APC Competition # 2016-08-02
APC Employment Opportunity
Policy Analyst (Housing & Infrastructure) x 2
(Full Time Term Position until March 31st, 2017)
Position Overview: Work collaboratively with all First Nations leaders and staff on all aspects of Housing and Infrastructure, Water Management Strategy and Wastewater, as well as Housing Quality Initiative and Needs Assessment. Identify gaps in current programs and funding frameworks pertaining to all aspects of First Nation Housing & Infrastructure. The individual will also be responsible for building effective relationships and networks with all First Nations organizations and Federal/Provincial Governments. Engage Federal Government on key issues related to policy development and programming for Housing & Infrastructure to support all work activities detailed as part of the First Nations Clean Water Initiative (FNCWI) Project Charter & Work Plan.
Who Can Apply: Applicants should possess a relevant post-secondary Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. A combination of comparable, relevant and recent education and experience will also be considered.
Experience: Applicants must have at least 3-5 years recent experience working with First Nations, preferably in the area of housing and/or infrastructure, policy research and development and/or statistics. Applicants must also have a thorough understanding of First Nation housing and infrastructure issues (ie. safe drinking water, wastewater legislation/regulations) programs and services.
Essential Functions and Duties
1. To identify and communicate on concerns of Frist Nations on safe drinking water and to address the new wastewater regulations.
2. Research, and provide accurate and timely advice on various Federal Housing and Infrastructure policy issues facing Atlantic First Nation communities and develop alternatives or options as required and work on activities assigned under the First Nations Clean Water Initiative.
3. Organize and coordinate meetings with all stakeholders and First Nation leaders and experts;
4. Develop monthly and weekly updates on key activities and results achieved on various Housing and Infrastructure initiatives;
5. Research, analyze and develop innovative ideas on a Housing and Infrastructure programing & activities for the Atlantic Region;
6. Liaise with First Nation Councils/Tribal Organizations and all key Housing and Infrastructure staff;
7. Provide briefing updates to the Team Leader, Executive Director and or Chiefs on various meetings;
8. Work collaboratively with Federal and Provincial Departments on Housing and Infrastructure to address key issues and priorities;
9. Liaison & work with the AFN on the national approach on Housing and Infrastructure;
10. Ensure Housing & Infrastructure & FNCWI websites are up to date;
11. Ensure all Housing and Infrastructure documents are recorded in central filing system;
12. Coordinate all required committee meetings of the First Nations Housing and Infrastructure network;
13. Other related duties as required;
Abilities & Skills:
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email, Outlook, browsers, etc.
• Knowledge of First Nation communities and organizations in the region.
• Strong organization, communication, time management and writing skills.
• Strong office management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.
• Ability to speak Mi’kmaq or Maliseet would be an asset.
Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience (within APC salary grid)
Location: APC Head Office, Cole Harbour, (Dartmouth) Nova Scotia.
Start date: As soon as possible
If you are interested, qualified and would like to be part of the APC team, please email in Word or PDF format only, the following documents:
- a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet the position requirements and salary expectations (please quote APC competition #2016-08-02 on the cover letter and in the subject line of your email);
- an updated resume;
- recent writing sample; and
- the names/contact information of three work related references.
All above noted information must be sent by email only in word or PDF format by 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time) on August 19, 2016.
No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. If all qualifications are equal, preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. No interview or relocation costs will be provided.
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