Development Consultant, Indigenous Relations

Development Consultant, Indigenous Relations

PM2 Program and Planning Analyst 2


Agriculture and Resource Development

Integrated Planning Branch, Corporate Services and Innovation Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37957

Salary(s):   PM2 $59,406.00 – $74,801.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 3, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.  This competition may be used to appoint successful candidate(s) to current and future full-time, part-time, term, acting or regular appointments, subject to staffing approval.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Integrated Planning Branch of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Development as a Development Consultant with a focus on Indigenous Relations. In this role, you will support integrated land use planning and resource management that considers all aspects of Manitoba’s people, landscapes and assets to enable proactive approaches to the sustainable development of Manitoba’s resources. If you are motivated to increase the participation of Indigenous people in the agricultural and natural resource economy, and to support reconciliation through consultation, engagement, as well as education and training initiatives, this is an ideal opportunity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel within Manitoba, inlcuding remote and Northern communities


  • Post-secondary education in a related area of study such as law, social sciences, public administration, community development, economics, natural resources or agriculture or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with Indigenous, northern, and remote communities
  • Knowledge of Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives and their importance for reconciliation
  • Experience conducting research, analysis, and making recommendations to decision makers
  • Experience managing projects
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to negotiate and collaborate 
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate complex and/or sensitive issues in plain language, respecting a variety of viewpoints
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of people with varying backgrounds and interests to achieve consensus
  • Ability to interpret, explain, and apply legislation, policies, and regulations
  • Knowledge of multi-dimensional aspects of land use and resource management including reconciling diverse communities’ needs, and related environmental, social and economic considerations


  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the purposes of land use planning and naural resource management

Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Relations, this position will lead projects that support reconciliation, including coordinating Consultation with Indigenous communities and building relationships that demonstrate cooperative approaches to land/water use planning, resource management and development in Manitoba. You will have the opportunity to apply innovation, creative solution design, and engagement strategies that support moving Manitoba’s natural resource-based economy forward while respecting heritage natural resource management and shaping a bright future for the next generations. 

The Development Consultants may coordinate training and development programs, interact with various levels of government, and represent Manitoba in sustainable land and resource use planning with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. You also will assist in the coordination of integrated planning teams that represent interests in lands, water, minerals, forests, peatlands, agriculture, wildlife and fisheries.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37957

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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