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  • Housing Program Generalist
    Mistissini
    Department:
    Commerce and Industry
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)
    Core Functions

    The Housing Program Generalist will engage with Cree communities and its members to develop and implement private home ownership strategies and media programs that educate and inform people about private home ownership. The incumbent is also responsible for the development of programs and materials that educate and coach readiness, financial preparedness and information on preparing consumers for private home ownership.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Develop and promote programs that illustrate and educate the benefits of equity building through private home ownership.
    • Identify community training and development needs and plan activities related to the implementation of the Cree Nation Government Housing Strategy.
    • Lead focus groups, coordinate workshops, and conduct research to support private home ownership in Eeyou Istchee.
    • Develop and maintain content for the DCI Housing website, housing blog and for the DCI Private Ownership Show.
    • Keep current on Cree Community and Cree Nation Government concerning Private Home ownership policies and statistics.
    • Collaborate with Capital Works and Services in the maintenance and distribution of information on home constructions.
    • Work in collaboration with other DCI managers to prepare funding proposals that support homeowner programs, training, and media campaigns.
    • Maintain up to date knowledge of the Capital Works and Services Home Code and Inspection Manual, and promote the information contained to aspiring homeowners.
    • Promote positive relations and action plans with all external partners, such as Cree entities, communities, municipal governments, etc.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Prepare and develop projects, programs, and other DCI initiatives to ensure operational needs such as training, monitoring, and client needs are met satisfactorily.
    • Prepare and develop action planning for information and media dissemination on good private home readiness and responsible maintenance and repair of private homes.
    • Develop and maintain various tracking tools to monitor outreach objectives.
    • Respond to inquiries on any DCI social media forums and blogs.

    Reporting Responsibilities
    • Prepare semiannual activity reports for the Director of Commerce and Industry.
    • Prepare news releases and quarterly bulletins for public distribution via DCI social media and website.
    • Prepare exit reports on all meetings, training, and public information campaigns.
    • Prepare a consumer protection section for the Cree Nation Government annual report related to private housing.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • College diploma in Administration, Communications, Public Relations or related field.

    Experience
    • One to three years of relevant work experience.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proven administrative and 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 irregular hours.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.
    • Must agree to undergo a criminal record 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: DCI-210302-1

    Application Period
    From March 1, 2021 to March 16, 2021

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: DCI-210302-1

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

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  • Coordinator of Cree Language Revitalization
    Department:
    Social and Cultural Development
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $57,754.00 – Max. $77,102.00)
    Core Functions

    The Coordinator of Cree Language Revitalization is responsible for supporting the Commissioner of the Cree Language in their efforts to establish robust and sustainable long-term language initiatives aimed at preserving, promoting, and developing the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee. 

    The incumbent is also responsible for the development of language policies, programs, and plans. Moreover, the Coordinator of Cree Language Revitalization will assist the Commissioner in their work to encourage cooperation and coordination among communities, the general public in Eeyou Istchee, and regional entities, including the Cree School Board, Cree Health Board, and Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. 

    Characteristic functions
    • Develop and maintain programs and policies to promote the use of the Cree language in all aspects of life in Eeyou Istchee. 
    • Support the Commissioner in the development of a long-term comprehensive strategic plan for directing and coordinating language research and maintenance initiatives within Eeyou Istchee. 
    • Support the Commissioner in their work to implement “Bill 1: An Act Respecting the Cree Language of Eeyou Istchee,” including their work to oversee the collection, development, and implementation of Cree Language Plans. 
    • Develop and oversee Cree Language Survey(s) and Assessment(s) to monitor the use and health of the Cree language in Eeyou Istchee. 
    • Monitor the state of funding for Cree language initiatives in Eeyou Istchee, and coordinate efforts to increase funding with relevant staff in other departments, entities, and communities. 
    • Develop and maintain media strategies in both Cree and English to raise the profile of language-related issues and initiatives in Eeyou Istchee. 
    • Advise the Commissioner of the Cree Language with respect to the development of a language-related policy. 

     Interaction/Communication Responsibilities 

    • Initiate, provide and/or coordinate language research and/or fieldwork within the Cree Nation Government. 
    • Coordinate with regional entities, Cree Nation Government departments, and community governments to develop and maintain repositories to house audio/visual language documentation and other research and maintenance initiative data. 
    • Liaise with regional Cree entities concerning language-related programs and policies. 
    • Liaise with Cree Nation Government departments and community government departments concerning the development of language-related programs and policies. 
    • Liaise with other Cree-speaking communities and entities in Quebec and Canada to build greater co-operation around language maintenance and promotion. 

    Reporting Responsibilities 

    • Prepare analytical reports and supporting documents for the Commissioner and provide administrative support. 
    • Assist in the preparation of annual report(s) and participate in various meetings and committees. 

    Other Responsibilities 

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

    Education 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Communications, or another relevant field. 
    • Completion of a recognized Cree Literacy program is an asset. 

    Experience 

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience in Cree Language research, programming and /or advocacy. 
    • Experience with project management is an asset. 

    Language 

    • Fluency in verbal Cree. 
    • Literacy in Cree. 
    • Fluency in English. 
    • Fluency in French is an asset. 

    Knowledge and Abilities 

    • Strong knowledge of social and cultural issues within the Cree communities. 
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented. 
    • Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively. 
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality. 
    • Good attention to detail and accuracy. 
    • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. 
    • 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 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.

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: SCD-210202-1

    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 Period 

    From February 18, 2021 to March 5, 2021 

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

  • Primary Youth Worker
    Nemaska
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)
    Core Functions

    The Primary Youth Worker is responsible for working and intervening with the students referred to the Alternate Suspension Program and creating a structured environment to support them through their suspension period. The Primary Youth Worker also works directly with the referring schools, the students’ parent/guardian(s), and community partners in taking a collaborative approach to supporting the youth participants.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    •Ensure availability of the Alternative Suspension Program and ensure its proper functioning for the service site.
    •Hold individual and group interventions with secondary school students, run workshop sessions, support participants in their schoolwork, draft reports and assessments.
    •Provide general security in service sites and ensure smooth functioning of each day/activity.
    •Work closely with local organizations working with teens, especially in summer months.
    •Assist in developing effective prevention programs based on the participants’ needs.
    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    •Regularly communicate with participants’ parent(s)/guardians and school administrators regarding the child’s progress or issues as the case may be.
    •Promote within communities the value of the Alternative Suspension Program and intervention with high-risk youth by organizing activities during special community events.
    •Establish contact with schools, community entities and other organizations to promote and advertise programs model.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    •Keep files on youth referred to the Alternative Suspension Program and document outcomes.
    •Provide quarterly reports to the Coordinator on activities and programs delivered.
    •Maintain and populate regularly the program database.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    •College diploma in Social Work, Criminology, Education or related field.

    Experience
    •Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    •Experience working with at-risk youth populations.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    •Good knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, customs and history.
    •Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    •Good empathy and listening skills.
    •Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    •Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    •Proven organizational skills and presentation skills.
    •Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    •Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements
    •Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    •Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally.
    •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-210208-3

    Application:

    Period From February 8, 2021 to February 23, 2021

    Application:

    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: JCSD-210210-4 

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

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  • Systems Administrator
    Department:
    Government Support Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $57,754.00 – Max. $77,102.00)
    Core Functions

    The Systems Administrator is responsible to ensure the day-to-day network administration problems and incidents. She/he will be developing, mentoring and monitoring queues and initiatives of the technicians. Moreover, the Systems Administrator is responsible of the performance, integrity and security of all Cree Nation Government’s server systems and network infrastructures. The incumbent also collaborates to maintain and monitor the use of the network infrastructure and components.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities
    • Proactively manage systems performance and stability.
    • Manage disaster recovery and business continuity schemes for Cree Nation Government’s critical services.
    • Responsible of the systems incidents, problems and MAC.
    • Install and manage windows servers.
    • Establish, manage and monitor various types of backup of servers and datacenters.
    • Provide technical guidance to other IT employees.
    • Coordinate access and use of computer network as well as remote access for employees and third parties.
    • Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure and end users support.
    • Provide recommendations concerning system design, infrastructure and software.
    • Produce and maintain documentation, policies and procedures.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
    • MCSE, MCSA, CCNP certifications is an asset.

    Experience
    • Four years or relevant work experience as a Systems Administrator on a WAN virtual environment.
    • Five years of experience as a tech lead.
    • Experience in Office 365, SharePoint and Telecommunication equipment.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Good knowledge with most recent Office 365, MS Windows server, Exchange server, SQL Server Reporting Services, Queries, SPs, SSIS, Replication (transactional and merge).
    • Knowledge of Veeam backup and replication.
    • Knowledge of virtualization technologies VMWare experience.
    • Knowledge of HP 3PAR or other SAN systems.
    • Ability to troubleshoot.
    • 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.

    Additional Requirements
    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours.
    • 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: GOV-210204-2

    Application Period
    From February 18, 2021 to March 5, 2021

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: GOV-210204-2 

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

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  • IT Technician
    Waskaganish, Fort-Rupert
    Department:
    Government Support Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)
    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-users, 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.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • College Diploma in Computer Sciences, Information Technology or a 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
    • 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
    • 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: GOV-210205-2

    Application Period
    From February 17, 2021 to March 5, 2021

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: GOV-210205-2 

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

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  • Prevention Program Officer
    Whapmagoostui
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)
    Core Functions

    The Prevention Program Officer is responsible for delivering all types of prevention programs such as the Stop Now and Plan Program (SNAP) for Schools model in the community elementary schools. The incumbent works closely with key stakeholders and institutions to ensure that the prevention programs are adapted to the community needs and to propose any changes in order to improve existing programs.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:
    • In collaboration with the Manager, key stakeholders and institutions propose, design, adapt and suggest improvements on existing prevention programs for targeted demographics.
    • Organize program activities and sessions in collaboration with frontline contacts, as well as administration, with any key stakeholders in the program.
    • Present and deliver the prevention programs in schools or any other community places.
    • Prepare session materials and deliver within the classroom or other appropriate settings depending on the program.
    • For school-based programs, identify higher risk children and engage parents, teachers or other stakeholders to assist with the needs of these children including individual befriending, referral to other service providers and providing after-school programming.
    • Through active community engagement, identify emerging crime or public safety issues, which may require new prevention efforts.
    • Partner with youth camps and summer programs to propose prevention-related activities.

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities
    • Work closely with other community services to determine areas of needs for programming and make recommendations to the Manager of Prevention Programs.
    • Establish contact with schools, community entities and other organizations to promote and advertise programs model.
    • Participate in program planning meetings with other Prevention Program Officers or department staff.
    • Communicate with public and stakeholders on general program enquiries locally.

    • Promote within communities the value of crime prevention, early identification and intervention with high-risk children and youth by organizing activities during special community events.
    • Liaise, as required, with SNAP for Schools or other model program developers, to ensure high quality program implementation.

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Ensure teachers, guardians, and other stakeholders have completed any informed consent forms for participation in programs.
    • Complete standardized tests on higher risk children to determine proper case plan.
    • Enter data into any department case management database.

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

    Qualifications

    Education
    • College diploma in Social Work or related field.

    Experience
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience working with at-risk youth populations.

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

    Knowledge and Abilities
    • Good knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, customs and history.
    • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
    • Good empathy and listening skills.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Proven organizational skills and presentation skills.
    • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements
    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally.
    • 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-210207-3

    Application Period
    From February 18, 2021 to March 5, 2021

    Application
    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: JCSD-210207-3 

    Valerie Mianscum

    Recruitment Officer

    Email: hr@cngov.ca

    Tel.: 819-673-2600

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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.