Director of Lands Resources and Environment

Sagamok Anishnawbe

Massey, ON, CA

Job Summary:

The Director of Lands & Environment is responsible for establishing and managing the Lands and Environment Unit as directed by Chief and Council. The Director of Lands & Environment oversees TEK Initiative, Harvesting and Fisheries, Lands, and Forestry.  Work is performed independently, under the general direction of the Director of Operations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage the Lands and Environment unit including developing work plans, budgets, strategic planning, and program objectives.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external clients, and ensuring that transactions or information received on behalf of the band and or its members are kept communicated effectively and where required to do so maintain confidentiality.
  • Supervises and provides direction to employees under the programs and services through Lands and Environment unit in accordance with Sagamok Anishnawbek policies and procedures and ensures the implementation of the overall Lands and Environment workplan.
  • Integrate and maintain Quality Management systems and practices, and Community Development within the unit.
  • Provides information and/or reports as required to the Director of Operations and to Chief and Council and apprises staff of new initiatives and changes in policy and directions.
  • Provide technical and policy support to Technical Services Unit in relation to major capital projects; environmental laws & regulations; water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure; comprehensive community planning; environmental assessment; environmental management; and project management.
  • Provide technical and policy support in relation to land use planning; traditional use & occupancy studies; land claims, species at risk; indigenous knowledge; the duty to consult; environmental assessment; fisheries; and natural resource management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • University degree in Engineering, Planning or Environmental and Resource, or related discipline.
  • Five years work experience in a managerial position with experience setting and managing program budgets, experience developing and managing projects, and strategic planning. 
  • Knowledge of both Technical Services, Lands, Environment and Natural Resource management
  • Knowledge of and respect for Anishnawbek history, practices, teachings, language, values and beliefs is of critical importance.
  • Ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • Secure and maintain certification in Privacy and Confidentiality.
  • Sign and comply with an annual oath of confidentiality.
  • Must provide a criminal record check prior to commencing employment.
  • Six [6] month probationary period.
    Interested applicants MUST submit a cover letter, resume, photocopies of certificates/diploma/degree from a post-secondary institution, and three references (preferably 3 recent employment references from a direct supervisor/manager):
    Attn: Hiring Committee
    c/o Human Resources
    Sagamok Anishnawbek, P.O. Box 610, Massey, Ontario, P0P 1P0
    Fax: (705) 865-3307
    Email: [email protected]
    Closing Date: Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.





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