Coordinator of Operations for the Eeyou Istchee Land Keeper/Wildlife Protection Assistant Program

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  • Post Date: May 11, 2020
Job Description

Department: Government Support Services
Location: To Be Determined
Salary Grade 6: (Min. $57,754.00 – Max. $86,631.00)
Status: Temporary until April 2021

Core Functions

The Coordinator of Operations for the Eeyou Istchee Land Keeper/Wildlife Protection Assistant Program is responsible for carrying out all duties related to the planning, organization and supervision of the activities related to the EILK/WPA operations. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the coordination and efficient communications required between the Cree Nation Government and the Direction Générale de la Protection de la Faune (DPF) du Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) with respect to the role and activities of the EILK/WPA.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Supervise, coordinate, plan and report on the activities of the EILK/WPA to ensure that operational needs are being met.
  • Initiate, plan and coordinate patrol, monitoring, education and awareness activities of the EILK/WPA so as to ensure an active presence on lands and waters of Eeyou Istchee and that laws, regulations, guidelines, best practices, policy, protocols and/or traditional practices and values, related to lands, water and wildlife are understood and followed.
  • Liaise with the communities and other concerned organizations to identify needs and plan initiatives for the EILK/WPA related to promotion of cultural continuity, education and awareness to ensure respect of traditional customs, practices and values.
  • Plan and coordinate with the EILK/WPA and concerned organizations’ initiatives facilitating and promoting the role of the tallymen and the integration of local and traditional knowledge in the management and stewardship of the land, waters and animals.
  • Collaborate and liaise within the Cree Nation Government and DPF in the development and implementation of Wildlife Protection plans as well as other relevant management and operational plans as required and ensure integration of concerns of the tallymen and communities.
  • Coordinate, compile, report and make recommendations based on the results of the EILK/WPA.
  • Document activities and observations of impacts on the lands, waters and wildlife (e.g. illegal activities, visitors’ impacts, access and occupation, poaching activities, compliance, non-traditional practices and any other activities that impact lands, waters and wildlife).
  • Collaborate with the organization, DPF and communities to identify priority issues to be Career Opportunity: Coordinator of Operations controlled.
  • Monitor and ensure EEIK compliance with the Code of Ethics of the Cree Nation Government and those outlined in the supervisory rules of the DPF.
  • Oversee and establish EILK/WPA adherence with the supervisory rules of DPF for Wildlife Protection Assistants.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Wildlife Administrator on objectives, procedures, policies and budgets.
  • Coordinate efficient communications and reporting with the DPF and Cree Nation Government regarding non-compliance of regulations and laws and the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Regime.

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and provide monthly reports and recommendations on the activities of the EILK/WPA and issues related to operations, monitoring, enforcement, compliance, public relations, community and tallymen relations or other related matters.
  • Identify and report on operational or training needs of the EILK/WPA.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise, lead direct reports and ensure effective supervision of others within the team.
  • Assist direct reports with the development of objectives and assure that performance is aligned with team and individual objectives. Ensure that managers and/or supervisors within team are establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives.
  • Identify training needs and support training and development.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist managers and/or supervisors with performance evaluations.
  • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalency in Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related field.


  • Three to five years of experience in Wildlife Protection, Management or Land Stewardship activities. Career Opportunity: Coordinator of Operations


  • Fluency in verbal Cree, English and French.
  • Ability to write in English.
  • Ability to write in French is considered an asset.


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.


Additional Requirements

  • Willingness to work both in an office and outside setting.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Canadian citizen or possess permanent residency status.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Application Period

From May 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020


Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ECN-200502-1

Valerie Mianscum

Recruitment Officer


Tel.: 819-673-2600