Apply By: Monday, February 26, 2024 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 69 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Great Lakes Fisheries Technician

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Fish and Wildlife Services Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
12 Temporary assignment/contracts for up to 6 months, with possibility of extension
Job Code:
41102 - Resource Technician 2
$24.19 - $26.95 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Ontario is home to thousands of lakes and rivers that provide essential habitats for a variety of fish species. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, as the manager of Ontario's fisheries, works to maintain healthy fish communities so present and future generations will enjoy high quality fishing and viewing opportunities.

The Lake Ontario Management Unit is looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated Fisheries Technicians to assist with delivery of programs.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• complete a variety of technical duties required to monitor and assess fish and aquatic communities and their habitat
• operate and maintain equipment related to field data collection including boats, motors, nets, weigh scales, and safety equipment
• act as a member of a team of staff and students ensuring high quality data collection
• compile data and prepare summary reports as requested

Note: This competition may be used to fill additional future vacancies.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:

• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Pleasure Craft Operator's Certificate.

Technical skills:

• demonstrated ability to provide technical support for programs involving gillnetting, trapnetting, trawling, electrofishing, creel surveys and commercial catch
• demonstrated ability and attention to detail in processing fish samples for biological data
• demonstrated ability to operate/maintain various types of fishing gear, boats, motors, navigation aids and limnological equipment

Interpersonal and communication skills:

• ability to work in a team environment including providing daily direction to staff, including students, seasonal staff and other staff
• communication skills to interact tactfully with members of the public and other staff, and write technical reports and communication materials
• ability to lead students and technicians in the field and lab in a safe and responsible manner

Knowledge of fisheries assessment:

• working knowledge of fisheries assessment and management techniques and principles
• knowledge of fish identification, diversity and the various fisheries of Lake Ontario, the Bay of Quinte and the St. Lawrence River
• knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and safety act and associated safety regulations
• knowledge of Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)/Transport Canada (TC) regulations as they relate to on water safety and boat handling on the Great Lakes

Computer proficiency:

• computer proficiency using typical office hardware and software, and programs such as GIS, GPS and navigation software

Additional Information:

  • 12 English Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 41 Hatchery Lane, Picton, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Monday, February 5, 2024
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 26, 2024 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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