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.
This position is responsible for supporting the provision of policy development and technical services as it relates to community /regional land use planning, the administration of lands and provision of technical services. This will include; undertaking research, preparing maps, graphics, studies, data collection and the formulation of land plans, policy and procedures and the administration of land within the Yellowknives Dene Traditional Territory. The incumbent will support public consultations, internal working groups, undertake studies and prepare reports required to evaluate Indigenous knowledge and information related to various, environmental, social, and economic aspects of the management and administration of land.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
- Education requirements include a post-secondary education in Geography, Land Use Planning, Cartography, Environmental Studies, or Natural Resources supplemented with direct training / course work and / or a certificate / diploma in Geographic Information Systems.
- Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians, or Canadian Association of Geomatics are assets; or
- Equivalent combination of education and/or related course work with four (4) years work experience.
A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required. The ability to speak a Dene language, knowledge and/or experience with cultural history and customs of the Wiìliìdeh people and previous experience working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.
A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request.
The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage with excellent comprehensive group insurance coverage, Northern Travel Allowance and benefits, along with a fun work environment with exceptionally diverse and cultural oriented people.
To be considered, your resume with cover letter must be submitted to Human Resources by closing date of Oct 25, 2022.
EMAIL OR DROP OFF YOUR RESUME TO:
Human Resources Division
Yellowknives Dene First Nation
We thank all who apply and advise that only those short listed will be contacted. Priority consideration may be given to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation citizens.