The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory once occupied much of what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca.
The Musqueam Indian Band is developing and implementing a range of environmental and stewardship plans. The Environmental Analyst will be providing technical support to the Environment al Stewardship Assistant Manager & Program Manager, and as directed, to the Musqueam Fisheries Department, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Treaty Lands and Resources Department. The Environmental Analyst will report directly to the Environmental Stewardship Manager and may involve working with other analyst staff. This position works closely with Environmental/Musqueam staff and other parties to implement Musqueam’s environmental stewardship plans, programs and communications, which will include collaboration with partners, and engagement with community and Musqueam leadership.
Role & Responsibilities:
- Review and analyse referrals and proposed projects and plans
- Conducting research, analysis, and providing support for negotiations in conjunction with proponents and other parties
- Work closely with MIB technical staff to ensure leadership and community members are engaged in, and informed about, environment and stewardship projects
- Assist with implementing the environment and stewardship plans to ensure alignment with other MIB initiatives and plans
- Organize community engagement sessions, including preparing presentation materials and newsletters
- Organize educational activities for Musqueam community, scholastic and neighbouring community groups.
- Reporting on and planning environmental stewardship projects (work plans, budgets, implementing strategies, etc.) in coordination with other team members and/or departments.
- Other related tasks as required
Job Knowledge & Skills:
The work requires the following knowledge, skill and/or abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree with technical courses related to urban planning, political science and/or environmental sciences and/or an equivalent combination of coursework and experience
- A minimum of one year’s experience in environmental management/policy/planning or similar, including experience working with committee and/or Council structures
- Professional-level report writing, analysis, and communication abilities required
- Analytical skills with problem solving abilities
- Strong research skills
- Detailed oriented
- Knowledge of, or skills required to gain knowledge of, permit processes and environmental legislation and regulations
- Ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision, both individually and with a team
- Ability to collaborate with others and work with cross functional teams
- Ability to coordinate and direct educational and environmental activities with the public.
- Ability to use tact and good judgement in dealing with sensitive and complex issues.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Strong understanding of Indigenous history and politics in British Columbia; cultural competency and knowledge of Musqueam cultural traditions and interests is preferred
- Must be able to work under tight deadlines
- Experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel programs
- Work is performed in an office environment and periodically in the community
- Successful Criminal Record Check.
- Valid Class BC Driver’s License
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
and reference “Environmental Analyst” in the subject line.
Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.
Please self-identify when applying.
Position will remain open until filled.
* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.