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TWN Employment Opportunities

Current Postings: 

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Job Title: Field Archaeologist – Crew Lead
Department: Treaty, Lands and Resources
Employment Status:  Temporary Full-Time (3-6 months)
Closing Date: June 13, 2014

BACKGROUND:
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is a progressive Coast Salish community based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory flows from the top of Mt Garibaldi to the Fraser River, including areas as diverse as the urban areas of downtown Vancouver, marine areas of Burrard Inlet and the wilderness watersheds of the Coast Mountains. Tsleil-Waututh has gained a reputation for creative visioning and active management in all areas of its jurisdiction. TWN archaeologists actively research, promote, and steward heritage sites throughout the territory in close collaboration with Treaty Lands and Resources (TLR) staff. The Program requires the services of a dynamic and committed individual who is able to assist with archaeological fieldwork, research, report writing, and production.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Field Archaeologist (Crew Lead) will join a dynamic team of professionals and primarily assist with the fieldwork component on a major archaeological impact assessment associated with the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline in the Indian River Watershed and Howe Sound. Fieldwork will consist of extensive survey and shovel testing to identify archaeological and heritage resources.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist in the planning and coordination of fieldwork activities.
• Assist in fieldwork activities including survey, shovel testing, excavation and data collection and recording
• Assist in post fieldwork analysis and the coordination of specialized analyses.
• Verify data (spatial and otherwise) relating to archaeological assessments.
• Research relating to development area.
• Assist in the development of site management recommendations.
• Report writing, preparation, and editing.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Master’s degree in archaeology or anthropology with a specialty in archaeology, or Bachelor’s degree with an equivalent combination of postgraduate training and experience.
• A proven ability to conduct archaeological fieldwork (i.e. survey, mapping, excavation) in challenging conditions.
• Able to effectively use electronic devices such had handheld survey instruments and strong navigation skills utilizing, compass, GPS, and maps.
• Ability to contribute and take on leadership responsibilities in a team environment.
• Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to write high quality technical reports in a timely manner.
• Liaise effectively with clients, governments and other stakeholders
• Physically fit and competent working outdoors in variable weather conditions.
• Must adhere to all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
• Occupational First Aid Level 1 or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
• Must have a valid BC Driver’s Licence (Class 5) and willing to travel locally and work away from home for short periods at a time.
• Understanding of First Nation’s history and perspective.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting competition 14-05-28 (03), including references to: Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist

3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver,BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca

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Job Title: Field Archaeologist
Department: Treaty, Lands and Resources
Employment Status:  Temporary Full-Time (3-6 months)
Closing Date: June 13, 2014

BACKGROUND: 
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is a progressive Coast Salish community based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory flows from the top of Mt Garibaldi to the Fraser River, including areas as diverse as the urban areas of downtown Vancouver, marine areas of Burrard Inlet and the wilderness watersheds of the Coast Mountains. Tsleil-Waututh has gained a reputation for creative visioning and active management in all areas of its jurisdiction. TWN archaeologists actively research, promote, and steward heritage sites throughout the territory in close collaboration with Treaty Lands and Resources (TLR) staff. The Program requires the services of a dynamic and committed individual who is able to assist with archaeological fieldwork, research, report writing, and production. 


JOB SUMMARY: 
The Field Archaeologist will join a dynamic team of professionals and primarily assist with the fieldwork component on a major archaeological impact assessment associated with the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline in the Indian River Watershed and Howe Sound. Fieldwork will consist of extensive survey and shovel testing to identify archaeological and heritage resources. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist in fieldwork activities including:
o Survey
o Shovel testing
o Excavation
o Data collection and recording
• Assist in post fieldwork analysis.
• Assist in the development of site management recommendations.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Willing, ready and able to work.
• Physically fit and competent working outdoors in variable weather conditions.
• A proven ability to conduct archaeological fieldwork (i.e. surveying, mapping, excavation) in challenging conditions.
• Able to effectively use electronic devices such had handheld survey instruments.
• Strong navigation skills utilizing, compass, GPS, and maps.
• Must adhere to all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
• Must have Occupational First Aid Level 1 or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
• Ability to interact and work with others and communicate effectively.
• Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently and to be able to adapt to changing priorities.
• Must be willing to travel locally and work away from home for short periods at a time.
• Understanding of First Nation’s history and perspective.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting competition 14-05-28 (02), including references to:
Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca

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Job Title: TLR Summer Youth Intern
Department: Treaty, Lands and Resources
Employment Status:  Temporary Full-Time
Closing Date: June 13, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
Two positions are available to Tsleil-Waututh Nation youth to work for the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department (TLR) during the 2014 summer (July and August), for up to 35 hours a week. TWN defines youth as members between 16 and 30 years of age.
The job involves field work, office work, and potentially community outreach and communication initiatives. Field work for TLR will largely be conducted in Say Nuth Khaw Yum/Indian Arm Provincial Park and the Indian River Watershed. Office work may include audio and video transcribing, research, participation in community outreach events, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field Work
Say Nuth Khaw Yum Park Maintenance:
• Tasks associated with park maintenance include garbage pick-up, outhouse cleanup, camp site maintenance, signage maintenance, etc.
• Other duties as required.
Fish Habitat Enhancement:
• Tasks associated with fish habitat enhancement include trail maintenance, tree planting, assisting in habitat assessments, assisting in fish stock assessments/counting, etc.
• Other duties as required.
Office Work
• Reading documents related to Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s history, traditional use knowledge, and Aboriginal rights and title.
• Conducting background research.
• Archiving important Tsleil-Waututh Nation records and interviews.
• Assisting in community communication and outreach projects.
• Assisting the TWN Sacred Trust Initiative.
• Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Willing, ready and able to work.
• Physically fit and competent working outdoors in variable weather conditions.
• Punctual, reliable, positive attitude and able to work cohesively with a team.
• Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Comfortable working in and around water (both rivers and marine).
• Comfortable on a boat (for transport to work sites).
• Able to take and maintain detailed notes of daily activities.
• Ability to follow direction closely.
• Ability to read and write.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office computer programs (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• Strong communication skills.
• Must adhere to workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
• Interested in learning the functions of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation government.
• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation traditional territory an asset.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting competition 14-05-28 (04), including references to: Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca

