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Sustainable Fisheries Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date posted to Jan 9, 2007

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) was established in 1971 and is Nova Scotia's largest and most active environmental organization, with over 20 full time staff and 1400 members. Our work includes sustainable transportation, marine, wilderness, forestry, urban issues, sustainable food production, alternative energy, coastal habitat protection, green building education, and more.

Our Marine Issues Committee is seeking an organized, self- motivated person to fill the position of Sustainable Fisheries Coordinator. This position involves working on a collaborative project with Canadian and US marine conservation organizations. Candidates should have a good knowledge of Atlantic Canadian fisheries, and experience in data collection and analysis. Experience working with or in the fishing industry is an asset. The successful candidate will work closely with and report to the Marine Conservation Coordinator, as well as the project organizing committee. The position is based at the Halifax location of the Ecology Action Centre.

Specific responsibilities of this position are:

* Collaborating with other organizations in a national project
* Collecting baseline information on Atlantic Canadian Fisheries
* Standardizing and synthesizing data
* Assisting to organize national workshop on sustainable fisheries
* Meeting pre-determined deadlines
* Contributing to final report writing

Qualifications and skills required:

* Data exploration, collection and basic statistical analysis
* Planning and organizational skills such as managing priorities, completing action plans, and working independently
* Demonstrated research skills and attention to detail
* Ability to work collaboratively and develop partnerships
* Excellent communication skills including writing skills and people skills
* Knowledge of the Atlantic fishery
* An understanding of marine conservation issues
* Experience working in nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization


Time: 18 months, full time. Starting February 15th 2007 (start time firm) until June 2008.
$18.50 / hr ($36,000.00 / yr). Benefits included.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send a cover letter and resume to:
Susanna D. Fuller
Marine Conservation Coordinator
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax, NS B3K 4L3
Fax: (902) 405-3716

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4pm, January 24th 2007

For more information about the Ecology Action Centre and its programs, please see


Data and Geospatial Technical Assistant, Natural Resources Canada

Department Name: Natural Resources Canada

Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Classification: EG - 03
Salary: $45,048 to $54,806 (Full time)
Closing Date: January 24, 2007 - 23:59, Pacific Time


Marine Analyst, Living Oceans Society

Title:  Marine Analyst
Organization: Living Oceans Society
Reports to:  Executive Director
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Term: Full-time starting February 2007
Closing Date for Applications: January 20th 2007

Role and Functional Responsibilities

The Marine Analyst is responsible for developing and conducting marine spatial analyses and GIS mapping that supports Living Oceans Society's campaigns and projects. This includes protected areas design and analyses to be used in ecologically-based marine planning.

The Marine Analyst's time is focused on developing and completing innovative spatial analyses that identify conservation issues and solutions on the coast of British Columbia, and obtaining and managing data. There are plans to increase the technical support for this position in the future; however the successful candidate will be someone who can work independently.

The Marine Analyst will work closely with Living Oceans Society staff to identify and/or recommend analyses that could support existing and new programs. Upon the completion of analysis and mapping projects, the Marine Analysts will be responsible for sharing the results with Living Oceans Society staff. At times, the Marine Analyst will also be responsible for presenting analyses results to partner organizations, the scientific community, and government decision makers.


Educational/Technical Requirements

  • Post secondary education in science or resource management. A Masters Degree is preferred.
  • An advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems is preferred;
  • Clearly demonstrated breadth and strength of skills in geographic information system technology including ArcInfo 9.0, with Spatial Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst Extensions, ArcView 3.2 with Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, and ArcPress.
  • A solid understanding of marine ecology, particularly of the NE Pacific;
  • A solid understanding of protected area design theory is necessary, marine is preferred, and planning experience would be a further asset;
  • Some familiarity with BC fisheries;
  • Intermediate statistical skills;
  • Ability to examine questions and data and develop a meaningful analysis that assists with Living Oceans Society programs;
  • The ability to use MARXAN or the aptitude and interest in learning MARXAN
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team of scientists.

General Requirements

  • Commitment to the Living Oceans Society mission and programs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with staff, partner organizations, scientific community, and government decision makers.
  • Ability to work independently and conduct project work and team meetings by phone and other remote media;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Fearlessness, creativity, initiative and perseverance are pluses;
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Good team player, flexible work style, and excellent interpersonal skills.

For more information contact Jennifer Lash, 250-973-6580

To apply send your resume and references to:    

Finn Canadensis
Executive Assistant
Living Oceans Society
Fax: 250-973-6581


Mapping Technician 1, City of Surrey (updated!)

Job ID # 773033
Job Location Canada-British Columbia-Surrey
Job Stream Engineering
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate Open
Number of Positions Open 1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date 19-Jan-2007
Travel Required Not Required
Educational Requirements Technical Certificate
Languages Required English

Job Description

This is a technical mapping and administrative position providing support and assistance to the Engineering department by the entry, modification, maintenance, translation and conversion of spatial and attribute data, and performing technical work related to spatial and attribute data for a variety of City engineering activities and projects.


The successful candidate will have completed a two-year diploma in GIS and Mapping Technology, supplemented by several courses in Civil Engineering.  Some experience in technical GIS and mapping is required.  Experience in the use of current computer office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, databases) is also required.


Applicants must possess the ability to communicate and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups including internal municipal staff, consultants and contractors.  A valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving history is required.


The position works a thirty-five hour workweek and the salary commences at $23.40 per hour.


If you are a team player who thrives in a challenging environment please visit us on-line to apply.