Lands Leasing Manager

Job Information
Author dcharyna
Date March 8, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Saugeen First Nation
Salary 60,000-68,000 - Annual
Location Southampton, ON
Category Business / Management
Contact Information

The Lands Manager carries out specific functions related to Saugeen First Nation Land Management Services.  The Lands Manager will process all Recreational and Agricultural Lease documents, registers all land documents, processes Land Transfers and issues Certificate of Possession documents.  The Lands Manager is responsible for updating and maintaining the Saugeen First Nation Geographic System (SFNGIS) and assist band members and employees with regard to lands and leasing matters.


  • Implement the lands and leasing goals as established by Chief and Council
  • Report to the Band Administrator and liaise with the Lands & Leasing Committee
  • Implement, adhere, negotiate and report to all Funding Agreements as applicable
  • Provide an administrative/monitoring function over Lands programs and service delivery, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Lands Department
  • Maintain a professional and respectful working relationship with leasing citizens and act as the point of contact for matters related to leasing
  • Oversee the First Nation Land Management Act processes for Saugeen First Nation
  • Conduct property/facility field reviews to ensure that tenant operations and property maintenance are in compliance with lease agreements
  • Safeguard leasing records
  • Receive and review applications for access and land use activities proposed within Saugeen First Nation Traditional Territory lands such as quarries, road construction, environmental monitoring, harvesting and business ventures. Negotiate terms and conditions of land use activities by applicants, and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of approved use
  • Respond to consultation requests from Federal and Provincial territorial government for proposed legislative amendments such as in the Municipal Act, Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC) Land Management Manual and related Indian Act amendments
  • Support and manage mapping and legal description requests
  • Assist leadership with land acquisition negotiations
  • Work closely with the Economic Development Department to ensure that they are aware of any environmental concerns respecting new business ventures for the band or its members
  • Maintain liaison with relevant organizations
  • Develop third party protocols as required and/or directed
  • Keep current on First Nations Lands developments by accessing and reading relevant literature, attending seminars, workshops, conferences and availing oneself of other resources
  • Attending various meetings (committees, local boards, government, Ministry, etc.) or designate other lands department personnel to participate in these meetings
  • Develop and monitor the annual work plans and budgets by overseeing the maintenance of accountability mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation processes for programs
  • Train, orient, aid and develop staff through annual professional development plans
  • Administer and implement policies and programs adopted by Saugeen First Nation
  • Provide clearly written staff job descriptions
  • Review staff positions periodically and recommending salary rate adjustments
  • Participating in the hiring process and the oversee the orientation of new personnel
  • Ensure the proper and timely completion of required personnel related documentation and reports
  • Manage staff within the department
  • Preparing a clear, concise annual report of the program activities and finances to Chief and Council
  • Prepare and submit funding proposals and reporting as required
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility of the lands department within the policies and procedures
  • Interpret First Nation Lands reform and legislation and their potential impact on our lands
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the lands department and its clients
  • Be concerned with legal liability and compliance
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Diploma or Degree in one of the following: Natural or Renewable Resource Management, Land Management, Environmental Studies or Public Administration or similar field of study is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s Lands Management/Supervisory work experience; related field may be an asset
  • Knowledge of Land Management issues and legislation affecting First Nations both locally and nationally and knowledge of related First Nation issues
  • Experience working for/with First Nation communities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land resource planning and management
  • Strong financial background with monitoring experience of large scale budgets
  • Ability to interact with the public and problem-solve matters to the point of resolution
  • Adhere to Saugeen First Nation policies and procedures including the Finance Policy and Personnel Policy
  • Sound knowledge of policy development, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong Microsoft Office user including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • General knowledge of community services, customs and traditions
  • Experience in team building, strategy development and organizational development
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities, and to be flexible with changing priorities and deadlines
  • High level of attention to confidentiality
  • Ability to travel as required, mandatory class G driver’s license, access to reliable transportation
  • Mandatory CPIC will be a condition of employment

Applications MUST include:

  • Current covering letter
  • Current resume
  • Three names (not letters) of references with telephone numbers and/or email addresses (one must be current or most recent employer)

DEADLINE DATE: THURSDAY March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
(*No Late Applications Accepted*)

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

This position may be considered for additional duties upon Reorganization; salary will correspond accordingly

Applications will be received:

At Office:       Employment and Training Centre (519) 797-1224
By Fax:          (519) 797-3458

By E-Mail:

By Mail:        Saugeen First Nation Hiring Committee R.R.#1, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0

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