We are hiring a Resource Technician!
Competition number NCCR15092020
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications for a Resource Technician position in NunatuKavut on Labrador’s south coast. The candidate will be responsible to participate in capacity development initiatives within NunatuKavut and the identification of opportunities and involvement through fieldwork and project monitoring for the purpose of management of fish and wildlife adaptation, conservation and protection.
The position will work directly with the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) department, NunatuKavut communities and sectors to assess needs and identify opportunities and prospective partnerships for collaboration, funding, and assistance with project planning, fieldwork and data collection. The Technician will also help with the implementation of fish and wildlife projects for early planning and engagement with federal, regional, and other organizations. This position will involve outreach, education, communication to enhance networks and collaboration across a variety of sectors.
NunatuKavut means “our ancient land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who belong to 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 vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture as we seek “to govern ourselves by providing and caring for one another, our families, and our communities while nurturing our relationship with our land, ice, and waters.” We foster an open and transparent working environment which incorporates Inuit values of caring, fairness, respect, accountability and teamwork.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assist with the communication and implementation of NCC’s fish and wildlife strategy and management plans.
- Assist in the planning and development of proposals for projects.
- liaise with federal departments and regional agencies on initiatives.
- Organize meetings and workshops with communities to promote fish, wildlife and environmental awareness (including Species at Risk) in NunatuKavut.
- Promote traditional hunting and fishing; promote outreach and awareness amongst NunatuKavut Inuit, communities and with external partners.
- Draft meeting minutes, correspondence and reports other administrative matters.
- Build and maintain networks (ie. Social media) to maximize potential outcomes on conservation and preservation initiatives.
- Support NCC’s involvement (data collection) in Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART).
- Collect and assist with the analysis of data from fish and wildlife harvest within NunatuKavut.
- Work collaboratively with NCC’s Guardians to monitor fish, wildlife and climate patterns.
- Organize, schedule and conduct surveys, participate in field studies, conduct land use assessments.
- Provide input on program/project design, provide logistical and technical support to ENR programs.
- Other related duties.
Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills or competencies:
- 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 habitat management issues to stakeholders.
- Experience in conducting and organizing logistics for field operations, including the collection of biological field samples and maintaining equipment.
- Experience in preparing technical/scientific reports.
- Strong communication and organization skills.
- Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Must be willing to travel.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours during peak season.
Preference may be given to qualified members of NunatuKavut Community Council.
Bachelor of science or completion of post-secondary education in Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, or similar field of study; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Competitive salary is offered.
How to Apply
The deadline for applications is October 7, 2020. Please submit resume, cover letter (stating competition number) and three references to:
Director of 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.