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  • Forestry Programs Assistant
    Waswanipi
    Department:
    Forestry
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $40,294.00 – Max. $53,792.00)
    Core Functions

    The Forestry Programs Assistant is responsible for the monitoring, maintenance, and reporting in regards to the Cree Trapper Enhancement Program (CTEP) and to the programming provided at the regional level. The incumbent will act in collaboration with the Forestry Programs Officer, the Cree Trappers Association (CTA) and the Forestry department of the Cree Nation Government.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Perform Random Annual Monitoring Spot Checks on projects implemented as per section 5.3 of the Agreement Regarding Cree Traditional Activities Enhancement.
    • Ensure mileage forms are filled out and filed for reference.
    • Find a service provider for snow removal to ensure snow removal services are performed for the selected traplines and/or camps to enhance the access within the communities.
    • Pick up tallyman to do map work or when there is an urgent matter to attend to in certain departments. Return tallymen to their respective camps after field work is completed.
    • Collaborate with the CTA and the Forestry department to ensure all projects are being conducted and implemented as requested by the tallymen.
    • Report regularly to the Forestry Programs Officer on the progress of various projects.

    Reporting Responsibilities
    • Provide written reports and photos on your findings of the areas of complaint to the Forestry Programs Officer who will in turn file the report to Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) and the Cree Nation Government.
    • Report any other violations that have been inflicted by any company or individual along the traplines when carrying out their activities so that these violations can be reported to MFFP, MERN and the Cree Nation Government by the Forestry Programs Officer.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • High School Diploma.
    • Technical Certificate in Forestry or Environmental Studies is an asset.

    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.
    • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
    • 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
    • Willingness to work in both an office and outside setting for extended periods, including exposure to extreme weather conditions, loud noise, work near mechanical parts and uneven terrain.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours.
    • Work may require frequent low to moderate physical effort.
    • Willingness to travel frequently.
    • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: FD-200706-1

    Application Period
    From July 27, 2020 to August 11, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: FD-200706-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

  • Director of Capital Works and Services
    Department:
    Capital Works and Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $98,658.00 – Max. $142,513.00)
    Core Functions

    The Director of the Capital Works and Services department is responsible for developing departmental goals, programs, services, initiatives and projects in his/her area of responsibility, aligned with the Cree Nation Government’s mission and vision. The Director also manages the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of the Department. He/she may also participate in the negotiation, implementation and monitoring of various agreements with local, provincial and federal governments in his/her area of responsibility. Moreover, he/she is also responsible for the deliverance of Capital planning and engineering services, which encompasses the establishment and management of programs and services at the local level and oversees all operation and maintenance (O&M) services.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Develop and communicate departmental goals and objectives, in line with the organization’s and the Department’s mission and vision.
    • Plan and allocate resources to effectively staff and accomplish the work to meet departmental goals.
    • Develop annual and three to five-year operational plans for the Department and present to the Management Committee.
    • Lead the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of policies, processes and procedures for departmental operations, services and programs.
    • Lead the development and implementation of new programs, services, initiatives and projects in line with community needs and departmental goals.
    • Establish and maintain relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operations of the Department.
    • Review performance data that includes financial and activity reports, to monitor and measure departmental productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness.
    • Participate in the negotiation of agreements with the Federal and/or Quebec governments relevant to his/her area of responsibility. Follow-up and monitor the implementation of all agreements signed.

    Capital Planning and Engineering Services Responsibilities
    • Establish and manage capital planning and engineering services and programs at the local level.
    • Coordinate and supervise the funding from the Cree Nation Government associated with the construction, replacement and expansion of new Band facilities as contemplated by the Canada New Relationship Agreement as well as the operations and maintenance funding.
    • Oversee the management, administration and updating of the annual Five-Year Capital Funding Plan, which incorporates local government projects from the Cree Communities (i.e., local government facilities, essential sanitation services and related infrastructures, community center construction and animation, community fire protection, municipal heavy equipment, and housing).
    • Lead the development and implementation of by-laws or minimum standards, relating to the protection of public health and safety, fire protection and essential sanitation.
    • Recommend and supervise the implementation of standards for Band facilities as well as maintenance programs for such facilities.
    • Ensure the implementation of sub-paragraph 28.11.1 a) b) and c) and 28.11.2 b) of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement which relate to the construction or provision of a community center in each Cree community, essential sanitation in each Cree community, and fire protection, including training, the purchase of equipment and the construction of facilities.

