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Fisheries Observer, Dockside

Fisheries Observer, Dockside

ID: 
64429
Expiry Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8am
Job Type: 
Casual
Region: 
Port Hardy and North Island
City: 
Port Hardy
Company: 
Archipelago Marine Research
Industry: 
Commercial Fishing
Wage: 
$16.77/hr
Details: 
DUTIES
• Monitor and documenting the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels
• Identification of all species landed.
• Accurately recording offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper
• Monitor compliance of fishery regulations
• Biological sampling of selected species

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Competitive wages starting at $16.77/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
• Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
• All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
• Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
• The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

* Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish can not be certified as a Fisheries Observer.
Qualifications & Experience: 
REQUIRED SKILLS
• Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills
• Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends
• Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
• Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
• High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
• Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle.
• The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (25 – 50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

How to apply: 
Email a PDF of resume to hr@archipelago.ca