JobsMontana First Nation

Job Opening
Consultation Manager
Closes: June 18, 2018 @ 4PM

Purpose: The Montana First Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual experienced in handling land use and consultation management duties and responsibilities to support Chief and Council and Administration in the development and delivery of services to achieve the community vision. The Consultation Manager must have knowledge of Treaty Rights, First Nation issues and its impacts, and must have knowledge of Duty to Consult and Traditional Land Use. Under the direct supervision of the Band Administrator and reporting to the Montana First Nation Chief and Council and Band Administrator, the Consultation Manager is responsible for the planning, development, administration, management, evaluations and implementation of all aspects, activities and initiatives pertaining to Consultation and Lands.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise, assist, advise and collaborate with the Montana First Nation Chief and Council and Administration on matters pertaining to the Consultation program policies and operations, ensuring there is an efficient and effective flow of communication between Chief and Council, Administration, Industry and community, and informing Chief and Council of any changes, issues proposed, etc., affecting the Treaty Right to Consultation and other impacts on the Treaty
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets for the Consultation office, and updating as necessary
  • Prepare briefing notes, background information, recommendations, monthly reports and other required documentation for the Chief and Council and Band Administrator
  • Reviewing all incoming correspondence formulating proper responses and recommendations, including interpreting and providing information to Chief and Council on emerging government policy regarding Consultation and Traditional Land Use
  • Participation in the development and implementation of goals and objectives of the Consultation and Lands Management activities in collaboration with the Montana First Nation
  • Must be able to work with flexibility in a very high paced environment, developing communication strategies, community strategies, engaging the community, and developing presentations regarding consultation as required
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills needed in carrying out the recommendations and priorities of the Chief and Council, Elders, Administration and community
  • Assisting with the promotion and facilitation of industry strategic alliances with Industry, provincial and federal relationship enhancement and other First Nations organizations and stakeholders, including establishing and maintaining new relationships
  • Research and gather information to determine impact on traditional use and Montana First Nation interests
  • Implement, monitor and measure items in cooperation agreements, MOUs, letters of agreements, etc.
  • Create a comprehensive listing of all companies and government organizations and stakeholders that interact with the Montana First Nation
  • All other duties as required for the operations of the Consultation and Lands Management department

Qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary degree in Native Studies, Business Management, Resource Development, Land Management or related discipline
  • Grade 12 Diploma with a minimum of 3 (three) years working for First Nation
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations pertaining to Treaty Rights
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Montana First Nation Cree culture, language, customs and traditions
  • Knowledge of Consultation required, and understanding of Lands Management in relation to the needs, issues, concerns and policies impacting First Nations.
  • Must be willing to travel, possess a valid driver’s license and own or have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player
  • Willingness to work after hours and/or weekends when required to meet the demands of the consultation office
  • Must have supervisory skills and experience
  • Must possess strong public relations and networking skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Cree language is an asset
  • Practical experience in financial planning
  • Budget management and proposal writing

Submit Resume, Cover Letter, Criminal Check and 3 Employment References to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Office
PO Box 70, Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-32744 ext. 226
Fax: (780) 585-3264
Email: leannelouis@montanafirstnation.com

Application Screening Process will be administered. Only those selected will be contacted for a personal interview and written exam. Montana First Nation thanks all applicants for their interest.

Job Opening
Administration - Public Works Manager
Opens: June 11, 2018 | Closes: June 25, 2018 @ 4PM

Purpose: Under the Direction of the Band Administrator, the Public Works Manager will compile, verify, record and process all information as it relates to the Public Works. The Public Works Manager will ensure the general operations of the Public Works, Utilities and Facilities, Plants and Distribution Systems, Fire Hall, Gas and Water Utilities, Roads and Construction, are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Administration of Public Works and Utilities Department
  • Responsible for the delivery of programs in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Road repair and maintenance, solid waste removal, Fire Hall, Water Treatment Plant, Water lines and Lift Station, Building Maintenance and Security
  • Supervision of all Public Works Staff, ensuring a positive, production and healthy work environment
  • Maintain general administration and management of the Public Works Department
  • Manage applicable programs and projects, preparing work orders, and recommend the purchase of goods and equipment
  • Provide reports to Chief and Council, Band Administrator, Government agencies, Departments and other organizations
  • Prepare plans for projects and programs
  • Financial Management, including Budget preparations, and Proposal Writing required
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures as it relates to Water and Waste Water, Sanitation, Fire, Roads, Gas
  • Other duties as deemed necessary and directed by the Band Administrator, Chief and Council

