Science Researcher

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI) is a not for profit organization created by the Mi’gmag First Nations in New Brunswick. It’s objectives include promoting and supporting: the recognition, affirmation, exercise, and implementation of the Aboriginal and Treaty rights; the right of self-determination; political, cultural, economic, educational and social development; justice and equity; wider respect and understanding; and general awareness of its member communities and their Mi’gmaq laws, rights, values, traditions, customs and practices.


MTI is seeking a person to work as Science Researcher for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Researcher’s position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

  • Undertaking research projects in relation to subject matters under negotiation with the federal and provincial Crown;
  • Working with the Director of Research and Indigenous Knowledge and other Researchers;Research data analysis and policy analysis;
  • Knowledge translation (especially cultural knowledge translation);
  • Presentation of research findings and technical details, interests papers, etc. at negotiations’ tables, to Chiefs and        Councils, Elders and First Nation members;
  • Development of the MTI archives and library;
  • To provide support to Chiefs and Negotiators on Indigenous Knowledge and Research matters;
  • Work with other MTI staff, consultants and advisors as required;
  • Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, legal counsel and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
  • Ensure that MTI policies and procedures are followed; and
  • Other matters as may be directed by the organization.

The Candidates Shall:

  • Be self-starters and able to work alone with minimal supervision;   
  • Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
  • Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
  • Be accessible by phone and email when required;
  • Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
  • Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
  • Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
  • Be able to travel on short notice.

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.   
  • Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
  • Knowledge of Fisheries, Forestry and Natural Resources projects currently being undertaken or proposed for New Brunswick.
  • A university or college degree in the natural sciences and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.

Behavioural Competencies:

The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Team building, management and cooperation;
  • Organizational awareness;
  • Report writing and public presentations;
  • Results orientated; and
  • Strategic thinking.

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies;
  • The ability to function within both a “western science” and “Indigenous knowledge” context;
  • Design and implementation of research projects;
  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation of research projects;
  • Effective supervision of researchers;

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick.  Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY:  The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 11:59pm.  

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


MTI - Environmental Monitor

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI) is a not for profit organization created by the Mi’gmag First Nations in New Brunswick. It’s objectives include promoting and supporting: the recognition, affirmation, exercise, and implementation of the Aboriginal and Treaty rights; the right of self-determination; political, cultural, economic, educational and social development; justice and equity; wider respect and understanding; and general awareness of its member communities and their Mi’gmaq laws, rights, values, traditions, customs and practices.

Working with NB Power, Point Lepreau Generating Station, MTI is participating in a three-month pilot where an Environmental Monitor will assist in monthly environmental monitoring and observe analysis for the NB Power Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (Point Lepreau). The position is based out of Fredericton. When not working on duties specific to Point Lepreau environmental monitoring, the employee will be assisting MTI in other environmental matters related to NB Power.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in collecting and preparing environmental samples.
  • Assist NB Power staff in other lab related duties.
  • Weekly reporting to MTI and communities regarding environmental monitoring activities.
  • Recommending additional sampling and or changes in practice to address areas of Aboriginal/Indigenous interest.

Duties:

  • Record data and observations in an accurate and well-organized manner.
  • Read maps and navigate variable terrain, including operating vehicles.
  • Prepare technical reports and report on all monitoring activities.
  • Assist in preparing reports for the Environmental Radiological Monitoring Program and Quality Assurance tests as needed.
  • Assist in preparing summary reports, control charts and generate geographical summaries.
  • Work with project professionals to capture and store data correctly.
  • Attend meetings with proponents, government or communities as required.
  • Communicating on the phone and in meetings with government departments, colleagues, and experts in the field.
  • Assist in collecting data at NB Power sites.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality as required.
  • Learn about the computer-based dosimetry programs and environmental programs.
  • Assist in the environmental monitoring and testing of both on-site and off-site locations for presence of tritium, alpha, beta, gamma and carbon-14.
  • Perform housekeeping duties to maintain the laboratory in a state of neatness acceptable to the laboratory supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory filing system.

Working Conditions:

  • Climbing – Occasional
  • Computer use - Frequent
  • Outdoor work - Frequent
  • Travel - Frequent
  • Working at heights – moderate
  • Working in an office – Frequent
  • Moderate lifting – Frequent
  • Heavy lifting – Occasional Requirements:
  • Due to security requirements at Canadian Nuclear facilities, the successful candidate will require a security clearance including verification of background information, references, a Criminal Record Name Check and a Canadian Security Intelligence Service security recommendation. (Assistance in filling out security forms will be provided).
  • Must successfully pass the on-site Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station General Employee Training.
  • Certificate or diploma in a post-secondary program associated with Environmental Science with 2 years of relevant experience. Equivalent experience and relevant training may be considered.
  • Familiar with collecting and analyzing air, soil, vegetation or food samples or samples from drilled wells.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Application including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Ability to navigate around workbooks, create spreadsheets, organize columns and rows, edit content, calculate values by use of formulas, link formulas, link multiple worksheets, use functions and create charts.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Candidate must also show a willingness to travel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A working knowledge of First Nation communities, culture, social concerns and language is essential.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick.  Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick.

Salary is dependent on education and experience of successful candidate.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by Monday, March 26, 11:59pm.  

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.