New job Archaeological / Cultural / Environmental (ACE) Field Technician in British Columbia

Archaeological / Cultural / Environmental (ACE) Field Technician

Company : Squamish Nation
Salary : $50,682 - $59,625 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

CLOSES: September 16, 2021

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh
Reporting to the Rights & Title Department of the Squamish Nation, the Field Technician will play an important role in actively participating in archaeological, cultural and environmental oversight through various surveys and monitoring activities. Field Technicians will be expected to take all required training to increase familiarity with archaeological and environmental assessment techniques, and increase familiarity with the cultural knowledge of the lands and resources within Squamish Territory. The ideal candidate will be a Squamish Nation member with previous experience conducting archaeological and/or environmental monitoring activities, and be open to/excited about gaining cultural knowledge about the environment in which they will be working. Individuals in this position may also choose to continue their training and pursue additional professional experience and accreditation in archaeological and/or environmental disciplines.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attends archaeological or environmental projects conducted within Squamish Nation Territory.
  • Assists the on-site archaeological field director/supervisor to monitor any relevant development/construction activity and identify any archaeological materials or features that are encountered.
  • May conduct remote/forestry surveys to assist the on-site archaeological field director/supervisor in identifying archaeological materials or features.
  • Prepares field reports with observations, photos, and notes collected independent to other technicians, directors, or supervisors on-site.
  • May include ongoing training in archaeological and environmental strategies to encourage independence and proficiency in archaeological surveys and excavation, and environmental monitoring
  • Responsible for Field Representation on behalf of the Squamish Nation.
  • Communicates with on-site personnel such as construction crews and other consultants.
  • Adheres to appropriate Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Communications with external stakeholders as it relates to SN cultural customs and values.
  • Liaises between the Arch division and the SN rights and title division for cultural related responsibilities.
  • May include continuous cultural training as it relates to the Squamish language and ceremonies.
  • May assist with managing files in the department’s Rights and Title referral management system when needed.
  • Consults with Knowledge keepers for references for field work background. Adheres and ensures adherence to all health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures in all facets of this role.
  • Contributes cooperatively to the Squamish Nation Rights and Title team to achieve position and department goals.

Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Certification of Resources Information Standards Committee (RISC) Archaeology and CMT Training Course.
  • As career progresses, the successful candidate will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, safety training and courses relating to the Rights & Title Department.
  • Relevant work experience can be considered in lieu of specified educational requirements.
  • Experience conducting archaeological monitoring or assisting on archaeological assessment surveys within Squamish Nation Territory.
  • Experience conducting environmental monitoring within Squamish Nation Territory, and familiarity with standard monitoring requirements and processes.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience with technical data recording, note-taking and observation (this may be supplemented or acquired in the Field Technician role).
  • Experience working on construction sites or around heavy machinery an asset.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and a good ability to conceptualize.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and a well-organized individual.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment or in government agencies is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge in Squamish Nation culture.
  • Basic Understanding of Coast Salish customs related to the traditional structures.
  • Some understanding of WCB regulations.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.
Wage: $50,682 to $59,625 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.
If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today!

Job Type: Full-time

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