Qualifications and Experience

  • Certified Professional level in areas such as Project Management, Housing and/or Capital Projects, Construction, Roads, Water and Waste Water, Sanitation, Business, Land Management, Environmental Management or related field
  • Minimum of Grade 12 Diploma required, Post Secondary will be an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum of three (3) years working with Federal Funding regimes
  • Minimum of three (3) years working with First Nation communities
  • Significant experience required in managing projects, budgets and supervision
  • Experience required in Maintenance management
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Montana First Nation community
  • Basic understanding of mechanical, plumbing, heating and electrical systems
  • Skills Required include: Team Leadership, Financial Management, Supervisory, Contract Management, Strategic Planning, Analytical and Problem Solving, ability to work independently and undertake a variety of tasks, Decision Making, Negotiation Skills, effective Public Relations, effective Organizational skills, Research and Program Development, Proposal Writing, Time Management, High Confidentiality
  • Must have a Valid Drivers License and reliable transportation

Must submit a cover letter, resume with 3 employment references, Criminal Record Check, and relevant certification documents to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Manager
PO Box 70, Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-3744 ext. 266
Fax: (780) 585-3264
Email: leannelouis@montanafirstnation.com

Montana First Nation thanks all applicants, but only those who meet the qualifications and necessary paperwork will be contacted for an interview. The successful applicant, upon agreement to letter of offer, will be required to submit a copy of High School Diploma and other relevant certificates, a copy of a Valid Drivers License and vehicle registration, and any certificates/diplomas/degree/credentials related to the Public Works Manager Job Description.

Job Opening
Finance Technician
Finance Department

Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Technician will be responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services. This includes processing and monitoring payments and expenditures and preparing administrative functions in an effective and efficient manner ensuring that finances are accurate and up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, maintain and track government remittances/filings, accounts receivables, accounts payables, expenses, journal entries
  • Prepare and maintain bank reconciliations for all Montana First Nation accounts, ensuring general ledgers are maintained
  • Working knowledge of trial balances, general ledger (GL) databases, financial statement opening and closing processes and assisting with compilation, review, audit and bookkeeping
  • Identity issues and errors, investigate and resolve discrepancies under the direction of the CFO, including discussions with managers, partners, vendors, suppliers to develop resolutions
  • Verify all transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Data Entry including preparing batches and processing in timely manner, accounts payables, receivables and remittances
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Prepare finance mailing and ensuring banking, mail and courier are completed efficiently
  • Ensuring all financial files are accurate and up to date
  • Print and distribute monthly financial reports
  • Provide support and back up to other functional areas within the Accounting team as required
  • Liaise with MFN Departments and actively participate in working collaboratively with team members to achieve a common goal
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer

Requirements

  • Accounting and 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Post Secondary coursework in Accounting, Finance, Business or Commerce, or a related field
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED is required
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and any finance program
  • Must possess strong communication skills, organizational skills, proficient analytical skills, proficient data entry skills and excellent business and writing skills
  • Knowledge of Montana First Nation and Cree language would be an asset

Must submit your cover letter, resume with 3 employment references & criminal record check to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Manager
PO Box 70, Maskwacis Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-3744 ext. 226
Fax: (780) 585-3264
Email: leannelouis@montanafirstnation.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY – MAY 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

Montana First Nation thanks everyone who applies, but only those who meet the qualifications and necessary paperwork will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidate, upon agreement to letter of offer, will be required to submit a copy of High School Diploma or GED certificate, a copy of valid Driver’s License, and certificates/diplomas/credentials related to the Accounting profession.