Environmental Assessment Coordinator (Full Time)


Gitga’at Oceans and Lands Department


Gitga’at Oceans and Lands Department (GOLD) in Hartley Bay has an immediate opportunity for an Environmental Assessment (EA) Coordinator.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the GOLD Director, the successful candidate will oversee the process of receiving, reviewing and responding to project applications in Gitga’at’s Territory ensuring that full consideration is given to Gitga’at values, interests and decision-making.
Main Responsibilities:
• Effectively manage project applications from Crown agencies,
• Coordinate the various stages of Gitga’at’s decision-making on various proposals,
• Ensure Gitga’at has the required information to make informed decisions,
• Represent Gitga’at interests throughout environmental review processes,
• Reviewing project applications for technical and scientific rigor, participating in working group meetings, conducting field visits, and interacting with the project proponents and regulators,
• Manage contracts with external experts and to ensure their products are timely and relevant,
• Liaise and maintain relationships with project proponents and regulators,
• Support work to develop and implement various agreements associated with project reviews,
• Ensure Gitga’at Senior Staff, leadership and general community are kept updated,
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Degree or diploma in resource management, environmental science, First Nations studies or related field, or strong candidates with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience, knowledge and capabilities, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Experience conducting high-level reviews of scientific studies, including commenting on study design and results related to biological, physical, cultural, and/or socio-economic findings,
• Knowledge of Gitga’at culture and practices, and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with First Nation communities,
• Ability to work individually with little supervision and to coordinate a diverse team or professionals,
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with varied audiences,
• Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines,
• Proficient use of various office-based software.
Working Conditions:
• The Gitga’at First Nation is located in Hartley Bay, BC, a 4-hour ferry ride from the City of Prince Rupert, the successful applicant will be required to work in Hartley Bay on an as needed basis. Accommodation in Hartley Bay will be provided.
• The position may require occasional overnight travel.

How to Apply

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume, with “Environmental Assessment Coordinator” in the subject line to Gitga’at First Nation, Human Resources, e-mail jobs@gitgaat.ca Or
Deliver to Gitga’at First Nation Reception in Hartley Bay.
Applicants of Gitga’at and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
This job posting is open until April 19 2021.
We would like to thank all applicants for their submission, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.