CAREERS


Looking for a Career? The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is looking for individuals with ambition to help improve the quality of life for First Nations people and communities. The OFNTSC is a province wide organization mandated to provide technical advisory services to all 133 First Nations in Ontario. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team of professionals. The OFNTSC is an equal opportunity employer. Check here regularly for internships and new job opportunities. Please see below for for current job opportunities.


ENGINEER IN TRAINING

Location: Thunder Bay
Closing Date: May 3, 2019 @ 4:00PM EST

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The Ontario First Nations’ Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) was established in 1995 to provide expert technical advisory services to the First Nations of Ontario. At that time, it was the first aboriginal organization in Canada mandated to provide professional technical and advisory services to First Nations’ communities and foster their technical self-reliance. As a member of the OFNTSC team, the Engineer in Training (EIT) is responsible for overseeing a communications and portfolio which will include internal and external initiatives.

OFNTSC Engineer-In-Training Job Description

The OFNTSC offers exciting and challenging opportunities for enthusiastic, passionate engineers willing to work on projects vital to the development of Ontario’s First Nations. OFNTSC’s Engineer-inTraining (EIT) opportunity will provide an engineering graduate with valuable work experience leading to a Professional Engineering Designation and a rewarding engineering career with us. You’ll have the opportunity to work on important projects that will serve the Indigenous peoples of Ontario’s First Nations and work alongside bright, knowledgeable and highly skilled people.

Engineers-in-Training are selected for their technical capability, their leadership potential, their alignment with our core values, their attitude, and their ability to become productive members of the OFNTSC. The OFNTSC’s EIT employment opportunity will provide participants with an in-depth engineering experience necessary to qualify for their Professional Engineering license in the Province of Ontario.

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical).
  • Must be eligible for registration as an Engineer-in-Training with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Demonstrate the values of safety, teamwork, service, integrity, accountability and ingenuity.
  • The fifty-week EIT opportunity is designed to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to help you achieve your Professional Engineering designation and prepare you for an engineering career at the OFNTSC. The OFNTSC will help you develop and grow through onthe-job experiences, relationship building, and training that will progressively lead to higher positions of responsibility. As an EIT, you will be hired into a permanent position at a centralized office location and will be required to travel throughout the province to ensure you gain the maximum training andexperience of our organization.

Pay and benefits

On your way to a challenging and satisfying career, you will earn a competitive annual starting salary (depending on your highest level of education) along with relocation assistance if applicable. You will learn and work in a safe and healthy environment supported by a competitive benefit package that includes a minimum of three weeks’ vacation, health and vision care, dental benefits and disability income.

Application timelines

Job postings are found on our website and shortlisted applicants will be screened through in-person
interviews. Offers are typically made at the end of April and successful candidates usually start the
first week of June. Permanent full-time employment is dependent on funding and the outcome of a
performance appraisal after one year of enrollment in our EIT program.

If interested in this opportunity, please mark clearly on subject line of the email “ENGINEER-INTRAINING” and send your cover letter and resume in one pdf file, with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING2019] to:

Linda Sandy, Sr. Human Resource Generalist
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
111 Peter Street, Suite 606
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1
humanresources@ofntsc.org

For a detailed job description, contact human resources (416) 651-1443 ext. 238 or email humanresources@ofntsc.org.

We thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted


JR. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Location: Thunder Bay
Closing Date: May 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

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The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all First Nations in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of a Junior Environmental Scientist to assist OFNTSC’s Senior Environmental Scientist, with issues related to First Nations in all areas of environmental work. In specific to Solid Waste Management and Contaminated Sites and/or other technical advisory services. The Junior Environmental Scientist will be located in the Thunder Bay office and will report directly to the Senior Environmental Scientist.

Strict confidentiality must be recognized and maintained at all times.

DUTIES:

  • Provide environmental technical advisory services to Clients as required. Including, but not limited to, the development of Terms of Reference for environmental projects, assessing consultant proposals; meetings with Clients, Consultants and Funding Agencies; providing formal technical reviews; preparing funding submissions and project reports and other related duties, as required.
  • Work with Clients to assess their capacity to deal with environmental issues, particularly as it relates to solid waste management and contaminated sites in First Nations communities.
  • Develop and coordinate environmental training programs and workshops, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts amongst the diverse Client base of the OFNTSC, including government and industry partners.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team environment by supporting staff and Clients with research and/or technical advice on environmental issues and policy, as requested.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Jr. Civil Engineer/Technologist or related discipline (Candidate should be eligible to P. Eng. or CET)
  • 2-5 year’s technical competencies in design, operations & maintenance of infrastructure
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written/verbal), presentation, and “people” skills
  • Conceptual, analytical and strategic thinker
  • Professional & positive outlook, collaborative, and driven by the success of OFNTSC
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the province of Ontario
  • Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Previous experience with First Nation communities is an asset.
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nation peoples.

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “JR. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST” and send your cover letter and resume in one pdf file, with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_JR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST2019] to:

Linda Sandy, Sr. Human Resource Generalist
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
111 Peter Street, Suite 606
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1
humanresources@ofntsc.org

For a detailed job description, contact Reception (416) 651-1443 ext. 238 or email humanresources@ofntsc.org

We thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted


COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Location: Toronto
Closing Date: April 26, 2019 @ 4:00

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The Ontario First Nations’ Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) was established in 1995 to provide expert technical advisory services to the First Nations of Ontario. At that time, it was the first aboriginal organization in Canada mandated to provide professional technical and advisory services to First Nations’ communities and foster their technical self-reliance. As a member of the OFNTSC team, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing a communications and portfolio which will include internal and external initiatives.

