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Assistant Manager, Public Works & Infrastructure

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
June 24, 2021
Job Type
  • Starting salary of $80,000 plus Northern Travel and Cell Allowance


The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) is governed by a Chief and Council which has offices in Dettah and Ndilo.  The YKDFN Chiefs and Council affirm our sacred obligation to serve our people and our commitment to live balanced contemporary lifestyles with culture and traditions important to our community, to speak our traditional language and to protect our natural resources and treaty rights.  For Chiefs and Council to lead the YKDFN requires having qualified personnel to achieve a prosperous future for our citizens.  The incumbent works within this context to provide effective and efficient level of support and assistance.  Please submit cover letter and resume to before closing date of July 9, 2021.


Under the authority of the YKDFN Government Chiefs and Council and under the direct supervision of the Director, Public Works & Infrastructure, the Assistant Manager will work closely with the Director to assist in leading and managing the operations of the public works and infrastructure in Dettah and Ndilo.  The Assistant Manager is an integral part of the Public Works and Infrastructure team and will also deliver and implement special projects that are identified by the strategic goals of the YKDFN. This position is based in Dettah.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed relevant training in community public works coupled with two (2) years of direct related work experience; or grade 12 and equivalent combination of education, and/or training with a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience, will be considered.  The candidate must have supervisory skills and be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with individuals of all levels in a friendly yet professional manner.

The ability to speak a Dene language and previous experience in working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.  A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request.

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