Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Internal Employment OpportunitiesReferrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver



Salary pays range: $65,143.00 - $84,304.00 based on qualifications and experience.

1 X Permanent Full-Time – 1 X Temporary (2 Years+) Full-Time

This position is not a remote position.


The Referrals Analyst is a detail-oriented critical thinker who thrives in a growing, fast-paced work environment, possesses environmental and/or resource management expertise, and acts 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.


  • 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 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.
  • Reviewing and assessing referrals submitted by Crown governments, agencies, and proponents.
  • Analyzing environmental and resource management aspects of referrals to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and recommendations based on assessments.
  • 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 considers 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.
  • Supports the Senior Referrals Analyst in meeting and liaising with Crown governments, regulatory authorities, proponents, and other First Nations regarding referral projects.
  • Prepares, facilitates and leads internal and external meetings.
  • Works to establish positive working relationships with Crown governments, proponents, agencies and other First Nations.
  • Directly communications with Crown governments, agencies, proponents and other First Nations on a technical level, signing off on technical level communications.
  • Draft reports/letters of response to Crown governments, agencies and proponents.
  • Prepares cost estimates or Contribution Funding Agreements for Tsleil-Waututh participation in the referral process.
  • Project management tasks including budget invoicing, budget reporting, activity tracking and scheduling, deadline and progress management, communications management, and all other necessary tasks.
  • 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 community.
  • 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 team.
  • 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 packages.
  • 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 Manager.
  • Stays updated on relevant environmental and resource management legislation, policies, and industry best practices.
  • Assists with the implementation and delivery of other Department initiatives as directed.
  • Provide input into the development of funding proposals, reports and other deliverables.
  • Participates as a member of the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department team.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related field three (3) years plus 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.
  • A marine background and understanding of fisheries rights and regulations are considered an asset.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check


  • 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.


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

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