Job Position

Ulkatcho First Nation Guardian Program

Work Term

Full Time

Hours of Work

35-40 hours / week, irregular work schedules, some weekend work will be necessary.


$25.00 to $28.00/ hour

Reports to

Chunta Manager


Job Description and Purpose

The Ulkatcho First Nation Guardian program has been active since the fall on 2022 and is carried out under the mandate of the Chunta Resources Society. The Guardians have an important role to assert Ulkatcho First Nations rights and title, and to monitor the traditional territory activities in regard to resource extraction, tourism, hunting and freshwater, terrestrial and cultural resources. 


Specifically, the Ulkatcho Water Guardians will be tasked with the responsibility of monitoring and managing our waters, watersheds and riparian areas. This will include working with DFO, performing water and wetland sampling, monitoring Salmon harvest, working with elders, youth and other nations, performing training as needed, working with the forest landscape planning tables and working with Ulkatcho Water consultants in the design and implementation of a Water Management and Mitigation Plan.


Duties and Responsibilities

          Actively patrol, monitor and demonstrate a presence on lands and waters.

          Integrate local and traditional knowledge to manage and steward lands and waters.

          Maintain and promote cultural continuity

          Perform water samples

          Monitor salmon harvest



Knowledge and Experience

          Strong knowledge of Ulkatcho First Nation territory and values

          Demonstrated ATV and snowmobile experience

          Familiarity with gps, sat phones, inreach devices and tablets

          Mechanically inclined with atvs & snowmobiles

          Knowledge of Species at Risk (within the territory) as well as freshwater and terrestrial species 

          Familiarity with Ulkatcho’s indigenous policies as well as federal and provincial rules and regulations

          Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, email and using handheld devices

Personal Suitability

          Strong communication skills and be able to interact with visitors and resource users in a polite and positive manner

          Confident, comfortable, and assertive in addressing violation issues with community members and resource users

          Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic 

          Shows initiative and is a team player

          Demonstrates a strong commitment to the Ulkatcho Guardian program vision 

          Demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting the health of Ulkatcho territory and culture

          Ability to work irregular work hours and weekends including overnight trips, when necessary


Certificate/Training Requirements (Willing to Train Right Candidate)

        Valid driver’s license (Must Have)

        Other Training will be required at a later date




Expected training/certificates (considered an asset if already acquired):

          Swift Water Rescue 


          Power Saw/ Chainsaw 

          Bear Awareness

          Wilderness Safety and Survival First Aid

          Restricted Radio Operator (ROC-M)

          Level 1 First Aid






Working Conditions

This field position requires working extensively under isolated conditions on the territory. The working conditions can include long atv rides and snowmobiling to remote sites. Long hikes in rugged terrain, possible boat work on rough waters, helicopter and fixed wing airplane surveys. Some remote work may require camping or overnight stays away from the community. You must demonstrate that you are comfortable in the outdoors and have the necessary first aid and safety training to be safe on the job, or able to be successfully trained.


Physical Requirements

The Guardian position is physically demanding, and will include travel and working in all types of weather, hiking long distances on the territory, and moving and/or packing heavy field equipment to remote site or gathering areas. Applicants must be in good physical health to carry out the job effectively without injury.


Application Details

Please email a cover letter, resume to: Alyisha Knapp, Interim Operations Manager, Chunta

Resources Society ( or drop it off at the Chunta Resources Society 22562 Chilcotin Hwy 20


Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. 


Posting Date:  April 8, 2024


Interview process

·         Only shortlisted candadites are contacted

·         Interview

·         Criminal record check

·         References