Employment & Contract Opportunities

~~EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES~~

 

ʔaq̓am Trading Retail Associate Part Time or Casual 
ʔaq̓am Trading is the retail store and gas station for the community of ʔaq̓ am.  ʔaq̓ am Trading is seeking a self-motivated, energetic and a friendly customer oriented individual to fill the position of Retail Associate (Part Time or Casual). The Retail Associate position will be key to assist in covering shifts when required. 
 
The Retail Associate is responsible for the following, which includes but is not limited to; 
 Overall retail store operations, including use of point-of-sale systems, maintaining merchandise displays, following cash management procedures and monitoring cash over/under and inventory.  Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers, and work colleagues so that we ensure customers always return.  Complete daily paperwork and data entry in a timely manner.  Have the physical ability to perform all duties of a retail associate.  Identify and resolve customer needs in a timely and professional manner.  Adhere to merchandising and vendor policies and procedures.  Adhere to all permitting and license regulations.  Follow safety and security procedures pertaining to the store.  Assist with social media marketing and promotional ideas to help increase store traffic and sales.    Assist in business development and growth efforts for ʔaq̓ am Trading.  Always promoting ʔaq̓ am Trading professionally and positively. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES:
• Satisfactory completion of grade 12 preferred • Experience in retail store operations • Comfortable using computers and point of sale software • Physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs • Highly motivated, organized and able to prioritize work tasks • High degree of professionalism when interacting with work colleagues and customers • Ability to work independently and would like to continually learn • Valid First Aid Certificate preferred • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License • Must be willing to undergo Criminal Records Check and must be “bondable”
 
Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to: Amanda Gnucci, ʔaq̓ am Human Resources Generalist 7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook BC, V1C 7E5  Email:   Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date:  Wednesday, September 12th 2018 by 4:30 pm MST
Thank you to all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.~~EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES~~

 

 

 

Would you like to join our team?
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION OF
Lands and Resources Project Coordinator

Position Summary:
The Lands and Natural Resources Project Coordinator is responsible for developing and overseeing
special projects that are ʔaq̓
am lands and natural resources-based, according to natural law and
qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓ amnik ̓
(ʔaq̓am people present and future generations). The Lands and Natural Resources Project Coordinator is also
responsible for supporting Community development activities. This position provides assistance to
the Lands and Natural Resources Department, playing a role in the development and
implementation of ʔaq̓am’s strategic plan and the ʔaq̓ am Community Land Use Plan.
Training, Education, and Experience
 Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans,
and land and resource projects is preferred.
 Experience managing and overseeing contractors.
 Minimum Diploma in Resource Management (e.g. forestry, ecology, natural resources, land use
planning, etc.) or other relevant field.
 Project management experience.
 Experience developing grant proposals.
 Experience working with a variety of stakeholder groups including government, agencies, First
Nations, industry, and non-profits.
 Proven experience preparing and administering budgets.
 Completion of Aboriginal Culture Training, training in engagement and consultation, and/or
Aboriginal rights and title training/workshops is an asset.
 Previous experience working for a First Nation is an asset.
For further information about this position, please visit our website aqam.net under Employment and
Contract Opportunities
Remuneration: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a favourable
benefits package and pension plan.
Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist
ʔaq̓am Administration
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5 e-mail: Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date: Monday, September 17th, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time
will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will
be contacted.

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Lands and Resources Project Coordinator

Department: Lands and Natural Resources
Reports to: Director of Lands and Natural Resources
Date: August 2018
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

OVERVIEW
ʔaq̓am is a member Community of the ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq̓am Organization exists for the Community.  Externally, we are here to serve the Community, and internally, we are our own Community, comprised of different departments unified by our Vision, Mission, and values.  As a team, through our own roles and departments, the ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwityaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.   

