We are hiring a Resource Technician!
Competition number NCCRT042623
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is accepting applications for a full-time Environment and Natural Resources Resource Technician in Port Hope Simpson. 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 fish habitat adaptation, conservation, and protection, with focus on the Gilbert’s Bay Marine Protected Area (GBMPA). Frequent extended remote travelling into the GBMPA is required. The position is within the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Department.
Starting Salary: $54,000 annually
Employment Term: up to March 31,2026 with possibility of extension
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 and carry out the following duties:
- Plan, organize, and engage with NunatuKavut Inuit in the monitoring and collection of fish and fish habitat data, from both scientific and Indigenous Knowledge perspectives
- Oversee the development and updating of monitoring protocols
- Assist in conducting research on fish, fish habitat, and riparian zones within NunatuKavut, in particular the GBMPA, while working collaboratively with NCC’s staff and communities in the field and office settings
- 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
- Provide input into the development of proposals and strategies for ocean and aquatic related assessment, habitat protection, rehabilitation, climate change impacts, and compliance ensuring all projects will have community outreach and education components
- Collect, manage, and analyze data, and report findings to NCC communities
- Participate in in-person and virtual meetings with internal and external departments
- Provide weekly task reports
- 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, fish habitat, and environmental awareness (including Species at Risk) in NunatuKavut
- Promote traditional 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
- Collect and assist with the analysis of data from fish and wildlife harvest within NunatuKavut
- Work collaboratively with NCC’s Guardians to monitor fish, habitat, 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:
- Strong knowledge of NCC and their values
- Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with members and other resource users in a polite and positive manner
- Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated boating experience, snowmobile experience, and familiar with technology (i.e. GPS, marine radios, satellite phones, inReach, etc.)
- Mechanically inclined with in-board/out-board motors and snowmobile experience are an asset
- Knowledge of local marine, freshwater, and fish species
- Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and using handheld devices
- Shows initiative and is a team player
- Dependable, motivated, and demonstrates a strong work ethic
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Hold a valid Class 05 driver’s licence
- Must be willing to travel by various means and in various weather conditions
- Continued participation in training opportunities which relate to the job, the organization, and other related duties
- Ability to work irregular work hours, including some overtime, frequent overnight trips, and remote field trips up to ten days at a time
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of post-secondary education in natural resources or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must also have or able to obtain security clearance for entry into a training program.
Preference will be given to qualified members of NunatuKavut Community Council.
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 May 11, 2023.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.