Capital Projects Department
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the position of Housing Manager. The Housing Manager is responsible for all administrative and management functions of public housing operations within the First McKay First Nation (FMFN). The Housing Manager oversees and co-ordinates leasing, new construction, accounting, maintenance operations and improvements of residential properties in Fort McKay. This individual must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. This is a full-time salaried position based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communicate regularly with tenants on issues affecting their property.
Maintain an accurate inventory of rentable space and market all vacancies.
- Manage rent collection and develop policies to deal with and minimize arrears.
Process applications for housing improvements and repairs and communicate outcomes with tenants.
Ensure that properties are properly maintained and compliance with applicable codes/bylaws.
- Handle breaches of tenancy and leasehold agreements .
Prepare, review and manage annual budgets and report on monthly budget variances.
- Build and maintain good tenant-owner relations.
- Propose and discuss possible renovations or improvements with the property owner.
- Deal with tenant and owner concerns such as parking, heating, maintenance, security, insurance, rent payments and the enforcement of rules, regulations, and by-laws .
Inspect each property with a focus on risk management.
- Obtain quotes or bids from contractors for repairs, renovations and maintenance.
- Ensure that work has been satisfactorily completed and approve invoices.
- Administer and maintain records of damage and security deposits.
- Initiate and administer insurance claims with insurers based on policy.
- Review the property insurance policy annually and recommend changes as needed.
- Review engineering reports and plans as required.
Other duties shall be assigned as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, urban planning, or other related field
Education or experience in Social Work or a related human/social service field is considered an asset
- Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation preferred
A minimum of five (5) years extensive experience in the housing or real estate industry
Knowledge of Alberta's Residential Tenancies Act
Proven experience in property management, customer service and strategic planning are considered assets
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power-point, Excel, Internet, Wire Services, Media Monitoring Software, and other public relations tools
Extensive experience in computer-based applications including Microsoft Office, Property Management Software Packages, Computer Aided Drafting Software and Maintenance Management Software
Must have a valid Driver’s License and obtain a clean driver’s abstract
Some travel may be required (i.e. trade shows, events, meetings, training)
Experience working with Indigenous communities an asset
- Ability to speak either Dene or Cree language an asset
At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;
Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
- An employer matched Pension Plan
A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness center
Transportation to and from work
- The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit: http://www.mooselaketogether.ca
ABOUT FORT MCKAY
The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please ensure you indicate the Competition # 033-2023
Closing Date: August 11, 2023
**Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.