Department: NCN Elections
Position: Returning Officer (8 required)
Deadline: June 23, 2022
Start Date: August 24, 2022
Salary Range: Honorarium
Ref #: NCN 2022-06-13-001

Under the supervision of the NCN Electoral Officer the Returning Officer will be responsible for managing and securing all election materials for its designated poll.  This individual will work together with all the election personnel to ensure proper and efficient functioning of the polls throughout the two voting days.

Job Summary:

  • Must be familiar the NCN Election Law & Regulations and NISICHAWAYASI NEHETHOWUK LAWS
  • Must be able to manage the designated poll assigned
  • Is responsible for administering voting at an assigned voting station during the two voting days
  • Must account for and secure all voting materials, and conduct initial count after election(s)
  • Promote fairness, impartiality, and compliance with the Election Laws
  • Explain/Communicate the voting procedure, ballots, and monitoring of the conduct of the election to voters/Citizens

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the opening & closing of poll designated to
  • Handles the ballots (initials them, gives to voters, at the count)
  • Gives instructions to the voter
  • May provide assistance to the voter upon EO request
  • Opens and seals the ballot box
  • Balances all forms at close of poll
  • Assists Poll Clerk in filling of the forms and envelopes
  • Counts the ballots and follows closing instructions
  • Send voting results to Electoral Officer at close of poll
  • Directs any voters who have questions on the procedures to the EO/DEO
  • Administers required oaths
  • Close the voting station and conduct the ballot count

Abilities Required:

  • Returning Officer are expected to abstain from the use of alcohol and non-prescription drugs when carrying out their duties on the two election days.
  • Returning Officer appointed shall not engage in or participate in any political activities in favour of or against, any person running for council, but they may vote in any election held under this Election Law.
  • Ability to speak Cree is an asset but not necessary
  • Must have good communication, organizational and public relation skills
  • Able to be assertive
  • Competent and reliable
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation without any criminal offences (Child Abuse Registry and Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be able to communicate well with co-workers and community citizens.
  • Must be able to work under pressure in some situations
  • Must be willing to take inquiries from the general public at all times.


  • Is not allowed to engage in any partisan political activity from the time the oath of office is taken for the position (such activity will result in immediate cancellation of appointment)
  • Communicates no bias or opinions on the election while at the voting station(s)
  • Answers only those questions relating to the process of the election (e.g., voting hours)
  • Is responsible to take Oath of Confidentiality

If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, Criminal Records Check and resume to:

Kim Linklater, Executive Director of Human Resources
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Phone: (204) 484-2604
Cell: (204) 307-2107
Fax: (204) 484-2588