REPORTING PROTOCOL: Reports directly to the Director of Public Work
The Lands Manager is a full time position with a 6 month probationary period, and is part of the Public Works Department. This person is responsible for overall operation of the Lands under the Public Works through the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, implementing, and evaluating of the Wasauksing First Nation Land Code and the Wasauksing First Nation Community Development Plan.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Administer the Wasauksing First Nation Land Code and Transfer Agreement and related policies and procedures to regulate the land use and obtain the highest benefit of land use to our members.
Ensure administrative measures and controls are developed to meet the requirements of Wasauksing First Nation.
Develop and review land interest agreements, leases, right-of-ways and permits, notify interest holders of potential expiration and changes and ensure terms of interest agreements are met.
Review all documents submitted by community members for residential, business, industry, public, other government departments and institutes of public government (i.e. land use permits, leases, licenses, conformity and screening decisions, etc.).
Examine updates and verify accuracy of various maps and community site plans for Wasauksing First Nation.
Gather, maintain and input historical and current information into various systems (GIS, MMS System, Database, etc.).
Provide statistical reports on land use activities.
Read, interpret, catalogue and maintain maps, air photography and satellite images
Ensure registration of interests in the Wasauksing First Nation Land Registry and the First Nation Land Registry System.
Maintain the land use inventory requests.
Maintain Wasauksing First Nation’s 911 numbering system
Resolve disputes and, if not possible, refer disputes to the dispute resolution panel set out by the Land Code.
Provide expert advice to Council, Committees, and Citizens on lands and resource related issues.
Facilitate the Wasauksing First Nation Lands and Resources Committee and other committees to assist them in providing advice, as necessary.
Deliver presentations to senior management, colleagues, clients/stakeholders, community members and Council on strategic issues.
Community Land Use Planning and Coordination
Act as the lead individual in the development of the Community Land Use plan, Matrimonial Real Property Law, Environmental Assessment and Protection Law, and other laws, bylaws, and policies related to lands.
Collect land use data for use in preparation of comprehensive plan and development of zoning regulations.
Develop and review Wasauksing First Nation land laws and bylaws relative to the Land Code and Community Development Plan and forward to Chief & Council for review and implementation.
Lead community land and resource-related consultations and voting processes in accordance with the Land Code.
Recommend amendments to the Land Code as necessary.
Prepare and draft briefing notes, long range plans and other special projects as requested
Assist and provide technical assistance to other First Nation committees.
Prepare Lands budgets for submission to the Director of Public Works for inclusion into the departmental budget.
Follow established accounting policies and procedures.
Monitor expenditures and report financial status to Chief & Council as required.
Maintain accounts receivable information related to land administration processes/payments.
Prepare and submit funding proposals as required.
Submit project/third party claims as required.
Assess and complete final reports as required.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate lands staff as required. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Works.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) , or equivalent
Degree or diploma in one or more of the following: natural or renewable resource management, land management, environmental studies or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of land management issues and legislation affecting First Nations both locally and nationally.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of land resource planning and management.
A minimum of five years’ experience in Lands Management, or related field.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, GIS, and database management.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to interact with the public and problem-solve matters to the point of resolution.
Adhere to Wasauksing First Nation policies and procedures including the Financial Administrative Policy and Human Resources Policy.
Ability to speak Ojibway is an asset.
General knowledge of community services, customs and traditions.
Valid Ontario Class G License and must provide a current CPIC.
RATE AND CLASSIFICATION – Rate of pay will begin in the Grade 6 Step 3 – 7 of the approved Salary Grid ($43,767 – $53,795)
Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, a list of three recent references with their contact information, and a contact number where you can be reached. Applicants can drop off their application packages at the Wasauksing First Nation Administration Reception or email them to DOPW@wasauksing.ca. If you are dropping your package off, please ensure that your envelope is time and date stamped by the receptionist.
APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN – Thursday November 2, 2017 @ 3:00pm
If you have any question, please contact Ryan Tabobondung, Director of Public Works
@ 705-746-2531, Ext 2256.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.