Environmental Assessment Manager

Full Job Description
Metlakatla Stewardship Society has an exciting and immediate opening for a full-time, permanent Environmental Assessment Manager (EA Manager). This position will oversee the process of receiving, processing, reviewing and responding to project applications proposed for Metlakatla territory. He/she will coordinate Metlakatla’s participation in environmental assessment processes and smaller-scale referral reviews to ensure completion of the technical aspects of consultation and full consideration given to key Metlakatla values and interests. Further, you will build and maintain relationships with Metlakatla members and agencies, neighbouring First Nations communities, federal and provincial government regulators, and project proponents to ensure the long-term health of Metlakatla’s lands, waters, resources and communities.

 

Responsibilities:

General

Receive, track, manage, assess and respond to project applications from provincial and federal authorities, according to agreed-upon regulations, policies, and timelines.
Represent Metlakatla interests throughout provincial and federal environmental review process occurring on Metlakatla territory. Duties may include reviewing project applications for technical and scientific rigour, participating in working group meetings, conducting field visits, and interacting with the project proponents and regulators.
Identify opportunities for, and coordinate with other agencies, Metlakatla participation in baseline environmental assessments and monitoring for developments in the Metlakatla territory.
Determine the need for specific technical skills from contractors, develops requests for proposals and review proposals submitted, hire contractors and oversee their work.
Promote and work towards the continued implementation of land use protocols such as those outlined in the BC-CFN Reconciliation Protocol, Collaborative Management Agreements, Forestry and Range Agreements and specifically ensure all applicable applications are reviewed in accordance with the BC-CFN Engagement Framework.
Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of Metlakatla Land Use Plans and Marine Use Plans.
Contribute to the development of Metlakatla policies for land and marine resource management to further guide project proponents and regulators operating on Metlakatla territory.
Liaise between Metlakatla departments (e.g., Metlakatla Treaty, Governing Council and Development Corporation) and work closely with departmental managers to address project concerns, opportunities, and strategic direction.
Liaise and maintain relationships with project proponents and regulators operating on Metlakatla territory to ensure Metlakatla’s interests are considered throughout all projects.
Engage with regional First Nation agencies such as the NCSFNSS and Coastal First Nations (CFN) to work towards improved Metlakatla and regional stewardship initiatives.
Provide regular updates and ensure opportunities for feedback and input from the Metlakatla community regarding the activities of the MSS environmental assessment team.
Communicate to the Executive Director on a timely basis any material matters affecting the areas of responsibility.
Attend management and staff meetings to report on the status of projects and to discuss matters of importance to the MSS.

Finance and Budgets

Engage with proponents and governments to develop Environmental Assessment capacity agreements.
Manage, track spending, and report on Environmental Assessment Capacity Agreements.
Work with the Finance Department to develop, manage and monitor annual budgets.

Staff Leadership

Lead by example, and effectively manage, guide and direct project staff, and contractors to accomplish organizational goals and objectives in conformance to policies, laws and regulations.
Develop and coordinate staffing schedules and monitor staff workload to ensure project commitments are met and staff hours are optimized.
Oversee the work of contractors to ensure they deliver services according to the negotiated agreements.

Informing Leadership

Maintain regular communication with the MSS Executive Director and other affected divisional leaders to ensure up-to-date information and understanding of MSS’s role in project development.
Provide briefing materials and summarize technical information to inform leadership and other agencies of the work of the Environmental Assessment team.

Issues Management

Assist in resolving issues related to environmental assessment and project development in Metlakatla territory in a timely and collaborative fashion.

Other Duties

Perform other duties within the scope of the position, as required.

Competencies and Qualifications:

Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences or related field.
A minimum of five years of professional experience, including experience supervising staff and managing contracts.
Comprehensive understanding of federal and provincial environmental assessment processes, including applicable laws and regulations.
Experience conducting technical reviews of scientific studies, including commenting on study design and results related to biological, physical, cultural, and socio-economic findings.
A good understanding of applicable laws, regulations, and government-to-government agreements guiding land and marine resource management and consultation with First Nations in Northwest British Columbia.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with government, industry, and First Nation community members.
Knowledge of Coastal Tsimshian culture and practices, and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with First Nation communities.
Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
Ability to work individually with little supervision and as part of a dynamic team.
Project management experience, including financial and strategic planning and management.
Proficient use of various office-based software including Microsoft Office Suite.
The successful candidate must be fully COVID vaccinated (at least 2 vaccines) and remain in full compliance with all Public Health Orders (PHOs) and MSS policies throughout their employment.

