Position:  Fisheries Assistant 1 (term position)

(Subject to confirmation of funding)

Internal and External Posting

POSITION PROFILE: 

The Secwepemc Fisheries Commission (SFC) of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) is seeking an individual to assist the Director of Fisheries in the implementation of fisheries management programs by providing technical support to member communities of the SNTC.  The Fisheries Assistant 1 will be responsible for assisting the Director of Fisheries and other SFC technical staff with salmon stock assessment projects, fish habitat restoration projects including field research, training and education projects and catch monitoring. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.            Must be pursuing university degree or technical college diploma in related discipline;

2.            Must be returning to studies in September 2017;

3.            Written and oral communication abilities essential;

4.            Ability to work within a team setting or independently;

5.            Ability to handle the rigors of field work;

6.            Basic computer skills essential;

7.            Previous experience working with First Nations an asset;

8.            Ability to travel and ability to work flexible hours and;

9.            Valid driver’s license essential.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

•             Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Fisheries. 

•             Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. 

 

Stock Assessment Projects

•             Assists with pre-project crew orientations sessions for adult salmon stock assessment projects (e.g., meetings and field surveys).

•             Conducts project site visits to assist in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) for Band projects.

•             Maintains stock assessment databases as required.

 

Fish Habitat Restoration Projects

•             Assists with delivery of habitat restoration projects as required (e.g., QA/QC monitoring, data compilation, pre- and post-project habitat assessments)

•             Assist with habitat restoration research project (e.g., radio-telemetry, salmon tagging and tracking).

Training and Education Projects

•             Assists with on the job training and education to Band technicians.

•             Assists in stewardship and educational program planning as required.

 

Catch Monitoring Projects

•             Assists with salmon harvest monitoring and data summarization;

•             Assists with community fishing events. 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

•             Full-time Term position (up to 16 weeks, May 8 – August 25);

•             Must be returning to studies in September 2017;

•             Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion;

•             Must be able to handle the rigors of field work;

•             Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week;

•             Job location:       Secwepemc Fisheries Commission Office (Kamloops).

 

Under the Canadian Human Rights Act exceptions are created to promote the hiring of Aboriginal people in preference over other candidates for reasons of self‐government, cultural autonomy and cultural development.  Non‐Aboriginal candidates must be treated fairly and reasonably though the process.  When all things are equal between candidates (i.e. qualifications, ranking through the interview process), the order for choosing candidates using the Aboriginal Employment Preference shall be: 1) Aboriginal ancestry and then 2) non‐Aboriginal candidates. 

 

CLOSING DATE: 

We invite applications consisting of a cover letter and a resume with names of references to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention Murray Ross, Director of Fisheries, no later than 4:00 pm Friday March 17, 2017. 

 

Secwepemc Fisheries Commission

c/o Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca Street West

Kamloops, BC, V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8200                

Email:  mross@shuswapnation.org

 

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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