DUTIES:

  • Maintain relationships and partnerships with the various communities, stakeholders and federal and provincial agencies
  • Oversee and proof-read information from Directors and external organizations
  • Responsible for creating, transferring and maintaining website and social media content
  • Responsible for creating and implementing communications material for various audiences
  • Create and maintain an electronic archive of quality photos that may be published in the various OFNTSC publications
  • Oversee and maintain the existing database of contact information for the various media, government agencies, technical and professional organizations, First Nation communities, Tribal Councils and any others who wish to receive OFNTSC publications
  • Purchase promotional materials for the various special events
  • Meet with various public figures, technical and engineering professionals, chiefs and the media to further our communications outreach
  • Understand and adopt the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities, government bureaucracies and agencies
  • Research and utilize materials to create various reports, articles etc.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nations peoples
  • 1-3 years of work related experience
  • Diploma/Degree in a journalism/communications program
  • Interpersonal and Professional Skills
  • Technical Skills (includes: writing, research, photography, records, media watch, special events, and meetings)

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER” and send your cover letter, resume and sample writing piece in one pdf file, with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_COMMMANAGER2019] to:

Linda Sandy, Sr. Human Resource Generalist
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
111 Peter Street, Suite 606
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1
humanresources@ofntsc.org

For a detailed job description, contact Reception (416) 651-1443 ext. 221 or email humanresources@ofntsc.org

We thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted


OFNTSC Jobs

Title: Water and Wastewater Engineer (two (2) positions)
Location: Brantford or Thunder Bay Service Centre
Closing Date: Open until filled

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The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of a Water and Wastewater Engineer to assist the OFNTSC team. One position will be located in the Brantford office and one position will be located in the Thunder Bay office.

DUTIES:

  • Provide professional engineering advisory services in all aspects of water and wastewater systems including water supply, treatment and distribution, sewage collection, treatment and disposal, and other municipal services.
  • Conduct assessment studies/investigations and prepare reports for water and wastewater systems.
  • Prepare, review and manage reports.
  • Prepare and assist in developing terms of reference for each phase of projects.
  • Review work, including studies and designs, performed by consultants.
  • Participate on project teams to ensure the successful completion of water and wastewater projects which meets the needs of the First Nation community.
  • Assist First Nations with completing their wastewater effluent regulatory reporting requirements
  • Assist Tribal Councils and First Nations in ensuring that designs and construction projects comply with all codes and guidelines as well as provide advisory services on any issues related to Water and Wastewater Systems.
  • Assist with Conference and Workshop related activities.
  • Act as a liaison between First Nations and government agencies.
  • Assist OFNTSC clients with obtaining various sources of outside funding (ie: Indigenous Services Canada, Health Canada, Ministry of Infrastructure, Environment Canada, and others).

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensing by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is required.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the completion of studies, design and construction of water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities or municipalities.
  • Strong background and knowledge of water treatment plants and processes
  • Knowledge of technical, financial and economic aspects of water and wastewater systems.
  • Project coordination experience.
  • Report writing experience and good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management and technical advisory experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience with First Nation communities is an asset.
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nation peoples.

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “WATER AND WASTEWATER ENGINEER” and send your cover letter and resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_WWENGINEER2019] to:

Linda Sandy, Sr. Human Resource Generalist

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

111 Peter Street, Suite 606

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1

humanresources@ofntsc.org

For a detailed job description, contact Reception (416) 651-1443 ext. 221 or email humanresources@ofntsc.org

We thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted


Title: Circuit Rider Training Program Specialist
Location: Thunder Bay
Closing Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @4:30pm

The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all First Nations in Ontario.  The primary role of the CRTP Specialist is to assist in coordinating and delivering the Circuit Rider Training Program.  As a member of the OFNTSC team the Circuit Rider Training Program Specialist is responsible for raising the competency level of operators of First Nation water and wastewater systems.  This position will be located in the Thunder Bay office. Strict confidentiality must be recognized and maintained at all times.

DUTIES:

Administration & Finance

  • Maintain filing system in accordance with office file and records management procedures.
  • Prepare, review and manage CRTP finance and reports.
  • Submit weekly/monthly schedules to the Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services.

Client Services

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the CRTP portfolio.
  • Assist the CRTP Trainers with planning, organizing and delivering the Circuit Rider Training Program for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant operators to First Nations throughout the Province of Ontario.
  • Support and assist the CRTP Trainers in developing functional operational and maintenance work plans for Water & Wastewater Treatment Systems.
  • Assist CRTP Trainers in teaching First Nation Water Treatment Plant operators the required reporting procedures.
  • Provide back-up training for contract CRTP Trainers when on vacation or on sick leave.

Communications

  • Maintain relationships and partnerships with the various First Nation communities, stakeholders and federal and provincial agencies.
  • Understand the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities, government bureaucracies and agencies.
  • Prepare monthly reports as directed by the Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services.

Training

  • Provide First Nation communities with the skills and expertise necessary to manage technical training.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant post-secondary education or 3-5 years of related experience.
  • A minimum of grade 12 education
  • Province of Ontario Class II Water & Wastewater accreditations/license’s.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Extensive travel throughout Ontario.
  • Effective communication skills (meetings, oral and written) with various professionals.
  • Strong Organizational Skills to multi-task and prioritize projects and various tasks

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “CIRCUIT RIDER TRAINING PROGRAM SPECIALIST” and send your cover letter and resume in one pdf file, with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CIRCUIT RIDER TRAINING PRG2019]to:

Linda Sandy, Sr. Human Resource Generalist

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

111 Peter Street, Suite 606

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1

humanresources@ofntsc.org

For a detailed job description, contact Human Resources at (416) 651-1443 ext. 238 or email humanresources@ofntsc.orgWe thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.