HOURS OF WORK: PERMANENT, FULL-TIME
REPORTS TO: LANDS MANAGER
Under the general direction of the Lands Manager, the Referrals Coordinator is responsible for matters related to Tsawout Nation water and land referrals, 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.
The Referrals Coordinator is responsible for matters related to Tsawout First Nation water and land referrals requests. This includes coordinating reviewing all incoming referrals, referral responses, as well as coordinating Cultural Monitors involvement for on-site monitoring. The Referrals Coordinator will also be responsible for maintaining a Lands Department database system. Direction is provided by the Lands Manager in collaboration with the Tsawout Nation Land Management Committee. Coordination with adjacent local and regional government lands personel may required.
Ensure the timely assessment and processing of all water and land referral requests;
Coordinate with other departments to ensure the accurate and timely preparation, facilitation and response of consultations and engagement letters to all referrals applications received;
Enhancing and Development client relations across all areas of TFN traditional territory;
Conducting research regarding referral and permit requests, coordinating with appropriate interal departments/staff and advisors;
Ongoing communication and attending technical meetings with proponents on behalf of TFN;
Maintain the structure and organization of the Land Department’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated databases;
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 Archaeology companies, 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.