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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fish and Wildlife Services Branch
Owen Sound
Job Term:
1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 42 weeks per year (Mar-Jan)
Job Code:
41104 - Resource Technician 3
$24.79 - $27.59 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your fisheries expertise to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Upper Great Lakes Management Unit, in the role of Fisheries Technician.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• assists in the delivery of field surveys
• perform biological examination of fish
• provide limnological and lower trophic level sampling
• carry out preliminary analysis, archiving and reporting of data
• act as a group leader to staff and students
• provide technical editing and report assistance to assessment biologists

How do I qualify?


• valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario
• valid Marine First Aid, or the ability to obtain
• valid MED DVS (Marine Emergency Duties - Domestic Vessel Safety) training or greater, or the ability to obtain
• Small Vessel Operator proficiency course/test, or the ability to obtain
• Electrofishing certification, or the ability to obtain

Technical expertise:

• knowledge and expertise in the identification of fish and aquatic species
• knowledge of sampling procedures for aquatic surveys, including limnological and lower trophic levels
• knowledge of fish habitat and population assessment techniques and equipment
• knowledge of fish ageing methods and ability to estimate age of fish using appropriate structures

Fieldwork skills:

• ability to operate/maintain various types of fishing gear, boats, motors and limnological equipment
• knowledge of fishing gear design, construction and use

Interpersonal and communication skills:

• ability to work in a team environment and provide leadership when directing the work of other technicians and students
• communication skills to interact tactfully with members of the public and other staff, and to write technical reports and communication materials

Analytical skills:

• planning and time management skills to manage workload and balance conflicting priorities
• analytical skills, problem-solving, sound decision-making and safe work methods

Computer proficiency:

• knowledge of sound data management concepts and field devices for limnological analysis
• proficiency with typical office hardware/software and common office productivity applications

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 2045 20th Ave E, Owen Sound, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Friday, July 17, 2020
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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