Policy Analyst-Natural Resources & Environment

January 31, 2017


Employment Opportunity

Position Title: Policy Analyst-Natural Resources & Environment
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: Grand Council Treaty 3 Administrative Offices, Kenora, ON
Closing Date: February 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Policy Analyst-Natural Resources & Environment is responsible for carrying out research and analysis to support decision-making at Grand Council Treaty #3 (“GCT#3”) and to ensure that policy development undertaken by the Crown achieves the goal of reconcilation with First Nations in regards to natural resource and environmental matters. The Policy Analyst will review proposed or actual changes to provincial and federal policy and determine if these changes will have adverse or other impacts on the inherent and treaty rights of our Members. The Policy Analyst will evaluate the various policy options and provide strategic advice to the TPU Director, Treaty #3 leadership, and partner Ministries with respect to the policy options being considered or pursued. The Policy Analyst will lead an engagement with Treaty #3 First Nations to determine best practices for consultation process and protocols, which will culminate in the development of a protocol to operationalize Manito Aki Inakonigaawin in the Treaty #3 Territory.

  • Researches and analyses policy on resource management and environmental issues, new case law affecting treaties and Aboriginal rights, and prepares policy analyses, briefing notes, discussion papers, and reports to support the work of the Territorial Planning Unit and Grand Council Treaty #3.
  • Identifies, researches, and reports on emerging trends affecting the relationship between First Nations and provincial or national jurisdictions; government-to-government relationships with First Nations; and federal/provincial issues arising from case law, changes to policy, or emerging policies in the natural resources or environmental sectors including but not limited to resource revenue sharing, cap and trade programs, forest carbon policy, consultation, CEAA, NEB Act, etc.
  • Initiates and/or manages projects by developing proposals, developing work plans and defining deliverables, evaluating progress and monitoring deliverables, and taking/recommending corrective action as needed.
  • Represents GCT#3 and our Member communities’ interests at various policy engagement forums or on policy working tables, and engages with federal/provincial government agencies, other PTO’s, tribal councils, and First Nations on policy development.
  • Uses statistical and qualitative assessment methods to analyze and compare data, trends, and best practices from various sources; integrates and supplies statistical and analytical information in graphic and narrative formats; ensures the accuracy and currency of information; and presents this information in a manner consistent with the intended audience including Treaty #3 Members.
  • Promotes awareness of Treaty #3 First Nations’ issues and concerns with government.
  • Other duties as assigned, including providing research, analyses, and technical support or advice on policy or non-policy related issues to other units at Grand Council Treaty #3 where there may an issue may be of common concern (e.g. safe-drinking water).

  • Post-secondary degree, preferably in a discipline such as natural resources, forestry, Aboriginal studies, law, or public administration with a minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
    – conducting complex research and analysis to support decision-making and policy development;
    – writing a variety of complex proposals, policy drafts, reports, and other documentation.
  • Sound understanding of Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Transportation, and Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation policy, direction, objectives, and service delivery functions, particularly in relation to Aboriginal peoples, natural resources, and the environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised in a fast-paced office environment, often under tight timelines, and be able to manage a workload with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English–both oral and written–is mandatory. The ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is considered an asset.
  • Direct project management experience would also be considered an asset.
    Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of:
    Jeffrey Ross, TPU Director
    Grand Council Treaty #3
    P.O Box 1720
    Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
    Fax: 807.548.5041
    Email: tpu.director@treaty3.ca

    We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. However only those being considered will be contacted.
    ~Late applications will not be considered~

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