Environmental Assessment Coordinator - Site C Project, Treaty 8 Tribal Association

10233 – 100th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 1Y8
Phone: (250) 785-0612 Fax: (250) 785-2021

BC Hydro is proposing the development of a dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River near Fort St. John, BC. This project is subject to an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the BC Environmental Assessment Act and is subject to the environmental certification under the BCEAA. The Project would be carried out in land and water areas where the Treaty 8 First Nations exercise their Section 35 (1) rights. Treaty 8 First Nations will be participating in the Environmental Assessment to understand the Treaty 8 First Nation Section 35(1) Rights, to identify and consider strategies or measures to avoid, mitigate, and manage any potential adverse environmental effects, and to accommodate Treaty 8 First Nations Section 35 (1) rights as necessary.

The Site C Environmental Assessment Coordinator will be located out of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association office in Fort St. John and will provide administrative, organizational, and technical support to the Treaty 8 First Nation leadership, the Treaty 8 Site C team, Treaty 8 First Nation Land Managers, and community members so they can put forward Treaty 8 First Nation perspectives and priorities with respect to the environmental assessment of the proposed project. The successful candidate will:
  • Have an interdisciplinary educational background, with an undergraduate or advanced degree in environmental or social science or related discipline, plus 5 years relevant experience;
  • Have considerable work experience with northern aboriginal communities or in other cross-cultural community settings;
  • Be very knowledgeable of the Canada and British Columbia environmental assessment process, and experienced with panel-level environmental assessments;
  • Be familiar with environmental issues associated with large hydroelectric or related developments in northern ecosystems;
  • Have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility, determination and independence;
  • Be willing to relocate to Fort St. John and travel throughout Northeast BC.
Interested persons may submit their resume and cover letter by August 29th, 2011 to:

Shona Nelson, Administration/TARR Director
Treaty 8 Tribal Association
10233-100th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC. V1J 1Y8
Telephone: 250-785-0612 Fax: 250-785-2021