Employment Opportunity: Traveling Status Card Intake Clerk

September 18, 2023


Status Card Program staff review applications for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) to ensure completion and that all required documentation is attached. They take applicant’s pictures using the SCIS photo app and digitally sign as a guarantor and Trusted Source. Staff also provide guidance on the appropriate forms of identification that demonstrate name and address, ensuring that identification provided is a verified copy and submit completed applications for processing to Indigenous Services Canada.


Reporting to the Status Card Registry Officer, the Traveling Status Card Intake Clerk will assist the Status Card team with wide range of clerical and administrative support.  SCO is expanding this new service to help First Nation citizens in southern Manitoba renew or replace their status cards, accept new Status registration applications, and assist those who are not able to easily visit their home communities or an Indigenous Services Canada office.

  • Regular travel is essential and will be required within Southern Manitoba.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle is essential for travel within Southern Manitoba.
  • Working with the public and serving First Nation peoples in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to independently manage a wide range of tasks, often within short timelines.
  • Ability to complete work with precision and high attention to detail.
  • Assist in compiling data for reporting purposes.
  • Assist in reviewing applications for completion and checking for accuracy.
  • Maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
  • Adhere to privacy legislation and policies for storing personal information.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An office administration certificate, or post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience with and knowledge of standard office management systems and procedures.
  • Experience working with First Nations peoples and communities.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to write clear, concise documents and reports with a high degree of accuracy and for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to travel regularly within Southern Manitoba.
  • Demonstrated understanding of First Nations history, cultures, and traditions.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and productively with colleagues, supervisors, and other internal and external stakeholders with complex systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when developing and handling sensitive information.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences.
  • Team player, challenged by working in an environment of change, and a believer in excellence.
  • Critical and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabe or Dakota languages would be considered an asset.


  • A satisfactory Criminal Record check.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to fulfill vehicle rental requirements for work purposes when required.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, October 2nd, 2023 at 4:30 PM CST

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three work related references to:

Human Resources
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
202-600 Empress Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0L5
Fax: (204) 946-1871 | hr@scoinc.mb.ca

*Please note resumes without a cover letter will not be considered complete*

Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates.
Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.