Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program Coordinator


Position:         A.H.R.P. Coordinator

Reports to:     Director, Lands and Environment Research Department

Designation:    1 Year Contract

Program requirements

Tsuut’ina Nation has received funding to increase community awareness of aquatic habitat restoration.  Funding is being provided by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to support the development of local community expertise in aquatic habitat restoration.  The goal is to develop local capacity to help identify areas for potential restoration projects in the future.  An individual is required to fill the position of “Coordinator” to achieve the goals of the program.

Tasks to be completed

Working under the Conservation Department with the Habitat Stewardship Coordinator the individual selected will complete aquatic habitat related training with the coordinator, fisheries experts, and external organizations learning about fisheries legislation, habitat, and ecology.  Ultimately this person will become the community contact expected to assist with awareness programs from February to July 2022 with potential for the position to extend longer and into subsequent years pending funding.  Tasks to be completed include but will not be limited to the following.

  1. Organize and participate in awareness and/or engagement sessions
  2. Organize and participate in awareness sessions specifically for the following participants.
  • Chief and Council (potentially)
  • Administrative staff across departments
  • Elders
  • Youth
  1. Coordinate meeting times and locations
  2. Document community input and feed back
  3. Communicate with regulators and others as required
  4. Conduct site visits to complete training and participate in field work as required
  5. Conduct research and document and file information
  6. Monitor and assess cumulative effects


  • Passion and interest in Fish and environmental protection
  • Post-secondary Education in environmental based program or
  • Post-secondary education in other programs with training and education
  • Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Nation’s land base
  • Comfortable working with community members, and able to build respectful, effective working relationships with Elders, Chief and Council, Administrative staff, external professionals and regulators.
  • Proficient in email and texting and taking notes (good typing skills)
  • Comfortable in group settings and able to stand up in front of a group of community members and present information (training will be provided)
  • Comfortable reading and writing required material and willingness to learn new material
  • Must have a valid class 5 (or higher) driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


  • Applicants with post-secondary education as a minimum will be given preference however all interested individuals are welcome to apply.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal with various demographics including Elders, youth, management, Chief and Council, & government agents/representatives.
  • Working with Microsoft Suite of programs is a definite asset including:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint

Beneficial Skills

  • Translation for Elders
  • Know how to conduct research and find information.
  • CPR / Standard first aid


Monitors should be physically capable of working outside hiking and walking as required to visit water ways and organize meetings.  They should be prepared to spend a day in the field and should be prepared to bring a lunch with them in case it is not possible to return from the field.


  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check must be required upon application from all provinces, states or countries lived in for the last four years. Vulnerable Sector checks must be completed within the past month.


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Competition Opens: October 19, 2022        

Competition Closes: November 2, 2022 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)


Please apply in writing, including a resume to:    

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.


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