External PostingDirector of Facilities & Capital Projects- Full time

Closing Date: May 28th, 2021
Posted Date: May 4th, 2021


JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to CAO, the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects is responsible for the overall management and administration of the housing and public works department activities, vehicles, equipment, and other resources required for the operation, care and maintenance of roads, facilities, buildings and Nation utilities. The individual manages housing projects, housing programs, and the management of DCN housing. The individual provides expertise and advice to the Chief and Council and CAO in areas such as: waste collection, water and wastewater, roads and drainage, and landscape maintenance, housing projects, and available funding. Other responsibilities include policy development and implementation, program planning, fiscal management, administration and strategic direction and oversight of the Nation’s public works & housing projects, water distribution and wastewater collection system and maintenance functions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, control, integrate and evaluate the work of Public Works & Housing on both a periodic and ongoing basis.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor long term goals, plans and objectives focused on achieving the Council’s missions and priorities.
  • Develop and oversee the annual budgets in cooperation with the Finance Director.
  • Oversee and direct the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives, and work standards.
  • Advise and update the Chief and Council, Chief Administrative Officer, Program Directors, band members, contractors and others on Departmental issues as needed and/or as requested.
  • Assemble necessary resources to solve a broad range of programmatic and service delivery problems in the delivery of public works and utilities services.
  • Assist in the preparation of new land management boundaries.
  • Represents the Nation in negotiations with other agencies and funding sources, contractors, individuals, and groups on a wide variety of issues pertaining to public works, public utilities and housing.
  • Develop specifications, work scopes, and bid documents for a variety of public works and public utilities designs, construction, and maintenance projects
  • Insurance Policies
  • Develop and implement Asset Management Database
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • Ability to provide effective leadership through management, supervision and direction to facilitate a comprehensive community infrastructure maintenance and operation programs
  • Ability to analyze and assess complex programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments to ensure effective service delivery.
  • Ability to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and professionalism
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Good conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Perform related duties as required



  • Two year college certification in housing, civil engineering technology, land or construction management
  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Minimum three (3) years land development and municipal planning experience
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards for construction and on-going maintenance of major facilities
  • Relevant knowledge of government acts, regulations, codes, standards and resulting guidelines
  • Knowledge of financial management systems at work level, principles and practices of budget preparation, ongoing financial planning for multi-year activities, process for purchasing and the maintenance of records and administration
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite work processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and database application and e-mail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Able to concentrate on multiple problems/tasks at once
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and clean drivers abstract
  • Fluency in Cree is an asset
  • CPIC & CWIS required
  • Closing Date: until a suitable candidate is found

Send Resumes To:

Shauna Willier, Human Resource Manager

fax: 780-355-3650

**We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted**