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Mineral Development Advisor

Company: Métis Nation of Ontario
Location : (One of) Kenora, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay, etc.,ON
Company Profile

Who we are:

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose.

Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built a province-wide governance structure which includes: an objectively verifiable, centralized registry of over 20,000 Métis citizens; approximately 31 Chartered Community Councils across the province which represent Métis citizens at the local level; a provincial governing body that is elected by ballot box every four years; an Annual General Assembly where regional and provincial Métis leaders are required to report back to Métis citizens yearly between elections; a charitable foundation which promotes and support Métis culture and heritage (Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission); and an economic development arm (Métis Voyageur Development Fund).

In addition, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, the MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ service delivery access points across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 300 personnel across the province.

Job Description

Mineral Development Advisor

Location: (One of) Atikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Thunder Bay, or Geraldton
Indeterminate/Permanent Position
Closes: March 08, 2021
Starting salary range: $48,570-$55,870 per year based on experience

Summary of Role:

The prime objective of the Mineral Development Advisor (MDA) in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the Managers in the LRC Branch and, where required, to the Director the Branch, with the primary focus of the MDA’s work being on the MNO’s engagement on mineral exploration and mining development projects, issues and initiatives.  Under the direction of the Managers in LRC Branch, the MDA will assist in maintaining and increasing the MNO’s engagement on mineral exploration and mining development activities, initiatives and projects within the traditional territories of MNO Regions 1 and 2, in keeping with the MNO’s consultation framework and regional consultation protocols, and the related processes relating to the Crown’s Duty to Consult, comply, and Accommodate Indigenous peoples.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the LRC Branch and the MNO’s Regional Consultation Committees (RCCs) in relation to the MNO’s consultations on mineral exploration and development projects, issues and initiatives, which may impact Métis community rights, interests and way of life.  Duties include, but are not limited to, research, liaising and reporting on mineral exploration and development projects and initiatives in MNO Regions 1 and 2.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities with the RCCs and the MNO community, such as consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc.  Duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling, confirming budgets, booking venues/catering, preparation of expense forms, purchase orders, agendas, briefings, briefing notes and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
  • Travel to communities to participate in, and present at, meetings.  This may require overnight stays in communities, long-distance driving, air travel and a varied work schedule include work during week-ends and evenings.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with proponents, government departments, and other mineral development/mining sector entities, on projects, relevant issues and initiatives affecting and impacting communities in MNO Regions 1 and 2.
  • Maintain a thorough record of all activities and consultations associated with projects, relevant issues and initiatives.  Software such as MS SharePoint or other project management software may be implemented for project and other related coordination purposes.
  • Develop communications for MNO communities regarding mineral exploration and development topics, issues and initiatives, as well as for specific projects.  Communications tools may include, but are not limited to, letters, invitations, Métis Voyageur advertisements, brochures, research briefings and webpage postings etc.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff of the LRC Branch, including the MNO Community Relations Unit and the MNO Way of Life Unit and the MNO Education and Training Branch on assigned projects, initiatives and issues. Collaborative work to improve processes and standards within the LRC Branch is expected.
  • Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.

To apply, please visit www.metisnation.org/job-board/careers/mineral-development-advisor/

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, environmental sciences, earth sciences, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mining or geological engineering, mining and geological technologist or technician, resource development, or a related area, or equivalent experience; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in natural resources, mining, environmental sectors or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal and/or provincial government; some government policy or program experience is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of the mining sequence and Mining Act approvals and timelines, technical knowledge and expertise with regards to mineral exploration methods and terminology.
  • An understanding of regulatory processes, environmental issues and Indigenous issues or a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn about these and other processes and issues quickly.

All positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s license, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time

To apply, please visit: www.metisnation.org/job-board/careers/mineral-development-advisor/

What we offer:

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a pension plan, 15 days vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a diverse and inclusive employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.