REPOST: We’re hiring a Wildlife Stewardship Technician!
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is accepting applications for a Wildlife Stewardship Technician position to be located in any of our main offices in NunatuKavut. The incumbent will support the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) department to coordinate and implement ongoing terrestrial wildlife stewardship and resource management projects. The position will work directly with the Environment and Natural Resources Department and NunatuKavut communities.
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
The successful candidate will support the ENR department to coordinate and implement ongoing terrestrial wildlife stewardship and resource management projects including the following duties:
- Plan, organize and engage with NunatuKavut Inuit in the monitoring and collection of terrestrial wildlife data both scientific and Indigenous Knowledge
- Oversee the development and updating of monitoring protocols
- Assist in conducting research on terrestrial plants and animals within NunatuKavut while working collaboratively with NCC’s staff and communities in the field and office settings
- Assist in collecting and analyzing data from wildlife harvest within NunatuKavut
- Assist in identifying key habitats for terrestrial wildlife (especially species at risk and migratory birds) within NunatuKavut
- Assist in the gathering of NunatuKavut Inuit Traditional Knowledge
- Draft correspondence and project reports as well as other administrative matters
- Oversee and maintain field research equipment
- Promote traditional hunting and practice outreach and awareness amongst NCC members, communities and with external partners
- Provide input into the development of proposals and strategies for wildlife assessment, habitat protection, rehabilitation, climate change impacts, and compliance ensuring all projects will have community outreach and education components
- Other duties as required
Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills or competencies:
- Experience working with Indigenous organizations, levels of government and other non-governmental organizations
- Strong project management skills, including time and resource management
- Strong interpersonal skills and be able to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as ability to work independently demonstrating self-motivation and initiative
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and public speaking and the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a broad range of audiences and build effective relationships with our communities and partners
- Ability to produce detailed documentation of field conditions, measurements, and observations
- Ability to listen respectfully to subject matter experts and assist in the development of potential projects
- Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and responsive
- Ability to work with required sampling equipment, supplies and environmental samples in adverse conditions (e.g., terrain, weather) and to be able to adjust when necessary
- Ability to work with data in multiple forms (tables, graphs, maps, GPS, etc.) as well as ability to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel required) and other software (Kaleidoscope, R, etc.) when required
- Experience in Traditional Knowledge gathering would be an asset
- Ability to understand the Labrador regional climate issues within the context of wildlife management is an asset
- Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research as well as incorporating Inuit Traditional Knowledge would be an asset
- Knowledge of environmental assessments, cumulative effects assessment, land use planning, habitat models, and spatial GIS analysis is an asset
- Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulatory requirements is an asset
Conditions of Employment
- Lifting of heavy objects and travel within and outside NunatuKavut by various modes of transportation, including fixed and rotary winged aircraft, snowmobiles and boats may be required.
- Ability to work away from home for extended periods, often in a field camp environment with exposure to adverse weather conditions. Hours of work may include evenings and weekends.
- A driver’s license and ability to provide a clean, three-year driving abstract.
Education and Experience Requirements
- The ideal candidate would possess an undergraduate degree in related discipline (e.g. environmental science, conservation biology, ecology, etc.) or an equivalent combination of experience and education
- One to three years of related experience in coordinating and implementing wildlife monitoring and research programs which utilize Inuit Traditional Knowledge and Western Science
Preference may be given to qualified members of the NunatuKavut Community Council.
How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to:
Chelsea Dyson, HR Coordinator
NunatuKavut Community Council
In-Person: 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Application deadline is February 21, 2023.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.