Data Management Coordinator

Full Job Description
Data Management Coordinator

Location: Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, AB

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)

Closing Date: August 14, 2022, or until suitable candidate is found.

The Organization

Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-government. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.

The Opportunity

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for a full-time Data Management Coordinator based in the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and working in support of a passionate and dedicated team of professionals in the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change department, the successful candidate will support the MNA’s efforts to design and undertake environmental initiatives and programs aimed at fulfilling the department’s following pillars:

Protection of Métis tradition and culture
Reducing impacts on the environment
Community driven involvement
Key Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Manager of Environment, the successful candidate will be required to provide data management, analytics, visualization, and cartographic support to the MNA Environment and Climate Change department to assist with environmental monitoring and conservation projects and initiatives. Support will include responsibilities associated with data collection, storage, analysis, database management, and creating data products for research and reports. The successful candidate will become proficient at managing project data using the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system. Additionally, the Data Management Coordinator will be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS software to provide cartographic and spatial analytics support.

Duties required of this position:

Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
Assist the Environment and Climate Change staff with developing data collection tools and protocols to support the department’s projects and initiatives.
Support Environment and Climate Change staff with data retrieval and analysis, as well as the production of data analyses, statistics, and data products using data stored in the department’s database.
Input data collected in digital and physical formats from citizen engagements, field projects, and surveys into the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources, analyze spatial data, and produce geographic statistics and mapping products to inform project goals and incorporate into documents and reports.
Ensure the validity of the data/records entered and stored in the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database by reviewing various materials, including paper forms and system generated reports.
Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives, corporate staff, management, employees, and business and community partners.
Maintain awareness of government policies and programs related to Environment and Climate Change, including providing updates to senior management and making recommendations as to actionable steps to be taken to best meet the needs of the Métis Nation.
Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies

The Data Management Coordinator must be a team player who is able to work with staff and citizens across the province, understand environmental management and monitoring, and demonstrate experience working with data management systems. Other required knowledge, skills and competencies include:

Experience collecting, storing, and managing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience managing databases and working with large datasets.
Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
Proficient with ArcGIS Desktop (e.g., ArcGIS Pro): map creation, data editing, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst creation/maintenance of geodatabases.
Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Operations Dashboard, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123, Field Maps, an asset.
Experience with R programming language and R packages for statistical and graphical techniques, an asset.
Experience in proposal writing and completing applications, an asset.
Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental monitoring or conservation, an asset.
A proven ability to deal with a high volume of work in a complex environment with multiple demands and critical timelines.
Ability to remain organized, multi-task, and manage time effectively under tight and competing deadlines.
Exemplary communication skills, writing capability, presenting capability, and a proven ability to produce quality work.
Strong cultural and political sensitivity and awareness, with the ability to deal with confidential information.
Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships.
Ability to work with a team or independently.
Knowledge and/or experience working in government/on government policies, an asset.
Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people, a definite asset.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Geospatial Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related field.
Minimum of 2 years related work experience. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Other Requirements

Ability to work a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
​Ability and willingness to travel within Alberta. Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with advanced notice.
Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and an operational vehicle.

Please apply online at http://albertametis.com/careers/

TheMétis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule: 8 hour shift

Day shift
Application deadline: 2022-08-14

Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator

Environment – who we are
We are trusted environmental stewards, working with our colleagues, stakeholders and the public, to keep the Yukon healthy and sustainable.

Our priorities are to:

Keep the air, land and water clean
Manage the territory’s wildlife responsibly
Support wildlife viewing and on the land opportunities
Advance reconciliation
Build and support climate resilience
Be trusted environmental stewards
Who We’re Looking for
The Climate Change Secretariat is launching the role of Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator. The position will inform how the Government of Yukon can strengthen relationships with Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups, and work together to support climate action. The position will review models for successful partnership and co-governance, engage with territorial and Indigenous government staff and knowledge holders, and recommend ways for weaving together Indigenous worldviews, scientific research, local knowledge, and policy. This role will help position Yukon’s Our Clean Future strategy to continue to build linkages with climate initiatives led by Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups.

If you’re currently an employee of Yukon University, a Yukon First Nation Government, the City of Whitehorse, the Federal Government, or other government organization, you may qualify for this opportunity through a temporary assignment or secondment opportunity   (with the approval of your supervisor).

