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First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group Inc.

ACRS Technical Advisor

ACRS – Edmonton, Alberta
Department ACRS
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

ACRS Technical Advisor – Buildings Inspector

First Nations (AB) Technical Services Advisory Group (TSAG) provides technical services and training for Alberta First Nations in the Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Treaty 8 areas. Our goal is to assist First Nation communities in achieving and maintaining high standards in technology and services.

TSAG currently has a full-time position available for a Technical Advisor to work within the Asset Condition Reporting group. The Advisor will be responsible for conducting asset inspections on municipal infrastructure throughout First Nation communities in Alberta. Assets may include, but not limited to, water and wastewater systems; fire protection systems; roads and bridges; buildings; vehicles, and will be responsible for preparing inspection reports of his/her findings, along with recommendations and an estimate of cost to correct deficiencies. 

The successful candidate will work with First Nation communities throughout Alberta to plan and carry out required inspections.

The position requires the successful candidate to develop, maintain and build relations with First Nations, Public Works Managers and Operators or maintenance personnel. As part of the asset management team, the incumbent will work with communities to provide feedback, develop and streamline processes for long term asset performance. 

The Asset Condition Reporting System (ACRS) group within the TSAG organization is responsible for the yearly inspections of selected First Nations within the Alberta Region.  Each year TSAG will assess the condition and verification of the Alberta Region Asset Base listing which is provided by ISC Alberta Region.

The terms to complete the yearly Building Asset inspections are:

  • To update and verify the First Nation's Capital Asset Inventory via the ICMS Data Quality Verification report.
  • To obtain detailed inspections of capital assets, including Building Systems inspections using technical knowledge & expertise.
  • To obtain asset condition ratings and asset maintenance ratings of all funded Building assets.
  • To identify maintenance needs required to protect user health and safety and to prolong the life of the asset.
  • To identify whether assets are being operated and maintained properly, meeting health & safety requirements, providing the community with the level of services intended, and minimizing the need for premature recapitalization.
  • To compare maintenance needs from the last ACRS inspection with present conditions to determine the extent of maintenance needs completion.
  • Assist the First Nations in the development of the Maintenance Management Plans (MMP) to address deficiencies identified as a result of the ACRS report.
  • To provide electronic ACRS inspection reports using the Export/Import spreadsheet format provided by ISC for uploading directly into ICMS. 

Skills, experience and knowledge include but are not limited to:

  • Preferably three (3) or more years of practical post-graduate experience in Municipal Infrastructure or similar field inspections.
  • Knowledge in water and wastewater operations and maintenance.    Fire protection systems knowledge an asset.
  • Knowledge of computer programs including AutoCAD; GIS; word processors; Microsoft excel or similar spreadsheet programs and Microsoft office.
  • Knowledgeable in operating a digital camera, handheld GPS, ladders; measuring instruments, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move loads up to 25 pounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to adhere to the TSAG Health & Safety Policy to ensure the protection and safety of self, co-workers, public & environment.
  • Certification as a Safety Codes Officer through the Safety Codes Council considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to display initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Job task planning and organizing.
  • Familiarity with Aboriginal culture and history an asset.
  • Ability to interact effectively and establish credibility with community leaders and representatives, field and corporate staff, external stakeholder groups, partners and contractors.
  • Ability to travel, to work occasional weekend and overtime as required 

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