Employment Opportunity: Emergency Management Assistant

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to fill the full-time, term position of Emergency Management Assistant.

Responsible to: Emergency Response Manager

Summary: The Emergency Management Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administrative tasks related to the implementation of Emergency Response Planning and preparedness in the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

Core Competencies:

  1. Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  2. Monitor local weather.
  3. Support the Emergency Response Manager in the execution of their duties as related, but not limited to Emergency Management.
  4. Assist in the planning and directing of resources in disaster response or crisis management activities.
  5. Assist and coordinate disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., tornadoes, floods, severe weather, etc) disasters.


  1. Basic Emergency Management (BEM) through Saskatchewan Emergency Management is considered an asset;
  2. Incident Command System (ICS 100) through Saskatchewan Emergency Management is considered an asset;
  3. Have experience in Emergency Management or dealing with emergency situations;
  4. Excellent proficiency in working with the entire Microsoft suite of applications including the internet;
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  6. Have experience with First Nations culture;
  7. Must provide a CPIC as part of your application;
  8. Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Working Conditions:

  1. Full-Time, Term till March 31, 2020;
  2. Emergency Situations, potential long hours
  3. Level-headed and decisive in critical situations
  4. Some evening and weekend work may be required (in the event of emergency response situations).

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, CPIC, and a list of three professional references to:

Jaye Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
RE: Emergency Management Assistant
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0
Email: hr@beardysband.com

Applications can also be dropped off with our receptionist in-person at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Band Office.

Closing date for submissions is 12:00pm (noon), July 24, 2019.

*We thank all those who are interested.

*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Councillor Statement: RCMP seeking community assistance

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2019


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by Councillor Kevin Seesequasis in cooperation with the RCMP:

I first off want to again extend my personal condolences and the sincere condolences of our Council to the family and friends of Jessica Cameron. I will always remember her as someone who always shared a smile. She will be missed.

I recognize this is a traumatic and heartbreaking time in our community.

I have been in close contact with the RCMP at all levels and they assure me they are working hard on this case. They have indicated to me that they are experiencing some difficulty with witnesses and their participation. In speaking with Sergeant Dan Donison of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit, he had this to say:

We recognize this is an tragic situation for the community – everyone I’ve spoken to had nothing but kind words to say about Miss. Cameron. I understand that trust is important in a situation like this, and that some people are worrisome of the RCMP. But this was a mom, a sister, someone’s daughter, and it is critical that we have as much information as possible to help us conclude our investigation.”

If you have any information that can be of assistance in the investigation, please come forward and contact the RCMP in Rosthern at 306-232-6400.”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications