Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (Full Time)

Company

CCIRA

Description

CCIRA was created by the Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nations to provide
coordination and technical support in fishery management and marine spatial planning. We
pair scientific research and Indigenous knowledge to generate insights on fisheries and marine
conservation by generating rigorous, publishable work that contributes and relates to applied
policy, governance, and management processes. Our publications to date are available online.
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JOB PURPOSE
The CCIRA Applied Quantitative Biologist is responsible for 1) quantitative data analyses in
coordination and collaboration with CCIRA’s Science Coordinator or other technical staff, and
2) contributing to fisheries management and science processes. The candidate must be selfmotivated,
capable of working independently and collaboratively, and able to meet deadlines
while understanding the dynamic nature of the working context.
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KEY ACTIVITIES
§ Formulate the best analytical approaches for existing data sets and the inherent objectives.
§ Analyze and graph data, and contribute to the reporting of methods and results.
§ Maintain an archive of computer code and results in CCIRA’s shared Dropbox, reflecting the
different stages of the work.
§ As required for a given publication, archive raw data and computer code in public repositories.
§ Provide technical support to science and research initiatives.
§ Work closely with CCIRA’s Science Coordinator and Program Director, Fisheries
Management & Science.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
§ Knowledge of fisheries biology and management, marine and aquatic ecology, and an
understanding of the policy implications therein;
§ Ability to facilitate technical meetings/workshops and exhibit technical prowess in
complex fisheries management and science contexts;
§ Experience in drafting project proposals and developing applied science methodologies;
§ High proficiency in statistical programming and analysis in R;
§ Advanced knowledge of and experience with (but not limited to):
o Generalized linear mixed models and their different variants (e.g., incorporating
spatial structures).
o Model selection procedures
§ Ability to research and learn new analytical techniques;
§ Ability to communicate clearly during verbal and email discussions about potential analytical
approaches, and to keep a clear archive of analytical work.
CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS
§ Minimum a Master’s degree in a quantitative scientific field (e.g. fisheries, marine biology,
ecology, resource management). A PhD is an asset.
§ Minimum 2 years applied work experience in fisheries science or management;
§ Understanding of First Nations resource management issues;
§ Experience working with and contributing to multidisciplinary working groups with
diverse viewpoints (e.g. First Nations, federal and provincial governments,
stakeholders);
§ Experience with project development, proposal writing, and collaborative research;
§ Excellent communication and organizational skills;
§ Positive interpersonal and personal skills: energetic, self-motivated, outgoing,
persistent, and conscientious;
§ Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.
SALARY AND TIMELINE
§ This is a full-time annual contract with a daily rate from $350-380 depending on experience,
based on a 7.5 hour day.
§ Annual contract renewal is optional based on performance and the availability of funds.
The candidate must be prepared to operate as an independent contractor. Accordingly, income
tax, employee EI premiums and employee CPP contributions will not be deducted from payments
made under this contract nor will any premium or contributions for benefits be paid on his/her
behalf.
ORGANISATION
Reports to: CCIRA Program Director, Fisheries Management and Science
Supports: CCIRA technical staff and contractors
Works directly with: CCIRA Science Coordinator and Fisheries Coordinator

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 4pm on February 28, 2021. Cover letters, CVs, and contacts for two references should be submitted electronically as a single PDF to:

Cyndi Hanuse, CCIRA Administrator, cmhanuseccira@gmail.com

NOTE: CCIRA operates in a distributed office environment. Currently, members of our team live and
work from the Lower Mainland, BC Interior, South and Central Coast and Vancouver Island.
Candidates for this position should be based within BC, able to travel within a reasonable time
period to Vancouver as needed to meet in person once COVID allows, and be prepared to provide
their own office equipment and set-up.