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The Tla’amin Nation is a modern, forward-thinking First Nation government at an exciting point in its history.  In April 2016, the community became self-governing through the BC Modern Treaty Process.  You have the opportunity to participate in making history, while situated in this stunning, safe and serene coastal community in Powell River, BC.  As we continue to complete filling the roles in our organizational chart, we have an exciting new position to implement.

Title:                       Policy and Fiscal Analyst

Job Type:                Full-Time, Permanent – Supporting Role

Reporting to:         Legal, Policy & Data Manager

Remuneration:       Competitive negotiable based on qualifications

  • A comprehensive health & dental plan and disability insurance fully paid for by the Nation.
  • An optional pension plan with matched contributions from the Nation.  
  • Competitive salary, to be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications.  


The Policy and Fiscal Analyst supports treaty implementation and self-governance through research, analysis, drafting, and data management. Supporting a dynamic group of Directors and Managers, you are an analytical thinker who is eager to learn and wants to contribute to a growing and high-potential First Nation government. You are technologically proficient, ambitious, want to support a growing team and are comfortable accepting coaching.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support to the Legal, Policy & Data Manager and the Intergovernmental Relations Manager
  • Reviews internal and external proposals to identify potential implications to the Nation’s legal, policy, data management and intergovernmental frameworks
  • Assists in the planning and development of new and amended laws, regulations, policies and processes in collaboration with other departments
  • Researches best practices in other governments and analyzes existing Tla’amin laws, regulations, policies and processes 
  • Assists in the drafting of language, motions and resolutions consistent with the direction of the Legislative Assembly and introduces options for consideration
  • Advances Tla’amin’s intergovernmental priorities by supporting the Nation’s engagements and negotiations with Canada, British Columbia, other First Nation governments, and local municipal governments
  • Manages Tla’amin community data, tracks indicators and assesses Nation performance in meeting policy objectives.
  • Prepares reports and materials for other department heads to facilitate presentations to Executive Council and/or the Legislative Assembly.
  • Writes briefing materials and speaking notes for Legislators, Executive Councillors and senior staff.


  • Undergraduate degree in political science, public policy, economics, First Nations studies or a related field.
  • An acceptable combination of experience and education may be considered.
  • Background in research, analysis, writing and policy development.
  • Competence to respond to changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with strong abilities in writing succinct briefing materials.
  • Proficient in working with data management and spreadsheet software.
  • Ethical, accountable and diplomatic.
  • Knowledge and experience working with First Nations communities and governments is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of the functions of the Tla’amin Nation, the federal, provincial, municipal governments, and knowledge of the BC Modern Treaty Process is an asset.

Deadline:     This opportunity will remain open until the position is filled.

A criminal record check and driving abstract which are acceptable to the Nation will be required from the successful candidate.

Please submit resume and cover letter, using “PF Analyst” as the subject, to: hr@tn-bc.ca

You may also mail or drop off to Tla’amin Nation, 4779 Klahanie Rd., Powell River BC, V8A-0C4, marked “PF Analyst Resume”.

No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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