(Full-time) Temporary Contract – Possible extension. 

 Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation is seeking an enthusiastic individual who will be responsible for overseeing the development of the Community Development Initiative. This position requires a broad skillset and the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation departments, the broader community and Urban Systems. Our ideal candidate should also bring a genuine interest in learning more about community planning and a passion for improving our quality of life at Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To learn about community planning and the specific tasks associated with the Community Development Initiative.
  • Investigate and research relevant background information.
  • Work alongside Urban Systems as well as other Community Navigators throughout the duration of the project.
  • Lead various meetings within the community to introduce the Community Development Initiative.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external personnel and/or organizations/agencies.
  • Work with other departments to address the priorities that are identified in the community plan.
  • Prepare basic information concerning the community plan process and act as a resource person for departments, members and council on the community plan process, procedures and protocols.
  • Coordinate local data collection and transfer from Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation departments.
  • Develop memos, progress reports, briefing notes and general planning documents.
  • To coordinate the review of draft reporting documents and presentation materials.
  • Support Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Tourism Development

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team player to effectively interact with other departments and staff, elected officials, members, service providers and local government agencies and officials.
  • Access to computer and email.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research.
  • Exceptional organization and time-management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work in demanding and fast paced work environment.


  • Letter of Application
  • Resume with current email address
  • (3) Current professional references (1) from last/current employer


MAIL:  Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation

ATTN:  Jaye Cameron, CEO

P.O. Box 340

Duck Lake, Sask.  S0K 1J0

Fax:      (306) 467-4404


Or Drop off at the Band Office in a sealed envelope.                   

Deadline for Applications is:  September 23, 2019 12 noon. (Late applicants will be declined)

Selection Procedure:

Your eligibility to be considered for this position will be based on the information in your resume.  Accordingly, you must clearly specify and clarify the qualifications you have that match the qualification required.  Please ensure that you provide Supervisory references and their contact information.  Only selected applicants will be contacted. 





EXTENDED – 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

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 31, 2019.

*We thank all those who are interested.

*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Employment Opportunity: P/T, Term Marketing Coordinator / Interpretive Guide

Title: Marketing Coordinator/Interpretive Guide

Responsible to: Community Development Officer – Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Responsive to: Executive Director – Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre

Summary: The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a qualified individual to fill a part-time, term position as Marketing Coordinator/Interpretive Guide in support of local tourism initiatives.

Reporting to both the Community Development Officer at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, and the Executive Director at the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre, the Marketing Coordinator/Interpretive Guide will assist in promoting the region as a tourist destination and in the delivery of local guided tours.

Core Competencies:

  1. Develop and execute tourism marketing plans for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre using a variety of media targeting diverse demographics;
  2. Develop Social Media content to achieve marketing and promotional objectives;
  3. Work with stakeholder groups to identify opportunities and gaps in service/program delivery;
  4. Assist in event coordination, research, and content curation;
  5. Provide administrative support to immediate supervisors; and
  6. Lead guided tours of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre.


  1. Heritage Interpreter Training is considered an asset;
  2. Knowledge of local historically significant events;
  3. Marketing Certificate/Diploma (a combination of experience and education will be considered);
  4. Excellent computer skills;
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills especially in a group setting;
  6. Knowledge of local nehiyawak (Cree) culture;
  7. First Aid;
  8. Must be able to provide both a CPIC and VSS; and
  9. Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence and have access to a reliable vehicle.

Working Conditions:

  • Part-time, 5 hours daily – scheduling to be determined by supervisors and based on facility/administrative needs;
  • Term: Employment starts July 1 till mid-August (with possibility of extension); and
  • Weekend work may be required.

How to apply:

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

Jaye Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
RE: Marketing Coordinator/Interpretive Guide
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0

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), June 21, 2019.

*We thank all those who are interested.

*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


POSITION: Board Member

Willow Cree Education (2 vacancies)

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking 2 passionate and dedicated individuals from BOCN to join its Board of Directors. The ideal board member will have:

  • Strong communication skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team;
  • The ability to commit the time required as a member of the BOCN Board of Directors (minimum 1 day per month); and
  • A clear Criminal Record Check (CPIC).


The BOCN is particularly interested in candidates with skills, knowledge and experience in some of the following areas:

  • Education;
  • Finance in the non-profit sector;
  • Strategic Planning;
  • Advocacy; and
  • Previous experience with a non-profit Board or community group is an asset.

How to Apply:  Individuals interested in joining our Board of Directors are encouraged to submit their application to:

Jaye Cameron, CEO
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, Sask.  S0K 1J0
Fax: 306-467-4404  or drop off with the receptionist at the BOCN band office.

