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Director Of Public Works

Job ID43-E5-CA-7A-60-AA
CompanyK'omoks First Nation
LocationComox Valley
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2023-10-27
Posted Until2024-04-24
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
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About K'omoks First Nation
We, the K'omoks people, envision a prosperous and healthy Nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages. K'omoks First Nation ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

Purpose of the Role
The purpose of this position is to oversee and manage a wide range of public works operations, including but not limited to water supply, wastewater treatment, street maintenance, snow removal, and stormwater management. They collaborate with other officials, contractors, and engineers to ensure the implementation of safe, effective, and efficient public works programs. This position also supports the Council in the development of K'omoks First Nation strategic plan and goals around public works.

Key Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement short and long-term plans, policies, and procedures for the public works department
- Oversee both the maintenance & facilities department and housing & infrastructure department
- Oversee fleet and asset management
- Lead the preparation and management of department budgets, including obtaining and allocating resources
- Oversee design, construction, and maintenance of public works infrastructure, including roads, bridges, sewers, and water systems
- Oversee all housing and renovations for member housing and special projects
- Ensure that public works projects comply with applicable safety and environmental regulations and laws
- Liaise with other city departments, elected officials, community groups, the media, and the public to provide information and address public concerns
- Research and recommend new public works initiatives or related technologies to improve department efficiency and productivity
- Review and approve plans and specifications for public works and construction projects prepared by outside consultants and contractors
- Research and apply for funding for special housing projects and programs
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of public works programs, and all assets
- Establish administrative procedures to meet objectives
- Reviewing program activities to determine if they are achieving their goals and making recommendations for improvement
- Monitoring the progress of projects to ensure that they are completed on time and within budget limits
- Perform other related duties as required

- 5+ years experience of policy development, program management, and managing public works operations preferably with First Nations groups
- Bachelor's degree in social science, law or business, or public administration, or a related field and/or equivalent administrative management experience; Master's degree in related field also preferred
- 3+ years of supervisory experience managing staff
- Experience working in and with the Indigenous community preferred with the ability to be culturally sensitive and aware of the current First Nations governance landscape in BC with knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada
- Demonstrated experience in asset management
- Experience working with governments, local governments and agencies
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and laws regarding public works and construction projects and asset management
- Thorough knowledge of key federal, provincial, and other funding sources, including the programming and report requirements of the Indigenous Service Canada and other Government Agencies
- Proven experience managing and developing budgets
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish working relationships with staff, Council, and a variety of governments, groups, knowledge keepers and/or Elders, and other stakeholders
- Computer literate in Microsoft Office, project management software, and proficient with Excel and Word
Salary$80,000 - $100,000 per year
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Application Information:
If this opportunity to work as a community leader in a growing indigenous band office appeals to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We value employment equity and prioritize applications from indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K'omoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to