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Job Opportunity | Solid Waste Management Coordinator | Wasoqopa'q First Nation

Employment Opportunity

Solid Waste Management Coordinator

Position Title:  Solid Waste Management Coordinator
Department: Administration
Salary: $20.00 to $22.00 per hour (dependant on successful candidates’ qualifications and experience)
Term: Term/Full Time/36 hours per week (to the end of March 2025, with the possibility of renewal)
Location:  Office Location: 10526 Highway #3, Yarmouth NS B5A 5J7
Works with all WFN communities and locations: Hammonds Plains, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Medway, Wildcat, Ponhook, Gold River, and Gardener’s Mill
Estimated Start Date July 2024

Wasoqopa’q First Nation (formerly Acadia First Nation) is governed as a custom band under the provisions of the Indian Act with established bylaws, policies and procedures. The First Nation's electoral system constitutes an election once every five (5) years with positions for one Chief and eight (8) councillors. Chief and Council elect, are the governing body responsible for making decisions for the overall health and well-being of communities, Elders, youth and families.

Wasoqopa’q First Nation is unique in its geographical composition, spread throughout the Southwestern regions of Nova Scotia spanning five counties from Yarmouth to Halifax, encompassing six (6) reserves - Yarmouth, Ponhook, Medway, Wildcat, Gold River, and Hammonds Plains, in both rural and urban settings.  To support administration and business operations, Wasoqopa’q First Nation, with supporting staff, provides programs and services within two (2) Health Centres, a Youth Centre, two (2) Community Centres, six (6) administration offices, and six (6) business establishments, including economic development, education, employment, fishing, forestry, health, housing & maintenance, human resources, and social.

Position Overview and Objective

WFN is currently recruiting for a Solid Waste Management Coordinator, reporting to the Band Manager, responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring a recycling and diversion program in all WFN communities and assists in the promotion of the organizations recycling and waste management efforts. The position works collaboratively with community members, management and partnering organizations via telephone, onsite visits, community events, outreach educational programs to identify and educate on proper recycling techniques and waste management.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Develop, and implement a recycling and waste management program for WFN communities, in compliance with governing laws and aligning with WFN values and culture
  • Monitor programs and services and overall effectiveness, addressing issues regarding the implementation of Solid Waste Management program involving the Band Manager, when needed
  • Support strategies for reduction, reuse, recycling, and continuous improvement in WFN communities
  • Create promotional and educational materials that reflect WFN values and culture
  • Organize and facilitate workshops and meetings regarding waste sorting practices and other topics of interest
  • Present at meetings with WFN Chief and Council, municipalities and other stakeholders
  • Administer pilot projects regarding composting and in-home sorting of waste
  • Assist with proper disposal of non-traditional waste items (electronics, paint) and participation in community events to promote awareness
  • Research and understand municipal service agreements and bylaws as applicable to WFN communities
  • Maintain current knowledge of Nova Scotia Recycling regulations and develop relevant policies
  • Organize and facilitate community clean up projects across WFN communities
  • Establish and maintain positive community relationships including conducting home visits as needed
  • Motivate and engage community members to volunteer and support recycling and waste management practices
  • Participate in the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee Meetings when requested, providing any community updates, requests or concerns and communicating information back to WFN
  • Adhere to all Wasoqopa’q First Nation (WFN) Policies, Procedures and necessary procedures, as required
  • Other duties, training and activities related to the position, as required

Qualifications

  • Diploma in environmental studies or related field and or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing educational programs
  • Knowledge and experience working in a Mi’kmaw community is considered an asset
  • An understanding of Mi’kmaq culture and traditions is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities regarding solid waste management specific to Mi’kmaw communities
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant municipal by-laws and provincial and federal legislation
  • Demonstrated experience in the 4R’s (reduction, reuse, recycle, recovery)
  • Valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle
  • Must be bondable
  • Criminal Record Check upon hiring

Required Abilities, Skills and Competencies

  • Strong multitasking skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to solve unique situations while keeping positive professional attitude
  • Good physical condition, ability to stand/walk for long periods of time and carrying heavy objects
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated keen listening and observational ability
  • Proficient in working with computer and associated programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to use modern technology and equipment for presentations
  • Strong decision-making abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including strategic planning and proposal writing
  • Demonstrated initiative in learning new tasks, finding innovative solutions, and improving processes
  • Enthusiasm for protecting the environment and waste management
  • Ability to travel in various winter conditions (on gravel roads)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a leader or independently
  • Demonstrated adherence to integrity and sincerity
  • A commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion

Working Conditions

  • Hours of work are expected to occur during regular office hours for Wasoqopa’q First Nation, which are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, inclusive
    • Shifts may also fall outside of these hours to ensure the buildings are ready for the next business day
    • There may be a requirement for working at any shift including mornings, evenings, weekends, and certain holidays
  • Time is spent working both indoors in a well-maintained office setting with modern and up-to-date equipment and outdoors within various environmental conditions
  • Standing/walk for long periods of time can occur
  • There are instances of lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling materials and objects up to and in excess of 50 lb
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, workplace safety is critical

Application Requirements

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to **Please quote SWMCOORDINATOR# on your cover letter and indicate your salary expectations for this position.

WFN appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  WFN does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

In accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, if all qualifications are equal, preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry and if a Wasoqopa’q First Nation Band member.

Deadline to Apply

June 25, 2024

Wasoqopa’q First Nation is committed to fostering a safe workplace that provides an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, where employees are treated professionally and with dignity and respect.  We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and participation as part of the WFN team.

We are a community. We make a difference.

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Job Opportunity | Cook | Gold Bean Café

Employment Opportunity

Cook

Position Title:  Cook
Department: Business Operations – Gold Bean Café
Salary: $ 17.70 per hour
Term: Part-time/shift work required
Location:  Gold Bean Café, 21 Beechill Road Chester Basin NS
Position Reports to: General Manager, Gold Nugget AFN

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Wasoqopa’q First Nation (formerly Acadia First Nation), owns and operates the Gold Bean Cafe located in Gold River, NS.  The café is an upscale licensed sit-down restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a take-out menu, specialty coffee drinks, with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.  WFN is currently recruiting for a part-time cook that is responsible for working as part of a team, in a fast-paced work environment to prepare quality meals and fresh baked goods in accordance with the menu, to customers, with strict adherence to all health, safety and sanitation guidelines.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows health, safety, and sanitation guidelines for the preparation and service of all menu items, specials and related products
  • Establishes daily cook stations (hot and or cold side) and stocks them with the necessary supplies to prepare menu for service
  • Prepares a variety of foods, grilling, frying, chopping, sautéing, broiling meat, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces and cold food items to standardized recipes
  • Takes inventory counts before and after shifts, completing daily and weekly food inventory or storage sheets
  • Estimates expected food consumption, based on demand and inventory counts to determine the requisition of supplies; may place orders for inventory
  • Maintains the work area throughout the shift, keeping preparation and service areas clean and sanitized in observance of safe, sanitary food handling practices
  • Adhere to all cost control guidelines that have been established, monitoring stock and utilizing products prior to expiration date to minimize waste
  • Ensures the highest standards to ensure consistency in food quality and speed of quality service
  • Establishes and maintains well stocked inventory of the Gold Nugget AFN C-Store, preparing and packaging products for sale
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventative maintenance, calling for repairs
  • Maintains daily temperature logs, checking freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment (and record in log) to ensure proper functioning
  • Creates signage for daily specials and or special occasions and events
  • Prepares orders for catering services
  • Adhere to all Wasoqopa’q First Nation Policies, Procedures and necessary store procedures, as required
  • Other duties, training (willing to train for the right candidate) and activities related to Cook’s position, as required

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A culinary arts diploma / culinary skills certification from a recognized educational institution
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in catering and hospitality sector, including menu setting and food preparation
  • Food Hygiene or Food Handlers Certification
  • WHMIS Certification is an asset
  • First Aid & CPR Certification is an asset
  • Occupational Health & Safety Training is an asset
  • Must be bondable
  • Criminal record check upon hiring

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Strong multitasking skills, ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment
  • Ability to listen and observe behaviour
  • Demonstrated effective time management and problem-solving abilities in unique situations and problems while keeping positive attitude
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Strong ability to work in a team
  • Ability to pay attention to small details and the ability to remember and recall things such as food ingredients
  • Good interpersonal skills, organization ability, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Very good physical condition and endurance
  • Manual dexterity, ability to skillfully use hands to prepare ingredients to use in cooking, good knife skills
  • Adept in using a variety of kitchen tools / equipment
  • A commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion

Deadline to Apply:  Open Until Position is Filled

Wasoqopa’q First Nation is an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to **Please quote GBCook# on your cover letter and indicate your salary expectations for this position.

WFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Job Opportunity | Prep-Cook/Dishwasher | Gold Bean Café

Employment Opportunity

Prep-Cook/Dishwasher

Position Title:  Prep-Cook/Dishwasher
Department: Business Operations – Gold Bean Café
Salary: $ 16.70 per hour
Term: Part-time/shift work required
Location:  Gold Bean Café, 21 Beechill Road Chester Basin NS
Position Reports to: General Manager, Gold Nugget AFN

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Wasoqopa’q First Nation (formerly Acadia First Nation), owns and operates the Gold Bean Cafe located in Gold River, NS.  The café is an upscale licensed sit-down restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a take-out menu, specialty coffee drinks, with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.  WFN is currently recruiting for a part-time prep-cook that is responsible for assisting the cooks with food preparation, food storage and maintaining clean dishware and food preparation equipment.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows health, safety, and sanitation guidelines for the preparation and service of all menu items, specials and related products
  • Refers to the daily prep list at the start of each shift to understand duties
  • Prepares a variety of ingredients to support cooks in the preparation and service of menu items in accordance with standardized recipes
  • Establishes daily cook stations (hot and or cold side) and stocks them with the necessary supplies to prepare menu for service
  • Maintains the work area throughout the shift, keeping preparation and service areas clean and sanitized in observance of safe, sanitary food handling practices
  • Adheres to all cost control guidelines that have been established, monitoring stock and notifying the cooks of any product shortages for menu service
  • Labels and stocks all ingredients on shelves for organization and accessibility
  • Maintains daily temperature logs, checking freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment (and record in log) to ensure proper functioning
  • Supports the cooks with basic cooking duties of menu items for service
  • Ensures the highest standards to ensure consistency in food quality and speed of quality service
  • Assists with maintaining inventory of the Gold Nugget AFN C-Store, preparing and packaging products for sale
  • Properly washes, stacks and stores dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware and storage containers, maintaining a clean kitchen throughout shift
  • Keeps dish area organized with clean and dry floors and free from clutter
  • Changes water machines and sinks regularly in accordance with proper sanitization guidelines
  • Assists in the organization and storing of food deliveries, including cold storage and storage shelves
  • Maintains trash removal, including emptying of full trash bins and any cardboard at end of each shift
  • Adhere to all Wasoqopa’q First Nation Policies, Procedures and necessary store procedures, as required
  • Other duties, training (willing to train for the right candidate) and activities related to the Prep-Cook’s position, as required

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Highschool diploma and or equivalent
  • Minimum one year’s demonstrated previous work experience as a prep-cook
  • Food Hygiene or Food Handlers Certification
  • WHMIS Certification is an asset
  • First Aid & CPR Certification is an asset
  • Occupational Health & Safety Training is an asset
  • Must be bondable
  • Criminal record check upon hiring

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong multitasking skills, ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment
  • Strong ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Very good physical condition and endurance
  • Manual dexterity, ability to skillfully use hands to prepare ingredients to use in cooking, good knife skills
  • Adept in using a variety of kitchen tools / equipment
  • A commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion

Deadline to Apply:  Open Until Position is Filled

Wasoqopa’q First Nation is an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to **Please quote GBPrepCook# on your cover letter and indicate your salary expectations for this position.

WFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Job Opportunity | Retail/VLT Cashier | Hammonds Plains Entertainment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Retail/VLT Cashier - Hammonds Plains Entertainment

Position Title:  Cashier
Department: Business Operations – Hammonds Plains Entertainment
Salary: $ 16.40 per hour/shift work required
Term: Part-time
Location:  1692 Hammonds Plains Rd Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 1P5
Position Reports to: Manager, Hammonds Plains Entertainment

