Natural Resources Technical Coordinator

The Technical Coordinator facilitates the effective operation of referrals management and information exchange between referrals staff in the NStQ communities (i.e. Soda Creek Indian Band, Canim Lake Indian Band, Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band) and the Province of BC. The Coordinator also provides technical support and training to the communities on issues related to GIS, mapping and operation of the NStQ Stewardship Portal.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Fulfill the role of Technical Coordinator as per the terms of the NStQ Yecweminul’ecw agreement in a fashion consistent with ongoing NStQ governance
2. Provide support and training to the natural resource staff of the 4 NStQ communities on issues related to natural resource referral response and cultural heritage mapping and documentation.
3. Support natural resource management capacity building within the NStQ communities.
4. Undertake such other tasks and projects related to the Duties and Responsibilities as may be identified and approved of by the Stewardship Manager.
5. Oversee the operation, administration and development of the NStQ Stewardship Portal referral tracking system on behalf of NStQ and provide training on the Portal for NStQ and BC staff.
6. Organize, facilitate and attend meetings between NStQ and BC staff related to operations of the Yecweminul’ecw agreement.
7. Provide GIS and mapping support related to use of community cultural heritage information in natural resource management.
8. Organize and attend other meetings related to the Duties and Responsibilities;
9. Take and distribute meeting notes for meetings related to the Duties and Responsibilities;
10. Prepare and submit regular activity reports to the Stewardship Manager;
11. Ensure the maintenance of accurate and confidential files and records stored in a secure and redundant fashion.
12. Other duties as assigned or required (related to the Duties and Responsibilities).

Skills and Abilities
Experience in managing multiple projects with varying timelines.
Knowledge of resource management principles, practices, policies and procedures
Proficiency in the use of computer programs for resource referral tracking, word processing, databases, GIS, spreadsheets, e-mail and the internet
Strong writing skills
Ability to work independently and to be self-directing self-empowered and self-motivated.
Ability to build effective interpersonal relationships from the community level to senior government levels.
Ability to think strategically.
Ability to manage conflict and manage change.
Ability to meet deadlines, have attention to detail.
Understanding and respect of First Nations values, culture, history, communities, and traditional territories.
Strong knowledge of governance.
Excellent research, communication and writing skills. Quality interactions with internal and external contacts to achieve defined goals.
Ability to develop strong relationships with all levels of staff, service providers and government agencies.

Education
A Bachelor’s Degree or Technical Diploma in a field related to First Nations natural resource management (e.g. First Nations studies, land use planning, forestry, biology, geology, environmental studies, geography) or GIS and a minimum of 1-year experience.
OR an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 3-4 years related experience may be considered (forestry resource management or program management experience and demonstrated experience participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and productive First Nations governance structures).
Related experience must include experience in the following areas:
developing or responding to natural resource development applications;
creating and maintaining GIS databases;
building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders (either internal or external to the organization);
systems or website administration;

Conditions of Employment
Must be able to pass a Criminal Records Check
Must possess a valid BC Drivers Licence
Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2020 by 4:00 pm. Forward cover letter and resume to:

Marg Shelley
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council
17 South 1st Avenue
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1H4
Email: administration@nstq.org