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  • Coordinator of Forestry Programs
    Waswanipi
    Department:
    Forestry
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    $62,124.00 - $92,281.00
    Core Functions

    The Coordinator of Forestry Programs is responsible for implementing and overseeing the Agreement Regarding the Cree Traditional Activities Enhancement and to collaborate with Cree Communities and Ministère des Forêts de la Faunes et des Parcs. The incumbent acts as a liaison with community-appointed counterparts to ensure program delivery to the Cree Tallymen, Cree Forestry Companies and/or Community Organizations.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate the Cree Trappers Forestry Enhancement Program in accordance with the terms set out in the Agreement Regarding the Cree Traditional Activities Enhancement
    • Oversee the management of the Cree Nation Government Forestry Programs bylaw and ensure that it remains current and reflects the Cree Nation Government’s obligations under the Agreement
    • Prepare an annual schedule ensuring the timely reception and processing of projects from local Cree Tallymen and land users
    • Work in collaboration with the Forestry Programs Officer to ensure that all facets of the program are implemented, including annual project monitoring in accordance with the annual schedule
    • Coordinate with representatives of the Ministère des Forêts de la Faunes et des Parcs on the annual reporting of the program’s implementation as set out in the Agreement
    • Prepare annual and quarterly reports for the Director
    • Provide special briefings for the Director on any issues or conflicts that may arise over the implementation of program
    • Present problematic project proposals to the Cree Nation Government Executive Committee if required
    • Provide policy direction to the Director on ways to improve the Program and its service to the clients

    Managerial Responsibilities:

    • Supervise and lead direct reports.
    • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director.
    • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
    • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
    • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department. 

    Other Responsibilities:

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

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree of Forest Sciences

    Experience

    • Three to five 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 success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proven organizational skills.
    • Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
    • Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.
    • Must hold a 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 with the competition number: Req #110

    Apply through the Cree Nation Government Career Portal 

  • Manager of Training and Development
    Department:
    Human Resources
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    $69,124.00 - $92,281.00
    Core Functions

    The Manager of Training and Development, in collaboration with managers, is responsible for developing and implementing a government-wide training and development strategy that facilitates and drives individual development and capacity building in line with the organization’s requirements.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Serve as central point of contact for training and development related enquiries.
    • Advise managers and/or employees regarding training and development needs, guide them to what is relevant to ensure the right learners engage with the right activities, e.g., basic training (for employees hired without the usually prescribed entry requirements), updating and advanced training, development training, individual on-the-job training, and statutory licensing/certification training.
    • Adopt a coaching approach with managers to help build skills with the training and development policy, processes, procedures, and tools.
    • In collaboration with the concerned managers, support the development of the government’s annual human resources training and development plan.
    • Conceptualizing innovative and flexible methods to address the developmental and capacity building needs, including identification of external training programs, the design and delivery of in-house training sessions, enrollment in online learning programs, mentoring, self-learning, and other methods as appropriate.
    • Stay informed as to relevant skills and qualifications levels required by staff for effective performance and circulate relevant information to the managers as appropriate.
    • Following the annual performance review cycle, evaluate employee comments relating to learning needs to feed into the annual training plans, in collaboration with the Manager of Employee Relations.
    • Be aware of the distribution and use of the organization’s training and development funds and budgets.
    • Oversee specific training and development budgets and negotiate contracts.
    • Lead and/or collaborate in the design of a long-term recruitment and promotion (outreach) policy and/or program for Cree Succession staffing and contribute to its implementation, in collaboration with human resources managers. This may entail activities such as:

    – Promote the organization and create awareness in terms of careers and as a place to work.

    – Place ongoing advertisements in the Cree media and social media.

    – Provide recommendations for recruitment strategies for various sectors/professions.

    – Lead or collaborate in succession planning and implementation.

    • Plan or direct induction programs, in collaboration with other human resources managers.
    • Promote an open knowledge-sharing environment that builds knowledge, skills, and service for the benefit of the organization.
    • Lead or assist in the review and development of human resources related policies, procedures, and tools (forms and templates), as required.
    • Monitor, evaluate and review the effectiveness of training and development programs and activities and report on outcomes to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the program and measurement of return on investment.
    • Ensure, in collaboration with managers, that any documents pertaining to completed training programs are filed in their respective employee file (personnel filing system).

