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Position Title: Referrals Co-ordinator

Department: Lands and Resources

Supervisor: Lands Manager or Director of Lands and Resources

Term: Full-time, Permanent, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Nature and Scope of Work:

The Referrals Co-ordinator is responsible for receiving and responding to referrals in a timely manner.  Referrals are sent to Tla’amin Nation by mail and email on a daily basis from several different proponents including provincial government, federal government, City of Powell River, small and large businesses, corporations and individuals. 

The Referrals Co-ordinator will respond to referrals received by the Tla’amin Nation and work with the lands department to collect any relevant information that is needed to effectively respond to the referral.  The Co-ordinator must:

  1. Review the referral and conduct any research
  2. Draft an appropriate response
  3. Identify any potential impacts of proposed activities on Tla’amin Nation lands, resources and treaty rights
  4. Ensure that all recommendations are in alignment with existing Tla’amin Nation treaty, laws, policies, land use plan, cultural practices

Common referral requests are from – forestry, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, provincial departments (aquaculture, mining, forestry, highways), small local development, wildlife, water, individual residential construction.


  • Managing electronic and hard copy land referrals
  • Creating/organizing data system congruent with spatial data/GIS (documenting referrals on map)
  • Liaising with Tla’amin Nation departments, provincial government regarding referrals and information sharing files
  • Establishing a referrals working group for large/important issues to seek feedback on direction
  • Other tasks as required

Required Skills/Experience

  • Preferably a diploma/degree in Natural Resources, forestry, anthropology, First Nations studies OR 2 – 4 years’ work experience in a land management office or referrals position
  • Ability to work individually on projects and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to speak and explain issues to a wide audience
  • Basic skill for analyzing spatial data and understanding of GIS
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word at an intermediate level
  • Class 5 Driver’s license required
  • Experience working with First Nations

Other important skills:

  • Traditional knowledge of Tla’amin traditional territory and neighboring Nations traditional territory
  • Knowledge of locations on land and ocean or possess the ability to be able to locate areas identified in the referral
  • Knowledge of Archaeological Features (culturally modified trees, shell midden sites, burial sites, archaeological wet sites)
  • Knowledge of various provincial and federal acts (Wildlife, Environmental, Species at Risk, Heritage (Archaeological) and Tla’amin Nation laws and how to interpret

Deadline for applications:  Position will be open until filled.

Mail cover letter and resume to:

            Attention: HR                                     OR       email:  hr@tn-bc.ca

            Tla’amin Nation

            4779 Klahanie Road

            Powell River, BC, V8A 0C4

Seeking candidate to start as soon as possible.

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