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Gas Utility Manager

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Employment Opportunity

Open to Dene Tha’ First Nation Members Only

 

GAS UTILITY MANAGER

 

 

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is inviting applications from experienced members for the position of Gas Utility Manager. This position is a 2-year full-time contract position that offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Position Summary

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, the Gas Utility Manager shall be responsible for operational oversight of natural gas and propane services to three separate communities – Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh.

 

Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Regular reporting to the DTFN Executive Director of Operations (EDO); general response to member or customer gas service needs and follow-up in solving member or customer needs. Supervision of DTNGU employees.
  • Leading and coordinating the safe, efficient construction, maintenance and operation of the Nation’s gas transmission and distribution systems.
  • Performing inspections of activities to ensure adherence to Nation standards, internal policies, procedures, and external regulations.
  • Preparing for and responding to gas related emergencies.
  • Support and carry out gas meter reading according to a repetitive cycle and coordinate submission of readings with the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd. RUBIS system.
  • Monitor all customer payments and notifications for turn-off and turn-on of service due to lack of payment.
  • Oversee and direct 24-hour emergency response services;
    • Conduct or oversee minor repairs to heating systems within the scope of the Operator’s certification,
    • All other repairs are conducted by qualified sub-contractors arranged for and supervised by the Operator.
  • Respond to and arrange for line repairs, upgrades, extensions, and individual building service connections;
    • Either by the Operator or by qualified sub-contractors or supplier of natural gas or propane gas,
    • Location of underground utilities is to be arranged with and verified by Alberta OneCall service,
    • To carry out such maintenance in accordance with best practices and the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd Operations and Maintenance Manual.
  • Possess required safety and training certificates related to the designated gas utility operation (e.g. WHIMIS, first aid, confined entry, etc.) and comply with all provisions of the Worker’s Compensation Act, the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations. Additionally, possess the minimum training certificates provided by the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd. and be committed to enrolling in and completing annual gas operator training programs.

 

Required Competencies:

  • Education related to the construction, maintenance and/or operation of the Nation’s gas transmission and distribution systems.
  • Technical or Trade programs in a related field would be an asset.
  • 2-5 years of Management experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe work habits and adhere to safety regulations.
  • Able to take initiative, work independently and with others.
  • Excellent leadership skills and team-building ability.
  • Highly developed supervisory, risk and crisis management skills.
  • Possesses an ability to write and produce quality reports in a timely manner.
  • Proficient computer literacy.
  • Any related education and training will be considered an asset.

 

The successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and willingness to travel. Must also provide a clear criminal record check.

 

Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

CLOSING DATE:                                  Extended to Tuesday, December 20, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

 

Interested parties should forward

a detailed resume to:                                          Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Field Technician-Chateh

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Employment Opportunity

 Open to DTFN Members Only

 

FIELD TECHNICIAN – CHATEH

Local Open Posting – December 7, 2022

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Field Technician for the Lands Dept. based out of the Chateh Admin. Office. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits.

 

Duties Include:

  • Conduct, supervise and participate in field surveys and field measurements following acceptable operational procedures. Provides technical advice to DTFN
  • Implement, supervise, and perform technical functions in natural resource development operations involving site preparation, construction, and monitoring
  • Monitor activities of resource companies and contractors and enforce regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accidental prevention
  • Conduct road and harvest block boundary layout and assessments
  • Providing support to the Lands Consultation Manager and the Director

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Grade 12, plus post-secondary training in field survey techniques. Three to five years of experience, including:

  • Demonstrated organizational ability and composure to work within a specific timeframe, in a fast-paced climate
  • Ability to work with the public and staff at all levels within the organization with minimal supervision in a multiple task environment
  • Read, understand, and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures, and rules
  • Firsthand application and use of computer systems and applications
  • Strong field skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and willingness to work outdoors under adverse conditions

 

Other requirements: Must have own transportation and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License and must provide a clear Criminal Record Check.

 

CLOSING DATE:                      Friday, December 23, 2022

 

Submit resumes to:                       Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lands Consultation Manager – Chateh

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Employment Opportunity

 Open to DTFN Members

LANDS CONSULTATION MANAGER – CHATEH

Local Open Posting – December 7, 2022

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of a Lands Consultation Manager for the Lands Dept. based out of the Chateh Admin. Office. This is a full-time management (contract) position with benefits.

The Lands Consultation Manager reports to the Director of Lands and is responsible for providing technical expertise relating to DTFN resource activities.