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Liaise, maintain, and build relationships with vendors who provide training materials and services including educational institutions.
    • Develop and maintain an inventory of trainers, training resources, and information on post-secondary programs.
    • Collate and disseminate to targeted audiences, information on training opportunities to suit the identified training needs of the employees.
    • Maintain potential sources of external funding in respect of employee training and development and support external funding applications as appropriate.
    • Act as the human resources representative on any committees, forums and focus groups.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Generate statistics and reports on training and development activities as and when required.
    • Maintain comprehensive training records, both manual and digital, to produce relevant Key Performing Indicators and reports.
    • Prepare reports as required and participate in drafting the human resources annual report.

    Budgeting/Funding Responsibilities:

    • Support managers in planning their departmental/functional training budgets and forecast related costs/expenditures.

    Managerial Responsibilities:

    • Supervise and lead direct reports.
    • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director.
    • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
    • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
    • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.

    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 Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field.
    • CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) or CIRC (Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor) designation is an asset.

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in developing and evaluating training programs.

    Language:

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

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of Quebec Bill 90, the “Act to Foster the Development of Manpower Training”.
    • Proven success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
    • 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 #108

    Apply through the Career Portal 

  • Manager of Employee Relations
    Department:
    Human Resources
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    $69,124.00 - $92,281.00
    Core Functions

    The Manager of Employee Relations is responsible for providing advice and guidance to both managers and staff for the Cree Nation Government in areas of human resources such as workplace health safety, discipline, performance management, compensation and benefits, labour and work relations and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. The incumbent must act as a change agent and as a coach.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Support organizational objectives in implementing strategies on key initiatives such as attendance management, wellness, progressive discipline, absenteeism, and performance management.
    • Develop, evaluate, and recommend modifications on human resources policies and ensure the implementation of such policies.
    • Provide reliable and compliant advisory on human resources policies, guidelines, rules, and procedures.
    • Ensure coherent and consistent application of human resources practices.
    • In conjunction with managers, take steps to institute on a timely basis any disciplinary measures when required.
    • Conduct thorough, objective workplace investigations and recommend corrective actions to supervisors.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Human Resources and the Manager of Workforce Planning and Recruitment, design, develop and implement competitive compensation, reward strategies for civilian staff and ensure the implementation of such policies.
    • Determine health and safety goals and strategies ensuring that the organization meets all fiscal, strategic, and legislative requirements.
    • Provide guidance on health and safety matters.
    • Develop, evaluate, and recommend modifications to the performance management system (Dayforce) and ensure its implementation.
    • Following the annual performance review cycle, evaluate employee comments relating to learning needs to feed into the annual training plans, in collaboration with the Manager of the Manager of Training and Development.
    • Manage and implement special projects when requested by the Director.
    • Continually assess and communicate risk. Document, control and mitigate identified risks.
    • Seize process improvement opportunities to streamline workflows and improve accuracy.
    • Implement and maintain an effective Employee Assistance Program and healthy workplace strategies.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate communication among employees and managers by providing guidance and consultation regarding problem-solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and if needed, act as a facilitator to resolve internal conflict through appropriate conflict management and mediation techniques.
    • Provide guidance and training to managers and staff on performance management.
    • Counsel and train managers on policy/procedural issues including but not limited to salary, benefits, and overtime compensation administration.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Write clearly articulated documents that are required to administer a variety of disciplinary matters, including but not limited to incident reports, corrective actions, and disciplinary measures.
    • Use a variety of reporting methods to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, standards, best practices, and policy.
    • Prepare reports as required and participate in drafting the human resources annual report.

    Managerial Responsibilities:

    • Supervise and lead direct reports.
    • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director.
    • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
    • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
    • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.

    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 Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resources or related field.
    • CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) or CIRC (Certified Industrial Relations Counsellor) designation is an asset.

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.

