Salary Grade 6: (Min. $57,754.00 – Max. $77,102.00)
The Coordinator of Monitoring is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Cree Nation Government’s Forestry monitoring systems and assessments with the objective of providing reliable forest resource information for National Forest Policy development, planning and sustainable management.
- Design and implement various Forestry monitoring programs ensuring that the provisions of the Adapted Forestry Regime and the Baril-Moses Agreement are being implemented in the operational setting.
- Collaborate with the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) monitoring unit to ensure that Forestry companies operating in the territory are respecting the Sustainable Forest Development Act.
- Work with MFFP Forestry Monitors to validate the results of their monitoring programs.
- Oversee a small team of Cree Forest Monitoring Officers to implement the monitoring program(s) in the field.
- Develop a systematic program for the ongoing revision of the Cree Land Use Mapping (CLUM) to ensure that they are accurate and current.
- Collaborate with the Cree Joint Working Group Coordinator to monitor the results and outcomes of forestry consultations between the MFFP and the Cree land users including prescribed forestry consultation harmonisations.
- Investigate any specific operational complaints or concerns registered by the Cree land users or the Cree Joint Working Group member.
- Collaborate in the establishment of a seasonal schedule of field-level inspections with each of the Cree Forest Monitoring Officers.
- Accompany the tallymen and Cree Joint Working Group members in their field inspections and provide necessary technical support.
- Assist and guide MFFP and or Cree Wildlife managers monitoring efforts for work in the commercial forest zone.
- Collaborate with Cree communities on matters related to Forestry.
- Attend CLUM sessions.
- Provide support, when required, to the Cree members of the Cree Quebec Forestry Board.
- Provide monthly reports on the field level inspections.
- Assist in the preparation of reports for the Forestry Engineer on the results of project validations.
- Directly supervise and lead direct reports and ensure effective supervision of others within the team.
- Assist direct reports with the development of objectives and ensure that performance is aligned with team and individual objectives. Ensure that managers and/or supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives.
- Identify training needs and support training and development.
- Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist managers and/or supervisors with performance evaluations.
- Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Conservation or in a related field of experience.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Fluency in French
- Fluency in Cree is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Proven ability to communicate effectively.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Good organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and respect deadlines.
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
- Working ability with ERSI GIS software.
- Willingness to work in both an office and outside setting for extended periods of time, including exposure to extreme weather conditions, loud noise, work near mechanical parts and uneven terrain.
- Willingness to work irregular hours.
- Willingness to travel regularly.
The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned 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.
From April 23, 2020, to May 15, 2020
Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: FD-200406-1