Community Liaison – Land Guardian

Fort Nelson First Nation
April 8, 2024
Fort Nelson First Nation
Job Type
Some experience required
FNFN, Fort Nelson, Fort Nelson First Nation, Community, Community Liaison, Guardian, Land Guardian
British Columbia


Job Scope:
Reporting to the Guardian Programs Manager, the Community Liaison works as an integral part of the FNFN Lands team to conduct and perform community outreach and engagement, intergovernmental relations, research, and data collection within the Land Guardian program. The Land Guardian team maintains a presence throughout the territory; monitors the impacts of land and resource use; accurately collects and compiles environmental and land use data; observes, records and reports possible violations of FNFN stewardship policies and provincial and federal regulations; and reports violations and/or concerns to assigned internal staff and appropriate external government agencies. Recognizing the central importance of Indigenous knowledge to sound natural and cultural resource management, this member of the Land Guardian Team assists in the implementation of land-based cultural revitalization initiatives, including language initiatives and cultural workshops. This employee plays a key role in coordinating community engagement within other department staff, ensuring community and staff concerns are heard and reported to the proper authorities within and outside FNFN. The Community Liaison is responsible to liaise with staff, community members, industry partners, consultants and government officials. Other related duties may be required from time to time.

Candidate Profile:
The Community Liaison possesses a positive and diplomatic approach in their work, with attention to detail, and physical fitness for the work, and is trained and prepared for wilderness work (i.e.: wildlife interactions, inclement weather, rough terrain, remote field work). This employee may, at times, work longs hours in the field all types of weather and terrain, and will be required to travel by all types of transportation (on land, water, in air). Jobs may take place in camp settings and may be 1-2 weeks continually on-site. This employee will be required to be diplomatic in their interactions all persons. The successful candidate is able to work independently while positively contributing to a teamwork environment and has experience managing and completing multiple projects within established timelines

Work Conditions:
This work typically takes place Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Majority of work time is spent in an office-type environment however, there is also a requirement to work in a field environment. When working out on the land this job can be physically demanding, and will include travel in inclement weather on a skidoo, ATV, helicopter, or boat, hiking long distances in the territory, and moving and/or packing heavy field equipment to remote sites. In some cases, Guardian activities may take place at remote locations in the traditional territory and may require overnight stays in a wall tent or third party catered camps when available. Specific safety protocols related to in-office and field work must be adhered to in their specific environments and work circumstances. PPE when required.

Starting Rate: $26.60/hr


Preferred Qualifications:
• Respectful demeanor and excellent oral and written communication skills
• Professional individual; minimum 19 years of age
• Physical fitness and able to work long days outdoors in extreme weather
• Strong computer skills
• Compliance with BC Immunization program, TB screening, and FNFN’s requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations
• Ability to provide own transportation to and from work.
• Satisfactory completion of a Police Information Check.
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and drivers abstract is required.

Additional Information:
The following training/certificates and additional assets are preferred, but the Employer may provide training to a successful candidate:
• Environmental monitoring training and/or experience
• Knowledge of FNFN history and territory
• Wilderness skills, ATV, PAL
• Map reading, compass and GPS skills
• Other certificates: WHMIS, H2S, OFA1 with TE, OHS, Bear Aware, Wilderness
• Ability to speak Dene and/or Cree.
• Google™ drive, calendar, forms and other Google™ products.

How to Apply

Application Instructions:

Closes: When filled.

Remuneration: Rate offered to the successful incumbent is pending certification(s), skills, experiences, knowledge. *Preference may be given to qualified First Nation’s applicants.

Kindly forward your cover letter and resume to:

We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum requirements will receive a reply. * Constitution Act, 1982 [Section 35]; Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Section 15(1)]; Canadian Human Rights Act [Section 16(1)]; Employment Equity Act [Section 5(a), 10(b)]; Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [Article 22]; ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries

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