Fisheries Technician

Uu-a-thluk is seeking an experienced full-time Fisheries Technician for a 6-month term (with the possibility of extension commencing in September, 2020 (date to be determined). The technician will assist the Regional Biologist in providing technical support to the Nuchatlaht, Ehattesaht and Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations and other Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations as required.  The technician will assist in a Chinook salmon mark-recapture program in the fall, reporting for field work at the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Tsaxana Administration Office in Gold River. The successful candidate will support First Nations stock assessment and fisheries assessment data collection, storage and will meet all reporting requirements in a timely fashion. The technician will also assist in regional habitat conservation and restoration efforts. The applicant must be capable of working productively from a home office for administrative and reporting responsibilities. The selected applicant will report to the Uu-a-thluk Regional Biologist.


Responsibilities Include:

·      Follow the direction of the Regional Biologist in supporting a mark-recapture project Crew Leader during September-October and support regional First Nations with salmon snorkel surveys.

·      Assist with monitoring fisheries catch monitoring and participate in herring surveys in the spring.

·      Adhere to NTC and Uu-a-thluk COVID-19 Protocols and WorkSafe practices to operate safely in remote environments.

·      Assist regional First Nations to implement field projects ranging from broodstock capture to habitat conservation.

·      Ensure all data is collected and recorded properly, and all samples are properly and completely labelled, archived, and distributed to the DFO as required.

·      Maintain complete records of activities and monthly activity reports.

·      Support and ensure First Nations staff complete AFS Quarterly and Annual Reports in a timing fashion.

·      Participate in related training, program and planning exercises.

·      Support First Nations fisheries activities when capacity shortfalls occur to ensure program delivery. 

Preferred Qualifications:

·      Diploma or Degree in Renewable Resource Management or equivalent experience desirable.

·      Demonstrated experience supporting First Nations community fisheries.

·      Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.

·      Physically fit and regularly able to operate in a remote wet environment. 

·      Knowledge of local waters an asset.

·      Proven ability to identify local area fish and shellfish species.

·      Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth economic and F&C fishery management practices.

·      Advance First Nations management capacity.

·      Ability to operate motorized boats, have access to vehicle and valid Driver’s Licence. SVOP, ROC-M, First Aid, and SRT-1 are assets. SRT-1 or ability to recertify is required. 

·      Provide an acceptable criminal record check.




Gold River

Contact Info: 

For more information, please contact Roger Dunlop at (250) 283-2012 or

Apply by 4 pm, September 11, 2020 by sending your cover letter, resume, and 3 references (available to call) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

P.O. Box 1383, 5001 Mission Road

Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2

Attn.:  Human Resource Manager

Fax: 250-723-0463


We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen in our selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices.