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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Operations Manager, Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS)

15 month term
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an executive team? Do you enjoy collaborating with others and building relationships in a cross-cultural environment? Are you seeking a more relaxed lifestyle that only BC’s southern interior can offer? If the answer is yes, then we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

FRAFS is an established organization that provides technical/biological and communications advice and support to First Nations and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in relation to the conservation, sustainability and harvest of wild Fraser River salmon.
We are requesting applications for the position of Operations Manager from motivated individuals that meet the following qualifications:

  • Experience in project and program management (financial and personnel components);
  • Self-starter who can organize and prioritize workload, tasks, and activities effectively for one’s self and for others;
  • Ability to work on his/her own and as an effective team member;
  • Work experience in a First Nations environment;
  • A basic understanding of First Nations’ relationships to the fisheries resource, and of DFO’s role in the management of that resource; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

What we offer;

  • An established, stable organization that plays a key role in the relationship between First Nations and DFO;
  • Competitive remuneration, flexible work environment; and
  • The work-life balance found in the relaxed BC southern interior.

Our office is in Merritt, however FRAFS will work with the new Operations Manager on organizing a flexible work environment. If you are a highly organized administrative professional and ready for a new and unique working environment, consider applying to join us at the Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat.

For the detailed job posting:
If you have any questions, contact Walter Quinlan, FRAFS Communications Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Closing date: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.


Job Title:                              Junior Fisheries Technicians

Department:                          NWSFA

Location:                              Merritt and surrounding watersheds

Type of Position:                  Temporary full time

Eligibility:                             Student

General Description:

To work five (5) days a week, 7 hours a day with one hour lunch, may include weekend work.   Fisheries Field Work: ID Fish species, Take Biological Samples, Plant ID, Fry recovery (saving small fish from pools that are drying up), How to take field notes, How to do tech report, Possible trail cleaning or fish area clean up, Other duties as requested

Job requirements:

  •  Community member of the NTA bands then Nlakapamux nation members.
  •  Physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs,
  •  Class 5 drivers’ license
  •  Good writing skills
  •  Good oral communication
  •  Works well with others
  •  Own Transportation to work,

Application Deadline:         May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Interview Dates:                  May 12, 2017

Position start date:             May 15th, 2017

Position end date:              July 14th, 2017

Wage:                                 $10.85/hour

Send or drop off Resume with Cover Letter to:

Tracy Wimbush, NWSFA Department Manager

202 – 2090 Coutlee Avenue
Box 188
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8
FAX:  250-378-9119

Okanagan Nation Alliance - On Call/Seasonal WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS

On Call/Seasonal WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (Natural Resource Department)

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is the tribal council for the eight Okanagan Nation communities which includes Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band, Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Penticton Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Okanangan Indian Band and the Confederated Tribes of Northern WA state. The ONA’s mandate is to advance, assert, support and preserve Okanagan Nation sovereignty. Further, the ONA is charged with providing members with a forum to discuss and form positions of common concern.
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) employs wildlife technicians throughout the year with peak activities between May through September. The ONA is currently seeking to employ On-Call Wildlife Technicians. The work term will be approximately between May to end of September, with up to 40 hours per week, but will vary with field schedules. As a Wildlife Technician you will undertake duties associated with the Okanagan Nation Alliance’s initiatives within the Columbia and Kootenay basins, with project and work sites primarily in the Revelstoke, Duncan and Castlegar areas. The successful applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and have excellent communication skills. Since most projects are time-sensitive it is critical that the applicant is committed and dedicated to on-the-job responsibilities.

Duties may include:

  •  Monitoring, capturing, handling, sampling and tracking of songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects.
  •  Identifying and monitoring of upland, wetland and aquatic vegetation.
  •  Habitat data collection, recording and preliminary analysis.
  •  Other duties as required of projects


  •  Work experience in wildlife related field work is preferred
  •  Syilx knowledge on tmixw is a significant asset.
  •  Wildlife technician certificate is desirable.
  •  Knowledge of wildlife and plant identification an asset.
  •  Valid class 5 BC driver’s license, swift water training, experience handling small boats and ATV’s an asset.
  •  First Aid Level 1 with transportation endorsement (or willing to complete).
  •  Must be comfortable and feel safe working in and around water and working in all weather conditions.
  •  Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
  •  Willingness to travel to work sites in remote locations in the Columbia and Kootenay Region
  •  Reliable and good work ethics.
  •  Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Syilx ancestry

