Jr. Environmental Scientist

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Location: Thunder Bay

Closing Date: May 7, 2021

The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide technical and enhanced advisory services to all First Nations in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of a Junior Environmental Scientist.

The Junior Environmental Scientist will be responsible for leading the coordination of the solid waste program and supporting the environment team in providing a wide range of environmental advisory services to our First Nation clients to build technical capacity and maintain a sustainable environment network.

Strict confidentiality must be recognized and maintained at all times.


  • Coordinate the Solid Waste Program within the Environment Unit including planning and coordination of client training, workshops, and focus groups along with the preparation of communication materials
  • Assist with the provision of advisory services including technical, training, and policy support to program support staff at Tribal Councils, Large First Nations, and unaffiliated First Nations, in the following key areas:
  • Solid waste management
  • Solid waste diversion including household hazardous waste
  • Landfill and Transfer Station Operations & Maintenance
  • Environmental legislation and regulation
  • Plan and coordinate the Ontario First Nations Regional Solid Waste Committee including liaison with Tribal Councils, First Nations and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners
  • Communicates effectively to provide support to various First Nations and government environment/solid waste committees and initiatives when required
  • Assist with the preparation of funding applications, requests for proposals, and project reports to support client and organization projects
  • 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
  • Monitor, analyze and interpret federal and provincial legislation, regulations and guidelines pertaining to environmental matters
  • Participate in regional, provincial and national environmental initiatives that advance the interests of First Nations in Ontario
  • Plans, forecasts and monitors work plans and monthly progress reports
  • Prepare communications material for clients and organization related to solid waste and environment programs and services
  • Maintain relationships and partnerships with the various communities, stakeholders and federal and provincial agencies
  • Understands the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities, government bureaucracies and agencies
  • Assist with planning, coordinating and facilitating formal training sessions, presentations, and workshops including Landfill and Transfer Stations Operations and Maintenance; Waste Diversion; MTSAs; and others as directed
  • Assist with event-related activities as requested
  • Maintain records and evaluations for First Nation clients
  • Review and maintain a project schedule and project budget
  • Manage own travel budget
  • Report financial activities to the Director of Operations


  • Post-Secondary Degree in Environmental Studies, Science, or Planning
  • Must possess excellent project management skills
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Must maintain proper certification and membership through recognized training authorities

Please mark clearly on the subject line of the email “JR. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST” and send your cover letter and resume in one pdf file, with the attachment labeled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_JR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST2021] to:

Human Resources

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

195 Henry Street, Building #4, Unit #3

Brantford, Ontario, N3S 5C9

[email protected]

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

Closing Date