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Aquatic Monitoring Technician

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

BIIGTIGONG NISHNAABEG
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
OJIBWAYS OF THE PIC RIVER FIRST NATION – BIIGTIGONG NISHNAABEG

Job title: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Aquatic Monitoring Technician
Department: Sustainability
Employment status: Temporary – 8-month contract
Posting Date: June 13th, 2022
Closing Date: June 24th, 2022 @ 4:30pm

Job Summary:
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is planning to commence an Independent Aquatic Monitoring Program (IAMP) in the area around the proposed GenPGM Mine. A large part of this Technician role will be to work with team members to plan logistics and complete aquatic monitoring field work as part of the IAMP (including water quality, sediment quality, fish community health, and benthic community indices). This successful candidate will also be expected to work with team members, external consultants, and GenPGM to collect information and monitoring data relevant to the IAMP, and assist with completing associated data analysis and reporting, and provide updates on project progress to leadership and community as appropriate. The successful candidate will work within our Lands Department, under the direction of the Lands Manager, and will be part of a team working on this project.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Plan and coordinate the logistics for implementation of fieldwork associated with the IAMP
• Work with project team to implement the IAMP field program
• Work with project team to prepare and provide technical project progress updates
• Data management, analysis, and reporting
• Provide project updates to the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Director of Sustainable Development and Leadership, as required
• Liaise with external consultants on the project
• Other duties as assigned

Preferable skills & Qualifications:
• Skills and knowledge attained in a post-secondary degree/diploma/certificate program, and/or relevant work experience in aquatic biology, fisheries monitoring or management, environmental contamination, lands and resource management, or related disciplines
• Familiarity with aquatics field equipment (water quality meters, fish monitoring gear, benthic sampling gear, etc.)
• Working knowledge of fish and fish habitat monitoring, and a positive attitude to learning new skills and monitoring techniques
• Knowledge of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg community needs and concerns
• Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions and maintain a positive working environment during difficult conditions
• Ability to traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition
• Valid Class “G” drivers license required
• Valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Asset Qualifications:
• Ability to read, interpret, and navigate using topographic maps
• Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with a hand-held GPS unit
• Familiarity with native and invasive fish species
• Familiarity with benthic invertebrates

How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to
recruitment@picriver.com
-or-
Joni Michano – Human Resources / Payroll Coordinator
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 93, Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@picriver.com.

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