JOB POSTING – Natural Resources Referrals Clerk

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Natural Resources Referrals Clerk

Term: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) One Year Term

Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview of Position

The Referrals Clerk s responsible for coordinating the Upper Similkameen Indian Band (USIB) land and resource referrals that have the potential to infringe on the USIB Traditional Territory resulting from proposed development. The Referrals Clerk losely with the Natural Resource Director to coordinate, track, and organize the referral process. The Referrals Clerk will assist the Natural Resource Director in processing referrals and related reports for USIB.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for processing referrals into the appropriate system as required.
  • Implement and manage all data that relates to the Natural Resource department including but not limited to, permitting, licensing, amendments, and proposals.
  • Work diligently to protect the traditional territory of the USIB for future generations.
  • Conduct site visits and meets with internal and external stakeholders, as required.
  • Provide administrative and Natural Resource office duties, as required.
  • Responsible for managing referrals in accordance with USIB policies and procedures.
  • Prepares responses to the land referrals and maintains an organized record of land referrals.
  • Assist in the development and updating of policies and procedures related to Land referrals and the Natural Resource department.
  • Assist the Natural Resources Director with tracking current Funding Agreements to ensure accurate tracking of time and resources is allocated for reporting purposes.
  • Maintain records on the funding from the Provincial Sites annually for the Province of BC – Ministry of Natural Resources Operations – Recreation Officer.
  • Support Rec Sites manager with annual contract with the Province of BC with USIB to maintain and collect the fees during the season (April-Oct). Ensure cash is received and deposited through USIB Finance department.
  • Support Natural Resource Administrative staff as needed.
  • Build, support, and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of USIB.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required, and in accordance with the USIB policies and procedures, and as directed by the Natural Resource Director or their designate.
  • procedures, and as directed by the Natural Resource Director or their designate.


  • Certification in Local Government Administration or equivalent work experience preferred.

Qualifications – Knowledge & Skills

  • Class 5 driver’s license, and acceptable driver’s abstract.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability establishing and maintaining working relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of community member involvement.
  • Ability to keep highly sensitive information confidential at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and communicate both verbally and written.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 Suite.
  • Knowledge of GIS systems and Mapping (shapefiles etc.).
  • Ability to identify ways to increase Own Source Revenue for the USIB.


  • Minimum 2 years related experience in a related field.
  • Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.
Upper Similkameen Indian Band Box 220, Hedley, BC V0X 1K0 Phone: (250) 292-8733

Fax: (250) 292-8753

Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or by clicking the “Apply Now” button above.

A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.