Job Summary

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual, who will provide leadership, management, and mentorship as the Director of Public Works & Housing. Under the direct supervision of the Councillor i/c Public Works & Housing, the “Director – Public Works & Housing” is the Administrative Head of the Department of Public Works & Housing with the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Works & Housing;
  • Direct the general administrative functions of the department;
  • Analyze, design and improve the processes by which services are delivered to ensure efficiency, quality assurance, productivity and safety of program(s);
  • Forecast future demand for goods and services;
  • Manage materials including purchasing, inventory control and distribution;
  • Manage logistics and supply chains (the movement of goods in and out of production, and distribution);
  • Develop contingency plans for unexpected changes in suppliers;
  • Complete applicable reports to funders/supervisors in a timely manner;
  • Prepare and manage budgets including department finances;
  • Keep records such as supplier accounts, project files etc;
  • Execute the Council’s directives and policies;

Housing Specific:

  • communicate regularly with the Tenants on issues affecting the property
  • prepare annual management plans for properties
  • ensure that properties are properly maintained and comply with codes and applicable bylaws;
  • prepare annual budgets and review and report on monthly variances from the budget;
  • build and maintain good tenant-owner relations
  • negotiate, prepare and administer leases and other legal agreements;
  • regularly inspect each property and focus on risk management;
  • obtain quotes or bids from contractors for repairs, renovations or maintenance;
  • supervise contractors and staff;
  • ensure that work has been satisfactorily completed and approve invoices;administer and maintain records of damage and security deposits and rent(s) for community-owned buildings;


  • Administer applicable human resources programs including staff leave;
  • Manage supplier and customer relationships;
  • Promote and maintain excellent public relations;
  • Lead regular staff meetings to promote ongoing communication and teamwork;
  • Adhere to the Personnel Management Act & Regulations or any other departmental or community policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required and assigned by the Councillor in charge of Public Works & Housing.

Work Conditions:

  • The incumbent will be required to respond to emergency situations at all hours of the day, that may arise in the community.
  • Public Works & Housing must often deal with the complex needs and concerns of community members, staff, and suppliers on a regular basis.
  • Working conditions contain moderate risks which require planned safety precautions for limited periods of time.
  • Work in an office environment but are often away from the office inspecting properties and monitoring contractors;
  • Their work days tend to be unstructured and they must deal with frequent interruptions;
  • They work normal business hours, although long hours and evening meetings are sometimes required; and
  • Often required to deal with emergencies on weekends and holidays.


  • University Degree, Diploma, or certificate in Business Administration, Land Use/Urban Planning, or related field; (a combination of work history/experience may be considered);
  • Experience with Public Works, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Band Based Capital is considered an asset;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a reliable vehicle;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and manage employees;
  • A strong commitment to customer service;
  • Ability to create and work in a team environment.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to: Human Resource Officer

RE: Director of Public Works & Housing

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Band Office (Drop Off)


                          Application deadline: May 5, 2023, at 12pm