FNPSS IS HIRING!

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and will provide a comprehensive performance evaluation upon successful completion of the position term. Looking to hire ASAP!

Open Positions (details below):

PM-05 Interchange Opportunity – Federal Employees

Position Overview

We are looking for a Full-Time PM05 (or equivalent) BC-based, Indigenous, Government of Canada public servant to join our First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) team.

Deadline to apply: December 7th, 2020


As a member of the FNPSS team, the Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations will contribute on behalf of FNPSS and BC First Nations to the development and implementation of joint projects with Federal Government Departments and Agencies in BC Region to:

  • support capacity building in First Nations, First Nation organizations and institutions, and promote Indigenous awareness and reconciliation in the federal public service;
  • provide analysis and advice on strategies for engagement with the federal government to FNPSS and BC First Nations and organizations, and support intergovernmental coordination initiatives; and,
  • other activities in support of strengthening First Nations governance and intergovernmental relations.
  • This position will require a self-starter with the ability to take initiative, with strong judgement, integrity and adaptability. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to develop and implement a project from inception to completion, including leading teams.

Qualification Requirements

  • The position will require an individual who has:
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent;
  • Significant experience leading programs, projects, or complex teams;
  • Experience conducting analysis and developing strategic plans or strategies, and/or making strategic recommendations to management;
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of First Nations history and culture and a familiarity with BC First Nations communities;
  • A valid Driver’s License; and,
  • Reliability security clearance within the federal government.

Hours and Location of Work

This is a Full-Time Interchange position. The official work location is Suite 1200 – 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the individual will be working from their own home for the foreseeable future. While basic office equipment will be supplied (e.g. laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, notebooks, pens, etc.), the individual will be expected to have adequate Internet capabilities to conduct work over platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and be responsible for maintaining this, as well as providing their own basic work space set-up (e.g. desk, chair, quiet/heated space, etc.). Depending on specific needs and circumstances, the employer may be able to support some of the items listed above, but this is not guaranteed. If the position continues beyond the pandemic, teleworking arrangements may still be considered.

How to Apply

You must have your manager’s approval to apply. Indigenous Applicants and at-level PM05 applicants will be given preference. This process may be used to staff similar future positions.

Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020; shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately.

Please submit your CV, cover letter explaining why you’re suitable for this position and 2 professional references with attention to Jehan Casey, Recruitment@fnps.ca

If you have questions about this opportunity, or the collaboration initiative between FNPSS and the BC Federal Council, you may contact Jehan Casey, jcasey@fnps.ca or Colette Anderson, colette.anderson2@canada.ca.

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Partner opportunity: *Request for Expressions of Interest from BC Indigenous Organizations to Host an Indigenous Youth Intern for Summer 2021*

The Indigenous Youth Internship Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from BC Indigenous Organizations that can provide supportive, educational, and meaningful work placements for Indigenous Youth Interns for a three-month period (June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021). The Intern’s salary is paid by the provincial government during their work placement in the selected BC Indigenous Organizations.

Indigenous Youth Interns have a wide variety of skills and abilities to offer Indigenous Organizations, including:

-youth engagement practices,
-project management,
-research,
-conference and event coordination,
-policy analysis and development,
-strategic planning,
-communications,
-website and manual development,
-community liaison, and
-other specific skill sets based on education and experience.

In addition, Indigenous Youth Interns bring valuable knowledge of provincial government programs and processes based on their nine-month placements in Ministries across government.

The placements in Indigenous Organizations can be special organizational roles that involve work on specific projects or programs, including job shadowing opportunities, meeting, conference, and event coordination/attendance, other developmental opportunities, or a combination of these. Interns are seeking structured placements that offer interesting opportunities to assist, learn, and grow as emerging professionals and leaders.

If your Indigenous organization is interested in hosting an Indigenous Youth Intern this summer, please complete the Expression of Interest 2021 template and email it by March 1, 2021. For detailed information on how to apply, including where to download the Expression of Interest 2021 template, please visit our website at: fnps.ca/request-for-expressions-of-interest-from-bc-indigenous-organizations-to-host-an-indigenou...

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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFC's Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6v21JLfCQrSevK6j4w4S_A?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=emai...
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One final reminder to join us for FNPSS & BCFCs Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19

Date: January 28th, 2021, 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Who should attend: Federal government public servants 

Description:
First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

Link to learn more and register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6v21JLfCQrSevK6j4w4S_A?&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fnpss_upcoming_events_and_opportunities&utm_term=2021-01-21
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Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Don't miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH...
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Last chance to register and attend our upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series that starts TOMORROW!

