The Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (MAPC) is seeking a candidate with experience or studies about marine habitat’s or DFO’s Fishery Act, Harmful Alteration, Disruption, or Destruction of fish habitat in the Maritime Region to join our team for a 1-year term position, with the possibility of extension, as the MAARS HADD Coordinator.
MAPC is the intergovernmental forum of the Native Council of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, and Native Council of Prince Edward Island serving the needs, aspirations, and rights of Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy Indigenous Peoples continuing on their traditional ancestral homelands throughout modern-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, Canada. The partner Native Councils coordinate through the Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate (MAARS) on issues involving aquatic resources, ocean management, the fishing industry, aquaculture, and governance.
The position of MAARS HADD Coordinator works within a small vibrant multi-disciplinary team engaged in a broad range of activities to advance Aboriginal Peoples’ collective rights to a responsible share of Atlantic aquatic resources in the Maritimes region.
The MAARS HADD Coordinator is responsible for advancing MAARS involvement in fish habitat management, including:
- providing input into proposed Government of Canada regulations, policies, and programs related to fish habitat,
- working with Government of Canada officials, project proponents, and the partner Native Councils to develop an appropriate notification and consultation process in regards to applications received by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for Fisheries Act authorizations for works, projects, undertakings and activities which could result in Harmful Alteration, Disruption, or Destruction (HADD) of fish habitat, and
- reviewing and commenting on specific HADD authorization applications.
MAPC is seeking a multi-disciplinary minded person, passionate about the environment and Indigenous Peoples’ rights and aspirations, who can not only undertake the work described above, but also become involved in other MAPC-MAARS initiatives, such as supportive involvement in field/marine-based science projects, and advancing the MAARS HADD Coordinator position beyond the 1-year term.
The MAARS HADD Coordinator works regionally from the central MAPC office in Truro, Nova Scotia. Travel with your own personal car is expected (and will be reimbursed), contingent on the MAPC COVID-19 Operations Policy.
The schedule of work is Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, some weekends or evenings may be required for community engagement.
Remuneration is based on experience, education, and knowledge about DFO and fishery’s act HADD provisions, starting is set at a range between $40,000/ $45,000 per atom.
Aboriginal/Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send your resume or CV and a cover letter to: Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council, Attn: MAARS HADD Coordinator, 172 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights, NS B6L 1X1
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fax to: (902)895-3844
The application deadline is Monday, May 24, 2021, at 4 p.m. or until the position is filled. Further details about the position can be obtained by calling (902)895-2982 and leaving your name, phone number, and email address.