The Coordinator of Environmental and Social Assessment is responsible for tracking, analyzing and submitting reports to the Cree representatives of the review panels on the various projects that are subjected to the environmental and social impact assessment process under Section 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).
- Organize and coordinate departmental efforts on providing effective project analysis.
- Review various project documentation (e.g. project descriptions, directives, conformity reports, impact statements, etc.)
- Assume project management responsibilities for assessment-related research/analysis projects including drafting the contracts and requests for proposals, reviewing and selecting proposals, and monitoring of budgets and timelines.
- Through collaboration with department members, experts, consultants and/or community representatives, assemble and prepare assessment support documents/reports in support of the Cree panel representatives.
- Coordinate public consultation processes related to environmental assessment.
- Review and provide analysis on all new laws, policies or regulations affecting the quality of environment in Eeyou Istchee territory.
- Participate in the formulation of advice and analysis for matters that are before the JBACE including new policy, laws or directives that are relevant to the Committee’s mandate.
- Engage in and/or manage specific research initiatives related to improve the state information on the Environment in the Eeyou Istchee territory.
- Coordinate with the Cree representatives on the COMEV, COMEX, COFEX-S and IAA panels to ensure that the department is kept informed of the panel deliberations and their specific analytical requirements.
- Assist the Cree representatives sitting on the panels in the organization of local public hearings or public consultations with respect to the social and environmental review process.
- Develop and maintain an environmental and social impact assessment registry to track project reviews and to disseminate project related information to foster greater public participation in the assessment process.
- Serve as a representative (if mandated) or technical advisor for any of the committees involved in the social and environment review process in the Eeyou Istchee territory.
- Support the Cree communities for training related to Section 22.
- Collaborate with Federal and Provincial departments, ministries and agencies on environmental and social impact assessments.
- Supervise and lead direct reports.
- Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives.
- Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
- Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
- 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 Environmental Science or related field with a focus on Environmental studies.
- Five to eight years of relevant work experience.
- Experience with social impact assessments.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in French is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Good knowledge of the Crees and the Adapted Forestry Regime.
- Good knowledge of a Geographic Information System.
- Proven success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
- Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- High attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
- Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
- Willingness to travel occasionally.
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.
Pay Type: Salary
Min. Hiring Rate: $69,124.00
Max. Hiring Rate: $92,281.00
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