    Regional Capital Works Responsibilities
    • Oversee the operation and management of all buildings, capital assets, and other facilities required for the operations of the Cree Nation Government’s departments.
    • Oversee the deliverance of all capital works programs at the regional level.
    • Lead the development and implementation of by-laws or minimum standards related to housing and buildings used for regional governance.
    • Facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of housing programs in the Cree communities.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Promote positive relations and concerted action with all external actors/partners (e.g., Cree communities, federal, provincial and municipal governments, other Cree entities, etc.).

    Reporting Responsibilities
    • Lead the preparation and maintenance of reports necessary to carry out the functions of the Department.
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports regarding status and progress of the Department services, programs, projects and initiatives, to track goal accomplishment, as well as budget spending.
    • Oversee preparation and approve reports to funding authorities. Ensure timelines of reporting obligations are met.
    • Oversee preparation and approve reports for the Annual General Assembly and the Cree Nation Government’s Annual Report on the activities of the Department.

    Financial Responsibilities
    • Manage the budget for the Department. Participate in the annual budget process and conduct follow-up internally and with the Finance department.
    • Seek additional funding/budget to implement programs related to the Department and monitor accurate use of these funds.

    Managerial Responsibilities
    • Directly supervise and lead direct reports and ensure effective supervision of others within the team.
    • Assist direct reports with the development of objectives and ensure that performance is aligned with team and individual objectives.
    • Ensure that managers and/or supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives.
    • Identify training needs and support training and development.
    • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist managers and/or supervisors with performance evaluations.
    • 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 of Business Administration, Public Administration, Civil Engineering and or a related field.

    Experience
    • More than twelve years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience with staff supervision.
    • Experience in managing budgets.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Expert knowledge in project management, northern construction logistics, contract law and construction industry.
    • 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 influence decisions and find solutions to complex problems.
    • 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.
    • Willingness to travel regularly.
    • Willingness to be away from home outside normal working hours.
    • Must agree to undergo a background check

    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: CWSD-200702-1

    Application Period
    From July 24, 2020 to August 10, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: CWSD-200702-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Receptionist
    Wemindji
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $31,767.00 – Max. $42,410.00)
    Core Functions

    The Receptionist is responsible for the reception desk and the accomplishment of secretarial duties.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Oversee all the Cree Nation Department of Justice and Correctional Services incoming correspondences by providing general information and/or relaying them to the appropriate employee and/or department (i.e. answering phone calls, in-persons inquiries, emails, faxes and messages).
    • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to the department offices and/or specific individuals.
    • Maintain office addresses and contact lists.
    • Assist in processing travel claims, typing and formatting documents, entering data and filing.
    • Ensure that public areas are accessible at regular office hours and are secure after office hours.
    • Ensure that public areas are properly maintained.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • High School Diploma.

    Experience
    • One year or less 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.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • 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.

    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: JCSD-200702-1

    Application Period
    From July 22, 2020 to August 8, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: JCSD-200702-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Special Programs Officer
    Mistissini
    Department:
    Child and Family Services
    Status:
    Temporary
    Salary:
    (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)
    Core Functions
    1. The Special Programs Officer is responsible for the administration of the Early Learning and Childcare Centre (ELCC) funding within the department. The incumbent acts as a liaison for early childhood programs/partners to ensure program delivery on behalf of the Cree Nation Government. The Special Programs Officer will also assist applicants on completing their project proposals for review by the Director and Coordinators as well as monitor, follow-up and report on all approved projects.
    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Assist the department with general inquiries regarding the funds’ objectives, criteria and other related information.
    • Develop and implement policies related to the funds for the department.
    • Advise staff, communities, and partners on administrative policies and procedures related to the funds.
    • Carry out the initial review of the project funding applications and communicate with applicants concerning their application status, its completeness and questions regarding the process.
    • Prepare the completed project funding applications for review by the Administrative Committee.
    • Provide an overview regarding respect of deadlines and policy requirements for report submission and action plans.
    • Ensure applicants are assessing project results, lessons learned from project implementation and provide a measure of overall effectiveness.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Conduct regular follow-ups to ensure that all approved projects are completed in accordance with budget, schedule and description.
    • Maintain, organize and audit documents necessary to support the funds with the Finance Coordinator.
    • Assist the department with the preparation of official statements regarding the funds and reports on the successful projects being funded.
    • Prepare reports, charts, and graphs related to the administration of the funds, including the annual report.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Ensure the communication of information regarding the funds to early childhood partners and provide them with a communication plan.
    • Communicate project funding approval or refusal decision to applicants.
    • Provide recipients of approved projects with calendars and notifications of deadlines for project
    funding applications.
    • Update the supervisor immediately of any changes to the plan or failure to respect deadlines by
    funding recipients.
    • Meet with recipient, after completion of a project, to discuss post-program follow-ups and
    reporting.

    Reporting Responsibilities
    • Prepare quarterly reports on the projects funded under the ELCC for department and for other
    meetings.
    • Assist in researching and finding evaluation and assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of
    programs.
    • Assist recipients in managing their respective project budgets.
    • Compile assessment of projects implemented and provide reports to Director so as to identify
    successful projects.
    • Work with recipients to ensure reporting is done correctly to allow for transparency and
    accountability of funds for annual audit.

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

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification
    • College Diploma in Business Administration or a related field.
    Experience
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience including Project Management.
    Language
    • Verbal Fluency in Cree.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Fluency in French is an asset.
    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively including good presentation and report writing skills.
    • Customer focused and service oriented.
    • Ability to work with budgets.
    • Proven ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: CFS-200703-1

    Application Period
    From July 16, 2020 to July 31, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: CFS-200703-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Regional Childcare Advisor
    Department:
    Child and Family Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $51,223.00 – Max. $68,383.00)
    Core Functions

    The Regional Childcare Advisor is responsible for providing professional support and advice to the Directors, Coordinators and Boards of Directors of the CFS Department regarding the general operations of their programs and services. The incumbent is in particular responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of the Cree Nation Government/Ministère de la Famille (MF) agreement and determining the number of Child and Family Services in a given area of the Eeyou Istchee.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Monitor the Child and Family Services offered by the Childcare Centres and ensure that they operate efficiently within the specifications of the Cree Nation Government and of the provincial Act Respecting Childcare Centres and Childcare Services.
    • Participate in the implementation of standards for the provision of quality educational services within each of the programs in place throughout all Childcare Centres, in collaboration with the CFS Department team.
    • Liaise with the other employees of the CFS Department and the Director to ensure a proper flow of information leading to the best quality services possible for children and parents using local Childcare Centres.
    • Ensure that the background inquiries procedure is applied by local Childcare Centres.
    • Prepare Childcare Centres for inspection of their programs and services, ensuring conformity with the MF policies and work procedures including the proper maintenance and security of employee files, and ensuring compliance with regulations concerning the health and safety of children attending the centres in direct collaboration with the Regional Inspection Officer.
    • Assess and analyze compliance issues in the Childcare Centres, including identifying consequences of non-compliance and developing remedial action plans for Childcare Centres to follow.
    • Follow up with Childcare Centres on remedial action plans and ensure that recommendations are followed.
    • Ensure that the Cree Nation Government/MF policies and guidelines for handling complaints are followed and ensure follow-ups as required.
    • Participate in the hiring and evaluation of Directors in collaboration with the Boards.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Inform and guide the Boards of Directors with respect to their roles and responsibilities.
    • Provide professional and technical support and expertise to the Directors and Coordinators of Cree Childcare Centres as well as to the Boards of Directors regarding the full range of their activities.

    • Provide advice and guidance to Directors and Coordinators in applying policies and procedures with respect to the selection, orientation, development and evaluation of personnel.
    • Carry out all visits to the communities that are under her/his responsibility.
    • Participate and act as a regional resource person in general assemblies of local Childcare Centres, including preparing all documents ahead of the general assemblies and subsequently updating bylaws according to conclusions.
    • Ensure liaison, information and representation services on behalf of the Department with all the local Childcare Centres.
    • Ensure liaison with local resources involved in the delivery of services to children.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • College Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child Development 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
    • Good understanding of child growth and development, and of age appropriate activity programming.
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively both oral and written.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong 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 work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements
    • Typical office setting and where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours.
    • Willingness to travel extensively.
    • Must agree to undergo a background check.

    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: CFS-200702-1

    Application Period
    From July 14, 2020 to July 29, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: CFS-200702-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

    PDF Download

Apatisiiwin Skills Development Job Bulletin

Looking for job opportunities outside the Cree Nation Government? The Apatisiiwin Skills Development Department also posts job opportunities available across Eeyou Istchee.