Housing Manager

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Career Posting : Housing Manager

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: July 2, 2021 5:00 pm

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is currently accepting applications for a Housing Manager. This is a seasonal position with Dene Thá First Nation. This position requires extensive experience, technical skills, and knowledge of the housing industry.


Minimum Grade 12 combined with College or technical program training with three years related building construction experience.  Five to seven years of progressive supervisory experience, preferably in an operations, utility or public works environment, including:

  • Proven ability to deal directly with staff and members in a courteous and friendly manner
  • Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications
  • Solid planning, organizing and problem-solving skills. Effective management, team building, leadership and supervisory skills. Commitment to continuous improvement and excellent customer services
  • Familiarity with sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to public works and utilities
  • Read, understand and comply with DTFN safety policy, safe work practices, procedures and rules


This position is responsible for the planning, coordinating and daily supervision of the activities for the DTFN Housing program including construction of multiple housing and renovation projects within the Nation’s three communities of Bushe River, Chateh and Meander River. Programs such as the housing/building preventative maintenance are under the daily management of this position.  The Housing Manager reports to the Director of Infrastructure Services and assists the Director in developing and implementing sound initiatives for short and long-term service delivery.

Duties Include:

  • Ensuring that all tasks and projects performed by employees, specialists and contractors are carried out within Occupational Health and Safety standards
  • Implementing program and service delivery evaluation procedures, reviews existing trade contracts, and applies current technology in order to keep activities efficient, effective and customer service oriented
  • Determining manpower, equipment and material required to effectively complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Ordering and obtaining resources required for assigned activities at multiple work sites within approved DTFN budget and policy
  • Liaising with other First Nations, Provincial and Federal Governments, industry and DTFN members regarding funding, programs and specific services
  • Performing other related duties as required or assigned by the Director

Other requirements: A valid Journeyman’s Ticket is an asset; 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.

GENERAL OPEN POSTING – Application Open Until Filled

Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:
Jordan Asels, Acting Director of Infrastructure
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 958, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0
Fax: (780) 926-5730
Email: economic.development@denetha.ca

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