» T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries Monitors (Tofino) Ecotrust Canada

T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries Monitors (Tofino)

Apply until: March 17, 2020

Ecotrust Canada is seeking T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries Dockside Monitors for the 2020 T’aaq-wiihak Hook & Line (salmon and groundfish) demonstration fisheries.  Monitors will be based in Tofino and work on the dock meeting fishing vessels as they land. Duties will be to monitor and document catch at offloads, and collect biological data on catch.

Fisheries are anticipated to commence April 2019 and run until November 30 for Hook & Line but actual length of fisheries is not known and set number of work days is not guaranteed.

Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices.

Positions Available
Full Time – Seasonal (1 position):
The full time monitor will be the contact for skippers and monitors on the weekends. This position will consist of full work days starting at 7am on weekends and potential split shifts on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

Responsibilities include:

– Monitoring the “Hail” Phone from 7AM-7PM on weekends and updating a hail sheet accordingly.
– Managing the logistics of fishing vessels landing in Zeballos and Tofino.
– Communicating with fishers and plant managers to organize offload times and locations.
– Working closely with the Deployment coordinator.
– Entering fishing vessel landing data from the previous day in excel.
– Collect accurate data at the dock from vessel offloads.
– Collect biological samples at the dock.
– Keep professional positive relationships with everyone you work with.

Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills.
– Strong written and oral communication.
– Experience with data entry and excel (preferred).
– Available to work weekends.
– Be on-call to monitor potential fishing vessel offloads during the day on Monday-Wednesday.
– Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
– The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Comfortable working on docks, fishing vessels, and handling fish.
– Maintain professional working relationship at all times.
– Does NOT hold a Fisher’s registration card or certificate of accreditation.
– Does NOT purchase fish to resell.
– Is NOT an owner, operator, or employee of a business that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish.
– A background in environmental/biological sciences and fisheries preferred.
– Must have drivers license, access to a vehicle, and a phone.

 

Casual – Seasonal (Up to 8 positions):
This is a casual employment opportunity which has daily scheduled shifts from 5PM-7PM. Monitors may be required to work weekends and holidays. Monitors will be paid (minimum) for a 4 hour call out for each shift.

Responsibilities include:

– Collect accurate data at the dock from vessel offloads.
– Legibly and accurately record data on multiple forms.
– Collect biological samples at the dock.
– Maintain professional working relationship at all times.

Qualifications:

– Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
– Organizational skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Team work.
– Comfortable working on docks, fishing vessels, and handling fish.
– Criminal Record Check.
– Does NOT hold a Fisher’s registration card or certificate of accreditation.
– Does NOT purchase fish to resell.
– Is NOT an owner, operator, or employee of a business that catches, cultures, processes or transports           fish.
– Driver’s license and access to a vehicle are assets for this position.


Ecotrust Canada will provide mandatory monitor training course early April (exact dates TBD) in Tofino.
Successful applicants must pass a training exam.

Closing date for applications is March 17th, 2020. (ALL POSITIONS)
For more information, please contact Gwen Bennett at (250) 266-0418. Click here for a PDF file of this posting.

Please submit your resume to monitoring@taaqwiihak.ca include the position you would like to apply for in the subject line followed by “Tofino” and include at least two references.