New Job Consultation Advisor In New Brunswick

Consultation Advisor
Consultation Advisor

Consultation Advisor

Company : Department of Aboriginal Affairs
Salary : $61,828–$86,372 a year
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

Department of Aboriginal Affairs
Consultation Advisor
Pay Band 5
Open Competition

Who we are
Be part of a professional team to deliver a responsive high performing public service focused on building a vibrant and sustainable New Brunswick!

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) is responsible for creating an environment of reconciliation in which meaningful relationships and negotiations between the Province and First Nations lead to the re-affirmation and implementation of Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Reporting to a First Nations Relations Manager, the Consultation Advisor will be part of a team responsible for leading consultation with First Nations relating to private industry project proposals and provincial government projects and initiatives.

Our team of people are passionate about establishing positive relationships with First Nations communities, liaise with the Office of the Attorney General and work with other government departments on provincial matters which may have an adverse impact on Aboriginal rights and treaties. We're committed to our work through collaborative approaches, having fun and most importantly helping ensure each other's success.

Our dynamic, progressive team of professionals work in an environment in which you can learn, grow, create and support innovative strategies to help GNB deliver on its priority initiatives.

If you are
A results and detail-oriented individual that possesses strong interpersonal, analytical and writing skills, as well as coordination and planning skills to adhere to deadlines while providing value-added services, the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and are excited about bringing that expertise to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs then the role of a Consultation Advisor is for you!

If you are enthusiastic about teamwork, collaboration, and helping organizations navigate the various policy, legislative and regulatory processes in a successful way, join a team that is striving to ensure better information for decision-making. Training and support combined with challenging and developmental opportunities will be provided.

What you will do

  • representing government's position on matters related to consultation and engagement with First Nations
  • coordinating and leading consultations, writing letters and summary reports, providing advice regarding operational requirements, meeting with government representatives and providing advice on topics related to the Duty to Consult process
  • meeting with First Nations to discuss projects and proposals
  • providing advice on new policy issues/projects
  • participating in the development of policies, guidelines and tools that support the consultation process and builds capacity within the provincial government
  • providing advice and direction to government and private sector proponents about obligations to consult and accommodate First Nations, and explaining roles and responsibilities with respect to the process
  • supporting/developing solutions to complex problems with little or no existing structure
  • keeping detailed consultation records

Need to have (Essential qualifications and skills):

Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:

  • strong teamwork, collaboration and relationship building skills.
  • positive, can-do attitude with demonstrated persistence and resilience in challenging situations.
  • attention to detail with excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Science, or Law and transferable experience in:
  • program administration or project management or consultation/engagement
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • natural ability to build positive relationships

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Nice to have (Asset qualifications):

Preference may be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following asset qualifications:

  • facilitating collaboration.
  • experience dealing with confidential information.
  • project management.
  • human resources and HR processes.
  • results measurement and data collection.
  • knowledge of the machinery of government process and protocols.
  • experience in the interpretation and application of provincial and/or federal legislation and policy

Behavioral Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking /Judgment
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication

Technical Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Consulting Skills
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge

Wage: $61,828 to $86,372 per annum

What can GNB offer you?

  • The opportunity to have a truly profound positive impact
  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community
  • Paid Vacation Benefits
  • Remote work in New Brunswick may be possible

We promote a scent-reduced environment.

We encourage applicants are to apply on-line at by June 22, 2023 indicating competition number: 10245.

Human Resources Services Phone:
(506) 457-3592

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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