Term Employment Opportunity as Associate Biologist (Uu-a-thluk)

Uu-a-thluk (NTC Fisheries), is seeking a term (to December 2017), full-time Associate Biologist to assist Uu-a-thluk Biologists in fisheries management activities. Based out of either one of NTC’s regional office (Port Alberni, Tofino, or Gold River), the position will have frequent travel to all Nuu-chah-nulth territories. The Associate Biologist reports to the assigned Regional Biologist, and will work with Nuu-chah-nulth fishers and Nations, Uu-a-thluk team members, and DFO staff. This is an entry-level biologist position suitable to a recent post-secondary graduate.

Position Responsibilities Include:

- Assist Uu-a-thluk Biologists with the design and implementation of stock assessment programs for marine mammals, fish and shellfish in Nuu-chah-nulth territories
- Assist Uu-a-thluk and First Nations staff with fisheries catch monitoring
- Data analysis and assist with report writing
- Assist Uu-a-thluk Biologists and Nuu-chah-nulth Nations in developing and implementing fisheries habitat restoration projects
- Assist with the supervision of Uu-a-thluk fisheries summer interns
- Participate and assist various internal and external fisheries related meetings such as Area Harvest Roundtables and First Nations Community fisheries meetings
- Assist and sometimes lead in development of funding proposals for specific projects for the benefit of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations
- Present educational talks at local schools

Preferred Qualifications:

- Completion of a post-secondary natural resource management program; a degree in biology or fisheries desirable
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Sound knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth fisheries and culture
- Able to act with tact, meet deadlines, and maintain productive working relationships
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan activities, and handle a heavy workload
- A car and valid driver’s licence
- Boat operator experience/certifications
- Provide acceptable criminal record check

Contact Info
Port Alberni

(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest. Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices).

Apply by: 12:00 pm (noon), May 1, 2017 by sending
your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463
Email: apply@nuuchahnulth.org

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