LANDS OFFICER

HOURS OF WORK: PERMANENT, FULL-TIME
REPORTS TO:
LANDS MANAGER

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Lands Manager, the Lands Officer is responsible for matters related to Tsawout Nation lands, natural resources and environment within all of the Nation’s reserve lands in accordance with the Nation’s custom policies, procedures, Land Code and associated land development policies.

SUMMARY:

The Lands Officer is responsible for matters related to Tsawout First Nation Land Code and all associated land development policies. This includes coordinating all referrals, land development applications, as well as providing technical and administrative support on issues concerning reserve land registration, land use planning, additions to reserve, land-use policy development, and enforcement. The Lands Officer will also be responsible for maintaining a Lands Department GIS system to ensure all parcel information, and associated layers on reserve are current and accurate. Direction is provided by the Lands Manager in collaboration with the Tsawout Nation Land Management Committee. Coordination with adjacent local and regional government lands personnel may required.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  • Ensure the timely assessment and processing of all land development applications;
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure the accurate and timely preparation, facilitation and maintenance of all land transaction documents and systems (reports, lands registrations and transfers parcel history/abstract reports, lease documents);
  • Maintain the structure and organization of the Land Department’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated databases;
  • Coordinate the review, implementation and monitoring of Tsawout Land Code policies and related regulations;
  • Coordinate the review and public engagement process for updating the Comprehensive Community Plan including the Environmental Management Plan;
  • Provide guidance, advice and support on land management legislation regulations, leasing matters, policies and practices to Council, Tsawout Nation staff, Tsawout Nation members and others involved in land transactions on the Nation’s reserve land to ensure both policy and legislative compliance;
  •  Maintain confidentiality on Land Management issues;
  •  Liaise and consult with staff in other departments, community members, and government and professional agencies (including appraisers, professional biologists, surveyors, lawyers, etc.); and,
  • Assist the team and leadership with other deliverables as required.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Certificate, diploma or degree in one or more of the following areas: Land Management, Natural
    or Renewable Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Human Geography, First Nations
    Studies and/or Aboriginal Law;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – must have the ability to work effectively with land developers and
    community members;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a strong ability in report writing and proposal writing;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as be a cooperative and
  • contributing member in a team environment;
  • ARC GIS 1: Introduction certification (minimum);
  • Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Access & Excel) and proficient data management skills.
  • Must be capable of working flexible hours inclusive of evenings when required;
  • A valid BC Driver’s License is an asset; previous experience working for First Nation’s an asset; and,
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Tsawout Nation’s culture, history, reserve lands and traditional territory an asset.

DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 (4:00 PM)

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now Online

OR

Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Email: cwebster@tsawout.ca
Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.