Northern Region Fisheries Technician (term position)

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 in meeting 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 due to will and generally work to report. The selected applicant will report to the Uu-a-thluk Regional Biologist.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Following the direction of the Crew Leader and Regional Biologist support the project team conducting a mark-recapture program at the Conuma River
• Adhere to the NTC COVID-19 safety procedures and the Uu-a-thluk Safety Protocols at all times
• Technician will assist with beach seining, marking and biological sampling of Chinook Salmon (suuhaa)
• Operating safely in a semi-remote environment. Safety equipment will be provided
• Ensuring all data is properly recorded and samples are completely labelled and provided to the supervisor daily
• Participation in Training program as required from time to time

Preferred Qualifications and Desirable Characteristics:
• Diploma or Degree in Renewable Resource Management or equivalent experience desirable
• Demonstrated experience working on salmon mark-recapture programs
• Ability to work additional hours when required on weekends due to weather
• Strong written/verbal communication skills, and experience recording data, preserving and labelling biological samples
• Desire to advance First Nations fisheries and habitat management capacity
• Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth fisheries and experience working with First Nations
• Must be able to work in a team environment
• Ability to operate motorized boats, and have a vehicle and valid driver’s license, SVOP, RROC, First Aid, and SRT-1 are assets. SRT-1 or the ability to recertify is required for the snorkel survey positions
• 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, August 31, 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.)