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Acadia First Nation (AFN), owns and operates the Hammonds Plains Entertainment facility located in Hammonds Plains, NS.  The facility, new in its operations since December 2019, provides VLT’s for entertainment, drive thru for tobacco and ancillary services, and a store front location for products and services.  AFN is currently recruiting for Retail/VLT Cashier part-time positions to support the Manager in daily operations.  This position is responsible for supporting daily operations including greeting customers, and handling transactions, providing a fundamental role in achieving customer satisfaction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Retail:
  • Greets customers in a courteous, friendly and professional manner within retail operations, including answering phones and addressing customer inquiries (such as products and pricing)
  • Receives and processes all retail payments including credit, debit and cash transactions ensuring to appropriately record prices, department, taxable and non-taxable items
  • Balances and reconciles daily cash ensuring cash equals receipts, responsible for shortages
  • Operates the scanning equipment, including scanning products, and troubleshooting scanning issues
  • Supports the maintenance of inventory, checking for low stock, damaged and expired products; provides updates to shift Supervisor
  • Assists in maintaining the storefront inventory and retail displays including cleanliness, and stocking inventory (lotto, tobacco, coolers, shelves and displays)
  • Maintains the coffee station for customers, including availability of coffee, products and cleanliness during shift
  • Supports the health and safety of customers and employees, conducting walkthroughs of assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire
  • Conducts the cleaning schedule assigned for retail operations during the shift, including the proper removal and disposal of garbage from containers, conducts bathroom checks, cleaning and stocking products as needed, sweeps and mops floors, cleans parking area and entrance way of debris, snow or ice, adding salt as necessary
  • Adheres to all COVID-19 cleaning guidelines and regulations as set out by AFN and Public Health, in retail operations, including but not limited to social distancing, masking, sanitizing high touch surfaces and employee areas in between customers, and as needed
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to all AFN policies and procedures
VLT:
  • Greets customers in a courteous, friendly and professional manner within VLT operations, including check-in upon arrival and addressing customer inquiries
  • Cashes VLT tickets, and clears VLT machines, in accordance with schedule and as necessary
  • Balances and reconciles daily VLT cash and payouts, responsible for shortages
  • Conducts shift change paperwork for VLT operations
  • Assists in the opening and closing of VLT operations including cash handling and deposits
  • Maintains the coffee station and refreshments cooler, including availability of coffee and snacks, products and cleanliness during shift
  • Supports the health and safety of customers and employees, conducting walkthroughs of assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire
  • Conducts the cleaning schedule assigned for VLT operations during the shift, including the proper removal and disposal of garbage from containers, conducts bathroom checks, cleaning and stocking products as needed, sweeps and mops floors, cleans parking area and entrance way of debris, snow or ice, adding salt as necessary
  • Adheres to all COVID-19 cleaning guidelines and regulations as set out by AFN and Atlantic Lotto, in VLT operations, including but not limited to social distancing, masking, sanitizing VLT’s in between customers, and maintaining Greets customers in a courteous, friendly and professional manner within VLT operations, including check-in upon arrival and addressing customer inquiries
  • Cashes VLT tickets, and clears VLT machines, in accordance with schedule and as necessary
  • Balances and reconciles daily VLT cash and payouts, responsible for shortages
  • Conducts shift change paperwork for VLT operations
  • Assists in the opening and closing of VLT operations including cash handling and deposits
  • Maintains the coffee station and refreshments cooler, including availability of coffee and snacks, products and cleanliness during shift
  • Supports the health and safety of customers and employees, conducting walkthroughs of assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire
  • Conducts the cleaning schedule assigned for VLT operations during the shift, including the proper removal and disposal of garbage from containers, conducts bathroom checks, cleaning and stocking products as needed, sweeps and mops floors, cleans parking area and entranceway of debris, snow or ice, adding salt as necessary
  • Adheres to all COVID-19 cleaning guidelines and regulations as set out by AFN and Atlantic Lotto, in VLT operations, including but not limited to social distancing, masking, sanitizing VLT’s in between customers, and maintaining sanitization and cleaning duties for the gaming rooms.
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to all AFN policies and proceduresand cleaning duties for the gaming rooms.
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to all AFN policies and procedures

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and/or 6 months experience in retail, cash handling and customer service
  • Experience with operating electronic equipment (e.g. cash register, scanners, money counters, etc.)
  • OH&S, First Aid & CPR and WHMIS current or willing to renew
  • Criminal Record Check (condition of hiring)

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Basic computer skills, with a common knowledge of Microsoft suite tools, and Excel
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills, working in a fast-paced environment

Deadline to Apply:  Open Until Positions Are Filled

Acadia First Nation is an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to **Please quote HPCashier# on your cover letter and indicate your salary expectations for this position.

AFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.