9 Jun 2021

Full-Time Conservation Planner

North Slave Metis Alliance –  Yellowknife

Job Description

North Slave Métis Alliance
NSMA is looking to fill the following position:

CONSERVATION PLANNER

The North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA) is an Indigenous organization that represents section 35 Aboriginal rights-bearing indigenous Métis people of the Great Slave Lake area who primarily reside in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT). NSMA’s mandate includes, amongst other things, the protection and respect of our members’ Aboriginal rights and interests, by public and private actors, on NSMA member’s traditional lands

Position:

Title: Conservation Planner

Term: Permanent – Full-Time

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Start Date: July 5, 2021

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications

Purpose of the Position:

The Conservation Planner is responsible for monitoring and participating in conservation land planning, environmental monitoring and management and implementation of land use strategies for the NWT. The Conservation Planner also works collaboratively and in partnership with other NWT Aboriginal groups, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Government of Canada representatives in the development of environmental management plans and policies respecting NWT flora and fauna.

Responsibilities:

establish links with representatives from private and public sector organizations who are mandated to promote and implement land-use planning tools

collaborate with public and private organizations in the preparation of NWT regional environmental plans for the conservation of the environment including flora and fauna

identify environmental concerns, advocate for environmental stewardship and promote land use conservation

undertake environmental field work, research, and monitoring

keep current on NSMA environmental correspondence, briefing notes, reports, field surveys and latest environmental policy changes and requirements

oversee and engage with NSMA members respecting excursions such as visiting operating mines, contaminated mine sites, traditional use sites

exercise diplomacy when representing the NSMA in public and private forums

develop and submit funding proposals for conservation projects

manage project funding for ongoing projects

Education:

a bachelor of science degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography or political science

an informed understanding of Aboriginal rights in Canada as well as established and ongoing land claim negotiations in the NWT

an informed understanding of the Environmental Regulatory Statutes of the NWT

Skills and Abilities:

familiarity and ability to use Geographic Information System (GIS)

exceptional communication skills (oral and written)

ability to undertake public and private forum presentations

an informed understanding of the history and contemporary challenges of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and particularly the NWT

ability to comprehend and critically analyze environmental documents

advanced MS Office skills

physically fit enough to undertake mine site and traditional on-the-land activities

ability to fly in small aircraft and helicopters

Class 5 Driver’s Licence

Reporting:

the Conservation Planner reports to the Environment Manager

How to Apply

Send your resumé to lands@nsma.net

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 20 days.
Advertised until: 2021-07-09

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