Job Opportunity: Resource Technician
Competition Number: NCCRT10152019
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications for a Resource Technician position in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay office. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the operations of NCC’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) department.
The position will work directly with the ENR department, NunatuKavut communities and related sectors to identify opportunities and prospective partnerships for collaboration, and assist with project planning, fieldwork and data collection. The Resource Technician will also help with the implementation of NCC’s aquatic projects for preparation/research and engagement with Federal, Provincial Governments and other NCC departments. This position will involve outreach, education, communication and monitoring to allow for enhancing networks and collaborations in a variety of sectors.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Communication and implementation of NCC’s Fisheries strategy and projects, including the Communal Food Fishery;
• Assist in the planning and development of proposals for projects;
• Liaise with government departments and regional agencies on initiatives;
• Assist with organizing meetings and workshops to promote fish, marine safety, wildlife and environmental awareness (including Species at Risk and Invasive Species) in NunatuKavut;
• Promote traditional fishing, hunting and gathering by leading outreach and awareness initiatives among NunatuKavut Inuit, communities and with external partners;
• Draft meeting agenda/minutes and assist with the development of correspondence and reports;
• Build and maintain networks to maximize potential outcomes on conservation and preservation initiatives;
• Collect and analyze data from fish and wildlife harvest within NunatuKavut;
• Work collaboratively with NCC’s Guardians to monitor fish, wildlife and climate patterns;
• Assist with organizing, scheduling, conducting surveys and participate in field studies;
• Any other related duties.
Skills and Qualifications
• Experience in organizing and conducting outreach activities to promote fish and wildlife awareness within communities including schools;
• Experience in engaging and collaborating with Indigenous groups, public bodies, other government agencies, NGO’s, and stakeholders is essential;
• Experience presenting information on marine habitat management issues to stakeholders;
• Experience in conducting, organizing and leading Community meetings/discussions;
• Experience in field operations, including the collection of biological field samples and maintaining equipment;
• Experience in preparing technical/scientific reports;
• Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint presentation software;
• Strong communication and organization skills;
• Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, analytical skills and problem-solving skills;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Must be willing to travel; and
• Must be willing to work flexible hours during peak season.
Preference may be given to qualified members of NunatuKavut Community Council.
Salary will be based on the NCC pay scale.
Completion of post-secondary education in Biology, Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, or similar field of study; or an equivalent combination of education and considerable relevant experience.
How to Apply
The deadline for applications is October 28, 2019. Please submit resume, cover letter (stating competition number) and three references to:
Manager, Human Resources
NunatuKavut Community Council Inc.
In Person: 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador
Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.