Housing Manager – Chateh

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Career Posting : Housing Manager – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: March 19, 2019 5:00 pm

Open to DTFN Members Only

The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of a Housing Manager under the Infrastructure Services/Housing program based out of the Chateh Admin. Office. This full-time management (contract) position with benefits requires extensive experience, technical skills, and knowledge of the housing industry.  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:

  • Leads, plans, direct, coaches, supervise and coordinate the operation of the Housing program, and the interaction of the program with other DTFN departments and services
  • Ensures that all tasks and projects performed by employees, specialists and contractors are carried out within Occupational Health and Safety standards
  • Implements 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. Recommends goals, objectives and policies to the Director
  • Determines manpower, equipment and material required to effectively complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Orders and obtains resources required for assigned activities at multiple work sites within approved DTFN budget and policy
  • Develops future planning processes by setting goals, developing strategies and work plans along with operating and capital budgets on housing and DTFN owned buildings that maximizes safety, usability, and the current and future member benefit
  • Liaises with other First Nations, Provincial and Federal Governments, industry and DTFN members regarding funding, programs and services specific to the functional area
  • Hires, trains, evaluates and releases (as necessary) all subordinate staff within approved personnel policies and legislation
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the Director


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

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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Submit a detailed resume 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

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