Environmental Monitor

Deadline Date: Open until position filled

Michipicoten First Nation is seeking a full-time Environmental Monitor to work at the Newmont Porcupine Mine Site (located approximately 15 min from Chapleau, ON). Under the direction of the Manager, Lands & Environmental Stewardship, the Environmental Monitor is involved in ongoing environmental information review and gathering, to ensure the environmental commitments made by the Newmont Porcupine Borden Mine are being delivered upon. The successful candidate will also be required to travel to Michipicoten on a bi-weekly basis, to report findings and share information with Michipicoten to enable Michipicoten to assess and provide recommendations to Newmont Porcupine on mitigation of any adverse impacts.  

Posting Date:
April 20, 2021
809 Lindsay Pl
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Natural and Applied Sciences and Related

Aid in the review of environmental monitoring data
Assist with monitoring surveys including aquatic, terrestrial, fish and bird surveys (when applicable)
Facilitate engagement sessions with the MFN to inform, gather feedback, concerns, and questions from members regarding the Mine
Participate in morning huddles at the Borden Mine Site
Complete daily 5-point cards and complete any risk assessments needed
Complete daily checklist based on compliance with permit conditions/requirement
Conduct daily environmental inspections on site (i.e. Hazardous waste, Environmental Inspections)
Inspection of sites in need of sediment control
Monitoring and assist in the spill response
Contact fellow Newmont employees if there is anything unacceptable that needs to be addressed
Shadow contractors on site completing any monitoring or studies
Assist with sampling programs for air, water, noise, vibration etc.
o Document GPS coordinates at each sample location
o Order lab supplies
o Update field binder as needed
o Data entry of sampling results received
Provide MFN and Newmont with a monthly report including:
o Effectiveness of mitigation measures
o Recommendations for improvements
o Activities and mitigation measures for upcoming work
Any other duties as assigned


Must live within commuting distance to the mine, or willing to relocate at own expense
Minimum Secondary school diploma or GED
Ability to work with limited supervision
Willingness to work outdoors (80% of work is conducted in the field)
Strong written and verbal communication
Computer literacy including experience with MS Word & Excel
Demonstrated leadership skills
Driver's License and reliable transportation
Able to provide satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Preferred & considered an asset:
First Aid and CPR
Completion of Environmental Monitor training
Previous experience in the field of environmental monitoring
Practical experience with collecting and documenting of samples
Demonstrated involvement in environmental stewardship
Knowledge of the Michipicoten First Nation's values on the landscape
Citizen of Michipicoten First Nation (non-citizens may be considered for a temporary employment contract)

Closing Date/Apply by:
Open until position filled
How To Apply:

If your qualifications, positive attitude, and commitment to ensuring environmental integrity make you an ideal candidate for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by email as one document with the position title in the subject line to Lisa Belanger at hr@michipicoten.com.   This position will be open until filled.

Michipicoten First Nation is dedicated to promoting equity and diversity and serving the interests of their citizens. The successful candidate will be primarily engaged in serving the interests of Michipicoten citizens and Michipicoten will give preference to citizens and Indigenous candidates who possess the necessary qualifications.

Michipicoten First Nation may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate accepts to follow a training plan determined by Michipicoten First Nation as a condition of employment.


Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Lisa Belanger
Position Title:
Interim HR Manager
Company Name:
Michipicoten First Nation
107 Hiawatha Rd,
Postal Code:
P0S 1K0
Web Address: