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Positions: Assistant Hydroacoustic Technician(s) – 3-month contract
Organization: Pacific Salmon Commission
Location: Abbotsford, BC

The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC), an international organization responsible for transboundary salmon fisheries management in Canada and the United States, is seeking multiple Assistant Hydroacoustic Technicians for a 3-month contract position, from late June to the end of

September. Based at the Mission Hydroacoustic field site in Abbotsford, BC, the Hydroacoustic Technician(s) will assist in deploying, monitoring, and processing hydroacoustic data to monitor the upstream assage of Fraser River sockeye salmon. In addition to gaining experience in fisheries hydroacoustics, successful applicants will be contributing towards the assessment of sockeye salmon populations for fisheries management as part of an international fisheries agency.

Work task assignment (approx.): 70% computer; 30% field work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing hydroacoustic data to count fish passage through the lower Fraser River
  • Setting up and maintaining a field site
  • Monitoring data collection and performing backups using Microsoft Windows software
  • Assisting with the deployment and monitoring of hydroacoustic equipment
  • Operating a boat on the Fraser River (approximate length: 18ft)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to work shift work, including night shifts
  • Comfortable working independently at a field site
  • Ability to work on a boat in a riverine environment
  • Possession of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
  • Valid driver’s license and means of transportation to/from the field operations work site in Matsqui Trail Regional Park, Abbotsford, BC


  • Experience with setting up and operating a field site
  • Experience with small construction projects involving the use of tools
  • Experience operating a vessel and working in a riverine environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access or other database programs
  • Knowledge of fisheries and/or salmon biology

Wages will begin at $ 22.50 CAD per hour plus 4% in lieu of vacation.

To Apply:

Applications should be received by midnight Friday, May 7, 2021, 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.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 1 2021    ID: 59324