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Director, Lease and Royalty Administration

Indian Oil and Gas Canada
Calgary (Alberta)
AB-13 – (EX 03 Equivalent)
$136,900 to $171,100 (Under review – 1 April 2018)

Closing date: 1 December 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


1. Performance pay
2. Market allowance
3. Family Day stat
4. Free parking
5. Flexible work arrangements/Telework option
6. Work-life balance
7. A small agency with many exciting opportunities
8. Located on the Tsuut’ina First Nation with views of downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains


1. Leading and directing the planning, organization and implementation of the oil and gas land and royalty management program dealing with disposition of surface and subsurface rights and collection of royalties from First Nation lands resulting from oil and gas exploration, development, recovery and processing, so that resource returns are optimized and that First Nation interests are fully protected;

2. Develops and implements plans to support First Nation aspirations for greater self reliance in the management and control of oil and gas resources, ensuring First Nations consultation in respect to all major decisions or factors impacting on disposition or leasing activities;

3. Directs the planning and formulation of the policy and the development of long and short term operational plans, procedures and programs based on past, current and future knowledge of land activities, royalty administration, industry-wide trends and development, domestic and world land market conditions and economics, to ensure effective resource management;

4. Plans, organizes and leads negotiations of highly technical complex agreements relative to business transactions and directs the preparation of legal documents relating thereto in accordance with Departmental and Justice requirements.

5. Controls the disposition of First Nation oil and gas rights by public tender, direct negotiations or other processes to ensure that maximum benefits are realized in light of current economic conditions. Enhances disposition process through promotion of plays, participation surveys, industry contact and communication.

6. Delivering results by maximizing organizational effectiveness and sustainability within federal legislative, regulatory and policy requirements, ensuring:

o Demonstrating values and ethics, communicating and providing clear directions on the organizational mission, objectives and priorities, resolving on-going issues, considering risks in decision-making, managing changes and engaging, developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders including First Nations, industry, ISC and other government departments.
o Implementation of the HR strategy, including responsibilities for planning, recruitment and staffing, building teams, motivating and coaching staff, monitoring, evaluating and dealing with performance issues, managing workloads and staff development, and ensuring that staff has the required capacity.
o Development of resource plans and reports, allocation and management of directorate resources transparently within delegations, implementation of strategies to achieve operational efficiencies, monitoring and reporting on issues and acting on audit, evaluation and performance information.

Work environment

IOGC is an organization committed to managing and regulating oil and gas resources on First Nation reserve lands. It is a non-unionized special operating agency within Indigenous Services Canada. IOGC is responsible for the administration of oil and gas resources on First Nation reserve lands across Canada, primarily south of the 60th parallel. Most of IOGC’s work is in Western Canada in the area of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

Intent of the process

This is a full-time indeterminate position. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar term and/or indeterminate positions.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


1. Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with a specialization in a field related to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency


Recent and significant* experience in:

1. Managing human and financial resources.

2. Managing, developing and implementing oil and gas programs.

3. Working with First Nations and industry in order to achieve satisfactory outcomes in complex situations.

*Recent and significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various related activities which are normally acquired over a period over at least three years within the last five years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements


1. Knowledge of the concerns and aspirations of First Nations as they relate to oil and gas development on First Nation lands
2. Knowledge of the role, responsibilities and mandate of IOGC
3. Knowledge of land and exploration practices, leasing agreements and frameworks dealing with dispositions

Key Leadership Competencies

1. Create vision and strategy
2. Mobilize people
3. Uphold integrity and respect
4. Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
5. Promote innovation and guide change
6. Achieve results

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

1. Professional Land Management Certification Program or Petroleum Land Administration certificate

2. Possession of a recognized professional accounting designation

3. Experience managing, developing and implementing land related policies, programs, guidelines and regulatory measures

4. Leading and concluding complex negotiations with industry and First Nations

5. Experience working in a government environment

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as members of the following designated Employment Equity group: Indigenous people.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Valid Drivers’ License
Ability and Willingness to travel as required
Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and attest to your vaccination status

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Candidates must apply online in order to answer the screening questions. When answering these questions, you must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications and asset qualifications section. Please specify when, where and how you gained this experience using specific examples, including dates and the role you played at that time. The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties. Failure to provide the above information may result in your application being rejected from the process.

All communication and information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the close of process, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. Your ability to communicate effectively in writing may be evaluated through your responses to the screening questions, your covering letter, and/or your résumé.

Interviews will be conducted. Written test(s) will be administered. Reference checks will be conducted. A random or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or an organizational need. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

James [email protected]

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