Staffing Process Number: ACFN/DLRM-2021-012
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), Dene Lands and Resource Management (DLRM) department is seeking to fill one (1) full-time, permanent position of Land-Use Coordinator. This permanent role will consist of 5 days on, 2 days off; Monday to Friday, 7.5-hour days, and 37.5 hours per week. However, schedule and work location may change from time to time to meet operational requirements. The role reports to the Manager of Rights and Lands, DLRM, or designate. This is a local position to Fort Chipewyan, AB., or Fort McMurray, AB., and the successful candidate must have their own accommodations and transportation. Please note, COVID-19 guidelines and protocols are in force in the workplace. Due to the pandemic, there may be a requirement to work remotely from home until further notice.
The Land-Use Coordinator is responsible for: ACFN/DLRM land-use planning activities. Coordination and management of land-use data/information issues. Administers the reserve remediation program and assists with the addition to reserve initiatives.
- Comply with internal policies, standards, protocols, and procedures.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Provide information and support in the development and review of the DLRM Strategic Plan.
- Administer the Reserve remediation program affairs consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values Statements and formal approved DLRM plans.
- Provides support by assisting with the financial matters of the reserve remediation program per approved DLRM finance policies and procedures.
- Visit traditional lands.
- Contribute to the overall plans and objectives of DLRM.
Coordinate and participate in land-use planning activities in a non-political environment, to include responsibility for:
- Support and implement procedures for the development, revision, updating, and evaluation of a land-use plan.
- Identify and prioritize land-use planning issues, research, information, and knowledge gaps; and, preparing recommendations to resolve issues and close information gaps.
- Present up-dates and lead planning workshops.
- Manage the land-use information and data and ensuring all records, maps, interviews, and other data are correctly and securely stored and preserved.
- Provides assistance in facilitating and managing any applications, permit requests from resource developers, and consultations between the ACFN and government and industry involving land-use planning, to include responsibility for:
- Review and monitor all land permits pertaining to ACFN.
- Liaise with regional, provincial and federal bodies responsible for land-use planning and natural resource management.
- Liaise with stakeholder groups.
- Disseminate external information (external meetings and discussions).
- Participate in the scheduling and preparation of meetings.
- Communicates and engages with Leadership, Elders, and ACFN Members on land-use planning, issues, and concerns in the region, to include responsibility for:
- Coordinate trappers meetings and communicates regularly with active land-users.
- Prepare presentations for meetings with the Board of the DLRM, the Elders, and Members.
- Assist with the establishing and implementing processes and protocols within the community to access and protect traditional land-use and knowledge.
- Continuously updates the CKK system with knowledge collected.
- Contributes to the ACFN/DLRM, to include responsibility for:
- Assist with the development of the annual DLRM work-plan.
- Participate in applicable regional initiatives, workshops, conferences, and meetings to build expertise and capacity.
- Contribute to DLRM communication strategies and activities such as news bulletins, membership, and Elders meetings and retreats.
- Apprise the supervisor of sensitive and essential land-use issues and events that may affect the ACFN/DLRM.
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Education
- Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Land-Use Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, or Natural Resources Management with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.
- Three to Four (3-4) years of experience in land-use planning.
- Experience in traditional land-use and occupancy mapping.
- Experience in natural resources management and planning and applicable legislation, policies, and regulatory agencies.
- Experience working with First Nation communities related to land-use planning.
- Knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s needs, issues, and concerns about land issues and protection, including treaty rights concerning the land.
- Knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s culture, communities, and their respective organizations.
- Knowledge of the regional environment and awareness of the industry and resource development in the area.
- Knowledge and understanding of the applicable Provincial and Federal Regulations and regulatory processes.
- Microsoft computer skills (MSWord, Excel, and Outlook).
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong research skills.
- Strong project coordination skills.
- Ability to multi-task and adapt in a flexible and fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work with a team and independently, with minimal supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights, week-ends and holidays.
- Willingness to travel and fieldwork out on the land; and are conditions of employment.
- Ability to be successful with a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a criminal record check.
Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates are invited to e-mail a covering letter and résumé quoting
Staffing Process Number: ACFN/DLRM-2021-012, in confidence to [email protected]
Closing Date: Résumés will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Employment Equity is a factor in the selection process. Applicants are requested to include in their covering letter or résumé if they self-identify and are a member of the following group: Indigenous People (ACFN, MCFN, FMFN, etc., status or non-status, Inuit or Métis). Preference may be given to Indigenous People.
Marsi cho/Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.