Aquatic Resources Manager

In by Namgis Staff

  • Term Position
  • Alert Bay
  • Posted 5 months ago

NamgisFN 'Namgis First Nation

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Natural Resources, the Aquatic Resources Manager coordinates ‘Namgis First Nation technical activities related to fisheries, marine stewardship, fish habitat restoration, marine monitoring, and fish culture programs and services within ‘Namgis Territory.

*This is a term employment position to March 31, 2023


  • Developing and implementing an annual workplan that aligns with the ‘Namgis strategic plan
  • Developing and implementing Coordination of policy and program development in the areas of fisheries management, marine resources stewardship, marine environmental monitoring, fish habitat restoration, fish culture and related activities
  • Management of the ‘Namgis Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) Agreement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Management of the Community Economic Development Program contract with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the operation of the Gwa’ni Hatchery
  • Management of fisheries management and related contracts i.e. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, etc.
  • Ensuring the safe operation and maintenance of ‘Namgis marine vessels, vehicles and related equipment
  • To positively and accurately reflect ‘Namgis positions and interests in all related activities
  • Providing information as required to the ‘Namgis Council Aquatic Resources Committee including the provision of briefing notes, technical advice, interpretation of technical reports, etc.
  • Participating in negotiating fisheries and marine resources management and related protocol agreements with other Kwakwak’wakw communities as required
  • Preparing proposals to access resources that will assist in the implementation of ‘Namgis marine resources stewardship goals
  • Participating in referral and consultation processes with BC, Canada, corporate interests and other stakeholders, related to proposed coastal and marine development projects
  • Commitment to capacity building as a method of continually expanding job opportunities for qualified ‘Namgis members to participate in fisheries and marine resource management activities
  • Other related duties as may be required from time to time


EDUCATION, Skills and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental sciences or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years’ direct experience in related natural resources management or a related field, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of marine environmental monitoring methods, stock assessment methods, and related applied marine resources management activities
  • Working knowledge of fisheries and marine resources management issues as related to First Nations
  • Working knowledge of community-based fisheries management principles and practices
  • Knowledge of fisheries-related legislation and management processes
  • Knowledge of environmental impact assessment legislation and processes
  • Marine vessel operation proficiency is an asset
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Human resources – recruitment, performance management, coaching and mentoring
  • Budget development and administration
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Knowledge of ‘Namgis and Kwakwaka’wakw culture


  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • A satisfactory criminal record check
  • Ability to work flexible hours and to travel from time to time
  • Be willing to live on Cormorant lsland

If this position interests you, please submit your covering letter and resume to:, or by mail to:

This position is open until filled

Human Resources, ‘Namgis First Nation PO Box 210 Alert Bay, BC V0N 1A0

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