Term: Up to 30-40+ hrs/week on-call with flexible work hours (e.g. some evenings and weekends)
Application Procedures: Resumes and covering letter must be submitted to:
David Leroux, Employment and Human Resources Administrator
Okanagan Nation Alliance
# 101 – 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, B.C. V4T 3L7
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 250-707-0166
Qualified Applicants will be processed immediately for on-call employment
Thank you for your interest, No Phone Calls Please

Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Outreach Clinician - Lillooet Tribal Council

Job Title: Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Outreach Clinician
Organization: St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council
Department: Health
Reports to: LTC Health Manager
Classification: Master’s Degree and Registered and in good standing with either the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or BC College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses or BC Association of Social Workers
Term: Permanent full-time, some evenings and weekends
Posted: March 31/17
Closes: April 14/17 at noon

The Aboriginal Child, Youth & Family Outreach Clinician (ACYFC) will deliver culturally safe mental wellness and recovery support to St’at’imc youth and families (wherever they live), and Aboriginal youth and their families residing within the St’át’imc Territory. In accordance with the vision and values of the St’át’imc Outreach Health Services, the ACYFC works as part of a team and is accountability to St’át’imc members and Northern St’át’imc Health Leadership. Through collaborative with interdisciplinary health and support services network, the program will ensure a safe and wrap around service for families so they are supported and encouraged as they work through their healing processes and family wellness journeys. The ACYFC will also work as an advocate for Aboriginal children, youth and their families, and will be a resource and support to St’át’imc children and youth programs and services.

Support and commitment to supporting children, youth and families in the Northern St’át’imc Territory by:
40% of Duties:
• Learning about the St’át’imc Wellness Principles and health priorities,
• Work with St’át’imc service providers to help strengthen peer support networks,
• Work with local primary health care team, social service sector and traditional helpers to strengthen integrated (wrap-around) care services in the Northern St’át’imc Territory and to build capacity in case management, evaluation and quality improvement and coordination of services,
• Keep up to date on knowledge of resources within community and outside of community,
• Participate in regular team meetings and team planning activities,
• Participate in ongoing professional development and training.
60% of Duties:

The ACYFC will follow two main streams of program delivery - the program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a contemporary client-centered, strengths-based approach to healing and recovery. The Clinician will do this by providing specialized mental health assessment and treatment services to children and youth (experiencing serious emotional, psychological, or behavioural issues) and offering support to the families. The second is to work collaboratively with families and other service providers to ensure the needs and values of the individual and family are respected using a holistic, strengths-based, circle-of-care process based on trust. Work to provide direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, youth and their families. Incorporate a variety of Aboriginal specific services as per the St’át’imc culture and teachings. Maintain and support a caseload of approximately 15-20 clients per year.
Family programs (Health and Healing):
- Address the healing needs of Aboriginal families,
- Programs are voluntary, self-determined and client-centered,
- Support will be provided for a variety of issues that impact the health and wellness of the family,
- Knowledge and access to local and external community resources that may be helpful in the healing journey of
families, including liaison and referral to traditional practices, access-and support of Elders, cultural teachings, and
ceremonies; as well as access to more contemporary practices (eg. psychiatrist, psychologist).
- Knowledge and willingness to learn about St’át’imc history, awareness of cultural values and practices,
- Future program development as related to the health and wellness of Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family,
- Building capacity within the St’át’imc communities- pertaining to identified gaps and assist in the development of
prevention and intervention services as related to child, youth and family health,
- Offer support and mentorship to other workers as it relates to child and family health & healing,
- Have the creative ability to envision, to design and develop new and innovative programming in collaboration
with others.

• Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social
Science field relevant to the position,
• Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use environment with
Aboriginal youth and families or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience,
• Current valid BC driver’s license and vehicle, comfortable driving and doing outreach in St’át’imc Territory,
• Criminal records check.

• Compassionate and caring
• Strong ethical performance standards
• Emotional intelligence, positive, solutions-focused
• Cultural competency and cultural safety
• Healthy personal lifestyle, energetic

• Assessment and Treatment
• Critical Thinking
• Management & Leadership
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; MS-Office programs proficiency
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong relationship-building skills
• Comfortable seeking direction and input from others
Salary: $34 to $38/hour dependent on education and experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to:
Susan James, Director of Operations, Lillooet Tribal Council
814 Highway 99 Lillooet BC or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For any questions or please contact:
Susan James at 250-256-7523 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Sue Wilson Cheechoo at 250-256-7530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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