Please note, the application submission deadline has been extended until 3:00pm on October 21, 2017.

Job Posting: Historic Saugeen Métis Lands and Resources Consultation – Assistant Coordinator

One-year term position with possibility of an extension (dependent on performance).

Posting Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Closing Date:   Saturday, October 14, 2017


Community Description: Historic Saugeen Métis is a traditional Métis community located at Southampton, Ontario, representing the descendants of Métis in the historic community prior to settlement.


Description of Position: The Lands and Resources Consultation – Assistant Coordinator is a key position within the Historic Saugeen Métis Lands and Resources office. The Lands and Resources Assistant Coordinator will be a highly motivated and proactive individual responsible for the coordination of HSM lands and resources consultations. Responsibility will be in coordinating all correspondence and contacts received from Government Ministries, Industry, and other organizations. The Assistant Coordinator will work closely with the Co-ordinator Lands, Resources, and Consultation serving the Historic Saugeen Métis President and Council.



  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent;
  • Post-Secondary environmental studies/science at an accredited post-secondary institution mandatory.
  • Sound knowledge of and ability to interpret legislation related to environmental activities;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer literacy, and demonstrated knowledge of various computer software which includes desktop publishing, excel spreadsheets and information management, is necessary;
  • Ability to compile and write reports and briefing reports for the President and Council;
  • General knowledge of aboriginal rights and the Crown’s duty to consult are an asset:
  • Must have own vehicle, valid driver’s license.


Rate of Pay – Rate of pay will be commensurate with provincial standards.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a representative for the community in consultation and engagement related to lands and resources issues as directed by Council
  • Liaison with government, proponents, industry, and municipalities
  • Maintaining to a high degree an internal system for recording, assessing, and monitoring on-going environmental assessment notices and activities related to lands and resources issues.
  • Taking the lead in the maintenance of a process for internal community decision-making related to lands and resources issues.
  • Taking a lead in an update and implementation of a multi-year plan for improving consultation capacity related to lands and resources issues
  • Be willing to work with Council to develop in-house knowledge and expertise, in order to decrease reliance on external expertise, where possible


Additional Responsibilities May Include:

  • Preparation of reports, applications, and other related documents.
  • Community liaison with federal and provincial governments related to lands and resources issues
  • Occasional visits to sites, attendance at conferences and meetings
  • Other duties that may arise related to lands and resources issues.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:

  • Ability to demonstrate a good work attendance record in previous positions (ability to be at work, at given start time, and doing assigned work at that time).
  • Ability to work in a team environment with staff and Council
  • Good communication skills including the ability to comprehend and convey detailed technical data.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-starter and able to manage own work to meet deadline


Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, letter(s) of recent reference and a contact number where you can be reached. Applicants may drop off their application packages at the Historic Saugeen Métis administration office reception or forward by email to

If delivered by email use the following subject Line – Job Application 2017

If delivered in person, please ensure that your envelop is time and date stamped by the receptionist.


Applications must be received no later than – Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

If you have questions, please contact Patsy L. McArthur, Secretary-Treasurer, 519-483-4000.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.