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Job Title: O & M Technologist

Job Requisition ID: 51241

Ministry: Agriculture and Irrigation
Location: Fort Macleod

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Permanent/Temporary: 3 years from date of hire

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found.

Salary: $2,540.80 to $3,327.63 bi-weekly ($66,314 – $86,851 per year)

 

Join Our Team as an Operations & Maintenance Technologist (Exclusive Opportunity for Piikani Nation Members)

 

We are excited to offer this exclusive opportunity for a member of the Piikani Nation to join our team as an Operations & Maintenance Technologist at the Lethbridge Northern Headworks System. This role plays a pivotal part in operating and maintaining a key segment of our water management infrastructure.

As a valued team member, you will:

  • Be responsible for the operation and maintenance of 80 km of canal within the water management system.
  • Ensure uninterrupted operation of various water management components, prioritizing operational requirements and public safety.
  • Provide crucial technical support to the Oldman River Basin Operations and Infrastructure Team.
  • Uphold regulatory compliance to guarantee a sustainable water supply for future generations.
  • Participate in an on-call standby rotation (over and above a 40-work week).

 

This position requires an individual capable of independent decision-making, swift emergency response, and a strong commitment to team collaboration and workplace safety.

 

Minimum recruitment standard for this role:

  • Two-year technical diploma (Engineering or a related field) plus two years related experience.
  • Equivalencies may be considered.

Assets:

  • Experience in construction, operations, inspection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of water management infrastructure.
  • Extensive knowledge of hydraulic structures, geotechnical instrumentation, electro-mechanical systems.
  • Proficiency in various operational software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel ,and PowerPoint) WISKI, SCADA Controls, and EIMS.
  • Required certifications: Standard First Aid, Defensive Driving, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, WHMIS/TDG.

We encourage members of the Piikani Nation who meet these qualifications to apply for this unique opportunity. Be a part of our mission to manage and protect Alberta’s precious water resources for future generations.

 

To apply for this role please follow this link:

https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=51241&company=accentur02&st=8DF4B8737F7BE1ABC6E6C1687C95E9FC1CC959E1

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For Immediate Release January 3, 2024

The following can be attributed in whole or in part to Troy Knowlton, Chief of the Piikani Nation

“The situation affecting our nation is not unique to us. Drugs, especially opioids and fentanyl, may prove to be the public policy challenge of the century, affecting every community from coast to coast. However, in a tight-knit community like ours, the impacts of drugs, especially addiction and tragically death, particularly among our youth, reverberate pain throughout our entire nation.

In the last week, we have seen several deaths. These deaths will be marked with sorrow throughout the nation. To all those affected, we are making services available in the form of grief and mental health counselling.

But it is my goal, and the goal of my council, to bring an end to or at least significantly reduce the availability of drugs and to prevent deaths among those who have had their lives ensnared by drugs. That is why, on January 2nd, 2024, Piikani Chief and Council initiated a state of emergency. This state of emergency is based on our reading of the federal Emergencies Act section 17(1). This includes several substantive measures to prevent drug use, improve emergency treatment, and provide additional resources to agencies dealing with both drug abuse and its side-effects. It also includes working with local RCMP for diligent and augmented law enforcement measures to crack down on the source of the problem, namely gangs and drug traffickers. Of course, any measures taken under the state of emergency will be exercised in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and will be carefully monitored to limit any impact on the rights of law-abiding Piikani citizens.

Again, this is a long-term and complicated issue. But we believe the way to start mediating the problem is to start now. We have done that. My personal sympathies go out to the families of the youth who have been taken from us. They can be assured, however, that we will offer more than sympathy. We are acting.”

Media inquiries to:
Morten Paulsen
morten@paulsengroup.ca
403.399.3377

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PIIKANI NATION PER CAPITA DISTRIBUTION
$500.00
**CHEQUES WILL BE RELEASED TO PAYEE ONLY**
DECEMBER 19 & 20, 2023
PER CAPITA DISTRIBUTION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE AT PIIKANI NATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OR DOWNLOAD BELOW.

2023 Piikani Nation Per Capita Distribution Claim & Indemnity Form

PICK UP OPTION: 

  • LOCATION: PIIKANI MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING
  • ELDER PICKUP: PIIKANI NATION ADMINISTRATION
  • DATE: DECEMBER 19 & 20, 2023
  • TIME: 9AM-8PM
  • PHOTO I.D REQUIRED FOR IN PERSON PICK UP

MAIL OUT OPTION:

  • MAIL OUT DATE: DECEMBER 18, 2023
  • PHOTO I.D MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETE, PRIOR TO MAIL OUT

**PER CAPITA DISTRIBUTION WILL BE IDENTIFIED AS A GIFT TO BAND MEMBERS AND WILL NOT BE DEDUCTED FROM INCOME SOURCES**

New Band Membership Registration Deadline: December 6, 2023

Registered Indian Status & Band Membership Application

Submit Completed Per Capita Distribution forms to:
Piikani Nation Administration
Box 70 Brocket, AB T0K 0H0
PH: 403-965-3940 Fax: 403-965-2214
Email: percapita2023@piikanination.com

Oki, Piikani Nation Members,
Chief and Council has decided to postpone the PYEF AGM scheduled for tonight, as well as the Community Band Meeting for Thursday, October 19, 2023; out of respect of the Late Chief Gayle Strikes With A Gun.