The Land Manger position is a full-time position and involves providing oversite to all activities that take place on reserve Lands. The successful candidate will conduct research, seek funding opportunities and make recommendations on future land development, laws, policies, and processes. This position is responsible for management of all lease holdings and provision of administrative support for new and renewals of leases. Responsibilities also include ensuring maintenance/upkeep of infrastructure and public works and oversight of all lands and resource projects.
- Administer the Land Code and any related policies and procedures in order to obtain the highest benefit of land use to membership
- Recommend amendments to the Land Code and any Laws as necessary.
- Recommend and oversee Land Use Planning and Land Development Initiatives.
- Recommend Land Code and related initiatives that will move the Nation toward Self-Governance.
- Recommend and oversee Land Acquisition and Addition-to-Reserve projects.
- Provide oversite, mentorship, and direction to the Lands Worker.
- Develop Policies and Procedures for the Lands Department and all related activities.
- Provide oversite to environment and climate change initiatives.
- Communicate with members individually and at formal meetings
- Provides support to Senior leadership in Capital Infrastructure project planning
- Communicate with the Senior Manager of Operations and Council about land issues; orient Council to land management laws, policies and practices
- Develop and review land interest agreements, leases, right-of-way and permits; notify interest holders of potential expiration or changes
- Enforce Land Code laws and land related by-laws
- Negotiate and enforce leases
- Develop a budget for land, and all public works/infrastructure departments
- Assist in development of new and revisions to existing by-laws
- Ensure registration of interest
- Resolve disputes and, if not possible, refer disputes to the dispute resolution panel set out by the Land Code
- Draft Band Council Resolutions for land related matters
- Maintain records and files on lands matters, including internet files
- Work with the Lands committee on Community Engagement.
- Assist Council with surrenders and de-surrenders of reserve land for housing.
- Report to Senior Manager of Operations, Council and at Band Meetings on land issues.
- Maintain good relations with INAC
- Provides ongoing communication to the community when required
- Provides administrative support to community members
- Must attend all applicable community meetings, i.e. AGM
- Other land-related duties as may be assigned from time to time
- Enforce land laws not addressed by provision of the Land Code
Public Works and Infrastructure:
- Liaison with the Operations and Maintenance workers to ensure all required maintenance work is complete
- Provides administrative support for any new infrastructure developments
- Monitor the maintenance of all Band infrastructure and public works assets to ensure they are to acceptable codes.
- Post-secondary education in a related field is preferred.
- Excellent communication skills; to include familiarity with principles of natural justice and mediation.
- Must have experience in land and infrastructure management
- Familiarity with framework agreements, transfer agreements, Land Code and associated federal legislation on First Nation Land Management
- Knowledge of federal and provincial environmental codes
- Knowledge of contract law and management; to include familiarity with real land practices (e.g. valuation and appraisal)
- Knowledge of local government laws and principles
- Knowledge of land registry practices and policies
- Experience in INAC programs, construction, contract negotiations, and co-venture agreements
- Must have a valid BC Driver’s License
- Computer literacy (MS Office); bookkeeping skills; and valid driver’s license.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Full-time employment 5 days (35 hours) per week
- Hours of work: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May be required to work occasional evenings or weekends.
- Place of work: Weiwaikum Administration Office
- Must abide by Band Personnel Policy and follow Band housing and land policies.
This position is fulltime position with Wei Wai Kum First Nation. The hours of operations are Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Hourly wage range $30-$39/hr based on qualification and experience. Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email or drop off the following documents: a cover letter, current resume and three work-related references to:
Merci Brown, Senior Operations Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road, Campbell River, BC, V9W 3E8
CLOSING DATE: On-going until filled