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Indigenous Engagement Advisor - LAN000264

Job IDAA-90-26-68-DF-2B
CompanyGovernment Of Saskatchewan
Date Posted2023-03-17
Posted Until2023-04-01
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
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About Us

The Ministry of Highways is committed to providing an integrated transportation system supporting economic growth and prosperity for Saskatchewan citizens.

The Opportunity

Our Land Management Services Team is seeking a highly skilled, values-based leader as Indigenous Engagement Advisor. Reporting to the Manager of Land Advisory and Client Services, the position will advise and support senior leadership and program delivery teams regarding Indigenous engagement and collaboration related to federal and provincial Crown lands.

You will research and consult with internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate policies and programs, review legal frameworks and lead development of an Indigenous engagement strategy for provincial highway and municipal road projects. Our candidate will be strategic, have superior interpersonal and communication skills, be effective at facilitation, conflict management, negotiation, and consensus-building that fosters positive working relationships with First Nations organizations, Metis Locals, and Indigenous communities. Your outstanding engagement skills will lead in building an awareness within the ministry of Indigenous culture, history, and traditions. Knowledge and or work-related experience with government processes are an asset.

Typically, the knowledge and abilities required for this position are obtained through a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Indigenous Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or Public Engagement. Additional certification in human relationship disciplines such as mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership and communications, and in strategic thinking would be an asset. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

You will be knowledgeable and competent in the following:

- Policy development and research methodologies;
- Transportation sector trends, policies, acts and regulations;
- Engagement practices and protocols involving Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Chiefs, Indigenous organizations, and Indigenous people;
- Indigenous perspectives surrounding best practices, priorities and emerging trends;
- Indigenous and Treaty land inherent rights, Duty to Consult, 94 Calls to Action and Indigenous people's concerns at the national, provincial and regional level;
- First Nation governance models, Tribal Councils, Independent First Nations, Saskatchewan First Nations and Saskatchewan Metis Nations/locals; and
- Treaty Land Entitlements and Specific Claims Agreements and First Nation related processes for facilitating reserve creation and additions to reserves while protecting municipal and ministry interests for existing and future public roadways.

This position will be required to travel. Therefore, a valid driver's license is required.

What We Offer:

The Saskatchewan Public Service offers several employment advantages such as:

- Competitive salary;
- Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave (maternity/paternal/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave);
- Comprehensive benefits package with health, dental and pension;
- Professional development and advancement opportunities; and
- Inclusive work environments.

The Ministry's deep-rooted values system of innovation, teamwork, respect, service excellence and leadership at all levels serves as the foundation to ensure results are achieved. The successful candidate must be a team player, able to lead, with a reputation for integrity and a focus on service excellence and innovation in their work. Those joining our team need to share our passion for cultivating strong relationships by building trust and creating a positive experience for those working with us. We have a commitment to collaborating and supporting each other.
Salary$37.432-$46.906 Hourly
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