The Referrals Analyst is a detailed-oriented critical thinker who thrives in a growing, face-paced work environment and have environmental and/or resource management expertise and as a liaison with Crown governments, agencies and proponents. This person is a driving force behind Tsleil-Waututh’s multi-disciplinary assessment of referrals within the territory. In this critical role, you will work as part of a team to:
- Review and analyze referrals in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Stewardship Policy
- Assess potential impacts that proposed development projects and policy changes may have on Tsleil-Waututh’s Indigenous rights, title and interests
- Facilitate the review process of referrals in a team setting
- Provide support to Tsleil-Waututh Staff in the monitoring of project applications, including project administration, budgeting and organizational tasks
- Represent Tsleil-Waututh on project files and build relationships with external agencies and proponents
- Support the Consultation and Accommodation Manager in all other tasks
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works closely and collaborative with the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation Manager, and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyse and assess land use decisions, proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil-Waututh territories, traditional use areas, and interests.
- Under the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation Manager’s supervision, the Referrals Analyst manages various referrals in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Stewardship Policy. This includes:
- Determining potential impacts of proposed development projects, policies or plans on Tsleil-Waututh’s Indigenous rights, title and interests including assessing cumulative impacts and future implications, and providing impact/benefit analyses where required.
- Facilitating the environmental review of projects, plans and policies proposed within the Tsleil-Waututh Consultation Area. Critique the processes of assessment and contribute solutions for improvement.
- Assessing potential benefits, including educational or economic opportunities for members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
- Examining the proposed project, plan or policy from a holistic view that takes into account history, cumulative impacts and power dynamics.
- Supports the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation Manager to ensure the vision laid out in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Declaration, Stewardship Policy, economic development strategy and overall Tsleil-Waututh philosophy is met.
- Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related field plus three (3) years of relevant work experience.
- May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
- Experience with First Nations consultation and negotiations processes an asset
- Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred
- Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check
SKILLS, ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE:
- Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail.
- Self-motivated; able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).
- Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities rapidly.
- Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in situations.
- Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Coast Salish Peoples.
- Understanding of Indigenous rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
Please click on the link below to view the full job description and directly apply:
-We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you.-