Deadline: June 25, 2019 at 12 noon. (Late applications will not be accepted)

Applicants should include a detailed letter of interest and a resume outlining relevant experience and qualifications. All submissions will be reviewed however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Employment Opportunity: Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Correctional Service Canada
Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK and within a 150 km radius of Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK, within Canadian territory AND that are members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons.
$57,587 to $74,746Closing date: 12 June 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

*NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected.

**Please note that the following Aboriginal Liaison Officer advertisements are posted simultaneously for positions in the Prairie region: Selection process no. 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152596, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152597, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152598, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152599, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152555, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152731.

If you apply to more than one Aboriginal Liaison Officer selection process, you will only be assessed once.


Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs) interpret and communicate Aboriginal offender behaviour, cultural needs and progress to the case management team for inclusion in correctional/healing plans and Elder reviews to promote the safe release of Aboriginal offenders and to reduce the recidivism rate. As part of a multi-disciplanary team, ALOs develop and deliver Aboriginal interventions and actively contribute to case management processes and establish a link with offenders to provide them with information regarding cultural/spiritual programming, activities and resources; foster a positive Aboriginal cultural environment with offenders and help to interpret CSC legislation, institutional regulations, roles of other staff members, and terms and conditions of Conditional Release. ALOs assists in the identification and assessment of the initial healing components for Aboriginal offenders and assist Aboriginal offenders in developing healing/release plans under the guidance of Elders, the case management team, community-based agencies and Aboriginal communities. These positions are based in a correctional institution.

Work environment

Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) mission of contributing to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

For further information on the department, work environment, careers at CSC and application process, please visit our website at

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and could be used to staff positions of various tenures in an institution or in the community nearby.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of secondary school or acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience working with or for Aboriginal communities or organizations and/or Aboriginal Elders

Experience using a computer (i.e. programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and/or Excel).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience with Aboriginal teachings and values.
Experience working with Aboriginal people in conflict with the law.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the realities of First Nations, Inuit or Métis people in Canada

Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Demonstrating integrity and respect

Ability to plan and execute activities.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Knowledge of interviewing and counselling techniques.

Ability to speak a traditional Aboriginal language.

Ability to plan and execute Aboriginal cultural events such as traditional and/or spiritual ceremonies, social activities and programs.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Information on employment equity

Compliance with Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Healing Lodges (particularly, members of First nations bands specified in the Memorandum of Understanding/agreements).

Variable Work Hours may be required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Note for applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal:
An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) .

Candidates who are unable to apply on-line can send their application by fax to (613) 992-7716 or email to Please ensure to clearly quote reference/selection number and attach a completed and signed copy of the AAAF.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application on-line to take advantage of the many benefits in using this electronic recruitment system. Some of these benefits are that:
You can create an applicant profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other selection processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
You can modify your application/résumé anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement. You can verify the status of your application at any time.
Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage of the process.

You will be required to provide proof of your educational credentials.

All information pertaining to this selection process will be sent by e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and your PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and/or email address. Applicants must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional. Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted.

Applicants are responsible for travel expenses related to this selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information


Employment Opportunity: Park Interpreter

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in partnership with the Fort Carlton Provincial Park, is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to serve a term position as Park Interpreter at the Fort Carlton Provincial Park.

Responsible to: Park Manager, Fort Carlton Provincial Park

Responsive to: Community Development Officer, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Summary: The Park Interpreter will have direct involvement in the development and delivery of engaging, informative and interactive nature and recreation programs that make visitors aware of our province’s unique biological and cultural diversity.


  • Facilitating curriculum based school programs, leading nature hikes, cultural interpretation, organizing special events.
  • Hosting guest presenters and guiding resourced based recreation activities such as canoeing and camping skills and operate a windows based computer to create seasonal reports.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Saskatchewan’s natural environment, cultural heritage specific to the Willow Cree of the local territory, outdoor skills, use of social media and basic computer skills. Knowledge, training, and experience in canoe instruction is considered an asset for this role. Successful candidates will have experience and ability to develop and present public programs, work alone with minimal supervision, exhibit sound judgment when dealing with the public, work in all types of weather conditions, lead school based education programs and safely lead outdoor excursions.

Core Competencies:

  • Weekend and evening work is required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check are required.

Working Conditions::

  • Light housekeeping activities such as sweeping, mopping and wiping of facilities;
  • Picking up litter and debris;
  • Lifting and moving program materials weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Hiking and walking a minimum of 5 km while carrying a pack weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Clearing and maintaining trails using hand tools;
  • Loading and unloading canoes/kayaks onto and off a trailer;
  • Paddling a canoe/kayak on a lake for a minimum of 5 km in a variety of weather conditions

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2019, Noon. (No exceptions)


MAIL: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
ATTN: Jaye Cameron, CEO
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0
Fax: (306) 467-4404
Or drop off at the Band Office in a sealed envelope.