Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Internal Employment OpportunitiesReferrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment)

Permanent Full Time

December 6, 2021

North Vancouver - TWN Administration Building & Home (Remote)



Based on education & experience


The Referrals Analyst (Environmental Assessment) 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



  • Works closely and collaborative with the Senior Referrals Analysts and/or Consultation & Accommodation Manager in Environmental Assessment Referrals team, 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 Analysts and/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 Analysts and/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 Referrals Analyst in meeting and liaising with Crown governments, regulatory authorities, proponents and other First Nations regarding referral projects.
  • Prepare, facilitate and lead 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.
  • Drafts 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.
  • Approach proposals, agreements and related opportunities with creativity and a multi-disciplinary, holistic mindset that honors the needs of the Tsleil-Waututh community.
  • Liaise 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • 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
  • Must comply with the TWN’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy



  • 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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