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  • Environmental Analyst
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Salary
    Salary:
    $52,654.00- $70,294.00
    Core Functions

    The Environmental Analyst is responsible for ensuring that the social and environmental assessment regime outlined in Section 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) is effectively implemented. More specifically, the incumbent is responsible for providing support on a project-by-project basis to the Cree representatives sitting on COMEX/COFEX/CEAA and for engaging in various research projects and activities (local, national and international) related to environmental policy, management and assessment.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the environmental evaluation and review of projects subject to Section 22 of the JBNQA.
    • Research databases for relevant information on project reviews, environmental policies, legislations and climatic change issues that may affect the Eeyou Istchee territory and Section 22 of the JBNQA; disseminate the information to regional and local entities.
    • Conduct background data and information gathering and analyses for files under review by the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment.
    • Collaborate in specific research initiatives related to improving the state of information on the environment in the territory.
    • Monitor and follow up on post project directives that have been issued through the environmental and social review process.
    • Assist in compiling background data and information within the framework of legal files on environmental review processes.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining an Environmental Information Registry dedicated to improving public participation in the social and environmental review process.
    • Assist in public hearings or public consultations by proponents or committees for projects under review. 

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a representative (if mandated) or technical advisor for any of the committees involved in the social and environment review process in the territory.
    • Keep key stakeholders informed of the environmental assessment process in general or in relation to specific projects, environmental issues or practices.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Cree representatives sitting on COMEX/COFEX/CEAA in the organization of local public hearings or public consultations with respect to the social and environmental review process.
    • Maintain and provide access to documentation relating to environmental reviews and projects notably through the expansion of the Cree Nation Government website.
    • Maintain the code of good practice regarding environmental assessment, evaluation and review procedures. 

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Forestry or a related field.

    Experience

    • One to three years of relevant work experience. 

    Language:

    • Fluency in verbal Cree.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Fluency in French is an asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proven organizational skills.
    • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. 

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.

    The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: Req #65

    You can apply through the Cree Nation Government Career Portal 

  • Project Assistant
    Department:
    Social and Cultural Development
    Status:
    Hourly
    Salary:
    $24.51-$32.72
    Core Functions

    The Project Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Cree Nation Youth Council (CNYC) and the department on special projects. The incumbent will also work in collaboration with the Special Projects Technician on the implementation and follow up of special projects.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Provide support to the Special Projects Technician, on project management and coordination of projects.
    • Organize and facilitate project meetings, prepare project agenda and notes, and closely monitor every step of the process, right through to completion.
    • Work collaboratively with team to ensure that projects strategies are streamlined to maximize available resources.
    • Ensure the maintenance of proper project documentation and ensure projects follows schedules.
    • Provide Support with the development of appropriate evaluation methods and data collection instruments for each initiative to demonstrate effectiveness. 

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Assist with the development of project proposals, budgets, plans and resources, identified by the CNYC and ensure they are in accordance with the financial policies in place.
    • Participate in the meetings of the department, CNYC and prepare applicable documentation, when required.
    • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with colleagues and partners. 

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Provide support with the updating of databases, including data entry for agreement-driven and invoice-driven projects, and report to the coordinator any anomalies or inconsistencies. 
    • Conduct follow-up tasks associated with projects and programs.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the creation of monthly reports on the status of projects, initiatives and trainings administered.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications

    Education

    • College diploma in Administration, Social Sciences or related field.

    Experience

    • One to three years of relevant experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in verbal Cree.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Fluency in French is an asset. 

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Knowledge and understanding of Cree Nation Youth Council is an asset.
    • Basic knowledge of budget, accounting, financial reporting, and program coordination.
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
    • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a changing environment.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to work flexible hours.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.

