Manager, Lands and Natural Resources

Job No: AQAM202316
Location: Cranbrook, BC

 

About ʔaq̓am.

ʔaq̓am is a member Community of the Ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq̓am Organization exists for the Community. Externally, we are here to serve the Community, and internally, we are our own Community, comprised of different departments unified by our Vision, Mission, and Values. As a team, through our own roles and departments, the ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwityaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of Ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air, and the sun, this is the place for you. We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision: “A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).” Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long-term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy lifelong learning!

For more information, please visit aqam.net

About the Opportunity

The Manager, Lands & Natural Resources is responsible for developing and overseeing special projects that are ʔaq̓am lands and natural resources-based, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations). In addition to the projects they oversee, the Manager, Lands & Natural Resources provides specialized technical support to ʔaq̓am community’s growth. This position supports and collaborates with other staff within the Lands and Natural Resources Department, including the Director of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR), Forest Planner, and Land Code Advisor, and directly supervises the Project Coordinator - playing a role in the development and implementation of the ʔaq̓am Strategic Plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the DLNR to scope and develop projects related to lands and natural resources, guided by the Community Strategic Plan and Land Use Plan including; Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration (prescribed burning, forest, grassland, wetland), Potable Water, Archaeology, Forestry, Environmental Site Assessments & Remediation, and Climate Adaptation.
  • Proactively seek funding through grant writing, liaise with funders and meet reporting requirements.
  • Navigate internal, provincial, and federal land use processes and secure appropriate approvals to conduct project activities, including but not limited to: Band Council Resolutions, permits under ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code, species-at-risk permits, cultural heritage protections.
  • Provide timely communications related to on-reserve land- based projects to ʔaq̓amnik̓.
  • Respond to inquiries from ʔaq̓amnik̓ related to land and natural resource use.

More About You

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management (forestry, ecology, natural resources, land use planning) and will have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, monitoring strategic and/or land use plans and managing land and natural resource projects.  Project management experience, grant writing and contract administration are required.  A demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture would be an asset.  We are seeking a strategic, analytical thinker with a Community focused approach who will take the initiative to prioritize multiple projects with a high degree of ethics, confidentiality and integrity.  You must have a clear Criminal Record and provide proof of such as well as provision of a clean driver’s abstract and a Valid Class 5 license. 

Salary will commensurate with experience from a range ($$72,000 to $103,000 per year) and includes a favorable benefits package and pension plan.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other Indigenous ancestry and ʔaq̓am encourages applicants to self-identify within your application.  
Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of Ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision: “A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”


Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy lifelong learning!

Aqam