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Do you have a passion for preserving traditional ecological knowledge while implementing sustainable conservation practices?

We have a new and exciting opportunity for dedicated and culturally aware individual to take on the role of Marine Guardian at the Kwiakah Centre of Excellence in the traditional territory of the Kwiakah First Nation in Phillips Arm, B.C.

Do you have a passion for preserving traditional ecological knowledge while implementing sustainable conservation practices.  Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact that reflects your adventurous spirit. Do you enjoy the camaraderie that comes from working in a camp environment. If so, this new and exciting opportunity is ideal for you!

What is the role of the Marine Guardian:

As a Marine Guardian, you will work collaboratively within a team whose focus will be on marine conservation, stewardship and the well-being and protection of the protected marine territory of the nation. Responsibilities will include increasing the Kwiakah First Nation (KFN) presences in the land and on the shores, conducting surveys, research, monitoring and collecting data on the ecological health within the territory.

For an in-depth overview of the role, be sure to review the full Job Description.

What Kwiakah First Nation offers:

  • Competitive salary, $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with your experience and reviewed annually
  • Group Insurance, including medical and dental benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Support for continuing professional development
  • Generous vacation allowance

Our ideal Marine Guardian candidate brings:

  • High School diploma with 3 years of general work experience required
  • Post-secondary training and or equivalent work experience in Marine/Forestry camp environment an asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate and vessel operator experience is required
  • Driver’s Abstract required
  • Radio Operator Certificate is required
  • First Aid certification and wilderness training are advantageous
  • Knowledge of Kwiakah First Nation territory and values
  • Familiarity with indigenous laws as well as federal and provincial rules and regulations
  • Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, email and using handheld devices

These Skills and Abilities will help you thrive:

  • Strong communication skills and be able to interact with visitors and resource users in a polite and positive manner
  • Confident, comfortable, and assertive in addressing violation issues with community members and resource users
  • Willingness to learn additional required skills
  • Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic
  • Shows initiative and is a team player
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting the health of the KFN territory and culture
  • Ability to work irregular work hours, including overnight and in isolated conditions

Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires working extensively in isolated conditions within the territory, including in forest, marine and lake environments
  • Proficiency in outdoor environments with the necessary first aid and safety training to keep yourself and others safe on the job
  • Applicants must be physically fit to carry out the duties

How to apply:

We encourage you to review the Job Description and to submit a resume that clearly outlines how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role to TallSky Consulting.

TallSky is committed to supporting our clients in building inclusive cultures that embrace differences. Our approach reflects professional employment equity practices, and we believe in celebrating each candidate’s uniqueness. Diverse teams learn how to communicate respectfully, deliver more innovative solutions and are better positioned for long-term success.

This position will remain open until it is filled. We thank all applicants; however, after initial acknowledgement, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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