Curious about this opportunity? Please contact: Nelly Bouevitch, Adaptation Manager,  Climate Change Secretariat, at nelly.bouevitch@yukon.ca or Emma Seward,  A/Strategy Implementation Manager via emma.seward@yukon.ca

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Karen Fortin-Wooding, Human Resources Consultant via karen.fortin-wooding@yukon.ca

To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume.  Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.  Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Essential Qualifications

A post-secondary degree related to natural resources management, political science, environmental science, geography, public administration or a related discipline;
Experience conducting research and analysis in a government setting;
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional environment;
Experience in program planning and/or development; and,
Experience working with Yukon First Nations or transboundary Indigenous organizations.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

Creativity, adaptability, and problem solving skills;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Knowledge of Yukon First Nation’s culture, perspectives and history;
Ability to think strategically;
Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external partners;
Ability to conduct research, analyze information and draft decision making documents;
Ability to plan, manage and implement projects, and;
Working knowledge of climate change in a northern context.
Additional Information:

Job Requirements: Occasional travel to the communities may be required

Programming Coordination Intern

Position: Programming Coordination Intern
Location: Lanark, Ontario

CONDITIONS:Salary: $20-22 at 40 hours/week
Candidate must be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy Funding [1] 6 month contract ending January 31st, with possibility of extension (if funding allows)
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and travel to locations in Eastern Ontario as required
Remote and in-office work at the Plenty headquarters in Lanark to be negotiated
Deadline to apply: August 17th, 2022, or until the position is filled
*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

POSITION SUMMARY​:
Are you passionate about grassroots Indigenous-led environmental and community programming?  Are you well organised, with a talent for communication?  Do you love learning, sharing and inspiring others to do cross-cultural work for a better world?  If you’ve answered yes, keep reading!  Plenty Canada is seeking candidates to join us as a programming coordination intern and, if you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems to our work under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’.  As such, we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Taking an active role, as a key member of our team, in coordinating elements of our local engagement programs (eg. Youth Circle for Mother Earth, public programming about cultural connections to the environment, plus collaborations with local school boards for land-based learning), with potential for some involvement with international work
Taking an active role in the delivery of in-person and online events
Communicating regularly with staff, partners, attendees and event volunteers
Monitoring and maintaining program-associated social media groups and discussion boards
Compiling and organising key information and photographs about our programs
Supporting outreach and recruitment
Assisting with the preparation of funding applications and reports for current and future programming
Participating in an Internship Support Mentorship and Training Program with other interns from across Ontario
Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:Event/Project coordination experience
Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (written and in-person)
Familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge Systems and principles of sustainability
Excellent troubleshooting abilities
A self-starter who’s not afraid to ask for guidance
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Previous experience with funding applications/fundraising and/or willingness to learn
Demonstrated experience with facilitation and/or youth work an asset
Previous experience with not-for-profit work an asset
Proficiency with Google Workspace/Microsoft Office programs/Zoom an asset
Proficiency with graphic design and other digital skills an asset
Valid Driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle an asset
Capacity to work remotely

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications are welcome from everyone who’s eligible, and in particular from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to youth of Indigenous ancestry.
To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to jobs@plentycanada.com.  We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.
In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our team, please answer the following:
What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation?  (eg. Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space and, if not, do you have an interest in learning more?)
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[1] To be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy funding, candidates must be Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship (under 30 by July 15, 2021)
Have not participated in a Youth Employment Strategy Internship in the Past
Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.

Indigenous Communities Climate Adaptation Coordinator

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria (UVic) that works with users to help them understand the physical impacts of climate variability and change. Our service is growing and thus we have been learning from and helping a widening array of users. With support from the BC Climate Action Secretariat, PCIC is developing new relationships with Indigenous communities and is therefore seeking to build its internal capacity to weave together indigenous knowledge and perspectives with climate science knowledge and expertise so that we can better support climate change adaptation in indigenous communities in BC.

Job Description:
You will work with the User Engagement and Training team to build PCIC’s capacity to engage Indigenous users in the development of practical information on the impacts of climate change for climate service users working in and with Indigenous communities in BC. Reporting to the User Engagement and Training Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting in the development of relevant content, including case studies or other narratives, as well as assessing user needs and testing content with users.

For this position, we are seeking a qualified applicant with relevant experience in the community planning or assessment processes in Indigenous communities. The successful applicant will have strong skills in relationship building, experience working in and with Indigenous communities in BC, and an understanding of upholding Indigenous knowledge systems as well as climate change, its impacts and climate change adaptation approaches that have been applied in other contexts.

