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  • Mining Restoration Project Administrator
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $46,031.00 – Max. $69,047.00)
    Core Functions

    The Project Administrator shall plan and manage operations stemming from the Agreement Related to the Abandoned Mining Exploration Sites Cleanup in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory. As stipulated in the Agreement, the overall clean-up project will be under the guidance of the Steering Committee. To further ensure that the Steering Committee fulfills its mandate, the Coordinator will submit for approval an annual activity report and revised General Action Plan to ensure that all activities follow the Environmental Quality Act (CQLR, c. Q-2) Sections 5, 22 and 28 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • The Project Administrator will be responsible for developing overseeing and revising of a General Action Plan (GAP) that will comprise of a complete inventory of all sites requiring clean-up, including geographical coordinates, trapline designation, names of tallymen, available photos and descriptions of contamination present.
    • The GAP will also include a prioritization study on the basis of risk, accessibility and cost estimates that will be used by the Steering Committee for the purposes of Agreement implementation.
    • Work in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and other organizations to ensure all required activities have the necessary permits and certificates of authorizations.
    • Arrange and oversee the shipment and appropriate disposal of all waste materials in compliance with MELCC requirements.

     

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

    • Ensure communication with all regional and local governments regarding planned clean-up activities.
    • Coordinate with all tallymen and land users whose traplines will be affected by the clean-up activities, ensuring their guidance and direct involvement in planned works.
    • Represent the department and the Cree Nation Government and the Eeyou Istchee Baie James Regional Government working with any outside environmental organizations, agencies or consultants.

     

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    • Provide regular reports to the Cree Nation Government, Eeyou Baie James Regional Government, the Steering Committee as well as the Director in relation to the fulfillment of the GAP.
    • Ensure that regular reports are provided to communities regarding planned clean-up activities.

     

    Qualifications

    Education

    • College Degree in the Environment or Administration sector.

     

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
      Demonstrated experience of project management and working with indigenous communities.

     

    Language

    • Fluency in English and French
      Fluency in verbal Cree is an asset

     

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects
    • Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment and the ability to demonstrate excellent cartography skills

     

    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.

     

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    Application Period
    From June 25, 2019 to July 17, 2019

     

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: ERWD-190601-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    hr@cngov.ca
    Tel: 819-673-2600
    Fax: 819-673-2606

  • Justice Funds Administrator
    Department:
    Justice and Correctional Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $46,031.00 – Max. $69,047.00)
    Core Functions

    The Justice Funds Administrator is responsible for the administration of the crime prevention, corrections and youth engagement funds within the Department. The funds aim to create effective partnerships with local governments, Cree organizations, members and youth for the delivery of collaborative initiatives to enhance community safety and wellness. The Funds Administrator will also assist applicants on completing their project proposals for review by the Justice Department, monitor the projects, and report on them to the Department.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Assist the Department with general inquiries regarding the Funds’ objectives, criteria and other related information.
    • Develop and implement policies related to the Funds for the Department.
    • Advise communities, staff and partner organizations on administrative policies and procedures related to the Funds.
    • Work with Coordinator of Programs to develop and implement processes to improve administration of the Funds.

     

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Carry out the initial review of the project funding applications and communicate with applicants concerning their application status, its completeness and questions regarding the process.
    • Prepare the completed project funding applications for review by the Department Director and Coordinators, and then prepare an agenda and applications package for the Sub-Committees of the Judicial Advisory Committee.
    • Provide an overview and assist successful candidates regarding respect of deadlines and policy requirements for report submission and work plans.
    • Follow up with successful candidates to ensure proper implementation of their projects, including a visit to the site where possible and take pictures of program participants and activities for use for communication material.
    • Ensure recipients are assessing project results, lessons learned from project implementation and provide a measure of overall effectiveness.
    • Maintain, organize and audit documents necessary to support the Funds with the Financial Officer.
    • Prepare quarterly reports on the projects funded under the Funds for Justice Department Coordinator and Director meetings.
    • Assist the Department with the preparation of official statements regarding the Funds and reports on the successful projects being funded.
    • Prepare reports, charts, and graphs related to the administration of the Funds, including the annual report.

     

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

    • Communicate information regarding the Funds to communities and present a Communication Plan outlining same to Coordinator of Prevention Programs.
    • Communicate project funding approval or refusal decision to applicants.
    • Communicate calendars and notifications of deadlines for project funding applications to the general public.
    • Notify immediate supervisor immediately of any changes to the plan or failure to respect deadlines by funding recipients.
    • Meet with recipient, after completion of a project, to discuss post program follow-ups and reporting.

     

    Reporting Responsibilities

    • Assist in research and development of internal initiatives, including preliminary budget estimates, to meet the needs of targeted groups within the mandate of the Department.
    • Assist in researching and finding evaluation and assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of programs.
    • Assist staff in compiling, developing and reporting on statistics related to Cree clientele in internal initiatives and utilizing services, as well as support them in managing their respective projects budgets.
    • Compile assessment of projects implemented and report to Coordinator of Prevention Programs / Justice Committee to identify successful initiatives.
    • Work with recipients to ensure reporting is done correctly to allow for transparency and accountability of Funds for annual audit.

     

    Other 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 Administration, Judicial Administration or a related field.

     

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in Project/Program Management.

     

    Language

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

     

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Proven ability to communicate effectively including good presentation and report writing skills.
      Customer focused and service oriented.
      Ability to work with budgets.
      Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
      Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
      Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordination multiple projects.
      Strong judgment and proven ability to problem solve.
      Demonstrated ability to take initiative.

     

    Additional Requirements

    • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
      Must agree to undergo a background check.
      Must be able to pass provincial and federal security screening.

     

    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.

     

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    Application Period
    From June 25, 2019 to July 10, 2019

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: JCSD-190602-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    hr@cngov.ca
    Tel: 819-673-2600
    Fax: 819-673-2606

  • Environment Management Coordinator
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    (Min. $56,158.00 – Max. $84,237.00)
    Core Functions

    The Environment Management Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the environmental review process outlined in Section 22 and in Complimentary Agreement # 20 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) is effectively implemented. More specifically, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical support in matters of environmental management and protection, pollution prevention and remediation in the service of the local Cree governments.

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Provide support for the design, planning and delivery of training programs for the LEAs and the local Cree governments.
    • Assist in the delivery of services to the Cree Local Environment Coordinators in the exercise of their mandate and responsibilities with respect to local environmental issues.
    • Oversee various projects related to contracts for environmental site assessments, and characterization and remediation works in the Cree communities and territory.
    • Coordinate the monitoring of contaminated sites and solid waste disposal sites (in particular, the existing monitoring wells network).
    • Assist in the development and implementation of an integrated waste management plan and assist in the planning of the environmental emergency response the for the Cree communities.

     

    Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

    • Liaise with Local Environmental Coordinators and community representatives to ensure that proposed development projects are directed to the office of the Regional Environmental Administrator.
    • Liaise with other Cree Nation Government departments and other Cree Entities to ensure all project related information is available for consideration under the review process.
    • Communicate with other departments, the Director of Environment and Remedial Works, as well as key stakeholders to keep everyone informed of community environmental protection and monitoring.

     

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Maintain and update all environmental information/data input into the geo-referenced environmental database in the Cree communities.

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field with a focus on Environmental studies.

     

    Experience

    • Five to eight years of relevant work experience and environmental service management.

     

    Language

    • Fluency in English and knowledge of French

     

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Proven success in maintaining strong communication, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy and a proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
    • Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations, problem solve, think strategically, and to take initiative.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.

     

    Additional Requirements

    • 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.

     

    PDF version

     

    Application Period
    From June 27, 2019 to July 17, 2019

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: ERWD-190602-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    hr@cngov.ca
    Tel: 819-673-2600
    Fax: 819-673-2606

  • Maintenance Worker
    Mistissini
    Department:
    Capital Works and Services
    Status:
    Temporary Full Time (1 yr contract)
    Salary:
    (Min. $39,009.00 – Max. $58,514.00)
    Core Functions

    The Maintenance Worker is responsible for the general maintenance of the Cree Nation Government’s premises and equipment located in the Cree communities.

     

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities

    • Maintain all Cree Nation Government’s buildings and housing units in adequate and expected conditions.
    • Install, repair and maintain all mechanical equipment, structural components and building fixtures (such as but not limited to windows, frames, doors, etc.).
    • Maintain Cree Nation Government’s grounds (e.g. lawn mowing, snow removal and any other applicable tasks),
    • Inspect housing units and report the results for maintenance purposes.
    • Maintain an inventory of supplies and stock.
    • Move furniture and equipment.
    • Complete the weekly activity log sheet.
    • Ensure that the maintenance of Cree Nation Government’s vehicles is done annually.
    • Complete record of Cree Nation Government’s vehicles log book (mileage, repairs, fuel and others).
    • Work closely with the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Clerk and ensure that maintenance requests from clients are answered.
    • Respond to emergency maintenance.

     

    Other Responsibilities

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

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification

    • High School Diploma.
    • Vocational training in Northern Building Maintenance.

     

    Experience

    • One to three of relevant work experience.

     

    Language

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

     

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Knowledge of general and preventative maintenance procedures aimed at handling both buildings and grounds’ maintenance.
    • Proven ability to work for long hours in standing position.
    • Agility to perform physical tasks constantly.
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety rules.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Judgment and ability to problem-solve.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.

     

    Additional Requirements

    • Willingness to work in both an office and outside setting, including exposure to extreme weather conditions, work near moving mechanical parts, and uneven terrain of construction sites.
    • Willingness to undertake work that may require high physical effort.
    • 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.

     

    PDF version

     

    Application Period
    From June 27, 2019 to July 10, 2019

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: CWSD-190601-2

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    hr@cngov.ca
    Tel: 819-673-2600
    Fax: 819-673-2606

  • Mining Engineer
    Montréal
    Department:
    Environment and Remedial Works
    Status:
    Temporary (6 months term)
    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 both an office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
    • Must hold a valid driver’s licence.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally.

     

    PDF version

     

    Application Period
    From June 25, 2019 to July 17, 2019

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: ERWD-190603-1

    Valerie Mianscum
    Recruitment Officer
    hr@cngov.ca
    Tel: 819-673-2600
    Fax: 819-673-2606

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