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Kathryn Bond, Observer with the Fisheries Monitoring Program, Ecotrust Canada, Shannon Lough photo

Part-time Video Analyst and Fisheries Observer

Kathryn Bond, Observer with the Fisheries Monitoring Program, Ecotrust Canada, Shannon Lough photo

Start date: June 1, 2023
Location: Prince Rupert
Organization and Program Background:

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit powered by the vision of people and nature thriving together. We develop innovative economic solutions that enable rural, remote, and Indigenous communities across Canada to share in the management and benefit of local resources – from forestry to fisheries to housing to energy. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based and relentlessly practical.

Ecotrust Canada’s Community Fisheries Program has been deeply rooted in community and solution-building in coastal BC for over 20 years. Our fisheries vision is for resilient fisheries — fisheries that meet the immediate social and economic needs of adjacent communities, without compromising ecological integrity, or the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Reporting Responsibilities:

The Video Analyst is responsible to Dianne Villesèche, North Coast Fisheries Program Manager, and will work under the day-to-day supervision of Kathryn Bond, North Coast Fisheries Project Coordinator in our Prince Rupert office, on Coast Ts’msyen territory.

Video Analyst Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is 20 hours per week with opportunities for increased hours.

Video analysts are responsible for the efficient collection of quality data from video footage of the Area A crab fleet as assigned to them by supervisors. Area A crab videos will be reviewed in order to record fishing compliance issues by vessel per month.

Videos will be reviewed using a custom online database and which also serves as a data entry tool. Training in use of this software will be provided but general computer literacy and experience in data entry is an asset.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous experience with data entry, and good task management and tracking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and a high comfort level working with video software are assets.
  • At-sea/river experience aboard recreational, commercial and/or food fishing vessels an asset.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Work well under pressure; reliable, very organized and disciplined.
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation as well as the ability to take direction from managers and be a team player.

Fisheries Observer Duties

This is an on-call position.

Designated Observers will be responsible for the efficient collection of quality data in Ecotrust Canada’s At-Sea Observer Program (ASOP) and Dockside Monitoring Program, which operates under the direction of DFO.

Potential Observers are required to successfully complete Ecotrust Canada’s observer training program. The program teaches Observers about the fishery to be monitored, safety protocols, relevant laws, and monitoring procedures.

While monitoring, Observers are responsible for monitoring and documenting all fishing activity, collecting biological samples and recording data, monitoring fisherman compliance with fishery regulations, and preparing summary reports of collected data.

During training, Observers will report to the program Training Coordinator. Once Designated, Observers will report to the program Deployment Coordinator. All program coordinators report to the fishery Program Manager.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Residence status
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have no serious convictions under the Criminal Code or any DFO act or legislation
  • Are not involved in any commercial fishing enterprises
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Good task management, excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Be able to meet the physical requirements of the job including, but not limited to, climbing ladders, boarding fishing vessels, and working long hours in all weather conditions
  • Previous experience with offloading, fish identification, commercial fishing industry experience, and an interest in fisheries is an asset
  • Successfully complete Ecotrust Canada’s DFO-approved ASOP and DMP training program
  • Successfully complete a basic offshore survival techniques training course (ASOP)
  • Vehicle/own transportation

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter and resume (including references) as a single PDF, with the title: Video Analyst and Fisheries Observer by May 1st, 2023, to the link below.

Job Application - Part-time video analyst, and at sea and dockside Fisheries Observer

Max. file size: 128 MB.

We encourage all interested parties to apply. We will contact those shortlisted for an interview.