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  • Mining Engineer
    Montréal
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    1 Year Contract
    Salary:
    (Min. 75,364.00 – Max. $113,046.00)
    Core Functions

    The Mining Engineer is responsible for planning and directing the various engineering aspects of extracting minerals from the earth. The incumbent is also responsible for addressing environmental concerns and ensuring that environmental regulations and standards are respected.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Applied knowledge of mining engineering to solve problems concerning the environment in the Eeyou Istchee territory.
    • Help plan ways of restoring the land around mine sites so that they can be used for other purposes.
    • Oversee various mining projects by effectively coordinating the team activities such as planning the work, assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project and monitoring progress against plan.
    • Consult with engineers and environmentalists regarding the preservation of bodies of water around mining sites.
    • Analyze submissions and tenders and participate in the selection of external consultants and/or projects.
    • Analyze, monitor and report on mining projects as conducted by external companies.
    • Review and comment on all new legislation relating to mining and its impact on the environment.
    • Provide assistance in interpreting environmental impact statements.
    • Keep informed of new, environmentally friendlier, methods and techniques of extracting minerals from the earth.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with local communities and regional entities in providing them with any research or information in relation to current and future mining projects.
    • Communicate with key stakeholders to keep them informed on the status of current and future projects as well as new mining regulations, standards and issues.
    • Participate in various environmental committees.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Oversee the maintenance and updating of mining information/data input into the mining research system.

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

    Qualifications
    Education and Certification
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or related field.
    • Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.
    Experience
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in Project Management.
    Languages
    • Fluency in English.
    • Fluency in French.
    • Fluency in Cree is an asset.
    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • 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
    • Willingness to work in an office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Must hold a valid driver’s licence.
    • 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: ERWD-200107-1

    Application Period
    From January 17, 2020 to February 3, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ERWD-200107-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Translator
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $56,158.00 – Max. $84,237.00)
    Core Functions

    The Translator is responsible for translation of documents in and from the Cree language for the Department. Working with the Cree Glossary of Legal Terms, he/she will promote of Cree terminology related to courts, corrections, youth protection, healing and other related fields. Also, he/she will assist in the review of forms, procedures and processes within the justice and corrections systems.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with the Cree Commissioner of Languages to promote the proper use of Cree language in courts and corrections system.
    • Work with partner government agencies and entities to further identify and expand on the body of Cree translations of words, concepts and processes.
    • Work with the Cree School Board and other entities in the promotion of Cree Justice terminology.
    • Assist in the development of workshops for court interpreters, partner organizations and communities on Cree terminology in the courts.
    • Ensure the accuracy of Cree language used during all forms of communication as well as on promotional items and pamphlets for the Department.
    • Review the Cree used for radio, video, print and social media for promotion of services, key issues, awareness campaigns or other related messages produced by the Department.
    • Assist when called upon, to interpret in meetings, hearings or other related events involving the Department or its clients.
    • Translate documents produced by the Department or partners related to Justice into the Cree language.
    • Collaborate with Cree court interpreters to ensure that the Cree Glossary of Legal Terms is used to provide the best understanding of processes and concepts used in courts and corrections system.
    • Coach staff internally with their competencies in Cree language

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Complete reports and presentation documents as prescribed by the Coordinator.
    • Perform other related tasks as requested by the Director of Justice and Correctional Services.
    • Assess the needs of the Department and partners in Justice in relation to the use of Cree language.
    • Work with the Coordinator of Knowledge Mobilization on planning each year to identify documents and areas where translation is needed.
    • Provide annual reports to the Coordinator on the use of Cree language, and areas we can improve on in Justice and Corrections.
    • Review all documents sent to the Department for verification of quality of translation from governments and external entities.
    • Review reports and other documents produced by the Department to ensure the competency of translations, and adaptations for different Cree dialects.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • College degree in languages, linguistics, or a related field.

    Experience
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience in translation or working with the Cree language.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Good command of the Cree language and dialects.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Strong organization skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment

    Additional Requirements
    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.
    • Must 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-200105-1

    Application Period
    From January 17, 2020 to February 3, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: JCSD-200105-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Commissioner of Cree Language
    Department:
    Social and Cultural Development
    Status:
    5 year Appointment
    Salary:
    (Min. $68,513.00 – Max. $102,769.00)
    Core Functions

    The Commissioner of the Cree Language will lead the development and implementation of a coordinated, regional Cree language revitalization and maintenance plan involving all of the principal governments and entities in Eeyou Istchee. The Commissioner will be appointed for a term not exceeding five years, to be renewed at the discretion of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government.

    The Office of the Commissioner of the Cree Language is mandated by “Bill 1: An Act Respecting the Cree Language of Eeyou Istchee,” and is expected to be autonomous and free from undue political or administrative influence. The Commissioner will regularly communicate with local and regional political leadership and senior administration, as well as the leadership of the regional entities.

    The Commissioner will be a tireless and high-profile vocal advocate on behalf of the Cree language. As such, the Commissioner will be responsible for raising the profile and visibility of the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee and will build a broad-base of support among the general public, political leadership, and senior administration for the establishment of robust and sustainable long-term language initiatives aimed at preserving, promoting, and developing the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee.

    The Commissioner will be responsible for leading the development of the Cree Nation Government’s language policies, programs, and plans, and will work to encourage cooperation and coordination among regional entities, including the Cree School Board, Cree Health Board, and Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:
    • Lead the initiative to ensure the survival of the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee.
    • Develop and implement a strategic action plan including policies, guidelines, and priorities for a coordinated regional language promotion, revitalization and maintenance plan.
    • Plan, oversee, and/or coordinate the design, marketing, promotion and delivery of quality services, programs and activities to promote, preserve, maintain, and develop the Cree language in all aspects of life in Eeyou Istchee.
    • Encourage and coordinate collaboration between regional entities to deliver Cree language services, programs, and activities.
    • Implement “Bill 1: An Act Respecting the Cree Language of Eeyou Istchee,” including overseeing the collection, development and implementation of Cree Language Plans.
    • Establish a Cree Language Network in Eeyou Istchee, including both staff and resource centres, to build a long-lasting infrastructure to deliver quality services, programs and activities.
    • Provide strategic advice to regional and local political leadership, senior administration and regional stakeholders in all matters pertaining to Cree language.

    Analytical/Reporting Responsibilities:
    • Conduct periodic reviews of the state of the Cree language and compile data and statistics pertaining to its use, vitality and trajectory.
    • Conduct periodic reviews of the effectiveness of Cree language initiatives and compile data and statistics pertaining to costs, participation, and overall impact on Cree language use and fluency rates.
    • Oversee and/or coordinate the maintenance of research repositories to house Cree language data.
    • Conduct a review of the state of funding for Cree language initiatives in Eeyou Istchee and make recommendations to political leadership and senior administration on language-related funding needs.
    • Conduct a review of strategic barriers to the use of the Cree language in the workplace and make recommendations to political leadership and senior administration on measures to increase the use of Cree in the workplace.
    • Conduct periodic reviews, assessments and consultations to ensure the Commissioner’s mandate and strategic goals remain aligned with the needs of the general public in Eeyou Istchee.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:
    • Establish and coordinate innovative marketing and communications strategies to promote the use of the Cree language and the Cree language initiatives.
    • Liaise with regional entities, businesses, community governments, and Cree Nation Government departments to develop, implement, and improve Cree language programs and policies.
    • Liaise with media and other organizations to publicize Cree language programming and initiatives.
    • Liaise with other Cree-speaking communities and entities in Quebec and Canada to build greater co-operation around language maintenance and promotion.
    • Liaise with provincial and federal governments in order to establish and fund language initiatives aimed at preserving, promoting, and developing the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee.

    Financial Responsibilities:
    • Establish a business plan and budget for each fiscal year, in collaboration with the Department of Social and Cultural Development.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • Certificate in Cree Literacy or in Indigenous Language and Literacy or in fields pertinent to languages.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field would be an asset.

    Experience
    • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in political leadership or senior administration for a Cree government or entity.
    • Recognition and respect at the regional level with experience communicating to the general public, political leadership, and senior administration.
    • Experience in decision-making at a senior level related to sensitive and complex issues.
    • Proven expertise in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies.
    • Experience in project management.

    Language:
    • Above average fluency in spoken Cree
    • Cree literacy is an asset
    • Fluency in English
    • Fluency in French is an asset

    Knowledge and Abilities:
    • Strategic thinker and ability to translate strategy to action.
    • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
    • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated interest in Cree language preservation and promotion.

    Additional Requirements:
    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness 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: SCD-200102-1

    Application Period
    From January 15, 2020 to January 31, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: SCD-200102-1
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • Employment Counsellor
    Chisasibi, Baie-James
    Department:
    Apatisiiwin Skills Development
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $39,009.00 – Max. $58,514.00)
    Core Functions

    The Employment Counsellor is responsible for providing employment counselling services to its community, in respect with Apatisiiwin Skills Development Policy to support Eeyou Istchee’s residents with their integration and retention to the Labour Market.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Provide individualized employment counselling services using on the Client Service Delivery Model to assess their employability need and clarify their career goal.
    • Facilitate client’s integration to the Labour Market.
    • Promote and collaborate with local and regional resources to help clients reach their career goal and employment objectives.
    • Refer clients to employment or training opportunities.
    • Explain benefits, programs and services to potential recipients. Stay up-to date on information related to federal and provincial services.
    • Assist recipients and clients with the application process to apply to Apatisiiwin Skills Development programs and services.
    • Conduct, when requested, project monitoring and ensure compliance with Apatisiiwin Skills Development policies and procedures, in the respective community.
    • Stay informed on Apatisiiwin Skills Development Programs and Services.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Create and maintain a Job Postings Board in the office.
    • Promote local and regional employment opportunities via local medias.
    • Co-Facilitate workshops with the Senior Employment Counsellor on work search techniques such as resume writing and on employment counselling, in their respective community.
    • Promote and facilitate employment opportunities in the community by developing and maintaining a referral network and providing information to local and regional partners (Cree School Board, Health Board, local employers, etc.).
    • Be the liaison to the Employment Integration Counsellor with the community.
    • Maintain a collaborative approach with Apatisiiwin Skills Development team.
    • Participate to the development of Regional and local Career Fair and other promotional events.
    • Set up information booths at local assemblies, promoting Apatisiiwin Skills Development programs and services and training opportunities.
    • Visit, on an ongoing basis, local schools, Band Council, Youth Council and other entities to promote awareness of Apatisiiwin Skills Development’s programs and services.
    • Participate on local Committees related to employment and training.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Support clients and sponsors to complete the documentation to apply on a program.
    • Keep individual client’s files up to date. Collect all relevant information on client’s professional and educational background.
    • Daily input and maintain data on employment and training in the Cree Nation Government Information system.
    • Update Client Database Files with each intervention, and ensure that the client’s stays up-to-date, and to review and adjust the Client Action Plan.
    • Communicate to clients a wide range of labour market information.
    • Enter all services provided in the Client database.
    • Participate to the Labour Market Survey by collecting the information and keep the information updated in the database.

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

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification
    • University certificate in Career Development/Employment Counselling or related field.

    Experience
    • One to three years of relevant experience.

    Languages
    • 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.
    • 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 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: ASD-200102-3

    Application Period
    From January 7, 2020 to January 24, 2020

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ASD-200102-3
    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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  • IT Technician
    Ottawa
    Department:
    Government Support Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $46,031.00 – Max. $69,047.00)
    Core Functions

    The IT Technician is responsible for providing technical expertise for all Information Technology (IT) equipment and peripherals and providing technical support to end-user, as well as identifying, analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving problems with the aim of eliminating recurrences.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Respond to end-users in need (troubleshoot) through tickets entered in the Ticketing System.
    • Provide end-user support such as software setup, monitoring, maintenance and repair of computers, printers and end-user peripherals.
    • Analyze and resolve problems, escalate complex problems the appropriate resource when required.
    • Resolve issues and conflicts with third party suppliers to fix phone and Internet problems.
    • Create and monitor user email accounts.
    • Maintain and configure telecommunication equipment such as cellular phones and other devices.
    • Ensure proper access to hardware and software resources (MS Office, productivity software, shared files, printers, scanner, computers, phones and business cellphones, etc.).
    • Provide basic training and orientation for software, web safety and maintenance, printers and scanners.
    • Maintain IP based telephone systems and timekeeping devices.
    • Maintain accounts with various suppliers who provide services to the different departments.
    • Report network failures, power outages as well as policy violations regarding the usage of computer systems and software.
    • Provide technical support for meetings and conferences.

    Additional 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 Computer Sciences, Information Technology or a related field.

    Experience
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.

    Languages
    • 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 be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
    • Organizational skills.
    • Judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Office 365.

    Additional Requirements
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.
    • Must agree to undergo a criminal record check

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: ECN-200105-1

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ECN-200105-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    Email: hr@cngov.ca
    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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