Conuma River Fisheries Crew Leader (Term Employment)

Uu-a-thluk is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Fisheries Crew Leader on a full-time term basis for approximately two months commencing in early September 2020. The Crew Leader will supervise a fisheries technician conducting a suuhaa (Chinook salmon) mark-recapture program at the Conuma River in Nootka Sound. The Crew Leader will be required to live in the Gold River area. The position is funded from September 1, 2020 to early November, 2020. The selected applicant will report to and receive direction from the Uu-a-thluk Regional Biologist, the project authority.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Coordinating, motivating and transporting and supervising field crew of up to five persons to the Conuma River each day
• Adhere to and enforce the NTC COVID-19 safety procedures and the Uu-a-thluk Safety Protocols at all times
• Ensure the appropriate numbers of crew are available for each day’s varied activities
• Ensure that sampling targets are achieved to meet the projects precision requirements
• Ensure vehicles and vessels are maintained have adequate fuel and oil and adequate materials, supplies, equipment and tools are available each day
• Ensuring vessels and equipment are properly maintained and stored out of reach of flooding
• Ensure data is collected properly and samples are labelled fully and completely and provided to the Uu-a-thluk biologist daily
• Coordinate sampling technician assigned to work with Conuma Hatchery staff to record tags taken in suuhaa brood stock collections
• Ensure data is properly recorded, copied and provided for data entry daily, and to the Uu-a-thluk biologist for analysis and reporting purposes
• Participate in scale sampling training prior to project fieldwork

Preferred Qualifications and Desirable Characteristics:
• Demonstrated experience supervising salmon mark-recapture programs
• Proven ability to motivate, supervise, coordinate and support a diverse crew operating safely in a semi-remote location
• Ability to work additional hours when required
• Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth fisheries and experience working with First Nations
• Must be able to work in a team environment and communicate with tact with other groups
• Ability to maintain equipment, vehicles and boats in proper operating condition over the project
• Experience recording data, preserving and labelling biological samples and electronic data entry
• A vehicle and valid driver’s license, SVOP, RROC, First Aid, and Swiftwater Rescue Level 1 are required for this position
• Provide an acceptable criminal record check




Gold River

Contact Info: 

For more information, please contact Roger Dunlop at (250) 283-2012 or
Apply by August 23, 2020, 4:30 pm by sending your cover letter and resume to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
5001 Mission Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Uu-a-thluk
Fax: 250-724-2172

(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen in our selection process.)