July 29, 2018

North Vancouver

Treaty, Lands, and Resources (TLR)

Term-18 Months (With potential for extension), Full-Time


The role of the Environmental Specialist is to assist in the creation and implementation of the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department’s Land, Water, and Environment Program initiatives, assisting in responding to referral requests for the Consultation and Accommodation Program, and managing specific projects pertaining to the lands and waters of the Tsleil-Waututh territory.

The Environmental Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • Performing holistic environmental reviews of project proposals
  • Finding and applying for funding proposals and opportunities for LWE
  • Coordinate TWN elk hunt and wildlife management initiatives
  • Manage community Shellfish Harvest initiatives
  • Coordinate TWN’s Environmental Monitoring Program
  • LWE and Consultation and Accommodation programs support
  • Technical support for other TLR initiatives and programs
  • Community and cultural event support
  • Engage in relationship building with other organizations and government bodies.


The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that

may be performed by this position.  The omission of specific statements does not preclude

management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to

the position.

  • Works collaboratively and provides support on TLR projects.
  • Accountable for all assigned project deliverables.
  • Assists in reporting on activities to satisfy appropriate funding requirements.
  • Assists the Consultation and Accommodation Manager with referral and consultation requests including client meetings, relationship building, extensive project review, and responses.
  • Assists in researching grant opportunities and developing LWE funding proposals
  • Reviews, drafts and edits departmental, program and project reports and documentation as required.
  • Assists with the implementation and delivery of other department initiatives as directed.
  • Assists with communications and community outreach (internally and externally).
  • Assists with fisheries crew field work if needed
  • Manages delivery and on-ground logistics of the TWN Shellfish Harvest, the TWN Elk Harvest, and in expanding traditional food programs.
  • Assists the implementation and delivery of other Tsleil-Waututh initiatives.
  • Assists and supports the planning and implementation of community events.
  • Attends related workshops, conferences and First Nation organization forums, as required.


  • Post-secondary degree preferred; related education and relevant experience will be considered.Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with personnel at all organizational levels.
  • Must be computer literate and able to work with programs such as Adobe and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working in both office and field settings, preferably in a First Nation context.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are a strong asset.


  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to manage projects or assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, cooperation, and the adaptability to changing priorities and working independently or as part of a team.


  • Knowledge and appreciation of BC indigenous cultures, and ability to work in a dynamic cross-cultural setting.


Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
  • Occasional field work in variable weather (year-round).
  • Occasional field work in and around water (swiftwater and marine).
  • Works with potentially dangerous machinery.
  • Repetitive actions, such as lifting and bending.

Mental Focus

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice within short timelines..
  • Highly-developed ability to adapt and work under pressure.
  • Responds quickly to reassignment of priorities.

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
  • Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.



Training and career development

Business casual office

Community fitness & gym access

Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan

Modern and new office building (Coming soon)

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