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Stewardship Field Technician

  • Full Time
  • Tachie

Natural Resources Department

Neyun Huwuts'inli - We take care of our land

Tl’azt’en Nation Natural Resource Department is seeking a full-time Stewardship Field Technician. The Stewardship Technician will work under the supervision of the Senior Stewardship Officer and assist with the department’s forestry, mineral claim and lands stewardship management and strategy process within the traditional territory. This position requires field skills (survey and data assessment, recording), map and compass, GPS/GIS skills, and requires good communication skills, team work, a proven understanding of forestry and mining exploration operations is a preferred asset.

Position Summary:

The Stewardship Field Technician’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: working closely and in conjunction with the Senior Stewardship Officer and the Stewardship Officer in implementing forestry, mineral claim and lands stewardship management and strategy conducting cultural and heritage resource values assessments in the field. In addition, the Stewardship Field Technician will work closely with Nation knowledge keepers, traditional land users and Keyoh Huwuline families (traditional stewards) on stewardship matters and will consider information sharing in technical report writing. We are looking for and individual with a proven history of field experience, field assessment and reporting experience in any aspect of Natural Resources. A solid understanding of the forestry and mineral exploration sector and Indigenous culture, rights and title matters a must. This position requires an understanding of Dakelh culture and good communication skills, problem solving abilities and technical understanding of stewardship principles.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills::

  • 2 year Technical certification/ diploma in Forestry and/or Natural Resources
  • 2 years working in Forestry and/or Natural Resources (office and field work experience) or an equivalent combination of work experience and education
  • Knowledge of relevant natural resources technical operations, relevant legislation and other policies that govern forest, land and wildlife management
  • willingness to learn; Team player
  • Ability to read maps (e.g. Understands UTM Coordinates, scales, maps gps, etc.)
  • Physically fit and ability to work in all types of weather and environmental conditions
  • Knowledge of Dakelh culture and traditional rights practices
  • Basic knowledge of archeological resources
  • Computer skills especially in Microsoft Office Software Applications
  • Familiarity with safe driving and practices while engaging in field travel and field work activities
  • Work experience conducting field and date entry work in a timely, professional and consistent manner
  • Field surveys are required in this position to assess Tl’azt’en Nation cultural and heritage resource values whereby the Stewardship Forest Technician will be required to survey fro an established list of values; Work experience like this is an asset; Skills in field site assessments are required
  • Ability to meet deadlines, pay attention to detail
  • Understanding of First Nations values, culture, history, communities and traditional territories
  • Excellent, communication, writing and reporting skills

Preference may be given to:

  • a Tl’azt’en Nation person or and indigenous person
  • Professional designation

Cover letter and Resume maybe submitted to:

Only those qualified will be contacted for an interview

Wage and rate dependant on education and experience

Kyla Strange, Senior Stewardship Officer

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