Assistant Fisheries Technician – Pacific Salmon Commission – Abbotsford

Duties and Responsibilities
– Work task assignment (approx.): 70% computer; 30% field work
Work Task Assignment / % Allocation
Processing hydroacoustic data to count fish passage through the lower Fraser River 65%
Assisting with the deployment and monitoring of hydroacoustic equipment 15%
Setting-up and maintaining the field site at Mission 10%
Monitoring data collection and performing backups using Microsoft Windows software 5%
Operating a boat on the Fraser River (approximate length: 18ft) 5%

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience using Microsoft Excel and Windows operating systems
Ability to work shift work, including night shifts (shifts may include weekends and/or overtime)
Ability to sit for extended periods of time enumerating data and working on computers
Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with team members
Comfortable working independently at a field site
Ability to operate or willingness to learn proper boat operation in a riverine environment
Possession of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) (Can be acquired in 1-day at
Valid driver’s license and access to transportation to/from the field site in Matsqui Trail Regional Park, Abbotsford, BC (public transit to the field site is not available)
Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccinations

Experience with setting up and operating a field site
Experience operating a vessel and working in a riverine environment
Swiftwater Rescue, ROC-M, or SVOP certifications
Knowledge of fisheries and/or salmon biology
Interest in fisheries management
Wages will begin at $ 24.11 CAD per hour depending on experience plus 4% in lieu of vacation.

Applications should be received by 11:59pm PDT Friday, May 19, 2023, and be addressed to Ms. Ehrmantraut at . Include a cover letter and résumé with two references. Please reference the name of the position in the email subject line.