Stó: lõ Service Agency requires the services of a qualified Lands Planning Assistant to fill a vacancy with the Stó: lō Research and Resource Management Centre.
The Lands Planning Assistant will work under the direction of the Land Use Planner Manager and plays a central role in supporting Land Use Planning operations (in areas including natural resource stewardship, climate change adaptation, emergency preparedness, cultural heritage resource protection, and on-reserve land use planning) and other projects as needed.
This position reports to Land Use Planner Manager. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office. Some travel may be required for this position.
- Must hold a degree (bachelor's minimum, master’s preferred) or have equivalent experience in a relevant field for example, Land Use Planning, Urban Studies, Community and Regional Planning, or Natural Resource Management;
- Must have strong skills in verbal and written communication, for example, policy development, proposal writing, briefing note writing, reporting, drafting letters, excellent general communication skills;
- Must have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively;
- Must have a general level of familiarity and understanding of Stó: lō First Nations, culture, traditions, history and current land/resource issues;
- Must be committed to learning more about Stó: lō culture and history;
- Must have proven training and ability to work on a variety of computer programs including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access);
- Must be able to take direction and work independently, with minimal supervision;
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and delivering presentations.
- Should have demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate meetings and groups;
- Should have demonstrated planning experience, including plan design, development, implementation, and revision;
- Should have a demonstrated ability to discuss technical components of process and planning to a wide range of audiences, for example, community members, departmental staff, government staff, stakeholder groups, and industry representatives;
- Should have experience working with budgets and managing project expenses
- Mathematics skills are desirable characteristics supplemented by an aptitude for detailed work, ability to follow instructions, and possess strong analytical skills.
- Ability for being organized, and must have good coordination and monitoring skills and able to keep good recording system.
- Proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds.
- Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members and representatives of other organizations. Including collaboration with other SSA programs and staff as required.
- Maintain the confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning clients, staff and Stó: lō Service Agency.
Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview:
- Proof of education documentation
- References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
- Must successfully pass the required pre-employment Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Check.
Salary Range: To be determined based on qualifications/experience.performance evaluations.
Type of Position: Full-time Annual Term position with benefits, subject to 3-month probationary period and planned performance reviews.
Job Type: Full-time
- Land Use Planning: 1 year (Required)
- Natural Resources: 1 year (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Required)