Lands & Resources Manager

Sumas First Nation

Sumas First Nation

is a progressive organization looking to fill the position of

Lands & Resources Manager

The Lands and Resource Manager oversees the day to day activities of the Lands and Resource Department. The position is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Semá:th Land Code and Laws, and develops, administers and enforces laws and policies related to land and resource management. We are looking for candidates who are focused on outcomes, excellent problem solvers and strong communicators. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages and administers the Semá:th Lands Office, including the development of annual budgets and work plans, policies and procedures, the supervision of Lands office staff and the administration of the Semá:th Lands Advisory Committee (LAC);
  • Provide expert and strategic advice on all matters pertaining to SFN Lands & Resources;
  • Implements, reviews and updates key planning process and documents, e.g. Land-Use Plan, Environmental Management Plan, Comprehensive Community Plan, Emergency Management Plan;
  • Assists in Strategic planning, in collaboration with other SFN departments.
  • Ensures compliance with Semá:th Law & Policy for all land and resource-related activities and transactions;
  • Develop, negotiate and process land lease agreements, sub-leases, permits, rights of way, additions to reserve proposals, allotments, transfers and other legal documentation pertaining to Semá:th lands;
  • Develop and implement information and records management systems for the Lands & Resources Office;
  • Training, mentoring and capacity building for Lands Department staff.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors and/or Master’s Degree in Planning, Land/Resource Management, Law or a related field is preferred;
  • Five to ten years’ experience in First Nations Lands Governance under the Framework Agreement is strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with First Nation communities, leadership and committees in matters related to Lands and resource management, environmental and cultural heritage protection is an asset;
  • Experience conducting high-level communication with financial institutions, funding agencies and all levels of government is required;
  • High level of competency using computer software including Microsoft Office or equivalent;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with confidential information and the ability to be professional in stressful circumstances;
  • Solution oriented thinker who is capable of working independently and as part of a team;
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

To view a complete job description, visit our website at

Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm:
Attention: Human Resources Email:

We appreciate all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: Sumas First Nation
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Facilities Management/Development
Posted: April 5, 2019, 12:01 pm
Expires: April 26, 2019, 4:00 pm

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