Accountabilities:
Develop relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations in BC
Coordinate and collaborate with partner organizations to ensure Indigenous communities and organizations in BC are well served
Collaborate with a variety of knowledge holders and experts to ensure content and tool development occurs from an integrated perspective
Lead and participate in special events, workshops and webinars
Research, design and write content for Indigenous climate service users that meets their needs

Knowledge & Experience, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge & Experience:
We recognize that the successful applicant may come from any combination of education, training and/or experience. Please clearly describe the relation of your previous experience, lived experience and study to the position requirements in your cover letter (or CV).

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, work experience and lived experience in areas related to the position and 2 years of relevant experience preferably in community-based planning or education.

Previous work experience in community development, public health, communications, environmental science, climate change or a related field
Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering presentations on complex topics
Understanding climate change and its impacts
Knowledge of cultural protocols, history and cultural values of Indigenous peoples in BC
Knowledge translation and mobilization experience an asset
Education and/or experience in any applied science related to climate change or climate impacts is an asset

Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving, innovation and creative thinking skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Planning, organizing, facilitation and event coordination skills

Abilities:
Ability to uphold Indigenous knowledge systems
Ability to interpret information for various audiences and uses, and prepare plain language communications from complex or technical subject matter
Ability to work effectively with a team over a distance
Ability to interact professionally, respectfully and with cultural competence with a variety of disciplines and user groups

Other Information:
This position is funded through an agreement with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Employment period: This is a 2.5-year contract position
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Pay rate: Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
A successful candidate must live in British Columbia

Additional information: Address inquiries to Kari Tyler at climate@uvic.ca.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Kari Tyler, climate@uvic.ca, with “ ATTN: Indigenous Communities Climate Adaptation Coordinator” in the subject line.

Please specify whether or not you are currently able to work legally in Canada.

Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Indigenous Relations Liaison

An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.
This position is also posted as an STO 24 under requisition 87614

Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.  BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC.  BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:

Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Indigenous Relations Liaison works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e., preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Vernon is Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon’s biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicants Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Brian.Sye@gov.bc.ca.   DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:

Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e. Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and 2 years of experience related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Provisos

Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
Must be willing to work extended hours with limited notice, including evenings and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

Experience with contract management.
Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire – YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Candidates should be prepared for the following tentative assessment dates:

Interviews will be conducted on May 31, 2022.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR

DESCRIPTION
Globally recognized wildlife conservation organization seeks an experienced collaborator with expertise in engaging and stewarding relationships with Indigenous communities in Alberta. Bring your expertise to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo as our Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor!  This part-time limited term role will support both the Brand & Engagement and Fund Development branches in building connection and partnerships with Indigenous communities in Canada.  The successful candidate will advise on interpretive planning and narrative development and support projects related to Indigenous community engagement, consultation, and Indigenous knowledge and Ways of Knowing.  In this position, you will play a key role in ensuring that Indigenous perspectives are deeply integrated into projects at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and that relationships are built in the spirit of reconciliation, learning, and respect.  The role will report to the Director, Brand & Engagement and work directly with the Interpretive Planning & Experience Strategist.

Contract:

Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: October 14, 2022
Approximately 16 hours/week
Must be available to work 2 business days per week during regular business hours
What you will do:

Develop and steward relationships with Indigenous communities, leaders, and organizations that will promote reconciliation and strategic partnerships between communities and the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
Identify opportunities for Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo leadership to broaden and deepen relationships and networks with Indigenous leaders, organizations, and communities to enhance relationships, programs, and services
Connect the Brand and Engagement team and Development team with elders, knowledge keepers, artists and storytellers to support integration of Indigenous ways of Knowing and Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s commitment to reconciliation
Provide guidance to the organization on observing appropriate customs, ceremonies, and cultural practices
Advise on Interpretive Plan to amplify Indigenous Ways of Knowing within the Canadian Wilds redevelopment project
What you will bring:

Minimum of 5 years experience working with or in Indigenous communities in Alberta
Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies or a related discipline is an asset
Knowledge of Indigenous cultural, historical, and political context in Canada, with an emphasis on Alberta and northern Canada
Established relationships with Indigenous communities in Alberta, northern Canada is an asset
A thorough understanding and experience working with Indigenous cultures, traditions, ceremonies and practices
Experience in supporting exhibit development, interpretive planning or art installations is an asset
Well developed network of Indigenous knowledge keepers, artists and Elders is an asset
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and development
Proven ability to build productive relationships and rapport with internal and external partners, community leaders, and businesses
Working Conditions:

Indoor desk work, collaborative in-person and virtual meetings
Must be available 2 business days per week during regular business hours
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff working at the zoo must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

What We Offer:

Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
Participation in the Staff Pass Benefit Program
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals
Are you ready to be wilder by joining one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

If this position suits your skills, experience, and personal attributes, we want to talk to you!

