Tranquil River Fisheries Technicians (up to 4 term positions)

Uu-a-thluk is seeking experienced part-time Fisheries Technicians, for a two and half month term commencing September 1, 2022 (ending mid-November). The Fisheries Technicians will work 4-5 days per week, conducting a Suuhaa (Chinook salmon) mark-recapture program at the Tranquil River in Clayoquot Sound. Technicians will be required to report for work each morning in Tofino at the location determined by the Crew Leader. Selected applicants will report to and receive direction from the Crew Leader, under the direction of the Uu-a-thluk Central Region Fisheries Biologist.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Following the direction of the Crew Leader and Uu-a-thluk Central Region Fisheries Biologist, conduct a mark-recapture at the Tranquil River.
  • Assist with beach seining, marking and biological sampling of Suuhaa (Chinook salmon).
  • Crew activities will rotate between marking salmon and snorkel and carcass recovery surveys. Three of the crew are required to have snorkel survey experience and will conduct periodic snorkel surveys. Crew members will work with the Tofino Hatchery crew to record tags taken during Chinook and Chum broodstock collections. During snorkel surveys the other Technicians will conduct carcass surveys to recapture marked fish for salmon and record the observations.
  • Follow Uu-a-thluk Safety Protocols at all times in a semi-remote environment. Safety equipment provided.
  • Ensure all data is properly recorded and samples are completely labelled and submitted daily.
  • Participate in a mandatory one-day training program in late August before fieldwork commences.


Preferred Qualifications and Desirable Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated experience with salmon mark-recapture programs, conducting snorkel or carcass surveys.
  • Ability to work additional hours when required, even on weekends.
  • 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 maintain equipment in operating condition throughout the project. 
  • Experience recording data, preserving and labelling biological samples.
  • A vehicle and valid driver’s licence, SVOP, RROC, First Aid, and SRT -1 are assets. SRT-1 or the ability to recertify is required for all positions.
  • Ability to provide 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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