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Operations and Maintenance Manager – Chateh

Career Posting : Operations and Maintenance Manager – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: November 4, 2022 5:00 pm

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is currently accepting applications for an Operations and Maintenance Manager. This is a full-time (2-year contract) position with a competitive benefits package and is based out of the Chateh Administration Office. This is technical, supervisory, and administrative work in the operations and maintenance of the Nation’s infrastructure within the three communities of Bushe River, Chateh and Meander River.


Graduate of a college/technical program, with 3 years related municipal type experience, 3 years supervision or equivalent combination of education and experience, including:

  • Knowledge of current building standards and regulations, engineering plans and specifications, and Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate supervisors and staff; write semi-technical reports and correspondence; establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, Council, and other agencies/businesses
  • Must be computer literate


This position involves the planning, coordinating and daily supervision of the activities for the DTFN Operations including roads and drainage, water treatment/distribution, wastewater collection/treatment, solid waste collection/disposal services, and public buildings and grounds.

Duties Include:

  • Ensuring all tasks and projects performed by employees, specialists and contractors are carried out within Occupational Health and Safety standards, and other due diligence
  • Planning and directing preventative maintenance, repairs, and custom work
  • Implementing program and service delivery evaluation procedures, reviewing existing trade contracts, and applying current technology to keep activities efficient, effective and customer service oriented
  • Assisting the Director in the preparation of the annual and long-range work plans, and operational budget; monitoring the budget on a regular basis
  • Determining labour, equipment and material required to effectively complete assigned tasks; ordering and obtaining resources required for assigned activities at 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 services
  • Performing other related duties as required by the Director

Other requirements, if selected for the position:  A valid Journeyman’s Ticket is an asset; must have own transportation and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License; must provide a Criminal Record Check. Must also provide acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide an approved exemption letter to request accommodation.

Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience.

GENERAL OPEN POSTING – Application Open 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

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