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Wuikinuxv Fisheries and Aquatics Manager

Wuikinuxv Fisheries and Aquatics Manager

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9am
Job Type: 
Wuikinuxv Nation
The purpose of the position is to provide coordination and management of the fish and other aquatic species within the Wuikinuxv Nation Territory.
The Fisheries Manager program includes, but is not limited to, the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy Agreement, Wuikinuxv Nation commercial fishing licenses (Spawn on Kelp, Halibut, etc.), Wanukv River Eulachon monitoring, FSC policy development and implementation.

Primary Duties:
• Facilitate the strategic planning and coordination of the various Wuikinuxv Programs related to fish and aquatic species.
• Financial management and reporting for Wuikinuxv Fisheries Programs.
• Supervision of various fisheries staff and crew members.
• Engage on various relevant committees and technical working groups.
• Maintaining effective communication with internal Wuikinuxv Nation staff,
council, committees, as well as external governments and organizations.
• Policy and procedure development.
• Identify potential opportunities for sustainable funding, research and data collection, and program development.
• Attend relevant meetings in and our of Wuikinuxv Village.
• Develop and maintain an organized system for storage of important information.
Qualifications & Experience: 
• Post Secondary degree or diploma related to marine biology, resource management and/or other relevant environmental discipline;
• 3 to 5 years experience in Fisheries Management, including stock assessment, habitat protection, shellfish aquaculture, and all aspects of commercial fisheries;
• Knowledge of federal and provincial law related to management of natural resources;
• Vessel operation and maintenance;
• Well organized and strong writing and analytical skills;
• Experience with project management and report writing;
• Strong communication and public relations skills.
• Computer skills, including familiarity with MS word & excel.

Additional qualifications and characteristics important for the position:
•Awareness of First Nations laws, rights and title, issues and traditional ecological knowledge and importance of these to resource management and economic development opportunities;
•Understanding of the aquatic management in the region, ecosystem-based management and its application to resource management;
•Experience working with First Nations, stakeholders, and government agencies;
• Personal characteristics, such as team oriented, integrity, self-motivated,conscientious, etc.;
• Willingness to live primarily in Wuikinuxv.
How to apply: 
Please submit your cover letter and resume along with wage expectations to:
Jennifer Walkus, Interim Director, Wuikinuxv Integrated Resource
Stewardship Office
or in person by July 26, 2019