Employment & Contract Opportunities

~~EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES~~

ʔaq̓am Community Member Summer Student Employment Opportunity!!
Community Health and Wellness Assistant
Part-time (26.75 hours per week)

Commencing:  Tuesday, July 4th, 2017  Ending:  Friday, August 25th, 2017
Come and join our excellent Community Health and Wellness team.  Here is your opportunity to gain experience, learn new skills, work with different staff to gain exposure to different careers. Share in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and have a feeling of accomplishment!

Position Summary:
The purpose of this summer position is two-pronged:  to assist the Department of Community Health and Wellness in Community engagement and to provide learning and exposure to a variety of different careers within the Org. and acquire employment related skills to enhance their growth and knowledge.
Key Responsibilities:
Assist planning, implementing and managing Community Engagement Sessions.
Prepare, edit and proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, and reports.
Transcribe information from hand written papers or compile info from different reports.
Compile and data enter, statistics and other information to support reports.
Prepare accounts payables.
Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings.
Prepare agendas and packages for meetings.
Record and transcribe minutes of meetings.
Maintain manual and computerized information filing systems ie: scanning documents, filing, etc.
Greet Community Members and visitors at meetings and events.
Maintaining positive communication between the Organization and Community Members, using proper judgment and discretion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture.
Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with Community, staff and others.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Organization skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize.
Typing skills of 30 wpm.
Computer skills in using Microsoft Word and Excel, with the ability to learn and understand computer software quickly.

Training, Education and Experience:
Currently enrolled in Grade Twelve or Post-Secondary education.
Reliable transportation.

Remuneration:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Jan Bailey, HR Manager

ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;
email: 
Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date:  June 27th, 2017, 4:30 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.

 

INTERNAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Permanent Full-time Employment commencing July 31st, 2017

Come and join our team!!

Would you like to be a part of an amazing Organization?  Come and work with a collaborative, energized team that is dedicated in working towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:
“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”
Utilize your skills, abilities and education to perform meaningful work, enjoy learning and celebrate in successes.
Position Summary:

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative, financial and clerical services in order to ensure effective and efficient housing administration, actively assisting the Director of Operations (the “DOO”), with the administration of Community housing, ʔaq̓am facilities and capital projects to ensure continued progress of ʔaq̓am’s strategic plan. This position is the first point of contact for Community Members in relation to all housing enquiries.

Key Responsibilities:

• Administer the Social Housing, ʔaq̓am owned rentals, Personal Home Maintenance Trust Accounts and First Nation’s Market Housing Programs ensuring that the programs are following policy and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Operating Agreement.
• Process weekly payables.
• Provide support to the Housing Committee.
• Advocate and assist with the application for renovation and other housing related funding on behalf of all homes (ʔaq̓am or individually owned).
• Project management of assigned housing projects.
• Coordination and management of all Community provided housing services including septic pumping, chimney cleaning, fire extinguisher servicing, solid waste removal and other such services as directed by the DOO.
• Analyze current capital assets, identify long-term plan for replacement of fixtures ie: roofs, plumbing, hvac, concrete and paved walkways and parking areas. Preparation of all building lease agreements including document, preparation, invoice preparation and tracking monthly lease payments.
• Preparation of correspondence and spreadsheets.
• Coordination of and oversight of all building and equipment bookings and keys.
• Coordinate and oversee service providers.
• Assist with funding and grant preparation and administration, as directed.
• Participate in Emergency Management Committee; represent ʔaq̓am on behalf of the Committee at the Emergency Management Program Committee (Regional District of East Kootenay).
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with Community Members, staff, suppliers and external agencies.
• Ability to draft and management of rental leases, agreements and contracts.
• Strong oral and written communication skills (reading and writing).
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel).
• Some flexibility in working hours to accommodate housing emergencies. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is preferred.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Good conflict resolution skills;
• Critical thinker and ability to make decisions in a timely manner
• Working knowledge of general building systems with the ability to trouble shoot client repair enquiries.
• Knowledge of the British Columbia Building Code and Worksafe BC regulations,
• Ability to manage budgetary responsibilities;
• Dedicated to a high level of customer service and professionalism;
Training, Education and Experience:
• Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
• Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Business Administration
• 1 – 3 year’s relevant experience
• Must agree to undergo a Criminal Record Check
• Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and driver’s abstract

Submit “confidential” cover letter, resume and copy of Degree, Diploma or Certificate to:
Jan Bailey, HR Manager

ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5
Fax: (250) 426-8935
Email: 

Competition Closing Date:  Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - 4:30pm MT.
Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER

Permanent Full-time Employment commencing as soon as possible

Come and join our team!!