    Language:

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

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Advanced knowledge of labour laws and human resources management best practices.
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
    • Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under significant 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.
    • Willing 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 #107

    View on the Career Portal

  • Correctional Release Support Officer
    Val-d'Or
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Temporary Contract (6 months)
    Salary:
    $54,375.00 - $72,339.00
    Core Functions

    The Correctional Release Support Officer is responsible for providing post-release reintegration support to Cree offenders who do not return to Cree communities and wish to remain in urban settings.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Meet with client in custody/detention to provide information regarding available services, help complete intake forms, and prepare correctional release plan. 
    • Monitor and coordinate the progress of files/cases to ensure the timely completion of required outcomes and performance.
    • Attend all relevant court hearings, including probation hearings.
    • Provide support and services to offenders being released from custody including one-on-one mentorship, assistance with job search, assistance with obtaining necessary services outlined in case plan such as addictions treatment, anger management, education support, and referrals to other specialized service providers, among other things.
    • Contribute insights into case plan of individual clientele.
    • Provide programming insight to the Specialist in Detention Environment to ensure that the reintegration and rehabilitation process starts before release.
    • Provide support to clients in halfway houses and transitional programs.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Liaise with other criminal justice professionals assigned to offender such as Probations Officer, Community Reintegration Officer and Corrections Liaison Officer. 

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    • Populate and maintain up-to-date databases with client information and information regarding services provided.
    • Prepare and maintain confidential client information including family and community assessment reports, monthly plan of care reports, case notes and discharge reports.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Psychologist to obtain or receive written report of psychological assessment or case plan of clientele.
    • Provide quarterly reports to the Manager of Correctional Services on cases under management.
    • Report to the Manager of Corrections Services any deficiencies or abuses in government services to or treatment of clients.

    Other Responsibilities:

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

    Education:

    • College diploma in Criminology, Psychology, Social Work or related field.

    Experience:

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.

    Language:

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

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of justice, reintegration and rehabilitation programs.
    • Strong empathy and listening skills.
    • Good writing and organizational skills.
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • 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 and ability to occasionally work in a regulated and secure environment.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.
    • Must be able to pass provincial and federal security screening. 

    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 #99

    You can apply to this posting and others on our Cree Nation Government Career Portal 

  • Multimedia Production Officer
    Eeyou Istchee
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Contractual
    Salary:
    $27.63 - $36.89
    Core Functions

    The Multimedia Production Officer is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DOJCS) of the Cree Nation Government, in order to support the creation of media content. The incumbent is responsible for the planning, producing, and reviewing of media content in order to increase public awareness about department services.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities: 

    • In collaboration with the Media and Communications Specialist, provide professional media support for the production of all audio and video content of the department. 
    • Participate in the pre-production, production, and post-production of video content for the department. 
    • Collaborate in the development of a production schedule for video and audio content that is to be produced for the department. 
    • Create and regularly update equipment inventory to meet the needs of all current and future production. 
    • Maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of all equipment used in production. 
    • Edit and review video and audio content for social media, website, and podcast channel. 
    • Offer media solutions to department staff in promoting department services and programs. 
    • Stay up to date with the latest production best practices and technologies. 
    • Offer insight into new and innovative ways of producing content. 

    Interaction/Responsibilities: 

    • Work closely with the Media and Communications Specialist and the Cree Nation Government communications team. 
    • Assist in developing informative and relevant content for various social media platforms  
    • in line with the social media strategy. 
    • Collaborate on and adapt content for the website and social media that is in line with the communications need of the department. 
    • Create and develop videos to build awareness and educate the public on the department’s services, programs and issues. 
    • Identify and cover events from all departments throughout the year (eg. conferences, programs, etc.) in order to produce content. 
    • Work with designers and video producers to ensure content is informative and appealing. 

    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 Communications, Graphic/Web Design or a related field.

    Experience:

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience in Social Media communications.

    Language: 

    • Fluency in English and French.
    • Verbal Fluency of Cree is a strong asset.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Writing skills with excellent editing, proofreading, and research skills.
    • Knowledge of content management and basic site administration.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to work independently on multiple projects with strict deadlines.
    • Knowledge of video production principles.
    • Knowledge of audio editing software, Adobe Audition, Logic, Protools.
    • Proficiency with non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve).

    Additional Requirements: 

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

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: Req #69

    You can apply to this posting through the Cree Nation Government Career Portal 

  • 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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