Duties Include:

  • Works closely with land negotiators to review and interpret incoming agreements, notices, and proposals as well as to clarify contract terms and ensure accuracy in recording information in the DTFN land system
  • Acts in the best interest of DTFN to monitor land use agreements
  • Assists the Director in developing and implementing sound initiatives for land consultation, oversees the daily activities of staff and contracted services, and prepares and manages operating budgets
  • Updates and develops policies and procedures and makes recommendations to the Director
  • Consults with the Director and community members to ensure a clear, consistent, and accountable approach to consultation with industry and government that reflects DTFN Sustainability Business Plan and related principles

Qualifications:

Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in Land Administration related field from a recognized post-secondary institution. Five to seven years of progressive supervisory experience in Land Administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including:

  • Strong working knowledge of all standard industry contracts; and lease and contract interpretation and procedures
  • Proven ability to deal directly with staff and clients in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Solid project management, planning, organizing and critical thinking skills. Effective management, team building, leadership, and supervisory strengths. Commitment to continuous improvement and excellent customer service
  • Firsthand application and use of computer systems and applications
  • Read, understand, and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures, and rules

Other requirements: Must have own transportation and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License and must provide a clear Criminal Record Check. Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

CLOSING DATE:                      Friday, December 23, 2022

Submit a detailed resume to:        Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886   Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dene Tha Housing Department

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Dene Tha’ Housing Department is currently accepting
applications for Employment for the following 2022/2023 Major/Minor
Renovation Projects for all 3 communities open to all DTFN members:

Positions Available :
• LEAD HAND (Meander River, Chateh, Bushie River)
CARPENTERS
HELPERS/LABOURER

MAJOR WORK AREAS:
• REPAIRS ON EXISTING UNITS

SPECIFIC SKILLS:
LEAD HAND: needs to be a Team Leader and Supervise Workers and Projects.
Coordinate and Schedule Activities; Ensure Adherences to Safety Standards; Set Up
Equipment. Review and Interpret Blue Prints and Specifications; have Building
Knowledge and Maintain Best Practice in Construction and Building Standards. Must
have Own Tools to Carry out General Construction Trade.
• CARPENTER HELPERS: positions Require having Previous Residential/Housing
Construction Experiences. Must have Own Tools.
• LABOURERS: positions Require having Good Physical Health and Willingness to
Work with Construction Crews for an Opportunity to Learn New Building Trade
Skills and Experiences. Must have Own Tools.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ability to plan and execute job tasks and responsibilities
• Do Quantity Estimates of Building Materials and Its Applications.
• Knowledge of Current Building Standards & Regulations, Occupational
Health and Safety Regulations.
• Ability to Coordinate/Supervise Construction Workers.
• Excellent Communication Skills (Written and Oral); Knowledge of Conflict
Resolution, have Commitment and Perseverance.

Closing Date:

Friday, December 16, 2022

Submit a application and or resume to:
Damian Chisaakay, Housing Manager
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, Alberta TY0H 0S0
Fax: (780)321-3863 or 321-3886
Email: Damian.chisaakay@denetha.ca

We thank all applicants; however only those selected will be contacted

Temporary Carpenters, Helpers/Labourers

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Open to DTFN Members Only

DENE THA’ HOUSING DEPARTMENT is currently offering temporary
employment for the following 2021 Windstorm Damages:

Temporary Positions:
• Carpenters, Helpers/Labourers for All Three Communities(Bushe River,
Chateh And Meander River)

Scope of work:
• Shingle replacements
• Soffits/facia and siding repairs
• Steps and landing repairs/replace

Duration: Temporary work until job is completed.

Specific Skills:
1. CARPENTER HELPERS: position Requires having Previous Residential/Housing
Construction Experiences. Must have Own Tools.
2. LABOURERS: position Requires having Good Physical Health and Willing to Work with
Construction Teams for an Opportunity to Learn New Building Trade Skills and
Experiences. Must have Own Tools.

Closing Date: Friday, December 16,2022

Submit resume or application to:

Damian Chisaakay, DT Housing Manager
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. BOX 120 CHATEH, ALBERTA TOH OSO
Fax: (780)321-3886
Email: damian.chisaakay@denetha.ca

We thank all applicants; however only those selected will be contacted

Director Of Emergency Services

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The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is inviting applications from experienced members for the position of Director of Emergency Services. This (contract) position is full-time and offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Position Summary

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, the Director of Emergency Services shall be responsible for coordinating Emergency Management, including but not limited to planning, training, resourcing, reporting, and chairing meetings. The Director of Emergency Services shall work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure success for all areas that align with the values and principles of Dene Tha’ First Nation.

