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Date Posted:
Nov 29, 2018

Closing Date:
Dec 13, 2018

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

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$ 46,000 per annum

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Consultation Assessment Coordinator

Métis Nation of Ontario

Job Description:

Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Barrie, Midland, Owen Sound or Sault Ste. Marie
Indeterminate, Full-time position
Closes: December 12, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.
Posting: 121218-CAC

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch seeks a strong team player for the position of Consultation Assessment Coordinator in the MNO’s Barrie, Midland, Owen Sound or Sault Ste. Marie office.  MNO is committed to promoting environmental stewardship as well as consultations and accommodation with rights-bearing regional Métis communities in Ontario.  This permanent full-time position offers enrollment in group benefits and Registered Pension Plan upon successful completion of the three months’ probation period.

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

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and specifically 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 (CA)
  • Collaboratively work within the LRC Branch to support the MNO’s Duty to Consult processes
  • Work in collaboration within the LRC Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens and MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operating Officer:

  1. Liaise with proponents and government on consultation related activities
  2. Provide technical advice and support to MNO staff and the Regional Consultation Committees on environmental issues and potential impacts of various projects on Métis rights and interests including energy, mineral development, forestry, and other proposed projects
  3. Collect, securely store/archive, review, access and report on information associated with consultations/LRC Branch projects
  4. Develop communications for MNO communities regarding consultation related activities as well as for specific projects
  5. Work collaboratively with other staff of the LRC Branch, including the MNO Community Relations unit and the MNO Way of Life unit to implement various programs and initiatives
  6. 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 and briefings for effective engagements with proponents, governments, Regional Consultation Committees and MNO communities
  7. Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other MNO units and branches, Regional Consultation Committees and proponents as directed
  8. Maintain a thorough record of all activities and consultations
  9. Track projects
  10. Travel to communities to give presentations or attend meetings.  This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of LRC branch, Director of the Branch or Chief Operating Officer

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary degree from a recognized college or university, or equivalent work experience in a relevant field
  • Relevant background in either natural resources or environment sectors; some government policy experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the environmental sector, natural resources, Environmental Assessment process, and how they relate to the Duty to Consult including their challenges and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes related to Environmental Assessments and stakeholder participation opportunities in those regulatory processes; or a demonstrated ability to learn regulatory about processes quickly
  • Proficient with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint), knowledge of MS SharePoint is an asset
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
  • Ability to drive a rental car and provide and maintain a clean driver’s abstract
  • Available to work flexible hours with ability to work extended hours or weekends when required



  • Knowledge of Métis and/or Aboriginal policy issues, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Métis specific matters including knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s mandate, governance structure and Métis history and culture will be a definite asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with the LRC Branch team, MNO leadership, management, government and industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests
  • Comfortable delivering presentations on technical information in plain language to large and small groups
  • Proven organizational skills, a self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high-level sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Ability to be flexible, and meet new challenges as they arise, in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency
  • Dependable, reliable and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction
  • Strong oral, written and facilitation skills
  • Willingness and availability to travel throughout Ontario
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset


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.

Work Site Location:

Owen Sound

Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:

Mandatory Qualifications: Post-Secondary degree

Education Required:


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