A. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Under the direction of the Lands Manager, and in accordance with the policies and procedures set out by Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, the Environmental Coordinator is responsible for the Development and Implementation of an Environmental Management Action Plan, any environment laws, policies and procedures as well as assistance in the regulation the Environment of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
This position must be able to identify and resolve a variety of environmental problems. The Environmental Coordinator will need to work with Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Lands Staff, as well as with Federal, Provincial and Municipal bodies, developers and others on a regular basis and within all pertinent Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Federal and Provincial legislation, regulations and guidelines.
The Environmental Coordinator shall possess:
- A Degree in a related field (Biology, Geography, Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Science, geology etc.) OR,
- Diploma in Environmental Science/Technology with 2 years’ work experience OR,
- A minimum five years’ related work experience with other combinations of education.
Knowledge and Skills
The Environmental Coordinator shall be knowledgeable and possess skills or prior work experience in the following areas:
- Ability to work effectively with the public, industry and coworkers.
- Ability to develop clear, concise and accurate written communications such as proposals, reports and correspondence.
- Ability to establish and manage priorities to ensure that services and functions are performed in an efficient and responsive manner.
- Working knowledge of computers and computer software.
- Knowledge of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek tradition and culture.
- A sound knowledge of scientific principles is needed. An effective environmental coordinator must understand problems and recognize areas for environmental improvement, and then be able to communicate solutions to community members, Management and the broader public. Familiarity with approaches to environmental issues, and the ability to work with a variety of individuals is important.
The Environmental Coordinator shall, in every aspect of their position:
- Promote the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek’s Vision and Mission Statements
- Coordinate the development and implementation of the Environmental Management Action Plan, Simple Environmental Review Applications, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Site Assessment, Sustainability Initiatives and environmental aspects of day-to-day operations.
- Co-ordinate all aspects of environmental management on-reserve including resource extraction, pollution reduction, waste management, development controls, environmental health, and risk assessment.
- Review development applications and prepare summaries for review by the Lands Manager.
- Research and evaluate best management practices and emerging technologies and make information available to staff and the community.
- Identify, assess and reduce environmental risks and management practices into Atikameksheng Anishnawbek’s operations.
- Co-ordinate Atikameksheng’s Environmental Assessment Processes and participation in external EA Processes which may include defining project Terms of Reference, providing oversight, reporting to supervisor, Reviewing EA reports and coordinating the monitoring of EA mitigation strategies and commitments.
- Provide environmental input into the development, implementation, and amendments of Laws developed under the Land Management Code including Land use Plan, regulations and others.
- Develop Environmental Status Reports and make recommendations to the Lands Manager.
- Identify environmentally sound business opportunities.
- Co-ordinate the development of contracts with consultants and other external support for services related to environmental management.
- Develop environmental awareness initiatives for community members.
- Assess and implement improvements to the Environmental Management Action Plan.
- Make environmentally related information readily available to the community, departments and members.
- Have an understanding of environmental matters such as water, forests, wind, air quality, land use and wildlife.
- Coordinate sensitive environmental initiatives dealing with legacy issues of historical impact.
- Collect samples of water and groundwater for analysis; measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards; and conduct safety and environmental audits.
- Participate in engagement sessions related to environmental issues and opportunities.
- Understand and keep abreast of current and future trends related to environmental concerns such as climate change, waste management, and land use planning.
- Participate in forming recommendations for problem sites and follow up on post problem areas.
- Knowledge of environmental management regimes such as Ecological land classification, fisheries assessments, terrestrial and aquatic surveys, forest resource inventories, archaeological surveys and native values identification.
In addition, the Environmental Coordinator shall complete the following duties:
Service Coordination and Implementation
- Participate and assist in sustainable development activities.
- Provide advice to project development on implementation of recommendations from environmental documentation, corrective actions/resolutions, or issues that have an impact on the project.
- Maintain records on Environmental concerns and activities as assigned.
- Record new projects and appropriate compartment records in an environmental record keeping system.
- Ensure the proper development and coordination of sustainable development activities.
- Have an understanding of a wide range of sustainability topics, such as water and energy conservation, environmental management, building design, waste reduction, transportation and air quality, as needed.
- Ability to read, interpret and develop map(s).
- Knowledge of relevant environmental and waste legislation, standards and effective practices.
- Co-ordinate the waste diversion programs with the organization.
- Assist in the management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste including the classification, tracking, reduction, reuse, recycling, collection, disposal, and end use of waste streams.
- Provide advice, information and participate with legislation, regulations, and standards related to waste management.
- Possess knowledge in waste diversion and stewardship programs.
- Implement and supervise approved techniques in preventing or overcoming damage caused to wildlife.
- Investigate health and safety related complaints and spills of fuel and hydraulic oils related to forestry and other industrial activities.
- Conduct surveys and monitoring programs both on reserve and off reserve of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution.
- Provide awareness and promotes environmental protection and management initiatives to the community.
- Educate community members on the procedures of waste management within the community.
- Provide communication through the weekly flyer, quarterly and annual reports.
- Maintain the level of professionalism expected by the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek as outlined through the Policies and Procedures manual.
- Initiate and/or prepare project proposals and maintain an updated project filling system.
- Draft letters, reports, strategies, work plans and budgets and other briefings as requested as it relates to issues identified in projects and funding submissions to appropriate funding agencies related to environmental initiatives.
- Track project expenditures and implementation progress
- Ensure appropriate project records are created for completed projects.
- Assist in the development of program goals, objectives and budgets.
- Prepare accurate, complete and effective proposals as required and related to environmental initiates through grant funders’ resources.
- Participate in the preparation of project budgets and funding submissions to appropriate funding agencies.
Application Deadline is: March 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
SALARY: To commence with the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek salary and job classification scale.
On behalf of Chief and Council, please submit your application with a covering letter, resume and three current reference letters as well as copies of all diplomas and or degrees by one of the following: (1) fax 705-692-5010 (2) email, (3) in person, or (4) by regular mail to:
Robert Paishegwon, Lands Manager
25 Reserve Road
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0
For more information, or a complete job description please contact Human Resources at 705-692-3651. Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to First Nation members.