 

Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as Director of Emergency Operations
  • Identifies and coordinates the Emergency Management Committee
  • Arranges for Emergency Management training
  • Coordinates emergency services and resources during an emergency or major event
  • Prepares and coordinates Emergency Plans and Programs, activates Emergency Plan
  • Organizes and chairs meetings
  • Provides daily situation reports during an emergency
  • Report and provide updates to AEMA First Nation Field Officer representative
  • Work with Chief and Council to issue a State of Local Emergency – SOLE (NCR/BCR)
  • Competently lead a group of people and programs and provide direction to management and front-line staff
  • Implements and maintains emergency planning in accordance with Dene Tha’ First Nation policy and procedures.
  • Provides oversight for the daily directing, administering, guiding, and supervising of staff.
  • Manages risk, conflict, and crisis situations well and make a balanced risk analysis both prospectively and retroactively.
  • Manages partnerships and liaise with resource providers/representatives while ensuring Dene Tha’ First Nations’ interests.
  • Provides visible safety leadership by championing the implementation of:
    • safety practices
    • monitoring safety performance
    • addressing areas for improvement
      • noting success
      • encouraging staff engagement,
    • supports the investigation of safety related incidents
    • implementation of corrective or preventative actions
  • Develops an inclusive, professional, and successful team
  • Executes other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director of Operations or Chief and Council

 

Required Competencies:

  • Considerable (5-10 years) of supervisory experience
  • Considerable (5-10 years) of Emergency Management experience
  • Able to take initiative, work independently and with others
  • Excellent leadership skills and team-building ability
  • Highly developed supervisory, risk and crisis management skills
  • Possesses an ability to write and produce quality reports in a timely manner.
  • Proficient computer literacy
  • Any related education and training will be considered an asset

 

The successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and willingness to travel. Must also provide a clear criminal record check.

 

Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Interested parties should forward a detailed resume by Friday, December 10, 2022 @ 5:00 PM to:

 

Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Gas Utility Manager

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The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is inviting applications from experienced members for the position of Gas Utility Manager. This position is a 2-year full-time contract position that offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Position Summary

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, the Gas Utility Manager shall be responsible for operational oversight of natural gas and propane services to three separate communities – Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh.

 

Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Regular reporting to the DTFN Executive Director of Operations (EDO); general response to member or customer gas service needs and follow-up in solving member or customer needs. Supervision of DTNGU employees.
  • Leading and coordinating the safe, efficient construction, maintenance and operation of the Nation’s gas transmission and distribution systems.
  • Performing inspections of activities to ensure adherence to Nation standards, internal policies, procedures, and external regulations.
  • Preparing for and responding to gas related emergencies.
  • Support and carry out gas meter reading according to a repetitive cycle and coordinate submission of readings with the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd. RUBIS system.
  • Monitor all customer payments and notifications for turn-off and turn-on of service due to lack of payment.
  • Oversee and direct 24-hour emergency response services.
    • Conduct or oversee minor repairs to heating systems within the scope of the Operator’s certification,
    • All other repairs are conducted by qualified sub-contractors arranged for and supervised by the Operator.
  • Respond to and arrange for line repairs, upgrades, extensions, and individual building service connections.
    • Either by the Operator or by qualified sub-contractors or supplier of natural gas or propane gas,
    • Location of underground utilities is to be arranged with and verified by Alberta OneCall service,
    • To carry out such maintenance in accordance with best practices and the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd Operations and Maintenance Manual.
  • Possess required safety and training certificates related to the designated gas utility operation (e.g., WHIMIS, first aid, confined entry, etc.) and comply with all provisions of the Worker’s Compensation Act, the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations. Additionally, possess the minimum training certificates provided by the Federation of Alberta Gas Coops Ltd. and be committed to enrolling in and completing annual gas operator training programs.

 

Required Competencies:

  • Education related to the construction, maintenance and/or operation of the Nation’s gas transmission and distribution systems.
  • Technical or Trade programs in a related field would be an asset.
  • 2-5 years of Management experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe work habits and adhere to safety regulations.
  • Able to take initiative, work independently and with others.
  • Excellent leadership skills and team-building ability.
  • Highly developed supervisory, risk and crisis management skills.
  • Possesses an ability to write and produce quality reports in a timely manner.
  • Proficient computer literacy.
  • Any related education and training will be considered an asset.

