RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Jr. Fisheries Field Technician

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: October 31, 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Aquatic Resources & Fisheries Management

Jr. Fisheries Field Technician

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight, Mi’kmaq communities of mainland NS. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community.  The CMM main office is in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 120 Employees. The CMM’s Department of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the role of Jr. Fisheries Field Technician.

The MCG is focused on promoting and restoring the concept of Netukulimk in Nova Scotia’s watersheds. To ensure that future generations will have access to a healthy environment. The MCG team targets its work on a variety of marine and freshwater management projects and participating in programs that involve youth mentorship and building Mi’kmaw capacity. The MCG also addresses issues related to species-at-risk, water quality, commercial fisheries and directed habitat restoration.

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management, and reporting to the Program Manager, the Jr. Fisheries Field Technician is responsible for developing and executing research projects related to aquatic resource management while also providing project field support to existing projects within the organization. S/he will also be responsible for assisting with field assessments, data collection, assisting with the documentation of research activities; managing his/her own work plan; promoting scientific capacity within Mi’kmaw Communities; presenting research and results to advisory committees; and adhering to safety protocols associated with field work in aquatic environments.

Position Requirements:

  • Have knowledge and/or interest in aquatic resource management, science, education, or a related field or relevant working experience in a related field.
  • Experience working in or with First Nation communities.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates a passion for aquatic conservation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding outdoor work in and around water.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team.
  • Experience with common office software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)  Must have access to a vehicle and have valid driver’s licence.

Asset Qualifications (Not required):

  • Knowledge and understanding of fish habitat/migration.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification.
  • Previous experience in non-profit sector.

Salary/Employment Term:  

Salary range: $25,000 – $27,500 per year based upon qualifications and experience. This is a one-year contract with the opportunity of renewal and subject to the policies and practice of the CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all employees.

Application Deadline:  October 31st, 2021

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to: Human Resources

c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3


We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the

Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.  Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.  The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check.