Resource Specialist ID: 62208

Deadline Date: 2019/11/22

Location: Kenora

JOB OVERVIEW Reporting to the Territorial Planning Unit Director, the Resource Specialist will provide a broad range of technical evaluation and advisory services to Treaty 3 Communities on a variety of environmental, natural resources, and related issues- including but not limited to mining, forestry, energy, underground nuclear waste sites, watershed planning & protection-in the treaty 3 Territory.

Posting Date:
 2650 Highway 17 East
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Provides technical advisory services as an environmental specialist to support decision making at in the Territorial Planning Unit. 
Provides services throughout the Treaty 3 Territory as a technical advisor, which includes providing strategic advice and training to Treaty 3 Communities to promote awareness and build capacity on various environment, natural resources, and similar issues occurring in the treaty 3 Territory, such as the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) underground storage facility. 
Conducts structured analysis of the environmental, natural resources, or related issues and prepares comprehensive technical reports or briefing notes.
Reviews and evaluates application, supporting documents, and other materials (e.g .ESAs, project descriptions, closure plans, etc.)submitted to provincial and federal regulatory authorities.
Conducts detailed analysis of more specialized aspects of an application or proposals which requires significant in depth study prior to a statutory decision (e.g. First Nations consultation and accommodation). 
Builds and maintains relationships with Treaty 3 communities and other organizations to stimulate information sharing. 
Meets with Treaty 3 Communities to gain an understanding of local issues and enhance working relationships with each community.
Organizes and attends meetings to present general information to Treaty 3 Communities and acts as general point of contact for TPU on all environmental, natural resources or relates issues.
Conducts data gathering, investigation, and technical evaluation using advanced software and database tools, as appropriate.
Represents Grand Council Treaty 3 at meetings, workshops, and conferences specific to activities outlined in the Wiitanokiindown Policy Working Table and / or as directed by an immediate supervisor. 
Assists in the day-to-day administration of the Territorial Planning Unit.
 A Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, forestry, fish & wildlife studies, natural resources management, or similar field and two (2) years of current experience (gained over the last 5 years), or a two-year resource technician diploma with four (4) years of current experience (gained over the last seven years), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a total of eight (8) years.  Valid Ontario driver's license
 Preference will be given to those applicants with:
Experience using computer applications, especially geographical information systems, statistical software, and /or information management system.
Experience communicating and building relationships with partners in the resources development sector (e.g. mining, forestry, energy) Skills/Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills that take into consideration the complexity of information and intended audience. 
Excellent analytical and data management skills (including skills relate to development of spreadsheets and data entry to large complex systems).  Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with GCT3 staff, Treaty #3 First Nations, federal or provincial ministerial staff, and the general public.
Ability to work independently and manage workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and adjust to constant change.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of: Oluyinka Leigh, Human Resources Manager Grand Council Treaty #3 P.O Box 1720 Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7 Fax: 807.548.5041 Apply on our website: We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Oluyinka Leigh
Position Title:
 Human Resources Manager
Company Name:
 Grand Council Treaty #3
 2650 Highway 17 East
Postal Code:
 P9N 0G8
 (807) 548-4214
Web Address:
 //2650 Highway 17 East

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