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Environmental Coordinator

Wahnapitae First Nation

  • Posted on: November 20, 2020

The role of the Environmental Coordinator is to create, manage and implement environmental strategies on behalf of the WFN. The Environmental Coordinator will be involved with initiatives guiding land use and development within the WFN land base and territory, as well as the development of a land management regime. He/she will ensure, with resource companies and WFN, that any development activities are carried out in a responsible manner meeting or exceeding the requirements of all applicable government laws regulations, so that potential negative impacts can be identified and mitigated. The incumbent will be required to liaise with representatives from WFN, resource development companies and regulatory agencies.


  • A Master of Science Degree preferred. A four-year bachelor of degree in a related field accepted
  • Experience and ability to implement legislation regarding Federal/Provincial Environmental processes such as: Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Duty to Consult and Accommodate, Species at Risk Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Species at Risk Act, Fisheries Act, Ontario Heritage Act,
  • Demonstrate a passion for protecting and managing the environment in a manner in keeping with WFN traditional knowledge and values
  • Strong understanding of Anishinaabe values, practices, responsibilities, ceremonies, and
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of the Indian Act
  • Be able to engage WFN Membership while facilitating the gathering/sharing of information as it relates to community engagement
  • Effective time and project management skills
  • Leadership with ability to clearly communicate and interact with a variety of personalities and to coordinate delivery of complete projects within defined timelines
  • Conflict and stress management
  • Advanced computer skills including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook, GIS programs


  • Coordinate, develop and implement community based environmental planning regimes (e.g. Waste Diversion Strategy, GIS, Resource Development Inventory, and some Mining Relationships)
  • Liaise and collaborate with all partners, including resource companies and all levels of government (municipal, federal, and provincial) to understand impacts and opportunities regarding land, water, air, wildlife, and species
  • Plan, implement, monitor, and report on environmental initiatives (community based and as part of environmental committees)
  • Make environmentally related information available to the WFN community as well as between departments
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring environmental field
  • Facilitate the implementation of the WFN Land Use Plan: An Eco-Based Approach to Land Use and Resource Management.
  • Develop Resource Management Targets for resources within our treaty area, watershed, and reserve lands.
  • Research, analyze and develop Land Management Regimes/Land Code
  • Develop and implement the WFN Gikendaasowin Reclamation Project (GRP) which includes the management of native values, archaeology, oral history, use and occupancy mapping, harvest surveys.
  • Understand and keep updated on current and future regulatory requirements related to the environment and ensure that all WFN activities are compliant with environmental
  • Apply for funding to support environmental efforts


  • This position will primarily be within the boundary of WFN and in an office environment
  • From time to time, the Environmental Coordinator maybe required to conduct field work out-of-doors and may be exposed to wildlife and extreme weather conditions
  • Local travel will be required within the First Nation traditional area

STARTING SALARY:         $21.72 – $23.48
CLOSING DATE:                December 3, 2020

Please forward your cover letter, resume and three (3) work references by email to:

Meghan Donivan
Human Resources Director
Wahnapitae First Nation

Anishinabek and First Nation members are encouraged to apply.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those interviewed will be contacted.

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