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Sanitation/Waste Truck Operator/Labourer | Junior Accounting Clerk |
Consultation Director - Intergovernmental Affairs & Industry Relations | Custodian

Sanitation / Waste Truck Operator / Labourer


Terms: Full Time Position
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Reserve
Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

General Description:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW-PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, laws and the Treaty.


Competencies and Requirements:

  • Ensure safe operation of a truck, while driving and loading.
  • Drive to customer location for pickup, and position truck safely to ensure an easy lift.
  • Hoist waste onto truck and empty contents
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through reliable service (e.g., arrive on schedule, pick-up all bins, clean up waste that falls out of bin when lifting, re-lock/re-close bins)
  • Resolve blocked access, if possible, (e.g., honk horn or call /customer; take picture of vehicle blocking access, return for later pick-up if scheduled to be in area later).
  • Dump contents at designated transfer station or landfill.
  • Unload contents, using safe procedures; manually clean out debris trapped inside truck.
  • Review run sheet listing calls and identify any potential issues.
  • Sequence runs to optimize time (periodically), using a map/create a schedule.
  • At beginning of shift, complete a circle check of truck, review safety issues, tires, lights, fuel, check oil and coolant levels, etc.
  • At end of shift, fuel truck and complete post shift check of truck.
  • Document any concerns to be checked by mechanic.
  • Perform labour duties as per shop supervisor when not operating the sanitation truck.

Employment Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal essential.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule: can be called either on nights, weekends and holidays included.
  • Demonstrate strong customer skills.
  • Perform all tasks in a safe and environmental manner.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more. Work in all inclement weather.
  • Working in a team environment.
  • Work with or without supervision.
  • Class 2, 3, or 4 with Airbrake Endorsement

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Or submit a cover letter, resume and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter to the attention of Jolene Koebel - Human and Resource Development. Please email jolene@blcn.ca, or drop off information at the Band office or Fax (780) 623-4523. Positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Junior Accounting Clerk


Terms: Full Time Position
Salary: Salaried Pending Qualifications
Location: BLCN Band Office, #10 Cardinal Drive - NE 4 66 13 W4
Opening Date: August 14th, 2017
Closing Date: August 28th, 2017 @ 4:30PM

General Description:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW-PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.


Competencies and Requirements:

  • Full cycle AP/AR knowledge
  • Data entry & filing
  • Preparing inventory reports
  • Sending invoicing via email
  • Recognizing and deposit cheques
  • Preparing payments
  • Checking payments statuses
  • Matching POs to invoices
  • Pays strong attention to detail & strong communication
  • Possesses the ability top multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a "can-do" attitude and be willing to learn
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Other duties as assigned

Employment Requirements:

  • University or college degree in Accounting or related experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Experience with Sage or a similar accounting program
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Or submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter to the attention of Jolene Koebel - Human and Resource Development by email at jolene@blcn.ca or by dropping off your information at the Band Office or by Fax at (780) 623-4523.

Consultation Director - Intergovernmental Affairs & Industry Relations


Reports To: Band Administrator - Chief and Council
Terms: Full Time Starting Oct, 16 2017
Salary: $28.96 - $37.43 - Pending Qualifications
Location: BLCN Band Office - IAIR (Office and in the field)
Opening Date: August 10th, 2017
Closing Date: September 31, 2017

General Description:

Reporting to Chief and Council and the Band Administrator bi-weekly and preparing comprehensive reports quarterly, the Consultation Director is responsible for the overall administrative operations of the Intergovernmental Affairs and Industry Relations department.

He/She shall oversee the day-to-day business operations for the IAIR (Consultation) office adhering to the mandate given by the Beaver Lake Cree Nation Chief and Council. The Director must fulfill the roles and responsibilities outlines in this job description and be in compliance with the BLCN policy and procedures manual.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Mature individual of professional presentation with a post-secondary certificate in a relevant field
  • Two (2) years experience working in field related to the IAIR office
  • Experience in a position that required consultation and planning as a focus
  • Experience facilitating meetings (Community, focus groups, etc.), presentations and workshops
  • Attend all community level meetings that pertain to consultation
  • Attend all workshops and training as directed by the Band Administrator or Chief and Council
  • Professional communications skills; including written, oral, and public/media relations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including document formatting and file management
  • Ability to work effectively in groups, as a team player, and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of the vision and goals of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check
  • Class 5 Drivers Licence

Desired Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Economic Development, Land Management, Community Development, Business Administration, Political Science, Indigenous Studies or other relevant fields
  • Previous Experience in a management position with the Beaver Lake Cree Nation or similar experience in a position with the federal, provincial, or municipal governments, or private sector
  • Previous knowledge implementing and completing Traditional Land Use Studies (TLU)
  • Previous experience working with GIS systems and mapping software
  • Previous experience working within First Nation governments or organizations
  • High level of management of confidential and sensitive information
  • Work collaboratively with the Financial Controller and Band Administrator in keeping all record keeping up to date and on budget
  • Ability to give high level effective presentations to senior levels of management/Industry and Chief and Council
  • Work to build relationships with Industry, Governments and outside organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills and/or conflict resolution training or experience
  • Strong time management skills - organizing and prioritizing
  • Excellent work ethic, a "can do" attitude, independent and results oriented
  • Ability to file and submit all reports on-time and ensure all field assessment invoicing is complete
  • Creative and resourceful problem-solving skills
  • Manage, direct and lead staff in the IAIR office creating a team focused environment
  • Excellent understanding of MS software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ensure that all staff maintaining adequate file logs pertaining to all consultation agreements
  • Professional Maturity and a diplomatic approach to relationship building
  • To be approachable and fair and have confidential ethic
  • Be a resource and an asset to BLCN initiatives and to assist the Nations move forward in regard to consultation files
  • Travel and attend all meetings pertaining to BLCN consultation
  • Have a valid Alberta drivers license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation
  • Ensure and assist in the protection of Treaty and Indigenous Rights
  • Ability to communicate in Cree

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Or submit a cover letter, resume and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter to the attention of HR Department. Please email jolene@blcn.ca or drop off information at the Band office or Fax (780) 623-4523.

Beaver Lake Cree Nation Custodian


Terms: Full Time
Salary: Based on experience and performance.
Location: BLCN Band Office, 010 NE 4 66 13 W4 - Cardinal Drive, AB
Closing Date: Will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified

General Description:

The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW-PIMATISOWIN and a self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, laws and the Treaty.


Duties:

  • Ensuring spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, tidying furniture and dusting of surfaces
  • Sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpets
  • Washing and sanitizing toilets, sinks and restocking disposables
  • Wipe mirrors and windows
  • Maintain outer premises by watering plants, mowing lawn, cleaning entrances
  • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by insects/pests
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing broken switches, broken door handles, minor leaks, etc.)
  • Report major damages and oversee repairs
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows
  • Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (shoveling snow from the sidewalk, lifting heavy items, moving chairs, etc.)
  • Ordering and maintaining cleaning supplies

Employment Requirements:

  • Proven experience as custodian, janitor or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
  • Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components
  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handy man practices
  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Very good physical condition and strength, (must be able to lift heavy objects)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Perform tasks in a safe and timely manner
  • Work with or without supervision
  • Must possess a valid driver license and have a reliable vehicle

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

Apply Online

Or submit a cover letter, resume and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter to the attention of HR Department. Please email jolene@blcn.ca or drop off information at the Band office or Fax (780) 623-4523. Positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.