    The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: Req #63

    You can apply through the Cree Nation Government Career Portal 

  • Multimedia Communications Technician
    Department:
    Social and Cultural Development
    Status:
    Contract
    Salary:
    $27.63-$36.89
    Core Functions

    The Multimedia Communications Technician is responsible for maintaining, designing and distributing the multimedia content for the Department of Social and Cultural Development and the Cree Nation Youth Council. The incumbent is also responsible for organizing, adapting and optimizing multimedia assets for usage on different platforms

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Create content on social media and website to promote programs, projects and services of the Cree Nation Youth Council and Social and Cultural Department.
    • Plan and design related communication tools such as annual reports, newsletters, and posters.
    • Responsible for the dissemination of any public information and the communications of programs, projects and Services including events and promotional campaigns.
    • Assist with regular maintenance and updating of the Cree Nation Youth Council website
    • Collaborate with  the Communications department on regular press release.
    • Assist with the planning of events hosted by the Cree Nation Youth Council and Department.
    • Work in collaboration with the Cree Nation Governments Department of Communications.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Department and the Cree Nation Youth Council in releasing information to attract the public in accordance with the established guidelines.
    • Advertise services, programs, and announcements, internally and externally, through publicity materials, demonstrations, presentations and/or social media
    • Enhance web-based services to provide a more prominent online presence e.g., website updating, and social media implementation
    • Liaise with partners to ensure that the information disseminated to the public is up-to-date and factual.
    • Expand the catalog of promotional assets, such as photos, pamphlets, posters, and success stories.
    • Provide regular updates on the Cree Nation Youth Council and department’s social media platforms.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications

    Education

    • College diploma in Graphic Design, Communication, Multimedia or related field.

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in Cree and English.
    • Fluency in French an asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Proficiency working knowledge of multimedia and social media platforms
    • Proficient photo and video editing skills with excellent working knowledge of applicable software.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proven organizational and creative thinking skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to travel frequently.

    The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: Req #64

    You can apply through our Cree Nation Government Job Portal

  • Protected Areas Youth Ambassador
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Contractual – September 2022
    Salary:
    Salary $24.51 - $32.72
    Core Functions

    The Protected Areas Youth Ambassador will act as a role model for Cree youth and as a spokesperson for nature, speaking on behalf of protected areas in Eeyou Istchee. The incumbent will work closely with the Challenge Fund Administrator and the Conservation Program Officer, to implement a promotional summer tour and will be responsible for creating exciting, fun, and imaginative social media content aimed inspiring Cree Youth to discover the land and cultural heritage of the Cree Nation.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a youth representative to promote protected areas at relevant community and entity events.
    • Work with the Challenge Fund Administrator and the Conservation Program Officer to plan and execute a summer tour of protected areas in southern Eeyou Istchee, including travel.
    • Participate in environmental monitoring and cultural activities organized by Cree communities and entities within protected areas.
    • Engage youth and community members in learning about Protected Areas through the creation of social media content.
    • Monitor and summarize progress on completion of activities in bi-weekly reports to the Conservation Program Officer.
    • Participate in hands-on environmental monitoring, cultural projects, and tourism activities
    • Share with the youth their knowledge about protected areas, and what the Cree Nation Government and communities are doing to protect and take care of these places for future generations through social media.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Develop and post communication products, using both traditional media and social media.
    • Record participation in environmental and cultural events using photos or videos for use on social media platforms.
    • Maintain good working relationship with staff from the Cree Nation Government, local governments, Youth Councils, Youth Chiefs and Youth Coordinators.
    • Promote ongoing, effective, and open communication with the Cree youth population about protected areas and conservation initiatives in Eeyou Istchee.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility, including completion of training programs.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications

    Education

    • High School Diploma, vocational diploma, or graduate of Cree Trappers’ Association Eeyou Ituun program.

    Experience

    • One to three years of relevant work experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in verbal Cree and English.
    • Ability to write in English.
    • Ability to write in French is considered an asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Friendly, outgoing, and comfortable meeting new people.
    • Excellent communication skills and comfortable speaking in public.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and works well independently.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within short deadlines and adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Experience with various social media platforms.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Willingness to work both in an office and in remote, wilderness settings.
    • Willingness to travel frequently within Eeyou Istchee.
    • Valid driver’s license

    The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax.

