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COMMUNICATION & LIAISON OFFICER

Job Summary
The WLIB Communication and Liaison Officer contributes to the overall success of the Enbridge Compressor Station 6A Project (the “Project’) by facilitating communication and engagement with respect to the Project between the Williams Lake Indian Band (“WLIB”) Council, technical staff, community members and Enbridge.
The First Nations Communication and Liaison Officer will liaise with Enbridge and WLIB during the Project on all potential issues and opportunities that arise from this project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operations
1. Develops a Project communication plan that details how the WLIB Communication and Liaison Officer will communicate information with respect to the Project to the WLIB community. This plan will include tools such as newsletters, posters, emails and other forms of media.
2. Liaises with WLIB Council, Elders, and community members to communicate updates on the Project, including information on Project progress, work opportunities and possible project impacts.
3. Liaises with Enbridge Field Service Representative to receive Project updates.
4. Organizes meetings and prepares correspondence or other documents with respect to the Project.
5. Communicates with Enbridge and its contractors with respect to any issues or concerns of significance raised by WLIB.
6. Communicates with Enbridge and its contractors with respect to employment and contracting opportunities with a view to maximizing those opportunities for WLIB and its members.

Administration
1. Prepares and submits regular activity reports and statistics to Enbridge and the WLIB community.
2. Maintains a database to track and follow up on all First Nation issues and responses.
3. Contributes to a positive, safe and healthy Project environment by ensuring that issues of significance to WLIB are addressed promptly.
4. Develops a communication strategy for public awareness of programs and events.
5. Participates in various WLIB community, council and technical meetings.
The duties listed are provided as examples of area of responsibility and are not intended to create limits to responsibility but to help understand the scope of the position. All staff are expected to be team oriented and maintain confidentiality of all information gained while working with the organization.

Qualifications

Education
Degree or Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or a related field.

Competencies
The WLIB Communication and Liaison Officer should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
• Accountability – holds self accountable for achieving goals and personal development; delivers on commitments.
• Communicating information – creates an environment where open, honest communication is valued and develops strong, cooperative relationships.
• Planning & Organizing – plans and organizes time effectively to meet goals and timetables visualizing needs for the future.
• Initiative – Takes the initiative to identify new challenges or opportunities.
• Leadership and Teambuilding – Coaches for employee development and provides purposeful feedback for improved performance.

Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of natural resource management principles, legislation, practices, policies and procedures.
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program).
• Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail, and respect confidentiality.
• Appreciation and respect for cultural diversity and an understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Experience
• Three to five years’ experience in a natural-resource related field, or a comparable range of experience that would make the candidate suitable for this position.

Working Conditions
• Work outside the office
• Work in an active construction project
• Non-standard hours of work
• Receives minimal supervision with occasional direction and very few checks of the work performed

Position Classification
Salary Grid Level: $23.85-$29.06 per hour depending on education and experience.
Job Type: 1-year term position, Part-time (20 hrs per week)

Deadline for applications is April 08, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Please submit a cover letter and resume with 3 work related
references to:

Tanya Thomas – Senior Manager, Human Resources
Williams Lake Indian Band
2672 Indian Drive
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5K9
Or email to: tanya.thomas@williamslakeband.ca