RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Climate Monitoring Officer

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: May 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Environment & Natural Resources

Climate Monitoring Officer

About The CMM

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq
communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq
communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is currently looking for a motivated and
knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of a Climate Monitoring Officer.

Position Overview

Reporting to the DENR Program Manager, the Climate Monitoring Officer is responsible for providing
technical expertise to monitoring programs with the Mi’kmaw Climate Monitoring Initiative.

Overview of Responsibilities
 Establishing an air quality monitoring network
 Implementing forest and aquatic climate monitoring programs
 Provide training for community members,
 Identifying a data management system for monitoring data, and generally ensuring that all MCMI
data collected follows scientifically-sound protocols that can be used to inform adaptation
 Other tasks as needed to develop resilience and monitoring capacity within Mi’kmaq First Nation
communities, such as attending meetings, preparing final project reports and presentations, and
drafting new project proposals.

Position Requirements
 University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Science, Climate Change, Biology,
Resource Management) OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 Minimum of one year of direct experience working in the field of environmental science.
 An understanding of climate change and its impact on the environment and Indigenous
 Knowledge of protocols and equipment used to monitor a variety of climate change indicators.

Position Requirements Continued
 Experience delivering environmental or educational programming to youth.
 Excellent communication, teaching, and training skills.
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively and meet deadlines both independently and on
multidisciplinary teams.
 Strong work ethic and ability to work in an environment requiring discretion and confidentiality.
 Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
 High values in teamwork, client service and professionalism.
 Valid drivers’ license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel.
 Experience working in or with First Nation communities would be an asset.
 Experience with community-based monitoring or citizen science programs would be an asset.

Why work with us?
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is well known throughout Canada as a professional
organization that is committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its
employees. As an organization, we understand that a great work/life balance is essential to success. As a
full-time employee you can expect:
 An atmosphere that is both professional and family oriented.
 Enrollment in the organization’s benefits packages on your first day of employment with no
waiting period, which includes Health & Dental, and Employee & Family Assistance Program
 Generous amounts of paid time off (Paid Statutory Holidays plus St. Anne’s Day and Aboriginal
Day, Summer Shutdown (2 weeks), Christmas Shutdown (roughly 2 weeks), plus 1 week of
discretionary vacation time (up to 2 weeks with 10 years of service).
 Social Committee, Staff Days, Staff Knowledge Days, etc.

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.

Salary/Employment Term:

Anticipated Salary: $40,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year
probationary contract).

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2022

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with
the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Only those applicants
who provide up-to-date CV along with Cover Letter and qualify for interview will be contacted. The successful
candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check. Applicants MUST provide proof of Canadian
Citizenship or Permanent Residency