Career Opportunity: Land Use Analyst
Department: Environment and Remedial Works
Location: To Be Determined
Salary Grade 5: (Min. $51,233.00 – Max. $68,383.00)
Status: One Year Contract
The Land Use Analyst works with the Land Use Planning team to provide technical support for the Cree First Nations (CFNs), the Eeyou Planning Commission (EPC) and for other Cree entities, in collecting and mapping Cree land use information and in applying this information for lands planning and lands management purposes. The incumbent is also responsible for using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools to support effective data collection, data management, and training and capacity building initiatives.
• Collaborate with CFNs and entities on land use planning and lands management, using ArcGIS platforms and tools hosted by the Cree Nation Government.
• Develop protocols, processes and workflows governing the management of land use data within the organizational platforms.
• Provide GIS analysis and design maps responding to specific issues identified by the Land Use Planning team, the EPC, and other Cree governments and entities related to land use planning.
• Participate in data collection through land use mapping, use of applications or any other data collection processes.
• Support the development of data collection methods and data management protocols to ensure the secure and effective use of spatial data, particularly Cree land use data for planning and land management purposes.
• Work with the GIS Unit and others as needed on GIS capacity building within CFNs, in order to ensure that these entities can work and collaborate effectively with the Land Use Planning team and the EPC on land use planning and land management issues.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
• Perform other duties as required.
• College or University degree in Geography, Land Use Planning, Environment, or a related field.
• Three to five years of relevant work experience
• Experience working on land use planning or lands management issues in rural/remote contexts and/or at the regional scale is an asset.
• Fluency in English
• Fluency in French is an asset
• Fluency in Cree is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities
• Strong demonstrated knowledge of GIS applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an indigenous and/or intercultural context.
• Customer-focused and service-oriented.
• Proven ability to communicate effectively.
• Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
• 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.
• Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
• Must hold a valid driver’s license.
• Willingness to travel frequently.
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 7, 2021 to April 23, 2021
Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ERWD-210402-1