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Yukon Land Use Planning Council / Dawson Regional Planning Commission

Dawson Senior Land Use Planner

Employer/Organization: Yukon Land Use Planning Council / Dawson Regional Planning Commission

Closing: June 7th 2023 5:00 PM PST


Join the Yukon’s planning dream team.

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our small and dynamic team.

We offer travel opportunities, good pay, comfortable office space, flexible work arrangements, and the ability to contribute to upholding important Umbrella Final Agreement processes and fostering a sustainable future for the Yukon.

Call to action: Don’t miss out on this chance to work in incomparable Dawson City, Yukon, a place where cultural history, nature and opportunity converge.

Are you?

  • Motivated to get things done and make a difference?
  • Interested in being more in touch with the land and water?
  • Looking for a place where your ideas are respected and your talent is nurtured?
  • A collaborator that can work with others to find solutions to complex challenges?
  • A strategic thinker that can see the big picture?
  • A planner that is looking for a new opportunity?


The Yukon Land Use Planning Council is seeking a motivated and action-oriented team member to lead the Dawson Regional Planning Commission in the production of a Final Recommended Plan, as directed.

This position will provide the successful applicant with valuable experience working in regional land use planning, with a dynamic volunteer commission and supported by a small and professional team at Yukon Land Use Planning Council, with the opportunity for regular travel between Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon.

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has developed a Recommended Plan for the Dawson region and are ready to move on to the final stages of planning. This is an exciting time join our team and be part of the plan approval process.

The Senior Land Use Planner will:

  • Spearhead the development of a Final Recommended Plan, as directed, for the Dawson Region;
  • Evaluate proposed development projects in the region and provide recommendations for alignment with the Recommended Plan through the YESAB process; and
  • Prepare to support implementation of an approved plan for the region.


For more information about this position, including a job description and statement of qualifications, contact Tim Sellars, Director of Yukon Land Use Planning Council at: or by phone at (867) 667-7397 ext. 1.

Term Position: June 15, 2023 - March 31, 2024 (with likely extension)

Annual Salary: $91,860 - $110,233

Location: Dawson City preferred. Whitehorse as an alternative (with frequent travel opportunities)

Please submit your cover letter and resumé no later than 5:00 pm, June 7, 2023 to

As other positions become available, applicants will also be considered for future positions within the Dawson Regional Planning Commission and Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

We support the intent of Article 22.4 of the Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement. Accordingly, we seek to hire members of Yukon First Nations, when qualified candidates are found. Therefore, all applicants are asked to indicate whether they are members of a Yukon First Nation.

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