The EMRIRB is seeking a qualified person for a one-year contract position as Environmental Program Officer. This individual will report to the Director of the EMRIRB. The contract may be extended, subject to budgetary appropriations.
The Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board (EMRIRB) is an institution of public government established under chapter 18 of the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement to undertake impact assessments on proposed projects in eastern James Bay and southeastern Hudson Bay. A five-member Board and Board staff oversee the running of the EMRIRB. The offices of the EMRIRB are located in Waskaganish and Montreal.
The Environmental Program Officer position will be located in the Montreal office.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM OFFICER ARE TO:
1. Develop EMRIRB programs and policies, including:
Develop an online and hardcopy public registry associated with EMRIRB assessments
Develop procedures and systems for internal and external information flow
Develop a tracking system for screening, review and monitoring files, including pending files
2. Undertake primary impact assessments of project proposals:
Coordinate, compile, process and distribute project proposals and related correspondence
Process project proposal submissions and ensure receipt of relevant documentation and contact information
Compile and distribute notifications and correspondence related to EMRIRB assessments to distribution lists, compiling comments as received
Coordinate and cooperate with all government agencies and departments responsible for processing project proposals to meet established timelines
Respond to general queries promptly and courteously
3. Develop impact assessment forms and guidance booklets:
Develop impact assessment criteria for proponents wishing to undertake a project in the Eeyou Marine Region
4. Organize, manage, and develop procedures and systems for internal and external information flow, including:
Maintain the EMRIRB internet platform/portal and webpage
5. Liaise with government bodies, other institutions of public government, and academic institutions:
Coordinate and communicate with regulatory agencies and stakeholders, including government departments, Cree organizations, other institutions of public government, and the general public
6. Assist the Director in the daily operations of the EMRIRB, including
Assist with preparations for board and community meetings, hearings, consultations, workshops and other events