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Position: WILDLIFE LIAISON OFFICER – WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST
Organization: Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board
Location: Waskaganish, Quebec

The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board (EMRWB) has been established as the main instrument of Wildlife management and the main regulator of access to Wildlife under the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement. This Agreement covers the offshore area surrounding the Province of Quebec known as the Eeyou Marine Region (EMR).

The offices of the EMRWB are located in the community of Waskaganish, Quebec and the staff consist of a Wildlife Management Director, Wildlife Liaison Officer, Administrative Assistant and Accounting Administrator.

The EMRWB is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Wildlife Liaison Officer/Biologist who will report to the Wildlife Management Director and assist in the development and effective application of Wildlife management programs and policies within the Eeyou Marine Region.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE WILDLIFE LIAISON OFFICER ARE TO:

  • Develop and implement wildlife projects such as wildlife inventories and monitoring, and the gathering of traditional knowledge;
  • Complete funding applications to support projects development and manage budgets;
  • Review and provide comments and/or recommendations on reports related to wildlife management;
  • Assist in the development of the EMRWB research program such as drafting research proposals and coordinating research activities;
  • Represent the EMRWB on various working groups, workshops and events;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the Cree Trappers’ Association (CTA);
  • Organization of meetings, workshops, and consultations;
  • Collaborate with various institutions involved in Wildlife management in or adjacent to the EMR and represent the EMRWB, as directed, with co-management partners, government and the public;
  • Organize and participate in public consultation and hearings;
  • Assist the Director in the daily operations of the EMRWB.

ACADEMICS

  • The ideal candidate possesses an college degree in biology, environmental sciences or resource management;
  • CEGEP diploma or its equivalent in biology or environmental sciences or in a related discipline is required to be considered for this position.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in biology, environmental science or resources management;
  • Experience working with aboriginal groups and/or in cross-cultural settings;
  • Knowledge of GIS and biostatistics;
  • Experience working in northern environment;
  • Knowledge of the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement;
  • Knowledge of Wildlife species found within the Eeyou Marine Region.

SKILLS

  • Capable of working autonomously and adaptable to situations or circumstances;
  • Teamwork oriented;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Proficiency in English and French, both oral and written;
  • Ability to communicate in Cree would be considerate an asset;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Willing to travel on a regular basis.

This position is located in Waskaganish, Quebec, and assistance for relocation is available. Housing is available at a subsidized rate. Starting salary is commensurate with level of education and experience and includes a competitive Northern benefits package.

Applicants are invited to visit the website of EMR entities at http://www.eeyoumarineregion.ca for further information.

The EMRWB is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with this and with the EMRLCA, conditions may vary to promote the employment of Cree candidates.

Please send your covering letter and resumé by e-mail to Sophie Fillion at:
SFillion mask eeyoumarineregion.ca*

Closing date is February 24, 2017, at 17:00, Eastern Time.

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS RETAINED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

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GoodWork ID: 37967       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 1 2017