Current Postings

Public Works & Housing Manager


Position Summary and Key Responsibilities.
Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Public Works & Housing Manager provides overall leadership, direction and support for the planning, development, delivery, and administration of Ch’íyáqtel First Nation (Tzeachten) community infrastructure, building service, and housing programs and services.
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance Tzeachten’s policies, standards, practices, and procedures, as directed by the CAO. Demonstrates strong cultural sensitivity with a deep respect for Ch’íyáqtel First Nation culture, traditions language and protocols.
Position highlights:

  • Provides leadership, direction and support to Public Works, Building Service and Housing programs and services.
  • Plans, manages, and administers the maintenance and operations activities and programs supporting the entire department.
  • Facilitates the creation of goals and objectives.
  • Monitors departmental programs to ensure they meet the needs of the community.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains an Asset Management Plan.
  • Manages and administers servicing agreements with the City of Chilliwack.
  • Works with outsourced contractors and engineers on capital projects.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe work environment for all staff in all Ch’íyáqtel owned facilities.
  • Oversees Ch’íyáqtel’s Housing program.
  • Manages the administration of CMHC and BC Affordable Housing, ISC housing programs, including the applications for funding housing initiatives such as RRAP and related projects.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments.
  • Develops and manages the annual work plans and budgets for department.
  • Maintains a current level of knowledge or related external regulations, laws, requirements and programs.
  • Participates as a collaborative member of the Management team.


  • Trade Qualification in carpentry, construction or related trade or Diploma in Construction management, Project Management, or related field. 5 years of experience with 1-2 years at a management level within program areas. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Diverse technical and trades experience.
  • Experience developing and managing a variety of public works and maintenance programs.
  • Experience managing capital projects.
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and acceptable Driver’s Abstract.
  • Strong knowledge of community infrastructure and asset management.
  • Ability to exercise and model a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution.
  • Strong writing skills including report writing.
  • Ability to develop plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and manage work plans, budgets, and program reporting.
  • Intermediate level computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of First Nation housing programs including CMHC, and ISC programs.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity with a deep respect for Ch’íyáqtel First Nation (Tzeachten) culture, traditions language and protocols.

Work is performed in an office and in various community locations both indoors and outdoors. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to support organizational and community needs. Occasional travel out of town to attend meetings or training is required.
Salary Range: $71,000 - $91,000
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications, knowledge, abilities, and skills required above. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and to indicate the job title position above on their covering letter in confidence to:
Ch’íyáqtel First Nation (Tzeachten)
Attention: Donna Hall, Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
#100 - 45855 Promontory Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R 0H3
Fax: 604-858-3382
We regret that we will only contact the applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.