Abandoned Mining Exploration Sites Cleanup Coordinator

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  • Post Date: October 17, 2019
Job Description

Department: Environment and Remedial Works
Status: Temporary (Funding Agreement 2019-2029)
Salary Grade 5: (Min. $56,158.00 – Max. $84,237.00)
Location: To Be Determined


Core Functions

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Environment and Remedial Works Department, the Coordinator shall plan and manage operations stemming from the Agreement Related to the Abandoned Mining Exploration Sites Cleanup in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory. As stipulated in the Agreement, the overall clean-up project will be under the guidance of the Steering Committee, to whom the Coordinator will provide regular progress reports on the planning and execution of work performed on each site, including financial reports and lists of related contractors. To further ensure that the Steering Committee fulfills its mandate within the Agreement, the Coordinator will submit, for approval, an annual activity report and revised General Action Plan ensure that all activities follow the Environmental Quality Act (CQLR, c. Q-2) Sections 5, 22 and 28 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement.


Functional Responsibilities

  • The Coordinator will be responsible for the development of a General Action Plan (GAP) that will comprise of a complete inventory of all sites requiring clean-up, including geographical coordinates, trapline designation, names of tallymen, available photos and descriptions of contamination present
  • The GAP will also include a prioritization study on the basis of risk, accessibility and cost estimates that will be used by the Steering Committee for the purposes of Agreement implementation
  • The GAP will also include a timetable of scheduled work on an annual and 5-year duration
  • The GAP is to be revised on an annual basis with the inclusion of reports on the work completed and a description of any discrepancies between expected and actual results
  • The Coordinator shall work with the MELCC and other organizations to ensure all required activities have the necessary permits and certificates of authorizations
  • Arrange and oversee the shipment and appropriate disposal of all waste materials in compliance with MELCC requirements


Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

  • Ensure communication with all regional and local governments regarding planned clean-up activities
  • Coordinate with all tallymen and land users whose traplines will be affected by the clean-up activities, ensuring their guidance and direct involvement in planned work
  • Represent the department and the Cree Nation Government and the Eeyou Istchee Baie James Regional Government working with any outside environmental organizations, agencies or consultants
  • Through the Director, ensure that the department’s staff and expertise is fully utilized to maximum benefit


Reporting Responsibilities

  • Provide regular reports to the Director on progress in relation to the fulfillment of the GAP, including reports related to administrative costs for cross departmental services, and requests for trouble shooting assistance
  • Provide regular reports on planned clean-up activities for all affected communities
  • Provide scheduled reports on the progress of the GAP to the Steering Committee, notifying committee members of any unforeseen difficulties
  • Provide regular reports to the Cree Nation Government and the Eeyou Istchee Baie James Regional Government if requested
  • Provide reports to any related JBNQA tables if requested


Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering in mining or related environmental sector
  • Member in good standing of professional order in the field will be considered an asset



  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience of project management in northern areas
  • Demonstrated working experience with indigenous communities; Cree Nation of Quebec will be considered an asset



  • Strong writing skills in French and English
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English with Cree being an important asset


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently with self-initiative and keen organizational skills
  • Proven ability to analyze and find solutions to complex problems
  • Proven ability to demonstrate sound judgment in complex situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to changing environments
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency with computer and geomatics tools such as Microsoft Office suit and ARC-GIS
  • Valid driver’s license


Additional Requirements

  • Full-time commitment
  • Willingness to travel extensively to remote locations.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.


Application Period

From October 28, 2019 to November 12, 2019



Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ERWD-191001-2

Valerie Mianscum

Recruitment Officer

Email: hr@cngov.ca

Tel.: 819-673-2600