Apply by doing the following:

Watch this video to learn more about the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – the kind of conservation organization the world needs now.
Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than May 6, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. MST.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the Zoo’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All applicants are thanked for their applications in advance and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE SPECIALIST (SEASONAL)

Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offers unique interactive interpretive experiences and educational programming that make history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world and building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a nationally recognized historic site, including a comprehensive living history program, award winning museum and the archaeological remains of Ontario’s oldest masonry.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates, respect’s and honours the culture, heritage, history, as well as past and present contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As one of Ontario’s significant heritage and culture attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons aims to represent Indigenous Peoples, their cultures, traditions and achievements at the highest standard and with dignity and respect. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is committed to continually improving our facilities and services to provide visitors with authentic outstanding Indigenous cultural programming.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide assistance in the research, development, training and implementation of Indigenous heritage programs and activities;
• monitor and evaluate historical interpretations, dramas, tours, special events, education and outreach programs;
• portray a role in traditional and historic-inspired clothing and participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and artisan demonstrations;
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs;
• provide technical direction to students, and provide information to staff, stakeholders and community interest groups.

How do I qualify?
Specialized Experience and Knowledge:
You have:
• in-depth experience working within Indigenous communities.
• knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and perspective.
• knowledge of storytelling, living history interpretation, animation and education methodologies and applications.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn fabrication, construction and esthetic techniques pertaining to indigenous material culture, as well as leather and wood craft, food preparation, bark shelter and canoe construction.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn traditional harvesting practices such as birch bark, spruce root, sphagnum moss and more.
• the desire to teach and share Indigenous perspectives and world views.
• the desire to share advice on cultural program development, and participate in historical programming.

Communication, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can effectively share your knowledge and skills with others.
• You have the written or verbal skills necessary to share program content and convey key program information.

Group Leadership and Teamwork Skills:
You can:
• provide guidance and mentorship to staff, and respond to customer service related issues.
• work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:
You can:
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs.
• develop Indigenous cultural programs specific to audience needs.

 

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
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Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Parks
Posted on:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Note:
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
Effective, January 1, 2022, the updated salary range for this position is $797.10 to $928.23 per week in alignment with the recently ratified OPSEU Unified 2022-2024 collective agreement.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

C-TM-174976/22
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE SPECIALIST

Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offers unique interactive interpretive experiences and educational programming that make history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world and building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a nationally recognized historic site, including a comprehensive living history program, award winning museum and the archaeological remains of Ontario’s oldest masonry.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates, respect’s and honours the culture, heritage, history, as well as past and present contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As one of Ontario’s significant heritage and culture attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons aims to represent Indigenous Peoples, their cultures, traditions and achievements at the highest standard and with dignity and respect. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is committed to continually improving our facilities and services to provide visitors with authentic outstanding Indigenous cultural programming.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide assistance in the research, development, training and implementation of Indigenous heritage programs and activities;
• monitor and evaluate historical interpretations, dramas, tours, special events, education and outreach programs;
• portray a role in traditional and historic-inspired clothing and participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and artisan demonstrations;
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs;
• provide technical direction to students, and provide information to staff, stakeholders and community interest groups.

How do I qualify?
Specialized Experience and Knowledge:
You have:
• in-depth experience working within Indigenous communities.
• knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and perspective.
• knowledge of storytelling, living history interpretation, animation and education methodologies and applications.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn fabrication, construction and esthetic techniques pertaining to indigenous material culture, as well as leather and wood craft, food preparation, bark shelter and canoe construction.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn traditional harvesting practices such as birch bark, spruce root, sphagnum moss and more.
• the desire to teach and share Indigenous perspectives and world views.
• the desire to share advice on cultural program development, and participate in historical programming.

Communication, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can effectively share your knowledge and skills with others.
• You have the written or verbal skills necessary to share program content and convey key program information.

Group Leadership and Teamwork Skills:
You can:
• provide guidance and mentorship to staff, and respond to customer service related issues.
• work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:
You can:
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs.
• develop Indigenous cultural programs specific to audience needs.

 

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require disability-related accommodation.

