Resource Specialist

Posted 3 weeks ago

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, watershed planning & protection-in the treaty 3 Territory.


  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Applicants from Treaty #3 communities .
  • Applicants with experience using computer applications, especially geographical information systems, statistical software, and /or information management system.
  • Applicants with experience communicating and building relationships with partners in the resources development sector (e.g. mining, forestry, energy)


  • 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.


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:
Sjoerd van der Wielen, TPU Director
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O Box 1720 Kenora,
Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax:  807.548.5041


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

Job CategoryTerritorial Planning Unit
LocationKenora, ON
Closing DateDecember 14, 2018

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