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Job Title: Grounds and Facilities Worker
Department: Public Works
Employment Status:  Temporary Full-Time (3 months, possibility of extension)
Closing Date: June 13, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
The Grounds and Facilities Worker is assigned to multiple duties related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of TWN facilities, housing and grounds; setup/teardown of equipment; and various custodial duties. Varying work schedule may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform custodial and minor maintenance duties on buildings, equipment and facilities.
• Perform grounds keeping duties, such as collecting and removing garbage; cutting and trimming grass and other plants; maintaining trails; planting, watering and weeding; pressure washing; sweeping; leaf collection; and snow removal.
• Safely operate and maintain small equipment, such as lawnmowers, weed eaters, saws, drills, etc.
• Minor electrical, carpentry or plumbing repairs and maintenance.
• Move and arrange furniture and equipment; set up and take down for miscellaneous events.
• Provide labor assistance to tradespersons.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completion of Grade 10.
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience in grounds keeping, landscaping or construction.
• Reasonable working knowledge of basic practices, methods, materials and tools used in construction and grounds keeping duties.
• Previous experience in minor electrical, plumbing, flooring, roofing, carpentry or mechanical repairs an asset.
• Able to safely operate light duty equipment and tools related to this position.
• Able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and maintain records as required.
• Able to build and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Able to deal courteously with the public.
• Able to work independently and to show initiative and independent judgment.
• Basic working knowledge of MS Office programs and the Internet, or willingness to learn within an agreed period of time.
• Must be available to work flexible days and hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.
• Must be willing to complete job-related training such as Occupational First Aid and WHMIS certification.
• Valid BC Driver’s License an asset.
• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation traditional territory an asset.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting competition 14-05-28, including references to: Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca

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Job Title: Customer Service Representative – TWN Store
Department: Economic Development
Employment Status:  On-Call/Casual
Closing Date: Ongoing

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Store Manager, the Customer Service Representative (CSR) is responsible for greeting customers in a friendly and professional manner, processing sales transactions, performing general cleaning duties, dealing with customer concerns/complaints within level of authority and carrying out other related duties as required. The CSR adheres to Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) personnel policy and procedures and is committed to contributing to the team success of the TWN store operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide customer service - greet customers, provide assistance, answer inquiries.
• Operate computer point of sale system, visa/debit machine for sales transactions.
• Sort and stock inventory.
• Maintain cleanliness of store – wipe down countertops, sweep and mop floors, empty garbage containers and clean bathrooms as required.
• Monitor food, beverage and cleaning supplies and report low supply to management.
• Inform store manager of any customer concerns/comments that may improve operations and services.
• Carry out duties safely and with minimal supervision.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Grade 12 education or equivalent (GED).
• Previous experience in retail, sales, or service industry.
• Strong customer service skills – ability to deal with customers tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
• Punctual, reliable, positive attitude and able to work cohesively with a team.
• Proficient with computers and knowledge of accounting an asset.
• Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Effective communication skills, attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
• Must be willing to complete job-related training including: customer service, computer/POS training.
• Must comply with TWN policy and procedures.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

Apply by sending your cover letter, resume and references to:
Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca

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Job Title: Day Camp Counsellor
Department: Community Development
Employment Status:  Temporary Full-Time
Closing Date: June 6, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
The Tsleil Waututh Nation is seeking caring, hardworking, responsible Day Camp Counsellors to provide leadership, direction and supervision to the children participating in the Takaya Summer Day Camp Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide supervision, leadership and role modelling for the Day Camp children.
• Responsible for participating in the Day Camp activities and obtaining all required forms.
• Implement a balance of cultural, recreational, social and educational activities into the summer day camp program.
• Provide a safe, healthy environment for the Day Camp participants.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the Takaya Summer Day Camp Program.
• Be creative in raising funds for activities.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Applicants must be between ages 15-30 years of age.
• Preference given to student(s) attending school full-time during the previous academic year and intending to return full-time next academic year.
• Must work well with children.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Punctual, reliable, positive attitude and able to work cohesively with a team.
• Able to follow direction well.
• Basic working knowledge of MS Office programs and the Internet.
• Must adhere to workplace and program policies and procedures.
• Must be willing to complete job-related training, including Level 1 First Aid and CPR certification.
• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation traditional territory an asset.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

Apply by sending your cover letter, resume and references to:
Sabrina Lewis, Human Resources Generalist
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Or via email to slewis@twnation.ca


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We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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