Archaeology and Referral Coordinator

Website K’ómoks First Nation

About K’ómoks First Nation

We, the K’ómoks people, envision a prosperous and healthy Nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages. K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

About the Role

Under the direction of the Director of Intergovernmental Relations (Director), the Archaeology & Referral Coordinator will be tasked with responding to archaeological referrals, reviewing/issuing KFN archaeological permits, liaising and coordinating with all levels of government and industry, undertaking archaeological field work, and populating, managing, and maintaining the data and referral management system. The candidate will also be tasked with coordinating referral responses, communicating with the Director and/or Chief on referrals and other related activities and initiatives as directed and delegated by the Director.

Note: This will be a full-time, permanent, in-office position with the occasional need to work in the field.

What you will be doing

  • Taking and directing referrals and inquiries whether by telephone, mail, email, or in-person to the
  • Director and/or Chief, ensuring timely responses
  • Maintaining the referral database, files, and correspondence
    Communicating with proponents, other governments, NGOs and consulting archaeologists and proponents to ensure compliance with the KFN Archaeology Policy
  • Coordinating archaeological fieldwork for KFN Guardians and periodically undertaking archaeological fieldwork directly
  • Researching general information on referrals and preparing summaries as required
  • Accepting permits requests, follow ups and ensuring KFN monitoring as required
  • Organizing and attending meetings with or on behalf of the Director
  • Establishing appropriate electronic and manual filing systems, all correspondence, agreements, and related issues
  • Providing support to the Director including preparation of letters, reports, briefing notes, memos, presentations etc.
  • Providing direct on-site support in the Intergovernmental Relations office
  • Minute taking on behalf of the Director as required
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

What you will need

  • Knowledge of BC archaeology and indigenous history
  • Archaeological field experience in BC
  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, archaeology, anthropology, environmental sciences or another relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and experience with traditional knowledge, mapping and information management
  • Knowledge of the Heritage Conservation Act and archaeological permitting in BC
  • Basic understanding of provincial and federal regulatory processes related to resource management and the crown consultation process
  • Experience with First Nations, referrals, and the BC referrals and/or the Nanwakolas SEA process
  • Experience with web-based database applications and data entry
  • File and data management experience in establishing and maintaining a user friendly electronic referral and permitting records system
  • Intermediate computer skills: MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom, Teams, GoogleEarth), database software, etc.
  • GIS skills and familiarity with RAAD are assets

Working Conditions

  • The ability to work overtime, weekends, and evenings as may be required from time to time
  • Field work in a variety of outdoor conditions will be expected

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work with a growing indigenous organization appeals to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter here.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We value employment equity and prioritize applications from indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K’omoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to

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