• Full Time
  • Tsuut'ina
  • This position has been filled

Lands and Environment Research Development (LERD)


REF #77

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

Email: jobs@tsuutina.com


Competition Opens: August 17th, 2021

Competition Closes: September 16th, 2021