Tsawwassen First Nation
Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is a proud Coast Salish nation with our land base situated in Tsawwassen, B.C. on the Salish Sea, near the mouth of the Fraser River. In 2009, the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement came into effect – being the first modern urban treaty in BC and the first treaty to be successfully negotiated through the BC Treaty Commission process. Tsawwassen has a professional public service that supports the day to day operations of the Tsawwassen government. TFN currently has an exciting opportunity for a qualified policy analyst to assist in the implementation of the treaty. This position is responsible to the Manager of Corporate Policy and Government Services.
- Facilitate the development of new and amended policies and procedures in conjunction with other departments; researching best practices in other jurisdictions, analyzing existing policies, presenting alternatives for consideration, and drafting language that reflects government direction.
- In conjunction with other departments, facilitate the development of TFN laws and regulations.
- Support TFN government’s compliance with its legislative framework and assist or lead program and policy evaluations.
- Assist with the interpretation of the TFN Final Agreement, Side Agreements, Tsawwassen Laws, regulations, and other important documents.
- Research information on government related activities and politically sensitive issues, identifying and, where appropriate, preparing policy memos with strategic analysis and recommendation on significant developments.
- Gather information, analyze and prepare reports and materials for the other departments for presentation to Executive Council and the Legislature.
- Provide administrative support to the Tsawwassen Legislature, including preparation of briefing materials, motions and speaking notes.
- Facilitate and support TFN’s Advisory Council and facilitate and support consultations with Members around specific issues, as needed.
- Provide speaking notes for elected officials and administration, as required.
- Assist with corporate records management.
- Support the work of other departments, as needed.
- Undergraduate degree in public administration, public policy, political science or related field. Post Graduate degree in public policy or public administration is preferred.
- Three years related experience.
- Knowledge and experience working with First Nations communities and governments – familiarity with the activities and culture of TFN is considered an asset.
- Working knowledge of the functions and interactions of the various levels of government including federal, provincial, Treaty First Nation and municipal. Specific knowledge of the BC Treaty Process and modern Treaties is considered an asset.
- Familiarity working with legislation.
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to write clear, concise, logically connected reports and briefing notes.
- Capacity to respond quickly to changing demands and priorities under tight deadlines.
- Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to undertake and analyze quantitative and qualitative research.
- Interest in public affairs and public policy.
- Willingness to work collaboratively.
- Familiarity with corporate records is an asset.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package including enrolment in the BC Municipal Pension Plan.
Pursuant to the Tsawwassen First Nation Government Employees Act, first priority in hiring among qualified applicants will be given to Tsawwassen Members, second priority to spouses (as defined in s. 3 (1) of the BC Family Law Act) of Tsawwassen Members, and third priority to members of other First Nations. If you fall within one of these categories and you wish to have this voluntary information considered as part of your application, please indicate the applicable category in your cover letter.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter with salary expectations to: HR@tsawwassenfirstnation.com