Lands and Environment Research Development (LERD)
Department: Lands and Environment Research Department (LERD)
Reports to: LERD Director
Reporting to the Land and Environment Research Department (LERD) Director, key objectives of the Environment Technician are:
· Implementation of operational activities relating to monitoring the Tsuut’ina environment and lands including;
o Environmental impacts that effect the ecological health of the lands and human health
o Environmental data collection of the air, water, soils, vegetation, field inspections and investigations of contamination
o Develop operating procedures, policies/by laws for Environmental Sustainability
o Participate in environmental assessments and clean-up efforts
o Organize and coordinate environmental monitoring training programs with biologists, scientists and environmental engineers (when required)
o Community engagement sessions informing Citizens of environmental projects and initiatives
· With an emphasis on field programs including;
o Complete site inspections, assess and comply with environmental legislation at the operational level to ensure environmental protection and conservation
o Assess abandoned sites in compliance with Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) for restoration and reclamation; and
o Ensure environmental sampling, data analysis, interpretations, reporting, and research is completed when necessary (TBD based on qualifications).
· Research documents for applicable legislation and regulations and document development.
· Assist the LERD Director with Community Engagement activities in accordance with the Nations Communication Strategy.
· Assist staff with the enforcement of bylaws, legislation, and contaminant source investigations;
· Conduct water, land, and air monitoring programs, reporting results to the LERD Director
· Assist in the delivery of pollution control initiatives;
· Provide input for the design and delivery of projects in environmental programs;
· Participate in the conduct of response to environmental emergencies;
· Work with community members and businesses to protect the reserve from environmental contaminants;
· Promote community involvement in environmental management and carry out environmental educational initiatives;
· Enter environmental data into databases and GIS and carry out data analysis and interpretation;
· Prepare field reports, annual reports and draft staff reports on environmental issues;
· Assist with the planning of annual budgets and cost estimation for environmental initiatives
The following TBD – based on candidate qualifications:
· Prepare samples for laboratory analysis, whether complete on or off reserve. Aid in interpreting and responding to findings of such analyses
· Determine sampling locations and methods, and collect water or wastewater samples for analysis, preserving samples with appropriate containers and preservation methods.
· Minimum 2 years environmental monitoring, planning or land and environment administration experience;
· Bachelor’s Degree in related environmental field, Certified Land Manager Designation, Certified Environmental Technician (CET) Diploma or equivalent combination of education, experience and training is an asset;
· In depth knowledge of Tsuut’ina Nations history of environmental issues and concerns;
· Detailed understanding of applicable laws, bylaws, regulations, and court decisions relating to environmental management;
· Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Nation environmental practices and policies;
· Familiarity with provincial and federal environmental codes;
· Firm understanding of protocols for environmental monitoring, data collection, analysis, and reporting;
· Comfortable working with community members, and able to build effective working relationships with businesses;
· Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with various demographics including elders, youth, management, Chief and Council, government agents/representatives, and current or potential businesses;
· Strong computer skills including the MS Suite of programs; and
· Must have a valid class 5 (or higher) driver’s licence..
· Must sign an Oath of Confidentiality
Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.
Please apply in writing, including a resume, to:
Tsuut’ina Nation Human Resources Department
9911 Chiila Boulevard,
Tsuut’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
Competition Opens: August 17th, 2021
Competition Closes: September 16th, 2021