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Position: Small Lakes Fisheries Technician
Organization: British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Location: Thompson Okanagan region, BC

We are looking for an organized, reliable team player to support our fisheries team. The technician will work with fisheries biologists and independently to complete standard gillnet assessments of approximately 20 stocked lakes in the Thompson Okanagan region on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

This is primarily a field position involving long days, physical work and repetitive tasks. The technician will be responsible for relocating to Kamloops (if necessary) and providing appropriate personal field gear (ie, rubber boots, rain gear etc). All other field gear will be provided by BCCF/Ministry.

Duties will include:

  • Equipment/gear preparation and organization
  • Hauling and operating small watercraft
  • Conducting gillnet assessments in accordance with government standards
  • Collecting biological data (length, weight, sex, sexual maturity, and age structures) from captured fish
  • Collecting temperature/oxygen profiles and water sample
  • Entering field data into an excel template in accordance with provincial standards
  • Additional data entry and report writing may be required
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time, term position with variable hours and some weekend shifts required. The position will start on Monday, August 23rd and continue to mid-November 2021, with potential for continuation based on funding and success.


  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Experience operating small boats and outboard motors
  • An enthusiastic, positive and serious interest in fish biology and fisheries management
  • Working knowledge of local fish species
  • Be physically fit and be able to conduct physical work all day long and carry heavy loads of equipment
  • Outdoor field experience
  • Experience using field technology (GPS) and equipment
  • Experience gillnetting and processing fish for biological data (preferred)
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Capable of collecting accurate and reliable field data with keen attention to detail.


  • BSc in Fisheries Biology and/or Fisheries Management or related Technical Diploma (preferred)
  • PleasureCraft Operators Card
  • Valid Worksafe BC Level 1 First Aid Certificate
  • Valid BC Drivers license and experience operating vehicles on gravel roads

Closing date: Friday, July 23rd 2021 at 4:00pm.
Dates: August 23rd – November 12th, 2021 with possible part time or full time extension
Rate: $21.00 - $24.00/hr based on experience
Terms: 420 hours for the duration with the possibility of increased hours

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The British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) is committed to ensuring that no person is denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and to achieving and maintaining a workforce that is representative of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

The BC Conservation Foundation undertakes to identify and remove any discriminatory policies and practices found in the recruitment, selection and hiring, promotion, training, retention and termination of employees in all levels and categories of employment.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 9 2021    ID: 60564