Referrals Analyst EA

Referrals Analyst EA

Referrals Analyst EA

Permanent Full Time

June 8, 2023

North Vancouver



Salary pay range: $65,143 - $76,640 - based on qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

The Referrals Analyst is a detailed-oriented critical thinker who thrives in a growing, fast-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 collaboratively with the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation Manager, and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyses and assess land use decisions, proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil- Waututh territories, traditional use areas, and
  • 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
    • 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
    • Assessing potential benefits, including educational or economic opportunities for members of the Tsleil-Waututh


  • Examining the proposed project, plan or policy from a holistic view that considers history, cumulative impacts and power
  • 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
  • Supports the Referrals Analyst in meeting and liaising with Crown governments, regulatory authorities, proponents and other First Nations regarding referral
  • Prepares, facilitates and leads internal and external
  • Works to establish positive working relationships with Crown governments, proponents, agencies and other First
  • Directly communications with Crown governments, agencies, proponents and other First Nations on a technical level, signing off on technical level
  • Drafts reports/letters of response to Crown governments, agencies and
  • Prepares cost estimates or Contribution Funding Agreements for Tsleil-Waututh participation in the referral
  • Project management tasks including budget invoicing, budget reporting, activity tracking and scheduling, deadline and progress management, communications management, and all other necessary
  • Supports the coordination of Social and Economic Development Agreements between TWN and the proponent.
  • Approaches proposals, agreements and related opportunities with creativity and a multi-disciplinary, holistic mindset that honors the needs of the Tsleil-Waututh
  • Liaises with external agencies, as required to ensure Referrals Management Program goals are met
  • Facilitates efficient records management of files along with Treaty, Lands and Resources
  • Supports the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation Manager to prepare and present updates and analysis results to leadership, colleagues, community members and proponents.
  • Provides input into Departmental communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases and council information
  • Takes initiative and leadership in establishing new components to the TLR assessment process and consultation agreements/ relationship-building as guided by the Senior Referrals Analyst or Consultation & Accommodation
  • Assists with the implementation and delivery of other Department initiatives as
  • Provides input into the development of funding proposals, reports and other
  • Participates as a member of the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department
  • Performs other related duties as



  • Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related field plus three (3) years of relevant work
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work
  • 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


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently and as part of a
  • 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, )
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Coast Salish
  • Understanding of Indigenous rights and title, particularly in the context of C.


Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

 Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity (keyboard operations, filing).

Mental Focus

 Must synthesize complex and diverse information

  • Must remain calm, professional, objective and
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Must model adherence to established systems and processes
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little notice
  • Highly-developed ability to work under pressure

Environmental Conditions

 Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant

  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment
  • Engagement with other departments, levels of crown and First Nation

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