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Environmental Scientist

Location: Thunder Bay/ Brantford                  

Closing Date: Until Filled 

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 an Environmental Scientist to assist the OFNTSC. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:         

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations the duties and responsibilities of the Environmental Scientist include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain filing system in accordance with office file and records management procedures
  • Prepare, review and manage reports 
  • Submit weekly/monthly schedules to the Director of Operations, as required
  • Assist with event-related activities as requested
  • Develop and Maintain Solid Waste Website complete with educational and technical resources available to Clients
  • Manage Consultant contracts, work plans, and deliverables
  • Monitor program budget through routine funding/expenditure reviews with OFNTSC’s Finance Department
  • Prepare funding applications for Corporate solid waste management initiatives
  • Provide advisory services including technical, scientific, and policy support as it relates to solid waste management to staff at Tribal Councils, Large First Nations, and unaffiliated First Nations, in the following key areas:
  • Solid waste management
  • Solid waste diversion programs in Ontario, including interpretation of legislation and regulations
  • Landfill and Transfer Station Operations & Maintenance
  • Transitioning to diversion programs and Datacall
  • Provide support to various First Nations and government environment committees and initiatives when required
  • Present technical information at meetings, workshops, and engagement forums
  • Prepare and produce environmental technical reviews and site visit summaries related to solid waste management systems in Ontario First Nations
  • Develop and maintain a database of Ontario First Nations solid waste infrastructure and programming
  • Prepare Minor Capital Applications, requests for proposals, and project reports for solid waste management-related funding and infrastructure
  • Provide First Nation communities with technical assistance to build the skills and expertise required to manage their environmental issues appropriately, through training and the provision of advisory services as necessary
  • Organize and coordinate solid waste management training sessions, as required
  • Analyze and interpret federal and provincial legislation, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to solid waste management
  • Participate in regional, provincial and national solid waste management initiatives that advance the interests of First Nations in Ontario
  • Prepare a work plan and monthly progress reports
  • Maintain relationships and partnerships with the various communities, stakeholders, and federal and provincial agencies
  • Understand the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities, government bureaucracies, and agencies
  • Review and maintain a project schedule and project budget
  • Report financial activities to the Director of Operation
  • Organize, coordinate and facilitate training and workshops including Landfill and Transfer Stations Operations and Maintenance, Waste Diversion, MTSAs, and others as directed
  • Provide in the field assistance and training to clients
  • Maintain records and evaluations for First Nation clients
  • Maintain proper certification and membership through recognized training authorities

Acquire ongoing education to meet OFNTSC minimal skill requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nations peoples
  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • Post Secondary Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Planning
  • Must possess good project management skills
  • Reliable and insured vehicle along with a valid driver’s license

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Understanding of working with the Indigenous community is preferred.

Understanding of an Indigenous language is preferred.

OTHER:

Some out of town traveling is required throughout the province of Ontario

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

"In efforts to promote the safety, security, and wellbeing of staff members, communities, and people we come into contact with, the OFNTSC Human Resources department will be giving preference to applicants who have proof of two full doses of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination." 

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

 


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