[sust-mar] Marine / Aquatic Program Manager, full-time, Eastern Charlotte Waterways, Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick
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SCIENCE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Position: Aquatic Program Manager
Type: full-time permanent
Organization: Eastern Charlotte Waterways
Location: Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick (40 minutes west of Saint John)
Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. (ECW) is a not-for-profit environmental research centre in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. ECW is hiring a full-time Aquatic Program Manager that will be based at the ECW office and report to the organizations Executive Director.
The successful candidate will have the field experience, biological knowledge, and data skills to manage ECWs existing aquatic science projects. In addition, they will be expected to develop new opportunities, working with ECW staff, partners, and funders, to pursue and implement an effective ridge to reef environmental management model in the Outer Bay of Fundy.
Existing aquatic projects that the successful candidate will manage include:
impact of underwater noise on marine mammals in the Outer Bay of Fundy
biodiversity assessment of nekton in the Musquash Estuary Marine Protected Area
eutrophication remediation in the Upper Bay of Fundy watersheds
water quality, biodiversity, and stream enhancement in the West Fundy composite watershed
habitat assessment for the SARA listed sympatric pair of Lake Utopia Rainbow Smelt
partner with Peskotohmukati First Nation on diadromous fish habitat improvements.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
successfully manage aquatic science projects including budgeting, timeline, equipment, logistics, staff, deliverables, and reporting
use passive acoustic monitoring, targeted acoustic measurements and AIS data to create an inventory of noise signatures for vessels in the Outer Bay of Fundy and predict impact of noise on communication space for baleen whales and other marine mammals
install fyke nets and use beach seines to capture and identify species of fish and swimming invertebrates in the Musquash Marine Protected Area, take measurements of the live specimens, and euthanize fish for stable isotope and other analyses
work with operations staff to schedule field work and ensure safety in the field
safely operate small motor vessels (14-22 ft) in Bay of Fundy estuarine and near shore marine environments
maintain project equipment including hydrophones, fyke nets, CTDs, YSI multimeters, etc.
manage, analyse, and visualize, large aquatic data sets using ESRIs suite of GIS tools, R, Python, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other relevant statistical packages and data visualization tools
apply for and report upon necessary activity permits from federal and provincial governments
manage project technicians and summer students to achieve program goals
secure funding for relevant opportunities in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats that address program goals
work closely with counterparts in the Peskotohmukati Nation, to achieve mutual priorities
The successful candidate will require the following skills and experience:
a graduate degree in a relevant topic
project management experience including grant writing, reporting, and implementation
a strong understanding of underwater noise and its impact on marine mammal communication
the ability to identify fish and swimming invertebrates commonly found in the Outer Bay of Fundy
exceptional data analysis skills using R, python, and other tools to manage and analyse large data sets
experience working with GIS databases using ESRI ArcGIS software
proficient in small vessel operation with MED A1 and SVOP marine safety certifications highly desirable
valid drivers license and experience with four wheel drive vehicle and maneuvering boat trailers
experience using and maintaining field equipment including fyke nets, beach seines, YSI multimeter, CTDs, and hydrophones
CPR First Aid with Wilderness First Responder and Swift Water Rescue highly desirable
ability to carry out the physical demands of the job
The deadline to apply is 4:00PM ADT on March 4th, 2019.
The position is full time permanent, based in Blacks Harbour, NB.
The salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a current CV and cover letter to ECWs Executive Director Donald Killorn:
info (at) ecwinc.org
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