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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council - Administrative Assistant

Position:         Administrative Assistant (Merritt)
Reporting to:       Program Manager Central

The Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work out of the Merritt Office. S/he will be responsible for coordinating the offices, ordering and maintaining supplies, general reception duties, assisting in processing documents, maintaining filing, preparing office payables/receivables and coordinating meetings and special events.

The Administrative Assistant will work with the Employment Counsellor to maintain the Accountability and Resource Management Database and complete Labour Market Research within the region.  The individual must be a motivated self-starter.  S/he will work closely with the Aboriginal community, clients and employers, building positive communications and relationships.

POSITION PROFILE:  The successful candidate will be part of an Employment and Skills Development Services team and will promote the ASETS Employment and Training Programs. S/he will serve as an advocate and link for clients. S/he will work closely with the local communities in the area where the office is located and represent ASETS in a professional and conscientious manner. A valid BC Drivers’ license with a drivers’ abstract and reliable vehicle are required.   This is a term position requiring 28 hours per week.  

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Terms of Employment:
Term Ending March 31, 2018
28 hours per week starting April 10, 2017.
Location:        Merritt. Head Office is located in Kamloops, BC.
To Apply:        Please submit your resume and cover letter citing salary expectations, three references and location to which you are applying for.
Mail:    Administrative Assistant, ASETS, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, 680 Athabasca Street West, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4 with the note, “Confidential”.
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Facsimile: 778-471-5804 with a cover page noting “Administrative Assistant”

Closing Date:      Monday, March 27, 2017 at noon.

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the preference will be to hire persons of Aboriginal Ancestry pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. Only those who qualify will be contacted.

Tree-Planting employment opportunities for 2017

To whom it may concern:

Aspen Planers LTD. Planting Contractors are hiring for the upcoming planting season, and would like to offer an opportunity for FIRST-TIME Tree Planters in the Merritt and Lillooet area. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

-Be physically fit and able to work in a labor-intensive, all-weather environment with repetitive motion over long periods of time. Strength and endurance is key
-Able to walk on steep/uneven terrain on post-harvest cut-blocks while carrying a hand tool and a bag of trees around the waist
-Must be willing and able to follow instructions
-Must take pride in their work
-Be aware of the sensitivity of seedlings when handling and storing

Interested candidates can forward their resumes to

Marsha Spence, Silviculture Planner
Woodlands Office
1375 Houston Street, Merritt BC V1K 1B8
Office: 250-315-4217
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Thank you for your interest, please note that only those considered will be contacted.


So You Want To Plant Trees?

-Do you have what it takes?

Tree planting is a tough job with challenges like no other. Do you have what it takes to be a successful tree planter?

  • Strong work ethic; tree planting pays by the tree, you can’t afford to have a bad day, otherwise it will adversely affect your income.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adjust to different conditions.
  • Ability to work alone for extended periods. You must be able to motivate yourself from within.
  • Ability to work with others. Planters come from all kinds of backgrounds and you need to be able to get along.
  • Ability to deal with adversity: cold, heat, rain, bugs, pain, soreness.
  • Physical and mental fitness. This is hard work: both your body and mind must be ready for the task.

Tree planting is a very hard job. Be prepared! There will be a time when you will wonder why you chose this job over flipping burgers at MacDonald’s, trust me. But don’t quit. It will reward you with lifelong values.

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