Are you a BC First Nations Leader, Band Administrator, or Leader? Dont miss out!

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR  Planning and Succession Planning that provide formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.  

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates: 
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: https://events.eply.com/ManagementTrainingAcademyMTAHumanResourcesManagement3360979?fbclid=IwAR2l6RB4duGH_3xzwaAVnd1nQdqbx3-w6boP8CGmYlDuLYVM4VgOA2QQyIc

*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!
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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!

Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

For more information and to complete this short survey, please visit: https://fnps.ca/survey-for-band-administrators-we-need-you!

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Are you a federal government public servant? Join the BCFC & FNPSS this Thursday, January 28th, at 12:00pm for our newest Reverse Townhall: How to Best Engage and Consult with First Nations During COVID-19.

Link to register is available in our bio.

Description: First Nations communities are in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic, which is hitting them harder than the first wave last spring. Yet federal government public servants are faced with the mandate to continue to engage and consult on a variety of programs, policies and initiatives. Hear from Chief Christopher Derickson and Collette Sunday, who will share what the current realities are on the ground for First Nations, and learn about some best practices and respectful approaches to consult and engage in meaningful discussions and initiatives.

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*Survey for Band Administrators: A First Nations Navigation Tool of Government of Canada Programs and Services*

Knowledge is power! Sharing knowledge is leadership!
Are you a Band Administrator? We need your help building a tool for Band Administrators to better understand and be aware of Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations! And you could win a $100 Visa Gift Card or free FNPSS training for participating!

Complete the survey by Friday, January 29, 2021 to be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. We thank you in advance for participating.

To complete the short, mobile-friendly, survey, please find the link in our bio or on our website under "Events - News".

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Announcement: *Speaker Added!*
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Mariah Charleson from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Feddie Louie from Tahltan Band Council, and Dr. Nel Wieman from the First Nations Health Authority as they share stories about what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration link is located in our bio.

This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

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Register now to reserve your spot in the upcoming Human Resources Management MTA Webinar Series!

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.
Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now! (link in bio)
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FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination – The Realities of Community Roll-Out

As COVID-19 vaccines become available in British Columbia, remote First Nations are among the first to receive doses for their community members. Join Chief Kevin Peacey from Klahoose First Nation, Feddie Louie from Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, and Mariah Charleson from Tahltan Band Council as they share stories around what has worked, what has been challenging, and what they have learned during the implementation process.

Registration Link: (link available in bio)

This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca

#webinarwednesdays
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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Human Resources Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

This Management Training Academy on Human Resources Management will be delivered once a week over a 3 week period. Day 1 will cover HR foundational topics including Strategic HR Planning and Succession Planning that provides formal processes for building capacity to meet current and future human resource needs. Day 2 will focus on the legal aspects of HR, including the day-to-day legal obligations as an employer, as well as recent changes to legislation due to COVID-19, followed by a talk on promoting health and wellness among staff during the pandemic. Lastly, day 3 will cover the importance of establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships and managing performance effectively.

Facilitators: Robin Henry, Two Eagles HR Consulting

Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (each day)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the next two Management Training Academy Webinar Series!

Records and Information Management

Who Should Attend? BC First Nation Leaders, Band Administrators, and Managers.

The RIM MTA will provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of records and information management (RIM) and why RIM is crucial to your operational success. Day 2 session will show you how to file and classify records, and Day 3 will give you the tools you need to start your RIM program on any budget. Sessions will include networking opportunities, interactive workshops and take-home templates and resources.

Facilitators: Adrienne Morrison, Ken Oldenburger

Date/Time:
February 23 – 9:00 AM-12:00PM (Tuesday)
February 25 – 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Thursday)
March 2 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Tuesday)

Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

Register now: (link in bio)
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

Featuring a live performance from the award-winning Mohawk blues musician Murray Porter!

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now!: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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FNPSS Holiday Webinar: Raising Our Hands

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) invites you to a join us for an hour of festive cheer to celebrate the strength and resilience of all of the amazing people and organizations that have been part of our collective journey in 2020. Join us as we reminisce, review achievements, acknowledge supporters, and wish our best to our two new scholarship recipients, all while enjoying live music by Murray Porter and drawing for some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

When: December 15, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM (PST)

Register now: (link in bio)

While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to the First Nations Public Service Scholarship endowment fund at https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/lgmabc (see 'Donate' button at the bottom of this page). This fund supports professional development training for First Nation individuals working in a BC Band Administration or Band Office.
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