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Government of Yukon

Director - Transportation Planning

Canada-Yukon Territory-Whitehorse


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Director - Transportation Planning

Government of Yukon, Highways and Public Works – Transport Capital Planning

Leverage your management expertise and strategic insight as you build and lead the new Transportation Planning Branch

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition#: 3629

Salary: $93,828-128,857 per annum
Closing Date: January 12, 2017

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.

The Transportation Division of Highways & Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists, to name a few, and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

We require a strong communicator with strategic insight to build and lead the newly established Transportation Planning Branch, as well as coordinate transportation planning activities across the other four functional branches of the Transportation Division. Your initial mandate as Director will focus on developing transportation planning capacity at the branch and divisional levels, and growing the division’s transportation asset management program.

As the ideal candidate, you will embrace the opportunity, responsibility and accountability that come with this position. You will thrive as part of a team of transportation professionals using sound judgment to reach innovative solutions to challenges that arise in delivering a critical service throughout Yukon.

Essential Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Planning, Public Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Significant experience managing a large organization, including:
    • Strategic planning
    • Design and implementation of programs
    • Financial and asset management resources
    • Leading a diverse team of professionals.
  • Experience working in a transportation-related industry 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 assessed against Yukon Government’s Core Competency Framework. The competency model consists of the following eight competencies:

  • Taking Action and Achieving Results
  • Promoting Common Values and Ethics
  • Developing People
  • Demonstrating Client Focus
  • Modeling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility
  • Influencing Others
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Leading Change and Innovation.

Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence.

Job Requirements: Travel throughout Yukon and Canada.

For information about applying to a Highways and Public Works competition, contact Matthew Lackowicz, Acting Manager, HR, at

For more information about this job, contact Allan Nixon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Transportation, at

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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Posting Date: 14-Dec-2016Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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