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The Tla’amin Nation (TN) is seeking a Director of Lands and Natural Resources to join our staff in the Qathet Region of BC. This permanent, full-time, position reports to the CAO and will oversee all operations of the Lands and Resources Dept. You will operate in accordance with TN’s self-governed laws, regulations and policies, and will be responsible for the supervision of the Lands and Resources (L&R) Departments and key staff members. You have the opportunity to use your experience and education to make a difference with a dynamic, progressive First Nation while situated in this stunning, safe and serene coastal community on BC’s Sunshine Coast.

WE OFFER
• Comprehensive health/dental plans & disability insurance fully paid for by the Nation
• Optional pension plan with matched contributions from the Nation
• Competitive salary based on your skills & qualifications
• Professional development opportunities

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversees the registering of land interests
• Implements & enforces land-related laws/regulations
• Takes lead role in the development of related policies, procedures, regulations & laws
• Provides expertise and strategic advice on lands and resources related matters
• Manages capital assets, municipal-type lands and planning functions
• Manages/oversees Hatchery and Fisheries Depts
• Ensures that appropriate compliance, training and development is undertaken
• Supervises senior staff in the L&R departments
• Assists with development and management of all natural resource-based initiatives
• Manages contracts related to lands, preparing proposals, reports and budgets for leadership and outside entities
• Develops an annual department budget
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Degree in Business Administration or Natural Resource Management
• Minimum 3 years experience managing reserve or treaty lands
• Successful completion of the AANDC Land Management Program (or similar accredited program) preferred
• Excellent financial management & budgeting skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Strong project & time management skills
• Interaction with all levels of government, other First Nations organizations, & funding agencies
• Excellent oral & written communications skills
• Highly motivated & proactive with respect to large volumes of work
• Ability to use tact & good judgement in dealing with sensitive & complex issues
• Excellent conflict resolution skills
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Experience working with First Nations communities
• Class 5 Driver’s license

The successful applicant will be required to provide an acceptable Police Information Check (PIC) and a current driver’s abstract.

Competition Closes: Open until filled

E-mail cover letter & resume to:
Dwayne Worthing, HR Director at dwayne.worthing@tn-bc.ca
citing “Director of Lands & Resources” in subject heading of your e-mail
or drop-off/mail to
Tla’amin Nation, 4779 Klahanie Rd, Powell River, BC, V8A 0C4

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those shortlisted will be contacted

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