Region 1: Energy Consultation/Waasigan Project Advisor

Posted on October 4, 2021. Primary Region: Dryden, ON

Internal/External Job Location: Kenora, Atikokan, Dryden or Fort Frances (fixed position- in office 5 days a week) Permanent, Full-time position Closes: October 23, 2021 Salary: $48,570-$55,870 annual (commensurate upon experience) Application instructions: Please apply directly on our job board (here) before the closing date All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer-As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a pension plan, 10 days’ vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 16 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).
The Role- The Waasigan Project Advisor in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provides support for the MNO’s consultation process for the proposed Waasigan Transmission Line, a new double-circuit 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Lakehead Transformer Station (TS) in the Municipality of Shuniah and Mackenzie TS in the Town of Atikokan, and a new single-circuit 230 kV line between Mackenzie TS and Dryden TS in the City of Dryden.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
o Provide technical support to the LRC Branch and the MNO’s Region 1 Consultation Committee (RCC) in relation to the MNO’s consultation on the Waasigan Transmission Project.
o Plan and execute engagement activities / logistics with the RCC and the MNO community, including organizing and facilitating consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc., preparing agendas, briefings, briefing notes, reports and presentations, and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
o Develop communication plans for the project, including the development of content, and plain speak communication tools, such as mail outs, website ads, and other communications for the Métis Community related to the project
o Oversee and engage in research; review and respond to internal questions on the project regulatory information, including but not limited to the Terms of Reference, baseline studies and the Environmental Assessment.
o Collaborate with Hydro One, project consultants, and others, including internal to MNO, such as Education and Training, for matters related to community engagement, employment, training, business and economic development opportunities, and capacity building related to the project. Assess community resources/needs assessment; take an inventory of potential opportunities, identifying gaps and a plan to capture opportunities.
o Track and maintain detailed records related to activities and deliverables, such as:
o Meetings attended with communities, dates and locations;
o Meetings attended with other organizations, dates and locations; o Issues discussed;
o List and description of initiatives that have been undertaken/addressed;
o Training undertaken by the Advisor; and
o General outcomes
o Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.
o Travel to communities for meetings with Hydro One and/or community members as directed. – Act as point of contact in office for community engagement

Qualifications
Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, environmental sciences, earth sciences, environmental engineering, resource development, nuclear safety or a related area, or equivalent experience. 1-3 years’ experience in natural resources, environmental sectors or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal and/or provincial government; some government policy or program experience is preferred. An understanding of regulatory processes, environmental issues and Indigenous issues or a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn about these and other processes and issues quickly.

Who We Are
In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.
The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement
The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.
Please email humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Location:


Kenora/Dryden/Atikokan/Fort Frances, ON

Job type: Full-time

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Contact Information

MNO Human Resources