Climate Change Adaptation Officer via Career Beacon

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'Kmaq (The CMM)

Truro, NS, CA

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing seven, Mi’kmaq communities of mainland NS. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s department of environment and natural resources (DENR) is currently looking for a motivated and outgoing candidate to fill the role of a Climate Change Adaptation Officer within the Mi’kmaw Climate Action Program (MCAP).

 The MCAP is mandated to focus its efforts on developing climate change adaptation strategies for several Mi’kmaq communities across Nova Scotia. Its mission is also to promote and restore to concept of Netukulimk in the Bay of Fundy Watershed. The MCAP is currently developing programs on issues involving climate change adaptation planning, climate monitoring and emergency management response.

Reporting to the MCAP Program Manager, the Climate Change Adaptation Officer is tasked with the role of evaluating high risk areas and developing natural and engineered adaptation strategies to respond accordingly. This will involve prioritizing impacted areas, developing natural and engineered climate adaptation strategies complete with both SWOT and cost-benefit analysis. Further responsibilities include the ability to act as a technical liaison on climate change for member communities as well as advisory board members and chief & council(s). 

Additional responsibilities include planning and implementing workshops, organizing group and individual meetings as well as producing educational materials. Further duties include compiling research documents, producing technical reports, completing final reports and drafting new project proposals.

Position Requirements:
  • University degree in Environmental Science, Land Use Planning, Engineering OR an equivalent combination of education and experience in both areas of study. 
  • A minimum of one-year direct experience in working in the environmental sector is preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with University degrees in environmental science, engineering, resource management, climate change and/or earth sciences. 
  • An understanding of Climate Change and its impact on community infrastructure. 
  • Ability to work effectively with other departments, government, industry and the general public. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-discipline teams, or independently, to meet deadlines. 
  • Experience working in or with First Nation communities will be considered an asset. 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken. 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in an environment requiring discretion and confidentiality. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). 
  • High values in teamwork, client service and professionalism. 
  • Drivers’ license, reliable vehicle and ability to travel. 
Salary/Employment Term:

Salary range: $20 – $25hr. This is a twelve (12) month contract with the opportunity for renewal.

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 3rd by 4:00pm

Please Submit Resume to: 

Michelle Hepworth, Office Manager
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
Email: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check.