The Manager of Land Use Planning is responsible for overseeing and managing the land use planning activities of the Cree Nation Government (CNG) and the Eeyou Planning Commission (EPC). They are also responsible for managing the staff of CNG land use planning unit, who also serve as the EPC Secretariate staff team.
- Oversee the operations of the Eeyou Planning Commission (EPC), ensuring that it functions effectively and fulfills its land use planning mandate
- Manage the CNG Land Use Planning unit, who also serve as the EPC Secretariate staff team
- Oversee the development and drafting of the EPC’s Regional Master Plan (for category II lands)
- Oversee data collection collaborations, data sharing agreements, and internal data management policies and procedures
- Collaborate with Cree leadership, negotiators, and the Government of Québec to advise, explore, and negotiate additional lands planning powers and responsibilities for the Cree Nation on category II lands, in relation to the implementation of the Cree-Québec Governance Agreement (2012)
- Explore options and provide recommendations for Cree Nation planning and management of non-Cree recreational leases and permits on category II lands
- Collaborate with the Government of Québec on Participation Tables and Technical Committees for the development and updating of the Public Land Use Plans (PATPs) for both the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay and the Kativik Administrative Regions
- Oversee collaboration with the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay Regional Government (EIJBRG) in harmonizing the regional land use planning vision and approach for category II and III lands
- Work with local level Cree First Nation Governments to explore measures for harmonizing land use plans for category I and II lands
- Oversee the collaborative work with the Eeyou Marine Region Planning Commission, to harmonize the land use planning vision and approach for the marine region with that of the EPC for category II lands
- Oversee the administration and processing of CNG Entry and Access Permits for the Eeyou Marine Region, as required in the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement (2010)
- Oversee the collaborative work with the Kativik Regional Government, Makivvik, the Naskapi Nation, and the northern Cree First Nations to address Cree interests in the Master Plan for Land Use for the Kativik Region, and in the related bylaw that enables it
- Manage service contracts with external consultants
- Oversee collaborative initiatives with external researcher
- Deliver complex planning, research and policy projects with minimal direction, while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests
- Supervise and lead direct reports.
- In conjunction with the Director, assist with development of team and individual objectives and ensure that performance is aligned with team and individual objectives.
- Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
- Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports.
- Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
- Perform other duties as required
- Bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Land Use Planning or equivalent experience
- Membership with the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec, the Canadian Institute of Planners, or another professional planning institute or association is an asset
- Post-graduate studies in a related field is an asset
- Three to five years of relevant work experience
- Experience in project management
- Experience working in a northern indigenous context is an asset
- Fluency in verbal Cree.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in French is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of land use planning.
- Customer-focused and service-oriented.
- Proven success in maintaining strong communications, including the ability to facilitate effectively.
- Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- High attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Proven ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
- Proven ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to work under significant pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
- Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
- Must hold a valid driver’s license.
- Willingness to travel extensively
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.
Pay Type: Salary
Min. Hiring Rate: $75,472.00
Max. Hiring Rate: $100,754.00
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