Tranquil River Fisheries Technicians (term position)

Uu-a-thluk is seeking five experienced fisheries technicians for employment on a part-time term basis (4-5 days per week) for approximately two months commencing on September 1, 2020. The fisheries technicians will conduct a suuhaa mark-recapture program at the Tranquil River in Clayoquot Sound using modern methods. The Technicians will be required to report for work each morning at the dock / or Uu-a-thluk Tofino Office. The positions are funded from September 1, 2020, to mid-November, 2020. The selected applicants will report to and receive direction from the Crew Leader under the direction of the Uu-a-thluk Regional Biologist.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Following the direction of the Crew Leader/Regional Biologist conduct a mark-recapture program at the Tranquil R.
• Adhere to the NTC COVID-19 safety procedures and the Uu-a-thluk Safety Protocols at all times
• Technicians will assist with beach seining, marking and biological sampling of suuhaa
• Crew activities will rotate between marking salmon and snorkel and carcass surveys. Some crew are required to conduct snorkel surveys. One crew member will be assigned to the DFO Hatchery crew to record tags taken at hatchery. During snorkel surveys the others technicians will conduct carcass surveys to recapture marked fish for salmon and record the observations
• 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 a one-day Training program in late August before fieldwork commences is mandatory

Preferred Qualifications and Desirable Characteristics:
• Demonstrated experience working on salmon mark-recapture programs, conducting snorkel or carcass surveys
• Ability to work additional hours when required on weekends due to weather
• 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 operating condition over the project
• Experience recording data, preserving and labelling biological samples
• A vehicle and valid driver’s license, SVOP, RROC, First Aid, and SWRT -1 are assets. SRT -1 or the ability to recertify is required for the snorkel survey positions.
• Provide an acceptable criminal record check





Contact Info: 

For more information, please contact Jared Dick 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.)