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STO 15R – River Guardian – Fisheries Technician

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 11, 2021.

River Guardian
– Fisheries Technician Scientific Technical Officer 15R There is currently one (1) part-time, temporary As & When (PTAW) position available until 29-OCT-2021 which may be extended Position located in Cranbrook, BC An eligibility list may be established Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually A great opportunity to take the next step in your fisheries management career The position assists in delivering the Regional River Guardian Program and priority fisheries management objectives for the Region as part of the Regional Fisheries Program.

Responsibilities of this position include: compliance monitoring/auditing presence and select enforcement actions, education and public relations, scientific technical services in the areas of fish and fish habitat, monitoring and assisting in management of recreational and commercial recreation fisheries.

Cranbrook is the sunniest place in Canada, and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench.

Cranbrook has multiple heritage sites, such as the Fort Steele Heritage town and Rails to Trails, which is converted to a path for walking and biking.

Cranbrook has multiple festivals, such as the Children’s Festival and the Sam Steele Days.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) team can offer you: .

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities.

For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.

We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and play.

We honour their connections to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories.

Consider joining our team and helping us build an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service.

For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

This is a Part Time As & When (PTAW) position .

The hours and days of work will vary bi-weekly, ranging from nil to full time hours, depending on operational demand.

Scheduled start and end times are variable, dependent on operational requirements.

Work schedules are provided a minimum of 14 days in advance.

Employees are required to work assigned scheduled shift.

Work schedules may be amended due to operational requirements.

If work schedules are changed with less than 14 days notice, a prescribed scheduled time period for contact will be utilized during which PTAW employees will be contacted to work if required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact .


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If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE : Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirement as outlined below: Education & Experience: Related degree, diploma or equivalent level of education/experience in a relevant natural resource field (extensive experience related to fisheries management).

Experience performing technical duties that support fisheries management and decisions.

Experience conducting compliance checks/audits and managing compliance files.

Must have experience in statistical data analysis and demonstrate knowledge of data collection, analysis and report writing.

Must have experience and/or training with using Microsoft Word, and Excel.

Must have experience operating motorized boats and non‐motorized rafts/catarafts (swift water, large and small lakes) and required certification as required (i.e.


Provisos & Willingness Statements: Valid BC driver’s licence.

Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.

Conduct extensive field work which will include travel to remote areas by ATV, snowmobile, 4WD vehicle, boat, air, and foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Conduct extensive field work in and around swift water (walking and/or inflatable water craft) Carry and use protective and/or safety equipment as required (bear spray, shotgun, radio, etc.) Must have current first aid certification as required, or be able to obtain required certifications within one (1) month of employment.

Must be in possession of a current PAL (minimum non‐restricted).

Must have current ATV, snowmobile and chainsaw certifications as required.

Must have current swift water rescue technician certification or ability to obtain certification within one (1) month of employment.

Must be capable of rigorous physical exercise and meeting/maintaining minimum fitness levels as identified by supervisor (i.e.

long distance run with pass/fail time, PAIR, POPAT, etc.).

Must be capable of obtaining certifications specific to compliance‐enforcement activities and operational delivery of the Kootenay Region River Guardian Program as required by program protocol and/or supervisor (e.g.

JIBC Investigation and Enforcement Skills Certificate Program).

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which will include a criminal records check (CRC), and Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and COORS report.

(Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

– A cover letter is required as part of your application.

The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES
– Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: Yes (STANDARD)
– You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

IMPORTANT : Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your job-related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments.