Burman River Fisheries Technicians (up to 5 positions)

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, 2016. The fisheries technicians will conduct a suuhaa mark-recapture program at the Burman River in Nootka Sound using modern methods. The Technicians will be required to report for work each morning at the Muchalaht Marina muster point at the Gold River dock area. The position is funded from September 1, 2016, to late October, 2016. 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 desirable characteristics include:

  • Following the direction of the Crew Leader and Regional Biologist conduct a mark-recapture program at the Burman River
  • Technicians will assist with beach seining, marking and biological sampling of suuhaa
  • Crew activities will rotate between marking salmon and snorkel and carcass surveys. Three of the crew are required to have snorkel survey experience and will conduct periodic snorkel surveys. One snorkel surveyor will act as a spare. 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 Scale Sample Training program in August before fieldwork commences is mandatory
  • 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 licence, 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

For more information, please contact Roger Dunlop at (250) 283-2012 or roger.dumlop@nuuchahnulth.org.
(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest. Preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices.)

Apply by July 15, 2016, 4:30 pm by sending your cover letter and resume to:

PO Box 1383
5001 Mission Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Uu-a-thluk
Fax: (250) 724-2172
Email: roger.dunlop@nuuchahnulth.org
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