FISHERIES TECHNICIAN/FIELD WORKER
LGL Limited – Sidney, BC
LGL Limited is one of North America’s premier ecological research and consulting firms. Our scientists conduct research, monitoring, and environmental assessments for a variety of clients in Canada, the United States, and beyond. We provide leading-edge, science-based solutions to natural resource matters across a diversity of clients while maintaining the utmost integrity.
We are presently seeking a seasonal fisheries technician/field worker for field project work to join our growing team of fisheries, in Sidney, B.C. The start date is expected to be in early May 2022 with flexibility, if required. Seasonal position could extend into full-time employment depending on work availability.
- The candidate will participate in fisheries projects on the Nass River, including the Meziadin Fishway and Nisga'a Fishwheel projects, and other fisheries projects as assigned during the employment term;
- The candidate must practice safe and competent execution and completion of project work (e.g., planning, fieldwork, data, and equipment management, and other various tasks) as an individual and/or part of a team in strict accordance with protocols, standards, and timelines that will be communicated to you.
To succeed in this position, you must be motivated and flexible. An ongoing commitment to reliable and competent service to colleagues and clients is essential. Previous fisheries practical experience is desirable. This position includes inter-regional collaboration and fieldwork involving travel and working in remote areas.
The responsibilities and duties of your position may change or be modified from time to time over the course of your employment. In the event of any change or modification, the other terms and conditions of your employment will remain in effect and unaltered.
When participating in fisheries projects at locations beyond Greater Victoria, accommodation will be provided by LGL Limited, including lodgings on the Nass River, at LGL’s trailer in Gitwinksihlkw, and DFO’s cabins at Meziadin River, and access will be provided to an LGL work vehicle. Travel to and from Victoria to fisheries projects will be provided by LGL Limited either by vehicle rental or by other available transportation means that are cost effective.
Qualifications & Experience
It is expected the candidates will be self-motivated and will demonstrate flexibility, open-mindedness, and cultural awareness. In addition, all candidates need to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of species life history, fish ecology, and fisheries science;
- Demonstrate knowledge of standard fish and fish habitat sampling methods (e.g., electrofishing, gill netting and trapping);
- Have/obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card;
- Have experience working in remote areas;
- Have a valid driver’s licence.
Candidates experienced with data analysis and report preparation will be an asset.
Your regular work week will be a minimum of 37.5 hours per week (7.5 hour workdays). The typical work hours for working on fisheries projects will be between 8 am and 4 pm, with an unpaid half hour lunch break per day. From time to time, it may be necessary for you to work longer than the regular workday, work a split shift, and/or to work weekends. Field workdays may typically exceed 7.5 hours and field trips will often span one or more weekends. If you work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week, overtime will be paid according to BC Employment standards. Your work schedule will be directed and approved by your manager.
Salary & Benefits
LGL Limited provides competitive salaries commensurate with experience and capability. We also offer financial and extended health care benefits.
If you meet the requirements and are keen to join the LGL team, please send via email a cover letter with career goals and objectives and a full CV to:
Joyce (Rosie) LaRose
9768 Second Street
Sidney, BC V8L 3Y8
LGL is an employee-owned, international environmental research and consulting firm with over 50 years of experience conducting fish and wildlife research and monitoring projects in North America and around the globe (www.lgl.com).