The assistant offers support to the NSO Director and the Department Managers as well: Marine Manager: Nuxalk Commercial Salmon Fishery and Shoreline Debris Cleanup; Coastal Guardian Watchmen: crab studies; Lands & Referrals; Fisheries & Wildlife Coordinator: sputc project, bear study, bear safety, ooligan study, bio sampling; and also our Ancestral Governance Dept. The assistant will help with the general financial administration and basic daily operations of the office which also include monitoring field staff. Daily basics can include range from greeting phone calls, arranging meetings or travel, to entering scientific data for research projects for example our FSC (Food, Social & Ceremonial) catch statistics, eulachon study sampling data, bear study sampling, tidal food fish bio sampling, issuing transport permits or designation letters and the list goes on in our diverse departments.
Covid-19 has made it interesting to get some work deliverables done but the crews have been awesome and have made it happen. We’ve done some training with other organizations and as well within our departments and if opportunity presents have extended out to our membership as well. This position truly allows one to enhance our knowledge of our land, water resources and the governance it entails for us to ensure that as keepers of the land and water, we protect these resources for the years to come.