Indigenous Foodland Conservation Postdoctoral Position

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS) was founded in 2006 out of a recognized need to carry Indigenous voice and vision in food systems research, action, and policy. The WGIFS has since become an internationally recognized grassroots organization consisting of Indigenous knowledge holders, scholars, researchers, practitioners, representatives of community, regional, tribal and inter-tribal networks and non-profit organizations. Our work has been foundational to the building of an Indigenous Food Systems Network consisting of social actors who see the critical need to reconceptualize frameworks for Indigenuos foodland conservation within a more holistic, regenerative life giving paradigm and narrative. The placement for this position is in collaboration with Dr. Hannah Wittman at the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

The WGIFS is led by Indigenous Matriarchs and the men and 2 spirits who support us, and is inclusive of non-Indigenous friends and allies who demonstrate deep and meaningful willingness and ability to work within the Decolonizing Food System Research and Relationships: Cross Cultural Interface Framework developed by the WGIFS. Our analysis framework focuses on multiple intersecting scopes and scales, as they are defined by bio-cultural heritage, geography, and areas of focus outlined below.
The successful candidate will work with the direct supervision and direction of the WGIFS, and will support the WGIFS in applying their Decolonizing Food Systems: Research and Relationships Framework to the creation of ethical spaces of engagement in the interface where grassroots voice and vision of traditional hunters, fishers and gatherers meets the Pacific IPCA’s Innovation Centre, and Canadian Mountain Network knowledge hub. The PACIFIC INDIGENOUS PROTECTED AND CONSERVED AREA (IPCA) INNOVATION CENTRE network brings together western and Indigenous science.

Main Responsibilities
The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS) is seeking a postdoctoral Researcher to work with the Research Curator, Circle of Indigenous Experts, and Project Team to research concepts, cases and conversations, and advocate for the establishment of Indigenous Foodland Conservation Areas. The researcher will assist with coordinating the research team and participants, conducting oral history interviews, and conducting literature reviews to inform the development of decolonizing food system research matrix and articles.

Deliverables:
Apply the WGIFS Decolonizing Food System: Cross Cultural Interface Framework to the development and design of a research matrix and plan, Research Ethics file, and transformative evaluation framework in conversation with Circle of Indigenous Experts and community participants.
Develop research protocols, ensuring consistency with established Indigenous methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines, and completeness of documentation;
Conduct literature reviews of Indigenous case law, legal frameworks, and oral history/traditional land use studies and history interviews with Elders/hunters, fishers and gatherers focused on traditional harvesting as in situ conservation;
Coordinate consultations with Indigenous law and governance experts.
Community engagement with Traditional knowledge holders to develop Indigenous Land Use Principle and relational indicators
Access, gather and analyze land referrals maps, and assist with the establish a database to gather and interpret environmental monitoring observations gathered by traditional harvesters (hunters, berry pickers, subsistence farmers)
Review literature/statistics on hunting, fishing licensing process;
Compile, analyze and translate research in a culturally responsive, community engagement process;
Draft progress reports and project materials for the project team and Circle of Indigenous to ensure information and issues are of implemented
Develop concept paper and co-author articles in peer-reviewed journals/digests that highlight findings from research and activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of Indigenous scholarship and showcasing the case study of Secwepemc Foodlands Conservation leadership;

Main Areas of Focus: Indigenous Law/Governance/Environment, Land and Resource Management, Sustainable Food Systems.
Status: Temporary Full time – with potential to extend pending future funding
Start Date: June 6, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2023
Location: Negotiable, requires travel to Secwepemc territory (Chase, BC)
Remuneration: $55,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in a field related to Indigenous Law and/or Indigenous Governance or another relevant area of focus
strong research knowledge in social and/or environmental justice and success with relevant academic publication environment
experience with decolonizing and Indigenous research methods, qualitative interviewing
Lived experience working with Indigenous Peoples
Driver’s license or ability to meet transportation needs to and from Chase BC.

Other Factors:
Non-Indigenous applicants will be considered only with a deep comprehensive understanding and demonstrated ability to work in a decolonizing relationship based approach to creating ethical spaces of engagement with Indigenous Peoples.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted in a pdf attachment by email to dawn.morrison@wgifs.org and Hannah Wittman hannah.wittman@ubc.ca with the subject “Indigenous Foodland Conservation Area Postdoc 2022”, and file name “LastName.FirstName.pdf”, and should include:
1-page cover letter stating your interest and key qualifications
CV including contact information for 3 references, and
1-3 writing samples (e.g. recent peer-reviewed publications).

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022
Indigenous researchers preferred. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.