    Career Portal Link

  • Community Liaison Officer
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Contractual – Until March 31, 2024
    Salary:
    Hourly $24.51-$32.72
    Core Functions

    The Community Liaison Officer will work  in collaboration with the  Coordinator of Special Projects on the delivery of a feasibility assessment concerning the establishment of a National Marine Conservation Area in Eastern James Bay. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the facilitation of projects, budget development and deliverables. More specifically, the incumbent will liaise with external partners, Cree community representatives and Cree entities on protected areas programs and initiatives.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Coordinator of Special Projects with the identification of priorities and development of operational plans for various conservation programs and initiatives, and projects with Cree communities and entities.
    • Participate in the development of a feasibility assessment  through collaboration with contractors and other experts, and consultants with the communities.
    • Work in collaboration with Parks Canada Agency to ensure effective cooperation on projects and advancement of the feasibility assessment file.
    • Assist the Coordinator to organize and manage logistics for community consultations.
    • Collaborate with the Coordinator to develop and deliver presentations on protected areas programs and initiatives.
    • Collaborate with the  Communications team to develop and implement a Communication Plan related to protected areas.
    • Liaise with various Cree Nation Government departments, Cree communities, Cree entities, and the Eeyou Istchee and Eeyou Marine Region Boards and other stakeholders to access and implement applicable initiatives and projects.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Coordinator and the Financial Program Technician (FPT) to develop and track budget based on action plans and forecasted project costs.
    • Collaborate with the FPT to monitor all transactions, expenses, invoices, and payments to ensure compliance with financial processes and procedures. 
    • Assist the Coordinator to provide regular and accurate progress reports and final reports on approved projects and programs to the PACS.
    • Work with the project team to perform follow-up assessments of all completed activities and evaluation of project results. 

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications

    Education:

    • College Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Geography, or related field

    Experience:

    • One to three years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in conservation or protected areas.
    • Experience in project management and community engagement

    Language:

    • Fluency in verbal Cree and English.
    • Fluency in French is an asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Proven organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Works well in a team environment.
    • Basic knowledge of budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and program coordination.
    • Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment and problem-solving in complex situations.
    • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to a changing environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to travel regularly.

    The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: Req #61

    Career Portal Posting 

  • Administrative Assistant
    Waswanipi
    Department:
    Eeyou Eenou Police Force
    Status:
    Permanent
    Core Functions

    The Administrative Assistant carries out various secretarial, clerical and general office administration duties to the Lieutenant and the detachments.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Screen and respond to incoming correspondence, inquiries and telephone calls received at the detachment.
    • Ensure the management and the follow-up of the agenda.
    • Provide support by preparing, drafting, editing and proofreading correspondence, presentations, brochures, publications, reports or related material.
    • Receive training for BeeOn Software and act as a reference and support for the use of the program to detachment staff.
    • Conduct research, perform data entry and transfer of data to the BeeON program in compliance with the Police Information Module (PIM) and Quebec Police Information Centre (CRPQ) systems to ensure reliable and useful data for the local and global management of EEPF.
    • In between leaving and arriving Officers, ensure that houses have been inspected and meet the required standards.
    • Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to various committees or councils.
    • Take and prepare minutes for detachment meetings. Prepare and send activity reports to headquarters.
    • Coordinate various meetings or conference calls, including setting up appointments, preparing meeting notices, and making conference room reservations.
    • Assist with travel and accommodation arrangements.
    • Assist all Officers with administrative matters.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Keep employee files up to date regarding requests for vacation, leaves, etc.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
    • Perform other duties as required
    Qualifications

    Education

    • High School Diploma with additional training program of at least one year in Secretarial studies or related field.

    Experience

    • One to three years of relevant work experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English.
    • Fluency in French.
    • Fluency in verbal Cree is an asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proven organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Must agree to undergo a background check

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax.

    Apply to the job posting using the link below:

    https://can61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/creenation/Posting/View/195 

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