Senior Referrals Analyst – Environmental Assessment

Senior Referrals Analyst – Environmental Assessment

Internal Employment OpportunitiesSenior Referrals Analyst - Environmental Assessment

Senior Referrals Analyst – Environmental Assessment

Permanent Full Time



*A cover letter is required for this role.*



The role of the Senior Referrals Analyst is to assist and support the Consultation and Accommodation Manager and the Referrals Team in the Referral Management Program.  The Senior Referrals Analyst is responsible for certain projects with specific topic areas including:

  • Reviewing referrals (e.g. project proposals, research requests) in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Stewardship Policy
  • Providing analyses on potential impacts that proposed development projects and policy changes may have on Tsleil-Waututh’s Aboriginal rights, title, and interests
  • Facilitating the review process of referrals in a team setting
  • Providing support to Tsleil-Waututh’s staff in the monitoring of project applications
  • Represent Tsleil-Waututh as the consultation lead on projects and relationship-building with Crown governments, agencies, proponents and other First Nations
  • Supporting the Consultation and Accommodation Manager in all other tasks


  • Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related field plus three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience.
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of Coast Salish peoples.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
  • Experience with First Nations consultation and negotiations processes an asset.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Consultation and Accommodation Manager and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyze and assess land use decisions, proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil-Waututh territories, traditional use areas, and interests.
  • Under the Consultation and Accommodation Manager’s supervision, the Senior 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 Aboriginal 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 Consultation and 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 Consultation and Accommodation Manager in meeting and liaising with Crown governments, agencies, 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 communicates 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.
  • Management of budget including invoicing, budget reporting 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 honours the needs of the Tsleil-Waututh community.
  • Liaise with external agencies, as required to ensure Referral Management Program goals are met.
  • Facilitates efficient records management of files along with Treaty, Lands and Resources team.
  • Supports the Consultation and Accommodation Manager to prepare and present updates and analysis results to leadership, colleagues, community members, and proponents. This includes participating in weekly TLR team leads meetings.
  • Provides input into Referrals 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 Consultation and 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 duties as required.


  • Supervise, train and mentor staff, and when applicable, external consultants/legal counsel;
  • Review and approve work when appropriate;
  • Determine when work requires to be elevated to the Manager level;
  • Keep the Consultation and Accommodation Manager informed, up to date, and debriefed;
  • Support the Consultation and Accommodation Manager in providing probationary review and annual performance evaluations;
  • Develop and maintain an environment to facilitate cooperation with and amongst the team;
  • Support the Manager to ensure TWN Policy & Procedures are adhered to at all times;
  • Ensure positive and innovative communication strategies are used with and among staff and, between staff and community members and/or families served;
  • Perform duties as required in the Managers absence;
  • Work collaboratively with any other Senior Referrals Analysts in these duties when relevant;
  • Support the Consultation and Accommodation Manager and any other TWN leadership in any other areas as needed.

 Working 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 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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