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Director of Infrastructure Services

Career Posting : Director of Infrastructure Services

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: August 25, 2022 12:00 am

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) Infrastructure Services Department is recruiting a Director for Infrastructure Services based out of the Administration office in Bushe River, Alberta. This is a full-time (2-year contract) position with a competitive benefits package.

Position Summary

The Dene Tha’ First Nation delivers services and programs to three fully accessible communities-Bushe River, Chateh (formerly known as Assumption), and Meander River. Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, this position is responsible for leadership; for planning, development, and coordination of delivery of services for the Infrastructure (water, sewer, landfill, roads, housing, open space maintenance) in accordance with approved DTFN policies and Business Plan.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

Evaluates the effectiveness of Infrastructure policies, programs, and resources, and established objectives, reviews issues and makes recommendations to the EDO for appropriate action. Develops for approval, Department operating/capital and long-term budgets that support the mandate of the Department and meet the goals and objectives of Council. Directs and evaluates operational/capital requirements and service delivery and maximizes efficiencies, fostering partnerships, altering operational delivery, applying current technology, and providing appropriate staff training. Maintains, implements, and regularly reviews the municipality’s utilities and housing infrastructure operating policies and development standards. Advises relevant personnel, departments, and consultants of DTFN standards and policies, monitors compliance, recommends additions or changes to the EDO, prepares reports as requested. Develops and recommends appropriate safety and risk management procedures within the Department. Attends all meetings as required. Meets regularly with senior management team and Department employees to keep abreast of operations, facilitate two-way information exchange and provides input for operational activities. Consults with provincial government, federal government, other First Nations, industry, and the public regarding technical, financial, and day-to-day matters. Responsible for reports to update GIS spatial databases. Responds to public inquiries and complaints according to approved policies. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the EDO.



University or College degree with related Public Works certifications and/or technical experience (Level 1 Water Treatment Certificate). Five or more years of progressive responsible supervisory experience, preferably in an operations, utility, or public works environment, including: effective management, team building, facilitation, negotiation, leadership, and supervisory strengths, with a commitment for continuous improvement. Personal initiative with good planning and organizational skills as well as a high degree of integrity and professionalism. Strong capacity to identify needs, plan and develop goals, priorities, and other outcome measures. Firsthand application and use of computer systems and applications. Coordination and supervision of capital projects. Familiarity with sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to public works and utilities.


The successful candidate must be bondable, have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and be willing to travel. Must also lead and maintain an addiction free lifestyle. Remuneration dependent on qualification and experience.


CLOSING DATE:                  Thursday, August 25, 2022


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



 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.