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Kainai/ Blood Tribe Iinnii rematriation summer student - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: AGR21J-022535-000109
Selection process number: 21-AGR-RAP-25
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Lethbridge (Alberta)
The projected start date is June 21, 2021 with an end date of August 31, 2021 (or depending on the candidate's availability or needs) with possibilities of extension. It is expected that the student will work 35 hours per week.
$15.40 to $33.58 per hour ($15.40 to $33.58 (College: $15.40 to $20.62, Bachelor: $16.49 to $24.77, Master: $22.04 to $27.73, Doctorate: $25.94 to $33.58) - varies as per level of education and experience.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit: Jobs.gc.ca

Closing date: 4 June 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Who can apply: You must meet BOTH of the following criteria:
Persons residing in Canada as well as Canadian citizens residing abroad
AND who self-declare as Aboriginal persons

To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria:

-Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled. (A Proof will be required)

-Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

Update: UPDATE: Please note that the selection process has been amended to extend the closing date to June 4, 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).


• Contributing to scientific hypothesis building and design of experiments centered around rematriated Iinnii on Blood Tribe lands.
• Sample collection, monitoring, data collection
• Note taking, recording observations

Work environment

Team outdoor environment, Kainai/ Blood Tribe lands

The Iinnii Rematriation Project is a culturally important process undertaken by members of the Kainai/ Blood Tribe. This project led by the Kainai/ Blood Tribe presents opportunities to monitor the impact of bison on native prairie plants, animals, and soils. Student work will focus on monitoring, sampling, and data collection in relation to Iinnii Rematriation.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "One or two paragraphs indicating the candidate’s personal connection and/or interest inIinnii and/or traditional lands and/or desire to contributing to the project."

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Currently enrolled or willing to enroll in College, Bachelor’s or Master’s or PhD program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Experience in familiarity with cultural or spiritual traditions of the Siksikaitsitapi /Blackfoot People.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Interactive Communication
Planning and organizing
Attention to detail
Problem solving

Ability to follow directions
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to take detailed notes and record observations and data accurately

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Each student hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment, and therefore will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security-relevant documents.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.jobs.gc.ca.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the email referenced below under “Contact Information”.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel related to assessment and successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining their own living accommodations.

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

RAP Team – Research Affiliate Program
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