10 Jul 2018


expositorBirch Island, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Lands Assistant

Permanent Full-time

The Whitefish River First Nation is seeking a motivated individual to fulfill the roles and responsibilities for the position of Lands Assistant. The Lands Assistant under the direction and supervision of the Lands Manager and Band Manager, will assist the Lands Manager with Management of Reserve, Environmental, Surrendered and Designated Lands. The Lands Assistant will assist with maintaining all aspects of land leasing and permit operations, assist the Lands Manager in preparing and maintaining records and land transaction documentation, and provide Administrative Support to the Lands Department. The successful application will be responsible for (but not limited to):


Assist Lands Manager with all aspects of lands administration, including maintaining land leasing operations, permits, land allotment postings, land notices, preparation of land instruments for Registration in Indian Lands Registry System, historical research.

Provide administrative support for Lands Department including preparation of correspondence, Band Council Resolutions, and reports relating to First Nation Lands Matters.

Assist in the monitoring of environmental issues as they pertain to First Nation Lands,

Assist and attend Field work and site inspections as required.

Attend Lands Department Meetings, record and distribute Lands Department meeting minutes

Attend meeting, workshops and conferences on behalf of Lands Department as required.

Travel, when required, to assist the Lands Manager in undertaking research concerning Whitefish River First Nation Lands

Abide by Personnel Policies of Whitefish River First Nation


Training in land use and in general office administration

Knowledge of land use and environmental issues as they affect First Nations

Experience in administration and natural resources areas.

Experience in general accounting.

Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Proficiency in computer skills in Microsoft office, specifically Word and Excel

Knowledge of the Indian Act as it pertains to Lands Management

Knowledge of Aboriginal Culture, Traditions, communication styles and value systems.

Interested applicants to forward a Cover Letter and Resume including three (3) current letters of references no later than July 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Whitefish River First Nation

17 A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188,

Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0

Attn: Art Jacko, Band Manager


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