Species at Risk (SAR) Project Specialist - Energy, Infrastructure and Resource Management Department

Closing Date: September 25, 2023 11:59 PM

September 11, 2023
Posting #23-07-007

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the National Government of the Red River Métis - also known as the Manitoba Métis. The Red River Métis are Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

The MMF seeks to fill one full-time Species at Risk (SAR) Project Specialist position within our Energy, Infrastructure and Resource Management Department located at 150 Henry Avenue in Winnipeg, MB. Reporting to the Director, the SAR Projects Specialist will be responsible for engaging with Red River Métis Citizens to determine SAR priorities, coordinating the SAR file and SAR-related activities for priority species and places.

Job Duties/Competencies:

  • Ongoing collaboration with partners and external consultants on MMF engagement on SAR priorities;
  • Manage information and knowledge gathered from workshops, meetings and interviews;
  • Prepare reports based on information gathered from workshops, surveys, and interviews;
  • Departmental coordination to determine governmental species at risk priorities and project objectives with summary report to inform future planning;
  • Collaborate with external consultants on best approaches to engage Red River Métis Citizens on SAR priorities;
  • Engage with Red River Métis Citizens at ongoing wildlife meetings and other outreach activities to broadly understand citizen and harvester concerns and priorities pertaining to SAR;
  • Development of Red River Métis Citizen engagement plan based on guidance provided by internal and external partners.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, and/or equivalent education will be considered;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in policy and program development and/or an equivalent combination of experience;
  • Experience within an Indigenous organization and/or government is considered an asset;
  • Experience in data research, analysis, and presentation, including report writing;
  • Experience working with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Microsoft Office is considered an asset;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management and organizational skills;
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit organization and Indigenous community is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Red River Métis culture, MMF programs and services is a definite asset; and,
  • Ability to travel, valid Manitoba Driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including; health, dental, vision, pension, and vacation. Access to an on-site fitness facility as well as an in-house restaurant is available.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, referencing the job posting number by Monday, September 25, 2023.

The MMF requires a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment. The MMF will accept existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your start date. Obtaining this document is not a guarantee of employment.

Preference will be given to qualified Métis applicants and they are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter. The MMF encourages internal applicants to apply for career opportunities within our Government.

MMF Human Resources Department
300-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7
Email to: jobs@mmf.mb.ca
Fax to (204) 947-1816


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