Mineral Development Advisor (MDA)
Contract • Timmins Region
Term: Full time three year contract with possibility of extension
Location: Wabun Tribal Council
Reporting to the Executive Director and/or Technical Services Advisor you will be responsible to perform the following duties in five of the member First Nations of the Wabun Tribal Council:
The Mineral Development Advisor (MDA) will:
1. Act as a resource for member communities seeking to build understanding with regard to mineral exploration and development in general.
· Educate communities on the activities being conducted throughout the mining sequence and their potential impacts.
· Assist in organizing information sharing opportunities within the community.
· Remain current with technical knowledge of mineral exploration and development sequence and the Mining Act.
· Report quarterly to Wabun and MNDM.
2. Under the direction of the Executive Director and/or technical Services Advisor, the MDA will act on behalf of member communities to liaise with the ministry and industry proponents and to receive and review notices of proposed early exploration activities (plan and/or permit applications). This may include:
· Explain technical issues, if any.
· Assist communities to understand or assess potential impacts, if any.
· Provide input, if any, to MNDM within regulated timeframes on potential impacts the proposed activities may have on Aboriginal Treaty Rights.
· Coordinate the formal response if necessary, from the community to MNDM within the regulated timeframes.
· Proactively maintain ongoing relationships on behalf of the communities with the exploration proponent, as necessary.
o Receive notices, plans and permits and coordinate a community response, if necessary, within regulated timeframes on potential impacts the proposed impacts the proposed activities may have on Aboriginal or Treaty Rights.
3. Pertaining to activities requiring a closure plan (advanced exploration and mine development) including, as necessary;
· Explaining technical issues, if any
· Assisting communities to understand or assess potential impacts, if any
· Consider when and if independent third party review or assessment might be appropriate.
· Provide input to the proponent and ministry in a timely way throughout the closure planning process, on potential impacts the proposed activities may have on Aboriginal or Treaty Rights, as necessary.
· Coordinate the formal response from the community to MNDM in a timely way.
· Proactively maintain ongoing relationship, on behalf of the communities with the proponent, as necessary.
· Receives notices – closure plans; coordinates a community response in a timely way.
4. Supports the development of capacity within member communities to effectively participate in and benefit from mineral exploration activities, including through the negotiation of arrangements.
5. Participate in and support the Ministries annual review of the Aboriginal Capacity pilot project.
· Valid Driver’s license
· Excellent oral and verbal communications skills
· Computer literate in any of the main word processing software ie. Word Perfect, Excel, Microsoft Word, Lotus
· Ability to work unsupervised and a self-starter a must
· Post-graduate education or equivalent experience in mining related field an asset
· Ability to speak a native language an asset
· Knowledge of Wabun Tribal Council and its member First Nations
· Ability to work unsupervised