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Position: First Nations Salmon Restoration Coordinator
Organization: Namgis First Nation
Location: Alert Bay, near Port McNeil, North Vancouver Island BC


Reporting to the First Nations Coordinator, the incumbent will coordinate and support the interests of the represented First Nations in a multi-government, multi-party process to successfully implement the Collaborative Solutions for Finfish Aquaculture farms in the Broughton area recommendations (“the Recommendations”) including the execution of the Collaborative Implementation plan (“the Plan”) and the First Nations/Industry Indigenous Monitoring and Inspection Plan Agreement.

The First Nations Salmon Restoration Coordinator will oversee the Salmon Restoration component of the Indigenous Monitoring and Inspection Plan (IMIP). This position will work with First Nations leadership to determine salmon habitat restoration priorities within each of their territories and then oversee future restoration projects. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing the work plan for First Nations (FN) crews as related to habitat assessments and restoration by coordinating training, establishing operational procedures, plus analyzing data and managing data collection.


  • Represent the collective interests of the represented First Nations while working with the government of British Columbia, the government of Canada, Mowi and Cermaq through the Technical Working Group, related Task Groups, the Collaborative Implementation Forum and the Steering Committee.
  • Provide technical advice in support of First Nations’ scientific related discussions.
  • Work with the First Nations Coordinator to:
    • develop proposals and to implement field and other projects
    • maintenance of budgets and to ensure accounting and reporting requirements are met.
    • coordinate, hire and support staffing requirements, contractors and engage other support including academia and NGO’s.
    • develop employment within each of the represented FN communities and support the expansion of existing or new field programs (guardian watchman, salmon restoration etc.) that will increase capacity and infrastructure that benefits communities over the short and long term.
    • develop and participate in community information forums and other communication related events/tools to update represented FN community members on results of the initiative.
    • manage the proper maintenance of work vehicles, vessels and other capital assets.
  • Oversee field crews, contractors, etc. to receive, analyze and store data and samples including the development and maintenance of data sharing agreements with other parties as required.
  • Operational project coordination of the salmon habitat assessments and restoration activities will be a main focus of this position.
  • Develop and implement safe work procedures and an environment that provides a respectful
  • workplace environment.
  • Organize required training for the field crews to complete the salmon habitat and restoration activities.


  • Science degree related to Salmon Conservation; Watershed Restoration or equivalent.
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience working with First Nations communities that supported or implemented scientific field projects.
  • Project development experience, including proposal writing, project administration and work plan implementation.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with executives and field crews and leading organizational change associated with implementation.
  • Preference is for the position to be based out of Alert Bay, but consideration would be given to other North Island locations such as Campbell River.
  • Ability to travel to remote FN communities by boat and/or plane to support field work as required.
  • Successful completion of security screening, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required.
  • Certified to operate a small commercial vessel and holds a valid BC drivers license.
  • Ability to troubleshoot small outboard motors in a remote location is an asset.


  • Self-Motivation is the skill to maintain focus and self-discipline to complete tasks without ongoing supervision.
  • Teamwork and Cooperation is the ability to culture this atmosphere in all settings within this initiative including governance tables and field crews and recognize that these competencies support collaboration and the resilience needed to complete complex tasks.
  • Information Seeking is driven by a desire to know more about things, people or issues. It implies going beyond the questions that are routine or required in the job.
  • Partner with Stakeholders and other Governments is the desire to work co-operatively with all stakeholders and government representatives to meet mutual goals. It involves awareness that a relationship based on trust is the foundation for success in delivering results.
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating involves proactively planning, establishing priorities and allocating resources. It is expressed by developing and implementing increasingly complex plans. It also involves monitoring and adjusting work to accomplish goals and deliver to the expectations of this initiative.


You may submit your covering letter and resume to:
subject: Salmon Restoration Coordinator

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 5 2019    ID: 54681