Expression of Interest: Community Wildlife Monitors
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is accepting expressions of interest from community members who are interested in wildlife and would like to support the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Department in wildlife projects within NunatuKavut. While applications from all communities will be accepted, preference will be given to applicants from NCC’s designated areas of Sandwich Bay/Island of Ponds, Bolsters Rock to Spear Point and Battle Harbour.
NunatuKavut means “our ancient land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who reside primarily in south and central Labrador. NCC is a rights-based governing body that represents NunatuKavut Inuit. We are a dynamic, fast-paced and growing team that strives to meet the priorities, interests and needs of our people. Our governing vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture as we seek “to govern ourselves, provide and care for one another, our families and our communities while nurturing our relationship with our lands and waters.” We foster an open and transparent working environment which incorporates Inuit values of caring, fairness, respect, accountability and teamwork.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Work as a liaison between the ENR department and the community
- Communicate weekly reports regarding wildlife and environmental concerns to the ENR department
- Conduct community knowledge transfer regarding fish/wildlife/environmental knowledge
- Report sightings of species at risk as well as other species including locations
- Assist ENR department when necessary in wildlife and environment projects
- Provide guidance and input for wildlife and environmental programs
- Some travel may be necessary. The ideal candidate should have skidoo/boat access. Use of transport will be compensated.
Skills and Qualifications
- Local knowledge of wildlife, birds and plants.
- Able to identify seabirds/migratory birds/shorebirds.
- Able to identify environmental concerns (adverse changes to the environment)
- Able to identify wildlife concerns such as changes in local wildlife populations or emergence of new wildlife/ birds
- General computer skills in use of email and Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
- Use of equipment such as GPS and camera.
- Ability to take field notes. Training will be provided on how to take notes and complete any required reports
How to Apply
If you are interested in working with ENR, please submit a cover letter with a paragraph describing why you are interested in wildlife and how you can help the department with our wildlife programs to Charlene Kippenhuck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is December 7, 2020.