Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are looking to fill the critical role of Land and Resource Management Strategist. This position will have the unique and groundbreaking opportunity to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) in their ongoing efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation through the negotiation towards and implementation of a modern-day Treaty, the conduct of project consultation while also working to enhance the Algonquin presence across the unceded AOO Settlement Area.The Land and Resource Management Strategist conducts complex analyses for the acquisition and management of the proposed land selections of the Algonquins of Ontario in support of the continued negotiations toward a Final Agreement that will define the ongoing rights of the Algonquins of Ontario. This also includes any federal surplus and private lands yet to be determined. The Land and Resource Management Strategist coordinates and provides technical expertise in the review and timely response to consultation requests in land matters related to proposed government land dispositions, environmental assessment reviews, resource management matters, official plan reviews, and major infrastructure initiatives. In addition, this position provides AOO Consultation Office liaison and connections to external ministries, agencies, and communities as well as the supervision of land and resource management staff. About Us
The AOO are on a journey of survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772. Today, the AOO are comprised of the following ten Algonquin communities:
|Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation||Mattawa/North Bay|
|Greater Golden Lake||Snimikobi|
|Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini||Whitney & Area|
Working with the AOO provides an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for any person who seeks a complex, dynamic environment while contributing towards the process of rebuilding and revitalization of the Algonquin Nation.About You You are a Land and Resource Management professional who:
- Has at least 6 years of relevant experience.
- Is passionate about the survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency of all Algonquin communities.
- Understands the detrimental and lasting effects of colonization on Indigenous people.
- Possesses superior communication and presentation skills with the ability to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate.
- Demonstrates a positive and professional image of the organization when interacting with ANRs, staff, community members, government representatives, third parties, and the public.
- Possesses Strong working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures governing land use planning, resource management, and environmental assessments such as the Environmental Assessment Act, Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Public Lands Act, Canada National Parks Act Species at Risk Act, Endangered Species Act, Fisheries Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Natural Heritage Reference Manual, Environmental Bill of Rights, Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Aggregate Resources Act, Mining Act Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, Ontario Protected Areas Planning Manual, and other recognized provincial guidelines and processes.
- Has a strong ability to conduct analytical research and present findings, such as, to examine, assess, analyze, and interpret documents and materials; prepare a variety of correspondence and reports; and provide recommendations to decision
- Advanced project management skills to effectively manage complex projects and
- Advanced skills with geographic-based computer applications and databases for land use planning including ArcGIS, online GIS applications, mobile GIS and GeoWarehouse/Teranet
- Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills, providing attention to
- Strong analytical ability to review technical reports, site plans, and other data and create report summaries that identify errors or gaps in technical information and recommendations to address gaps.
- Skills, experience, and certifications associated with health and safety, safe use of off-road vehicles, and data collection while conducting fieldwork would be assets, such as:
- Wilderness First Aid
- Boating License
- ATV course completion
- Field GPS use
- Drone flight certification
- Formal functional leadership experience delivering expert advice/guidance to internal and external contacts including hiring, discipline, performance of multiple direct reports and management of contracts
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, Geography, Planning, or related discipline, or relevant college with experience based on position requirements
- Must be able to travel to attend meetings, conferences, and events and to conduct field work activity.
- Must be fluent in speaking and writing English.
- Must be able to carry out physical aspects of field work activity.
- Must be able to travel to attend meetings, conferences, and events and to conduct field work.
- Must be able to lift up to 20kg (44 lbs.)
- Must hold a valid G Class Driver’s License
- Advanced skills with the Microsoft Office suite.
- The successful candidate is expected to reside within the greater Ottawa Valley area considering that the AOO Consultation Office headquarters is in Pembroke Ontario.
- Ability to work from the AOO office located in Pembroke as required in compliance with the Travel Policy.
- The rewards are plentiful! Not only do you get to be part of the historic and ground-breaking modern-day treaty that will leave a lasting impact on the Algonquin communities, but we also have a developed compensation range for this position ($80,740 to $93,600) and are at a time of critical growth.
- Be proud of where you work. The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers below are the guiding principles of the Algonquins of Ontario.
- Kwayakoziwin: Honesty: Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave.
- Tabasenindizowin: Humility: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation.
- Manàdjìyàn: Respect: To honour all Creation is to have respect.
- Sòngideyewin: Bravery: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity.
- Nibwàkàwin: Wisdom: To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.
- Sàgìhidiwin: Love: To know Love is to know peace.
- Tebwewin: Truth: Truth is to know all of these things.
- We care about you. Health and dental benefits, RRSPs, life and long-term disability insurances are just a few ways to show you that your well-being matters to us.
- We work hard but also understand the importance of balance. We operate on a standard of thirty-five (35) hours per week, recognize thirteen (13) statutory holidays, provide three (3) weeks of vacation to start and ten (10) paid personal days each year.
Interested in Learning More…Please visit our website, www.tanakiwin.com, and current opportunities to learn more about the Algonquins of Ontario. How to Apply
So, what do you say? Are you ready to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives in their efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation?Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application by 2:00 PM on June 12, 2023.
When applying please ensure to list the position you are applying for in the title of the email and please include:
- Detailed cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate.
- Your resume.
- Four writing samples that demonstrate the breadth of writing experience (must include one long-format writing sample and one short-format writing sample).
- If available, portfolio website (optional).
Please note that the AOO have obtained the services of an external organization to support this recruitment process and no applications will be accepted by the AOO Consultation Office. Only applicants who apply to the above email address will be considered for the position.
For members of our Algonquin communities, we ask that you please identify which community you are connected to in your cover letter.
The AOO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.