Open until all positions are filled.
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is seeking up to twelve (12) technicians to assist with completing the Fisheries program suite of projects. Field projects include white sturgeon studies, sockeye enumeration, chinook enhancement, enumeration and brood capture. The successful applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic and detail-oriented environment and have excellent communication and time management skills.
Preparing gear, taking training, and gathering data accurately and in a timely manner.
Data will be gathered from radio telemetry, egg mats, fyke nets, set lines (via boat), DIDSON files, stream walks, river floats and aerial enumeration (via helicopter).
Technicians will work in a team environment with either the Senior Technician, a trained biologist and/or other technicians to provide field support for collecting, monitoring, preserving and processing samples and data.
The projects that technicians may work on are:
- White Sturgeon spawn monitoring (Mid-April- June)
- Endako Chinook trap and fence (July- August)
- Stellako DIDSON enumeration (Mid July – end of October)
- Nadina Sockeye enumeration (Mid-September- mid October)
- Endako Chinook enumeration (mid-August- early September)
- White Sturgeon juvenile index sampling (August-October)
- A valid class 5 Driver’s License and driver’s abstract. Will consider Class 7N.
- Experience working on fish enumeration, fish monitoring, or similar projects.
- Must be comfortable working in and around water and in all weather conditions.
- Physically fit, able to lift 55 pounds repeatedly.
- Available to work evenings and weekends.
- Available to travel to remote work sites and work long days.
- Possess phone and email.
- Possess own vehicle to travel to the worksite (Vanderhoof, Endako River or Stellako)
- A criminal record check.
Desired Certificates (not mandatory):
- Occupational Level 1 First Aid
- Occupational Transportation Endorsement
- Swift Water Rescue
- Pleasure Craft Operators Card
- Helicopter Egress and Ditching
- Jet Boat operations.
Additional Assets: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Fish and Wildlife Technician diploma or equivalent
- Experience operating boats and ATVs and driving on radio-controlled gravel roads
- Experience working with First Nations
- Knowledge of general mechanics / small engine repair
Work will take place from mid-April until the end of October 2023. Full-time with variable work hours, e.g., typically 8-hour days, working 6 days on/1 day off. Occasional longer days, evenings and weekends. There will be some downtime from approx. late June to mid-July. The work schedule varies for each project.
Starting wage is $19.00/hour, commensurate with education and experience.
Although preference will be given to Indigenous applicants (including First Nations, Métis and Inuit), all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Please submit your cover letter and resume with references to:
Christina Ciesielski, Fisheries Program Manager
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.