POSITION SUMMARY
The Lands and Natural Resources Project Coordinator is responsible for developing and overseeing special projects that are ʔaq̓am lands and natural resources-based, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations). The Lands and Natural Resources Project Coordinator is also responsible for supporting Community development activities.  This position provides assistance to the Lands and Natural Resources Department, playing a role in the development and implementation of ʔaq̓am’s strategic plan. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Land Use Plan
• Develop and implement natural resource projects in accordance with the ʔaq̓am Community Strategic Plan and the ʔaq̓am Land Use Plan.
Special Projects
• Work with the DLNR to develop projects related to lands and natural resources, including (but not limited to) Environmental Site Assessments, Wildfire Fuel mitigation, Potable water, Forestry, Species at Risk, Ecosystem Restoration and Invasive Species Management.
• Proactively seek funding through grant writing,
• Prepare request for proposals, solicit quotes, and authorize scope of work/contract, budgets for leadership approval and provide continuous reporting to DLNR.
• Respond to contractor inquiries/ requests and maintain an on-site presence during project implementation as required.
• Oversee the administration and implementation of all special projects from scope to completion including any final reporting as required.
• Review and provide input on referrals to the Ktunaxa Nation Lands department on behalf of ʔaq̓am
• Administrate access requests from external parties/stakeholders
• Participate in emergency management planning and training.
• Attend Community meetings (Land Code, Band, etc.) and Council meetings as required.
• Represent the ʔaq̓am Lands Department at meetings, conferences and delegations, as required.
Membership Relations
• Provide, as required, communications to Membership through Community meetings.
• Engaging at the Nation level as required.
• Support community events such as Wood Day, Trek, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of financial management practices and ability to seek funding, prepare proposals, manage budgets and work within limited funds.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds, demonstrating professionalism at all times.
• Ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple projects.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and attention to detail is imperative Strong leadership skills.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to communicate complex information in a simple manner.
• Strategic and analytical thinker.
• Personable; approachable.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and kKunaxa/Aboriginal language and culture is preferred.
• High degree of ethics, confidentiality, and integrity. 
• Excellent ability to follow and complete processes.
• Knowledge of land registration and land administration principles and procedures.
• Ability to review land related legal documents for accuracy and legal requirements.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Ability to travel on an as needed basis.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, and land and resource projects is preferred.
• Experience managing and overseeing contractors.
• Minimum Diploma in Resource Management (e.g. forestry, ecology, natural resources, land use planning, etc.) or other relevant field. 
• Project management experience.
• Experience developing grant proposals. 
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholder groups including government, agencies, First Nations, industry, and non-profits.
• Proven experience preparing and administering budgets.
• Completion of Aboriginal Culture Training, training in engagement and consultation, and/or Aboriginal rights and title training/workshops is an asset.
• Previous experience working for a First Nation is an asset.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
The core of our business is serving the ʔaq̓am Community and the ktunaxa Nation overall.  Therefore, anyone who joins the organization should have an understanding of ʔaq̓am and/or the ktunaxa Nation.  This understanding can be gained from being a member of the ʔaq̓am Community and/or the ktunaxa Nation, being from ʔaq̓am or ktunaxa ancestry, or from working with the Community and/or the Nation.  If a person looking to join the ʔaq̓am Organization does not currently possess this understanding of the Community or Nation, they must demonstrate a genuine interest to learn more and immerse themselves in the culture to gain a greater understanding. 

 

 

ONE YEAR TERM, PART TIME POSITION
Custodian

ʔaq̓am is seeking a self motivated and highly organized individual to fill the position of Custodian to perform key maintenance and cleaning functions within the Department of Operations.
Position Summary:
The Custodian is responsible for the cleaning of all Band owned facilities. The Custodian will also be responsible to inspect and undertake routine maintenance of the facilities for the purposes of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, and maintained in an attractive and clean condition.
Training, Education, and Experience:
 High School Diploma
 Physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
 Able to perform routine maintenance
 Highly motivated and able to prioritize work tasks
 Willing to work a flexible schedule
 Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse team environment
 Able to operate equipment used in industrial maintenance including electrical cleaning equipment, common tools, etc; and adhere to safety and chemical usage practices
 Valid Class 5 driver’s license and safe driving abstract
 Valid First Aid Certificate
 WHMIS
 Must undergo Criminal Records Check, including the vulnerable persons sector
 Previous experience working with a First Nation’s organization, and knowledge and appreciation of the culture, values and political objectives of the ʔaq̓am Community would be a definite asset.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist
ʔaq̓am Administration
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5 e-mail: Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date: Friday, September 14th, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

**Click the links below for external postings**

http://www.ktunaxa.org/careers/current-postings/