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 –the first modern urban treaty in BC and the first treaty successfully negotiated through the BC Treaty Commission process. Tsawwassen has a professional public service that supports the day-to-day day operations of the Tsawwassen government. TFN currently has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Policy Analyst. This position is responsible to the Policy Supervisor.
- Develop 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.
- 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.
- Plan and facilitate engagement with Tsawwassen Members around specific issues.
- Engage with other governments to collaboratively develop policy and provide input on Tsawwassen rights and interests to their legislation and policies.
- Draft a range of documents including presentations, communication materials, and speaking notes, as required.
- Undergraduate degree in social science, public administration, public policy, law, political science, Indigenous studies, economics, or related field. Post Graduate degree in public policy, public administration, or law is preferred but not required.
- One to three years related experience.
- Knowledge and experience working with First Nations communities and governments.
- Working knowledge of the functions and interactions of the various levels of government including federal, provincial, Treaty First Nation and municipal.
- Familiarity working with legislation and regulations.
- 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 the activities and culture of TFN.
- Specific knowledge and experience with Modern Treaties.
- Experience with drafting agreements, legislation, policies, and regulations.
- Graduate degree in social science, public policy, public administration, law, or other relevant field.
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package including enrolment in the BC Municipal Pension Plan.
This position is open for consideration and discussion regarding remote work arrangements.
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.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Casual dress
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- Work from home
Supplemental pay types:
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
- First Nations: 1 year (preferred)
- Legislation and Regulations: 1 year (preferred)