MCFN Reserve Land Coordinator

Oct 25, 2021

DEPARTMENT: MCFN – Property Management              REPORTING TO:  Housing and Property Manager

DURATION:  Full-Time, Permanent                                      LOCATION: Fort McMurray or Fort Chipewyan, AB

Accountable to the Housing and Property Manager, the Reserve Land Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and managing on reserve land and activities of economic, building construction on nation land. This position is responsible for overseeing land management and transfer of title to land, third party agreements, administration, and landowner/stakeholder. These includes managing and reporting on the land activities and providing advice on rights and land acquisition requirements such as certified possession. The role is responsible for building relationships with community members, government, and land users.


  • Manage and direct construction activities of individuals, property management department, and consultants for construction services
  • Lead development of MCFN land use code and lot numbers as well keeping records of land ownership.
  • Coordinate with environmental consultants and in house environmental monitors on Land acquisition process for new land and/or reserve, including due diligence, valuation, negotiations, and capital planning.
  • Ensure Lots are well demarcated and numbered to avoid encroachment
  • Negotiate and develop land related agreements, including royalty, lease, permission to enter, and common boundary agreements.
  • Manage and protect natural resources on the land to avoid trespass without required permits
  • Ensure reserve land is captured in GIS system for easy management and administration
  • Support area teams in the planning, coordination and implementation of progressive stripping and rehabilitation plans that meet long-term objectives and are compliant with site, excavation, and mining plans.
  • Lead community plan towards land expansion and development for residential, capital project, and industrial layout.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Management of all land use planning and related land approvals required to support any land use activity.
  • Knowledge of the Land Act, Indian Act, and other legislation governing Indigenous land transactions in Alberta.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in natural resource management, environmental consulting and/or relevant related practical experience is desirable.
  • Post-secondary education or experience equal to the job responsibilities and specifications.
  • Hardworking, detail-oriented, and analytical professional with strategic mindset.
  • Proven strength in analysis and creative problem solving, communication, interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, and leadership.
  • Ability to manage and/or coordinate large development projects while working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally. Knowledge of google maps, earth, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Willingness to travel to construction sites occasionally and driver’s license is required.
  • Develop and maintain solid stakeholder relations in conjunction with land use committee.
  • Maintain accurate and updated land information and document in the Land Information System.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of First Nations is an asset.
  • Any other tasks as maybe given commensurate on experience and qualification.

Position will remain open until filled. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter, by email, in confidence to Attention: Human Resources

We thank all applicants but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.