approaches that respond to key public safety issues. This position develops partnerships and works closely with other Government of Yukon Departments, the RCMP, Non Governmental Organizations and First Nation governments to implement community safety and policing programs.

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 Jeff Simons, Director of Public Safety and Investigations at or (867) 667-5868.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at or (867) 667-8692.

If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact: (867) 667-9453 or

Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system.

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.

  • Post-secondary degree in law, criminology, social sciences or a related field;
  • Experience in managing projects and initiatives; and
  • Experience working within the criminal justice system in a case management, investigations, or project implementation capacity, would be an asset.
Candidates who do not possess the required level of education, but possess a combination of education and considerable experience in all areas above, may be considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates may be assessed on:
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Ability to compose written communications to a high standard;
  • Ability to form and sustain effective working partnerships;
  • Project management skills; and
  • Knowledge of Yukon First Nations
Conditions of Employment:
  • Security clearance
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence
Job Requirements:
  • Periodic travel within and outside Yukon by car or plane
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
26 June 2020
Close Date
20 July 2020