Fisheries Guardian Position

Job Posting
Sipekne’katik Aboriginal Fisheries Guardian
(2 positions available)

Deadline: June 22, 2018 at noon

General Description:
This position is to monitor the Food, Social, Ceremonial Fisheries and Livelihood and other related duties in relation to the Sipekne’katik Fisheries Management Plan. This position will eventually see growth in other aspects of wildlife and natural resources. The individuals will work closely with the Fisheries Staff and Crew, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources, Environment and Conservation. The Guardians will be responsible for reporting and monitoring activities as it relates to regulations and the Sipekne’katik Fisheries Management Plan and provide guidance and as well as record activities and communication as it relates to the position. This position reports directly to the Fisheries Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Consult and work cooperatively with DFO enforcement officials when monitoring fishing activities or carrying out other related activities; contacting DFO enforcement personnel when circumstances require action beyond the authority of the Fisheries Guardian
• Responsible to ensure the proper care and maintenance of all Fisheries vehicles and vessels
• Responsible for seeing repairs are carried out on vessels, trailers and vehicles
• Provide monthly reports on all activities to the Fisheries Director when required
• Build and maintain relationships with DFO, other related government departments and fishers
• Carry out patrols on land and water to monitor fishing and habitat activities
• Responsible for inventory of equipment and keep an up to date on an annual report
• Ensure safety and procedures are followed on all band and member vessels
• Ensure maintenance and inspections are up to date on band and member vessels
• Participate in professional workshops, courses and ongoing education
• Must be dependable, reliable and self-motivated
• Flexible to work long hours, all seasons and any type of weather
• Familiar with the Fisheries Act, fishing license conditions and fishing gear
• Understanding of Law, Fishing conditions

Qualifications:
• Certificate or diploma in field of Environmental Studies, policing foundations, enforcement programs or equivalent; or Grade 12 diploma with at least 2 years’ experience working in a fish and/or wildlife related field with knowledge of regulations related to band and federal fisheries.
• Experience working with the public
• Office administration skills and computer skills
• CPR/First Aid
• MED-DVS or equivalent
• Criminal Check
• Valid Driver’s license
• Willing to travel
• Team player
• Ability to work unsupervised
• Preference given to a Sipekne’katik band member, but not limited to
• Able to lift up to 100 lbs

Please apply with resume, cover letter and three work references (include phone & email with each reference) and required documents (criminal record check) to:

Dawn McDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca

Or drop off to HR department: Sipekne’katik Band, 522 Church street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Late applications will not be accepted.

Deadline: June 22nd, 2018 (noon)

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