Nuclear Consultation Coordinator 111419-NCC-VAR

Internal Posting Only 
Indeterminate, full-time position

Location:  Midland, Owen Sound, Bracebrigde, Toronto
Deadline:  November 14, 4:30 pm
Posting:  111419-NCC-VAR

The primary objective of the Nuclear Consultation Coordinator position in the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the Manager and the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch.Under the direction of the Manager of the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch, the incumbent is required to coordinate communications and facilitate discussions in relation to the MNO’s ongoing relationship with nuclear corporations. The Nuclear Consultation Coordinator will be committed to promoting environmental stewardship as well as consultations and accommodation related issues with regional rights-bearing Métis communities in Ontario. The incumbent will be accountable for implementing various MNO programs and initiatives as a member of the MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch.

This is an indeterminate, full-time position based in the Métis Nation of Ontario office in Midland, Owen Sound, Bracebridge, Toronto starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Group Benefits and Registered Pension Plans after successfully completing 3 months of employment. Travel may be required.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Nuclear Consultation Coordinator will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements
  • Work in collaboration within the LRC Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects and files

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following items, as well as other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the LRC Branch Manager or, from time to time, the Director of the LRC Branch:

  1. Coordinate communications and facilitate discussions related to any issues pertaining to nuclear projects across the MNO.
  2. Liaise with nuclear proponents and the related Government contacts.
  3. Coordinate work associated with the facilitation of meetings, community gatherings, teleconferences, etc. including but not limited to the preparation of expense forms, purchase orders, agendas, travel arrangements, meeting and hotel accommodations and briefings for effective engagements with government agencies, regional consultation committees and MNO communities.
  4. Ensure that MNO leadership and interested Métis citizens are provided information and related documentation etc. on nuclear operations in a professional and timely manner.
  5. Work with the MNO and Proponents to identify and deliver mutually agreeable activities or initiatives in order to ensure effective engagement and information sharing with Métis citizens in the relevant areas.
  6. Provide technical advice and reporting to the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch, the MNO Regional Consultation Committees, Métis citizens and Proponents on environmental effects of projects MNO Traditional Territories, including but not limited to potential impacts to the Métis Way of Life, natural heritage and socio-economic issues.
  7. Work collaboratively with other staff of the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch, including the MNO Community Relations unit and the MNO Way of Life unit where appropriate to implement various programs and initiatives.
  8. Maintain a thorough and complete record of all activities, initiatives, meetings etc.
  9. Depending on the project needs, the incumbent may be required to work with other Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch Managers and the Director of the LRC Branch as well as the Associate Director of Education and Way of Life.
  10. Travel to communities to give presentations or attend meetings and participate in engagement and consultation sessions and discussions. This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch Director and/or Managers.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized college or university; or equivalent work experience in a relevant field
  • A background in either natural resources, environmental sectors, the nuclear sector or research and education; some government policy experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the nuclear sector and/or environmental sector and how they relate to the legal Duty to Consult including challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of the nuclear and/or environmental assessment regulatory processes pertaining to approvals and their associated timelines
  • Knowledge of Métis specific matters including knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s mandate, structure and Métis history and culture will be an asset
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders
  • Willingness and availability to travel throughout Ontario and work flexible hours, evenings or weekends when and as required
  • Knowledge of MS Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proven organizational skills, a self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to excellence
  • Ability to be flexible, and meet new challenges as they arise, in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders
  • Commitment to organizational learning, training and education
  • Innovation and creativity to identify how to create more value for Métis citizens, communities and the MNO

Requirements:

  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to take direction
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Sensitivity and confidentiality
  • Strong oral and written communication and facilitation as well as presentation skills
  • Ability to drive a rented or personal vehicle, ownership of a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract are required.

The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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