North Slave Métis Alliance is an Aboriginal organization that represents s.35 Aboriginal rights-bearing indigenous Métis people of the Great Slave Lake area. Our mandate includes protection of our members’ Aboriginal rights, environment, and cultural heritage.
A Lands, Environment, and Giant Mine Coordinator will have two primary roles: 1. To assist in the general operation of the Environment Department, 2. To act as NSMA’s lead representative in our Giant Mine Remediation Project file.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is organized and tech-savvy, with a broad comprehension of issues that northern Aboriginal people are facing today.
With your background in environmental management, you will be involved in many facets of land and environmental management in the NWT, including: Giant Mine remediation, wildlife management, environmental assessment, language and culture protection, and various related research projects.
• Represent NSMA members in projects related to the Giant Mine Remediation Project
• Review, analyse, and report on documents related to the Giant Mine Remediation Project
• Receive and organize regulatory and research permit applications • Use appropriate technologies and approaches, improve communication and engagement with members and external partners
• Organize events and consultation meetings for members
• Assist in conducting research and technical audits on environmental impact of projects, analyse data and performing quality control checks
• Document filing and book-keeping for the Environment Department
• Proposal writing • Participating in fieldwork, including: visiting mine/contaminated sites, community on-the-land trips, and environmental monitoring programs
• Other duties as required by the Manager of Environment
• Have an understanding and awareness about the histories and contemporary challenges of Aboriginal peoples in Canada
• Excellent and proven organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to comprehend and critically analyze scientific documents
• Familiarity with quality assurance, documentation, environmental rules, regulations and best practices
• Advanced MS Office skills
• Physical fitness to participate in site-visits and on-the-land activities
• Must be able to fly in small aircrafts and helicopters
• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant work experience
• Class 5 driver’s licence
Desired Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, geography, environmental anthropology, or similar discipline
• Website/graphic design and video-editing skills
• GIS skills • Understanding of and/or experience in the resource management regime in the NWT
• Basic understanding of the nature of Aboriginal rights in Canada and ongoing land claims negotiations in the NWT
• Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)
• At our discretion, NSMA will give preference to its members and people of other indigenous descent
• The position is based in Yellowknife, NT
• This is a full-time position
• The position is a 1-year term contract with possibility of renewal, starting immediately
• This position reports to the Environment Manager
• The starting salary for this position is $65,000/annum; consideration will be given to experience and skills. NSMA offers an attractive benefit package.
• Send your resume and cover-letter by May 27, 2017 to the attention of the Environment Manager: email@example.com • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted