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  • Procurement Officer
    Departement:
    Capital Works and Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    GRADE 2: (Min. $33,059.00 - Max. $49,588.00)
    Core Functions

    The Procurement Officer is responsible for the purchasing and procurement functions at the Cree Nation Government to minimize the overall purchasing costs without compromising quality or reliability of supplies.

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification

    • College Diploma in Business Administration or a related field.

    Experience

    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.

    Language

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

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
      Strong attention to details and customer services skills.
      Strong administrative and organizational skills.
      Proven ability to coordinate multiple tasks and respect deadlines.
      Strong judgment and problem-solving skills.
      Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
      Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

    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.

     

    Application Period
    From June 18, 2018 to July 2, 2018

     

    CWSD-180605-1 Procurement Officer – June 2018

     

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: CWSD-180605-1

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

    Characteristic functions

    Purchasing and Procurement Responsibilities

    • Participate in the development of the Cree Nation Government’s overall supply and logistics strategy.
    • Assist in developing purchasing budgets, plans, policies, systems, and procedures.
    • Assist in minimizing the Cree Nation Government’s overall purchasing costs.
    • Prepare and post calls for tender through Le système électronique d’appel d’offres du gouvernement du Québec (SEAO).
    • Update and maintain SEAO postings, including managing responses and coordinating correspondences.
    • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries.
    • Provide information to help in the development of purchasing budgets, plans, policies, systems, and procedures.
    • Select and negotiate with approved vendors and place purchase orders.
    • Assist in evaluating and negotiating important supplier and vendor.
    • Compile and maintain list of suppliers.

    Contract Management Responsibilities

    • • Review and administer long-term purchase contracts.
      • Communicate with contracting parties on all aspects concerning fulfillment of contractual obligations.
      • Collaborate in drafting and applying memorandums of agreement.

    Assets Management and Inventory Control Responsibilities

    • • Ensure that methods and procedures relating to the inventory control of movable assets are followed and update.
  • Office Agent
    Departement:
    Capital Works and Services
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    GRADE 2: (Min. $33,059.00 - Max. $49,588.00)
    Core Functions

    The Office Agent is responsible for providing administrative support to their respective office. The incumbent assists in preparing correspondences and documentation for approval, maintaining files, arranging meetings and amenities, and screening calls.

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification

    • College Diploma in Administration or related field.

    Experience

    • One to three years of related experience.

    Language

    • Fluency in Verbal Cree.
      Fluency in English and French.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
      • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

    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.

     

    Application Period
    From June 18, 2018 to July 2, 2018

     

    CWSD-180604-1 Office Agent – June 2018

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: CWSD-180604-1

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

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities

    • • Screen, review, redirect incoming and outgoing correspondence.
      • Greet visitors and direct them to the appropriate person or waiting area.
      • Answer and coordinate responses to all administrative inquiries received by the office.
      • Set up conference calls, makes conference room reservations and record meeting minutes.
      • Manage the receiving and treatment of invoices. Coordination with employees, suppliers and Finance department.
      • Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly and annual report.
      • Follow-up with all employees, assemble documents, proofreading and coordination with graphical designer.
      • Assist to various department meetings and write and review meeting minutes.
      • Modify template letters by entering correct information.
      • Compile information and assist with the preparation of kits as required.
      • Arrange travel schedules and make reservations.
      • Ensure adequate inventory of office supplies are available.
      • Maintain a proper file management of office documents, paper and electronic.

     

  • Director of Social and Cultural Development
    Departement:
    Social and Cultural Development
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    Grade 7 (Min. $78,789.00- Max. $118,184.00)
    Core Functions

    The Cree Nation Government plays a vital role in the protection, promotion and expression of Cree culture and language, two aspects of our identity closely linked to the health and dynamism of our communities. Our mandate is to support social and cultural development in Eeyou Istchee.

    The Director of Social and Cultural Development department is responsible for developing departmental goals, programs,
    services, initiatives and projects aligned with the Cree Nation Government’s mission and vision.

    The Director manages the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of the department. He/she
    may also participate in the negotiation, implementation and monitoring of various agreements with local, provincial and
    federal governments in his/her area of responsibility.

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration, or a related field.

    Experience:

    • 8 to 12 years of relevant work experience.
      Demonstrated experience with staff supervision.

    Languages:

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

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Expert knowledge on social and cultural programs.
      Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
      Strong interpersonal and leaderships skills.
      Proven ability to influence decisions, and make and find solutions to complex problems.
      Proven ability to problem solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
      Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
      Proficiency and Microsoft Office products.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Willingness to travel extensively.

    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 June 7, 2018 to July 2, 2018

    SCD-180602-1 Director June 2018

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: SCD-180602-1

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

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Establish and refine the Cree Nation Government’s social and cultural priority areas. Areas of focus include: Culture & Language, Youth, Women & Elders, Hunting, Fishing & Trapping, Sports & Recreation, among others. Ensure effective promotion of such areas across the Cree Communities, to build awareness of social and cultural issues.
      Develop annual and three to five-year operational plans for the department.
      Lead the development and implementation of new programs, services, initiatives and projects in line with community needs and departmental goals.
    • Review performance data that includes financial and activity reports, to monitor and measure departmental productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness.
      Participate in the negotiation of agreements with the Federal and/or Quebec governments.
      Directly supervise and lead direct reports and ensure effective supervision of others within the team.

    Interaction/ Communication Responsibilities:

    • Promote positive relations and concerted action with all external actors/partners.
      Participate in the elaboration of communication and representation strategies as related to social issues.
      Prepare quarterly and annual reports regarding status and progress of department services, programs, projects and initiatives to track goal accomplishment, as well as budget spending.

    Financial Responsibilities:

    • Manage the budget for the Department.
      Seek additional funding/budget to implement programs related to the Department.

     

  • Director of Commerce and Industry
    Departement:
    Commerce and Industry
    Status:
    Permanent
    Salary:
    Grade 8 (Min. $90,608.00- Max. $135,912.00)
    Core Functions

    The Department of Commerce and Industry (DCI) is entrusted with the creation of conditions necessary for the Cree Nation to achieve strong, diversified and sustainable economic development for Eeyou Istchee.

    The Director of Commerce and Industry will lead the socio-economic development initiatives in order to build and support the various economies throughout Eeyou Istchee. In essence, he/she is responsible for developing departmental goals, programs, services, initiatives and projects in his/her area of responsibility, aligned with the Cree Nation Government’s mission and vision.

    The Director manages the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of the department. He/she may also participate in the negotiation, implementation and monitoring of various agreements with local, provincial and federal governments in his/her area of responsibility.

    Qualifications

    Education and Certification:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Public Administration, Social Science or a related field.

    Experience:

    • 8 to 12 years of relevant work experience.
      Demonstrated experience with staff supervision.
      Demonstrated experience in managing budgets.

    Languages:

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

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Expert knowledge of provincial, First Nations and local legislation, advanced business practices and protocols.
      Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
      Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
      Proven ability to influence decisions, and make and find solutions to complex problems.
      Proven ability to problem solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
      Demonstrated ability to work under significant 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.

    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 June 7, 2018 to July 2, 2018

    DCI-180601-1 Director June 2018

    Application

    Your application must be sent by email or fax.

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

    Characteristic functions

    Functional Responsibilities:

    • Lead the department and its team in the development, implementation and execution of mandates, plans, strategies and initiatives related to the building and rebuilding of strong, diversified and sustainable economies in Eeyou Istchee.
      Support stakeholders and partners with their projects so they are built according to the principles of circular economies and the development and strengthening of capacity.
      Work closely with the development, implementation and execution of natural resources projects and agreements to maximize benefits and minimize or mitigate negative impacts.
      Lead the development and implementation of new programs, services, initiatives and projects in line with community needs and departmental goals.
      Develop and communicate departmental goals and objectives, in line with the organization’s and the department’s mission and vision.
      Develop annual and three to five-year operational plans for the department.
      Review performance data that includes financial and activity reports, to monitor and measure departmental productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness.
      Prepare quarterly and annual reports regarding status and progress of department services, programs, projects and initiatives to track goal accomplishment, as well as budget spending.
    • Participate in the negotiation of agreements with the Federal and/or Quebec governments.
      Directly supervise and lead direct reports and ensure effective supervision of others within the team.

    Interaction/ Communication Responsibilities:

    • Build and maintain relations with stakeholders and partners to ensure the successful development and
      implementation of measures and initiatives.
      Develop and implement communication plans and mechanisms aimed at obtaining transparency, stakeholder
      engagement.
      Represent the Cree Nation Government at various tables, working groups and committees, including assigned
      negotiations.

    Financial Responsibilities:

    • Manage the budget for the Department.
      Seek additional funding/budget to implement programs related to the Department.

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