*This is Temp, full-time position with possibility of extension. (two years) *
The Legislative Assistant will assist the Manager of Lands with the drafting of TWN laws, bylaws, regulations and policies in a variety of land-based subjects pursuant to the TWN Land Code. This position presents a challenging and interesting opportunity to support the development of TWN’s legislative framework that aligns with TWN’s values, culture and identity
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assist the Manager of Lands with the research, drafting and implementation of TWN laws, bylaws, regulations and policies in accordance with the TWN Land Code and Nation direction.
- Research, analyze and provide strategic advice on the priorities, development and implementation of laws, policies and procedures related to land administration, resource management, environmental protection, land & community planning and other areas of First Nation jurisdiction.
- Develop accessible presentations, summary reports, and other community engagement material for community engagement.
- Provide comparative legislation review reports and identify best practices from other jurisdictions.
- Review existing TWN legislation to identify gaps and to support the harmonization of TWN’s legislative framework.
- Assist in administering and implementing the TWN Land Code.
- Work closely with Lands Office staff to support project specific policy and law developments.
- Assist in the review of a variety of legal instruments and their registration, including leases, permits, easements, land use contracts, rezoning, subdivision and other land regulatory regimes.
- Participate as a member of the Lands Office and the Public Works Department team.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Public Policy, or Public Administration from a recognized institution, or a relevant undergraduate degree.
- Two (2) years of experience in one or more of the following: policy and law drafting and implementation, land-related research and analysis, governance.
- Knowledge of land law and policy development, planning, and administration principles and procedures.
- Knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s law-making and reserve land jurisdiction.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant provincial, federal and municipal jurisdiction and legislation, and familiarity with Indigenous Services Canada, the Indian Act, and the First Nations Land Management Act.
- Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data, and submit conclusions and recommendations in concise written and verbal reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts and to communicate tactfully and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and legal research tools.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with teams to efficiently meet deadlines.
- Ability to develop databases is considered an asset.
- Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Valid BC Driver’s License.
- Must be willing to participate in job-related workshops, training, seminars and conferences to upgrade skills and training as required.
- Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh values and culture is considered an asset
- Previous experience working within a First Nation community or organization is preferred.
- Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
- Significant periods of desk work and occasional field work in variable weather.
- Must synthesize complex and diverse information while under pressure.
- Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
- Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
- Adherence to established systems and processes.
- Work independently or as part of a team.
- Dynamic environment with frequent interruptions.
- Respond quickly to reassignment of priorities, requiring innovation and resourcefulness.
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We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.