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Resource Coordinator - Fisheries Joint Management Committee

Company: Joint Secretariat
Location : Inuvik,NT
Company Profile

The Joint Secretariat – Inuvialuit Settlement Region (JS) was established in 1986 to provide technical and administrative support to the Inuvialuit Game Council and co-management boards, including the Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC)

The FJMC is a “co-management” organization. Two of its members are appointed by the Government of Canada (through Orders in Council) and two members are appointed by the Inuvialuit (Inuvialuit Game Council). The fifth member, the Chair, is selected by the appointed members.


The FJMC works jointly with DFO to co-manage all fish, fish habitat, and marine mammals within the ISR. The FJMC has the power to directly advise the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on fisheries issues.


The Committee is responsible for collecting harvest information and making recommendations on subsistence quotas for fish and harvestable quotas for marine mammals. The FJMC has also implemented a system to monitor sports fishing on both Crown and Inuvialuit owned lands. To increase Inuvialuit participation in fisheries management, the Committee also has developed a student mentoring program.


To ensure resource users have input in co-management process, FJMC conducts community tours to visit all the communities in the Settlement Region. Community consultations are essential for identifying and prioritizing local user-based resource concerns and developing subsequent research projects. The FJMC has a research budget. Each year the FJMC contributes to research, assessment, and monitoring projects that address concerns raised at the community level. Examples of projects include monitoring beluga whale harvests, studies of arctic char and evaluations of the health of ringed seals. These research projects provide convincing examples of how well Traditional Knowledge and Western Science can complement each other and help to solve difficult resource management issues in the ISR.

Job Description

Come and join the Joint Secretariat as the Resource Coordinator for the Fisheries Joint Management Committee
   

Do you enjoy working in the Environmental field? Are you passionate about protecting fisheries and marine mammal habitat? Interested in working on the leading edge of environmental and climate-based issues?

The Resource Coordinator is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC) to meet its mandate on matters related to fish and marine mammal renewable resource management, and conservation, regulation, research for fisheries and marine mammal populations and their habitat as well as  enforcement of harvesting regulations, for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR).

This role works directly with ISR community members, the FJMC, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Government of the North West Territories, Non-government Organizations (NGO) and colleagues within the Joint Secretariat. While based in Inuvik, there is travel throughout the ISR.

The successful candidate will have a university degree in an Environmental, Biological or Renewable Resources field as well as at least two years’ work experience related to fisheries and marine mammal management and conservation. The Joint Secretariat is open to candidates that have a relevant combination of knowledge and experience in lieu of formal education.

Preference is given to candidates with knowledge of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, prior living and/or working experience in Northern Canada and a proven ability to work independently and without close supervision in a co-operative environment.

The Joint Secretariat offers a competitive salary and benefits along with a supportive and exciting work environment, with lots of room to grow.

Preference will also be given to beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

Closing Date: June 7th, 2019

Applications should be sent to Lee Vincent (lee@visionaryseeds.com).

The successful candidate will have a university degree in an Environmental, Biological or Renewable Resources field as well as at least two years’ work experience related to fisheries and marine mammal management and conservation. The Joint Secretariat is open to candidates that have a relevant combination of knowledge and experience in lieu of formal education.