Tranquil River Fisheries Crew Leader

Uu-a-thluk is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Fisheries Crew Leader for a two and a half month term commencing September 1, 2022 (ending mid-November). The Crew Leader will supervise and lead a crew of 4-5 Fisheries Technicians conducting a Suuhaa (Chinook salmon) mark-recapture program at the Tranquil River in Clayoquot Sound. The Crew Leader will be required to live in the Tofino area. The selected applicant will report to and receive direction from the Uu-a-thluk Central Region Fisheries Biologist, project Scientific Authority.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate, motivate, transport, and supervise field crew (up to five staff) to the Tranquil River each day.
  • Ensure the appropriate numbers of crew are available for each day’s varied activities.
  • Ensure each crew member is following all Uu-a-thluk Safety Protocols at all times.
  • Ensure that sampling targets are achieved to meet the projects precision requirements.
  • Ensure vehicles and vessels are maintained, have adequate fuel and oil, and ensure adequate materials, supplies, equipment and tools are available each day.
  • Ensure 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 Central Region Fisheries Biologist daily.
  • Ensure data is properly recorded, copied and provided for data entry daily, and to the Uu-a-thluk biologist for analysis and reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate and work with Tofino Hatchery staff to record tags taken in Tofino hatchery Suuhaa and Chum brood stock collections.
  • 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 operate motorized boats and maintain equipment, vehicles and boats in proper operating condition
  • Experience recording data, preserving and labelling biological samples and electronic data entry
  • A vehicle and valid driver’s licence, SVOP, RROC, First Aid, and Swiftwater Rescue Level 1 are required
  • Provide an acceptable criminal record check
  • Demonstrate compliance with the NTC Vaccination Policy (COVID-19 double vaccination)





Contact Info

For more information, please contact Jared Dick at (250) 731-5359 or


Apply by August 8, 2022, 4:30 pm by sending your cover letter and resume to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

5001 Mission Road, PO Box 1383

Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2

Attn.: Uu-a-thluk


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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