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the out of doors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you. 

Would you like to be a part of an amazing Organization?  Come and work with a collaborative, energized team that is dedicated in working towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:
 
“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”

Position Summary:

The Facility Maintenance Worker is responsible for grounds keeping, District Heating operation and maintenance, and overseeing all Custodial activities for all ʔaq̓am buildings. This position also acts as back-up support to the Water Operator and assists with the maintenance of ʔaq̓am buildings and housing as needed.
 
Key Responsibilities:

• Oversee the janitorial duties in all ʔaq̓am buildings; ensuring that all buildings are cleaned and maintained and suitable for safe operations and maintained in an attractive and clean condition.
• Perform grounds and maintenance work including planting, watering, fertilizing, cutting, trimming, pruning and weeding for various Community areas. 
• Clear snow and prevent ice build-up around public areas and road ways. 
• Ensure all grounds equipment and hand tools, including tractors and cutting machines, are maintained and in good working order. 
• Maintain cleaning supply levels and orders supplies as needed. Update and maintain MSDS sheets.
• Provide back-up support to the Water Operator; maintain water treatment and distribution facilities in order to provide potable water. 
• Regulate flow of water by testing, operating, and controlling motors, pumps, and valves.
• Monitor and adjust controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure, and water elevation and distribution of water.
• In conjunction with the Water/Facility Maintenance Worker operate the community District Heating System in accordance with provided training.
• Participate in Emergency Preparedness training and planning, including all required assigned duties in emergency situations.
• Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Operations Department and ʔaq̓am facilities and housing.
• Perform regular maintenance and repair tasks for ʔaq̓am buildings as needed. 
• Perform maintenance requests for ʔaq̓am housing as directed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to perform janitorial duties on a daily basis.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with Community Members, staff and external agencies.
• Good general maintenance skills including grounds and landscaping, basic plumbing, painting, and electrical are an asset.
• Aptitude to learn and use new equipment and tools as needed.
• Strong focus on safety and ability to follow safe work procedures is required.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to perform physical work including lifting up to 50 lbs, bending, standing, and stooping.
• Able to work in a variety of environments including indoor, outdoor, dusty, hot and cold temperatures. 
• Flexibility of working hours to accommodate maintenance emergencies. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is a definite asset.

Training, Education and Experience:

• Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
• 2-3 years of experience in a janitorial or general maintenance capacity.
• Completion of Water Operator 1 Training/Course.
• Safety training including: First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, hazardous chemicals. 
• Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and driver’s abstract. 

Submit “confidential” cover letter, resume and copy of Water Operator 1, First Aid and WHIMS Certificates to:
Jan Bailey, HR Manager
ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5
Fax: (250) 426-8935
Email: 

Competition Closing Date:  Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - 4:30pm MT.
Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

      PERMANENT FULL-TIME

LAND CODE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the out of doors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:
“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”
Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy life long learning!

Position Summary:

The Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and administration of the ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations).   A major function of this position is to facilitate the development of laws, policy and procedure arising from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code. This position is critical in supporting the Director of Lands and Natural Resources in achieving goals and objectives as set out in ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa or Our Thinking: ʔaq̓am Community Strategic Plan. 

Training, Education, and Experience

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, policy and law development, and land and resource development is preferred.
• Preferred field of study: Law Clerk, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Natural Resource Management,
Government Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field. 
• Project management experience.
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders including government agencies, First Nations, industry, and non-profits.
• Experienced in intensive public engagement and consultative processes.
• Experienced and knowledgeable with law making processes and law drafting.
• Experienced in a wide variety of written communications including; business correspondence including letters and emails, briefing memo’s, news releases, reports, website content, brochures and other public communications.  
• 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 or within an Aboriginal context is preferred.
To see the full job description of 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:

       Jan Bailey, HR Manager
       ʔaq̓am
       7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;
       e-mail: ;
       Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date:  Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is found. So get your application in as soon as possible!! Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

PLEASE SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW:

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager
Department: Lands and Natural Resources
Reports to: Director of Lands and Natural Resources
Date: May 2017

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 Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and administration of the ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations).   A major function of this position is to facilitate the development of laws, policy and procedure arising from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code. This position is critical in supporting the Director of Lands and Natural Resources in achieving goals and objectives as set out in ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa or Our Thinking: ʔaq̓am Community Strategic Plan. 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Land Code
• Responsible for law approval processes under ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code as directed by Chief and Council.
• Ensures organizational compliance with ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code.
• Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as First Nation laws and regulations and or Federal laws and regulations.
• Works closely with legal counsel, the Lands Committee and Chief and Council to draft priority Community laws.
• Updates policies and procedures and develops new ones, as necessary.
• Organizes, conducts and reports out on compliance monitoring of active land instruments including leases, licenses, permits, etc.
• Works closely with Staff, Leadership and the Lands Committee to communicate Land Code development initiatives and lead Community engagement and consultation efforts.
• Works collaboratively with external partners to implement Land Code initiatives.  Partners may include but, are not limited to: Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Ktunaxa Nation Council and other Land Code communities.
• Correspond, liaise or consult with other departments and outside agencies.
 Special Projects
• Assists Director of Lands and Natural Resources with special projects from time to time, which may include grant writing, field work, and technical expert advice.
• Provides research assistance to the Director of Lands and Natural Resources on a variety of topics including sourcing information from various departments and external agencies.
• Supports Community events such as Wood Day, National Aboriginal Day, Community Trek, etc. as needed.
Membership/Nation Relations
• Drafts leases, permits, licenses, etc. to support ʔaq̓am and ʔaq̓amnik̓ operated initiatives.
• Helps ʔaq̓amnik̓ interpret and complete forms within the Lands Management Manual.
• Works closely with the Lands Officer to ensure land instruments are recorded in an accurate and timely manner within the First Nations Lands Registry.
• Works closely with the Lands Committee for recommendations pertaining to Land Code initiatives.
• Provides, as required, communications to ʔaq̓amnik̓ as specified under Land Code.
• Engagement at the Nation level as required.
Community and Economic Development
• Supports Community and economic ventures by serving as the Land Code knowledge holder.
• Represent the interests of ʔaq̓am in the negotiation and drafting of lease/license/permits/easement agreements where ʔaq̓am is the lessor, permittor, etc.
• Work closely with ʔaq̓am's corporations to realize economic opportunities (lands and natural resources) that arise from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Ability to review land related legal documents for accuracy and legal requirements.
• Knowledge of procedures and legal terminology relating to rights and interest in land.
• Knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial regulations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is preferred.
• High degree of ethics, confidentiality, and integrity. 
• Strong facilitation skills.
• Strategic and analytical thinker.
• Collaborative, with a Community focused approach.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to communicate complex information in a simple manner.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds, demonstrating professionalism at all times.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Detail oriented, skilled in accuracy throughout one’s work
• Ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple projects.
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite
• Knowledge of financial management practices and ability to seek funding, prepare proposals, manage budgets, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable and work with limited funds.
• Ability to attend evening meetings, give presentations, as required.
• Ability to travel on an as needed basis.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, policy and law development, and land and resource development is preferred.
• Preferred field of study: Law Clerk, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Natural Resource Management,
Government Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field. 
• Project management experience.
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders including government agencies, First Nations, industry, and non-profits.
• Experienced in intensive public engagement and consultative processes.
• Experienced and knowledgeable with law making processes and law drafting.
• Experienced in a wide variety of written communications including; business correspondence including letters and emails, briefing memo’s, news releases, reports, website content, brochures and other public communications.  
• 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 or within an Aboriginal context is preferred.
• Provision of a clean Criminal Records Check
• Provision of a Driver Abstract and a Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

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. 
 

 

 

 

 

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