 

The successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and willingness to travel. Must also provide a clear criminal record check.

 

Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Interested parties should forward a detailed resume by Friday, December 10, 2022 @ 5:00 PM to:

 

Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

 

 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Post Secondary Coordinator

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Open to Dene Tha First Nation Members Only

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications for a Post Secondary & High School Education Coordinator. This is a full-time position and comes with a competitive benefits package. This is technical and administrative work in the operation of the Nation’s Post Secondary education program and is based out of the administration office in Chateh.

 

Duties Include:

  • Provides support services to university, college, and high school boarding students
  • Assists students to locate career information
  • Provides students with the opportunity to take vocational interests and aptitude tests and makes necessary arrangements
  • Provides periodic seminars to potential post secondary students on education opportunities, financial and other student services
  • Administers the provisions of the Dene Tha’ Secondary Policy manual
  • Administers the High School Boarding program
  • Maintains and keeps current relevant financial records and student files
  • Prepares projected cash requirement statements
  • The position reports to the Director, Education

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education
  • Successful completion of two years of college or university education in related area
  • One year of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

 

The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check, child welfare clearance check; have a Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

 

Closing Date:                                              Until a suitable candidate is found

 

Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:         Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Education Assistants (EA’s)

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While complying with the Dene Thá  Personnel Policy and the Oath of Confidentiality and fostering safe and caring relationships with the staff and students at the Dene Tha’ Community School,  we have available positions for  Education assistants.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Make students a top priority, especially assisting individuals in the classroom during lesson time.
  • Help with the individual needs of the children (i.e., emotional, social, physical, mental, and spiritual)
  • Foster a good working relationship with teachers, other staff, and students.
  • Observe student behaviour and provide information to teachers.
  • Assist in preparing materials, creating displays, and undertaking other supportive activities.
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management, behavioural rules, and IPP expectations.
  • Clarify the elements of the lesson for students who are having trouble.
  • Supervise reinforcement activities.
  • Implement specific techniques, strategies, and language as directed by the teacher.
  • Document, monitor, and report to the teacher.
  • Report to teachers on observed student behaviours and outcomes
  • Keep up to date on school policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the teacher or school administration

 

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a High School Certificate or Grade 12 Diploma,
  • Experience working the children and youth
  • Ability to read, write and record reports and with excellent communication skills
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and a team player
  • The ability to speak Dene, and other related cultural activities are additional assets.

 

The successful candidate must provide a current Criminal Record Check. Must also have a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Other requirements may be applicable.

 

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca

or

Carlito Somera, Principal

Dene Tha’ Community School

Email:carlitos@chateh-education.net


We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Addiction Coordinator

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Dene Tha’ First Nation Health Department is currently accepting applications for an Addiction Coordinator.
This position is based out of the Health Centre in Chateh. This position is responsible for coordinating the
implementation of activities aimed at prevention to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse by members
within the Nation’s three communities. This is a two-year contract position with competitive benefits and
pension.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Counsel and assess the needs of clients and make appropriate arrangements for
treatment
• Maintain an efficient working arrangement with Health; school; mental health – crisis
counselors, Elders, Traditional Teachers; and child & family services
• Engage Elders to help with Dene Tha’ cultural teachings and healing
• Prepare presentations, brochures, reports, and other related materials
• Organize and plan cultural activities for clients dealing with addiction
• Assist clients to continue with recovery plan after treatment by providing them with
life skills, education, and intervention
• Case management and highly confidential record keeping practice
• Develop an annual work plan and budget
• Prepare and monitor annual budget, quarterly financial reports
REQUIREMENTS:
• Post-Secondary Education with (CACC) Certification or equivalent in social work,
psychology, sociology and/or addictions, preferably in the counseling service area or
any combination of training and work experience which provides required
knowledge, ability, and skills; have a current certificate in the field of addiction
treatment
• Organization/administrative management, planning, organizing human resources,
analytical and communication, and some counseling knowledge and skills required
• Read, understand, and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices,
procedures, and rules.
• Demonstrate positive role model for staff, clients, and community at large
• Must be computer literate and have experience with computer software programs
• First Aid/CPR a definite asset; ability to speak Dene language is also considered an
asset
• Must have own transportation and a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License; provide a
clear Criminal Record check and a Child Welfare Clearance check.
Ability to be on call; including after hours and weekends, as needed.
provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Closing Date:                                     OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Submit resume and cover letter to      Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886

Email: elna.ahnassay@denetha.ca