Environmental Specialist

Posted 1 week ago

Job Overview

The Environmental 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, watershed planning & protection, policy development—in the Treaty 3 Territory. The successful candidate will also be responsible for carrying out research and analysis to support decision-making at Grand Council Treaty #3 (“GCT#3”) and to ensure that policy development undertaken by the Crown achieves the goal of reconcilation with First Nations in regards to natural resource and environmental matters.


  • 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 environmental, natural resources, and similar issues occurring in the Treaty 3 Territory.
  • Conducts structured analysis of environmental, natural resource, or related issues and prepares comprehensive technical reports or briefing notes.
  • Reviews and evaluates applications, 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 proposal which require 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 related 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 Wiitanokiindowin Policy Working Table work plan and/or as directed by an immediate supervisor.
  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on all TPU activities in accordance with funding agreements, identified work plans, and organizational plans and priorities.

Job Requirements

  • Relevant post-secondary education and experience in environmental studies, forestry, fish & wildlife studies, natural resource management, or similar field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills (including skills related to development of spreadsheets and data entry to large complex systems).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with GCT3 staff, Treaty 3 First Nations, federal or provincial ministerial staff, and the public.
  • Experience communicating and building relationships with partners in the resource development sector (e.g. mining, forestry, energy).
  • Ability to work independently and manage workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and adjust to change.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid Ontario drivers license (equivalent to Class G).


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:

Jeffrey Ross, TPU Director
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O Box 1720
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax: 807.548.5041
Email: tpu.director@treaty3.ca


We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. However only those being considered will be contacted.

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Job Features

LocationGrand Council Treaty #3 Administrative Office, Kenora, ON
Closing DateJanuary 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
SalaryCommensurate with qualifications and experience.

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