Assistant Fisheries Technician

Assistant Fisheries Technician

RS1 Resource Technician 1

Departmental

Agriculture and Resource Development

Wildlife & Fisheries , Water Stewardship & Biodiversity

Thompson MB, Gimli MB

Advertisement Number: 36954

Salary(s):   RS1 $38,859.00 – $45,642.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 14, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

This competition will be used to fill one non-seasonal (52 week) departmental Fisheries Technician in Gimli, MB, as well as two seasonal departmental Fisheries Technicians: one in Gimli (22 weeks) and one in Thompson  (18 weeks). 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba class 5 driver’s licence 
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work in the field for extended periods, including remote locations
  • Must be physically capable to perform the duties of the position including conducting field work in rough terrain potentially in adverse weather conditions
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime, including weekends, when required and work out-of-town for extended periods of up to ten days with overnight accommodations in bunkhouses, hotels and tents

Qualifications:
Essential

  • Completion of post-secondary studies in resource management or biological sciences with emphasis in fisheries or wildlife management preferred;  an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel including entering and manipulating biological data.
  • Ability to identify fish species found with a working knowledge of fish community and fish habitat assessment methodologies
  • Strong  organizational and time management skills including ability to record, compile, and manage large data sets
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience in the safe operation of 4×4 trucks while towing trailers
  • Experience operating boats including knowledge of safe boating practices

Duties:
The Assistant Fisheries Technician’s primary role is to assist regional staff throughout the province in conducting annual index gillnetting programs in the Central and North East regions of the province. The Assistant Fisheries Technician will sample the catch for length, weight, age, sex and maturity as well as record and enter applicable data.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36954

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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