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Contract Fisheries Biologist
1 Position: Contract Fisheries Biologist
The Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC) is a not-for-profit corporation established by agreement between the Grand Chief of the Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources to further the knowledge and conservation of fisheries resources of interest to member First Nations and Ontario’s stakeholders.
The A/OFRC is offering a unique contract job opportunity to a fisheries biologist with demonstrated field experience. The successful candidate may also use their experience in project design, data analysis, and reporting of fisheries data to First Nation communities. This temporary, full-time position will be based out of the Centre’s office in North Bay, Ontario but will involve seasonal travel throughout the Lake Huron and Lake Superior regions and southern Ontario.
The position is open immediately and will continue until December 2017. There is a possibility that this position will become permanent, but no decision will be made regarding its long-term status until September 2017.
Remuneration: $ 25.64 – $30.77 /hr.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in fisheries science or related discipline
- Demonstrated experience in field project design and analyzing and presenting fisheries assessment and fish population data
- Experience completing fisheries assessment projects, preferably including supervisory roles
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Valid MTO driver’s license and a clean driving record
- Knowledge of and experience with data systems, including data archives would be an asset
- Experience with GIS and possession of SVOP and MED A3 certificates would be assets
- Knowledge of or desire to learn about First Nations culture (demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the Anishinabek culture would be an asset)
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting. Ability to speak Anishinabemowin is an asset.
Application Deadline: 22 February 2017
Potential candidates should provide a cover letter outlining their qualifications and a resume to the General Manager, A/OFRC, 755 Wallace Road, Unit #5, North Bay, Ontario, P1A 0E7. Applicants may also forward cover letters and resumes directly to [email protected] .
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