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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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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Reminder to register for this week's Fireside Chat!

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-...

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Reminder to register for this weeks Fireside Chat! 

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-...

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent #FiresideChat
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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

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Register now for tomorrow's forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.

Register now via our website: fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

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Register now for tomorrows forum!

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.
 
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.
 
Register now via our website: https://fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

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Reverse Town Hall: First Nations to Government Knowledge Sharing

A Conversation on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

November 17, 2021
12:00 to 1:00 PST
Via Zoom
Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/reverse-townhall-firstnations-government/

#JoinUs for a discussion on Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, with Dr. Christopher Horsethief from the Ktunaxa Nation and Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator and member of the Gwasala-Nakwaxdaxw Nations. Beyond the legislative obligation to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into decision-making processes within federal departments, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the many diverse Indigenous worldviews and practices and how to respectfully and meaningfully find a path to integrate western science and Indigenous knowledge. An important first step is listening directly to communities on how we work together and where to start.

In advance of the webinar, we invite you watch the 20-minute Ted Talk by Dr. Horsethief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/presentations/ and a 36 minute documentary called Seven Days with the Chief https://www.christopherhorsethief.com/documentaries/.

This is a joint FNPSS – BCFC Secretariat event under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative. 

#RegisterNow #ReverseTownHall #BCFirstNations #BCFC
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