Director of Public Works
Fort Nelson First Nation - Fort Nelson, BC

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Director of Public Works

Fort Nelson First Nation requires a motivated and career-minded Director of Public Works responsible for the planning, organization, direction and integration of the Community’s public works and utilities activities and functions. The Director of Public Works will provide expert professional assistance to community management in areas of expertise, including engineering, municipal water, wastewater collection, street and landscape maintenance and housing. Other responsibilities will include policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and operational direction of the Community’s public works, water distribution and wastewater collection system maintenance functions. The Director of Public Works will be responsible for accomplishing department objectives and goals within guidelines established by the Council and Executive Director.


  • University degree in civil engineering or a combination of experience and education in public works field of studies;
  • Theory, principles, practices and techniques of public works, traffic engineering, municipal water and sewers engineering, and public works and utilities maintenance functions;
  • Strong working knowledge of all applicable federal, provincial and local laws, codes and regulations governing the administration of public works and public utilities functions and activities;
  • Strong understanding of the principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records; organization and functions of an elected Council; the Community’s personnel rules and policies;
  • Ability to analyze complex engineering and maintenance issues and problems. Ability to evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action;
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Criminal Records Check

Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To request a detailed job description or to forward your resume, please respond to:

Cathy Hooper, Human Resources Officer
Fort Nelson First Nation
R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0
Fax: (250) 774-7260
E-mail: cathy(dot)hooper(at)

Closing Date: July 12, 2013. We thank all applicants for applying.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Our Territory and Community We are "the People of the Land" and we have occupied the lands of our traditional territory in the northeast...