Operations Manager

Are you passionate about people, project management and doing field work? Are you someone who likes a lot of variety in your job? Your areas of responsibility will include managing field biologists, assisting senior biologists with project administration and operations, working on a boat, writing reports, and walking the shoreline. Does working in different parts of BC (sometimes with the rain falling sideways) make your heart beat faster? Are you someone that takes a positive approach to all your work?

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
• Provide leadership and direction to a team of biologists.
• Coordinate operational logistics for project teams by securing permits from government agencies, organizing travel, accommodation, equipment and supplies.
• Support project planning and development including the development of project scope, budget, work breakdown structure, required documentation, schedules and qualification submissions.
• Maintain project schedules, track budgets, expenditures and conduct project forecasting together with the senior biologists.
• Communicate with members of the MES team, finance and human resources as needed.
• Manage and monitor contracts for sub-contractors, consultants, and vendors.
• Conduct business development activities and prepare project proposals with senior members of the team.
• Conduct or assist with environmental monitoring activities including environmental construction monitoring, water/sediment sampling, acoustic monitoring, invertebrate and fish sampling, coastal marine biophysical inventory, and habitat assessment.
• Conduct or assist with intertidal and subtidal field surveys (marine inventories).
• View aerial video imagery of intertidal shoreline and record observations about the intertidal biota in a database.
• View underwater video imagery and record observations of the subtidal biota in various databases
• Conduct or assist with desktop (literature review) assignments, preparation of technical reports and project proposals.

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Assistant Field Supervisor

Do you think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to work with the supervisory team to assist with the delivery of its monitoring programs in Ucluelet, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.  All necessary training will be provided.

What kind of work can you expect?

You will be trained:

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Collect biological samples important to fisheries stock management.
  • Identify all species landed.
  • Accurately record offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.
  • Install and service electronic monitoring equipment on board commercial fish boats.
  • Review video and sensor data of commercial fishing activity to report catch and bycatch.
  • Schedule and deploy staff to work in port and the surrounding region.
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring and training of staff.
  • Perform administrative duties to keep track of equipment and finances, and maintain open communication and teamwork with coworkers in other locations.
  • Regularly meet with the supervisory team, peers, and staff to exchange information and problem solve.
  • Serve as a point of contact concerning the field and office operations.

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Field Assistant

Like wearing rain gear? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Archipelago is seeking hard working and reliable workers to assist our Fishery Observers with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

What kind of work can you expect?

You will be trained to:

  • Apply numbered tags to the tail fins of halibut.
  • Identify species of fish.
  • Count pieces of fish using a tally counter.

All this while working on land, not at sea.

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Data and Electronic Monitoring Field Technician

Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Want to travel the coast? Archipelago is seeking an honest and motivated co-op student for a 4-month work term within our Fisheries Monitoring Programs to assist with the delivery of the programs in our four ports throughout Coastal British Columbia. Housing will be provided with this position and movement amongst our main coastal ports of operation may be expected. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

What kind of work can you expect?
You will be trained to:

• Identify fish species.
• Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
• Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.
• Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
• Record your findings electronically and on paper and provide feedback to the appropriate staff.
• Install and service electronic monitoring equipment on board commercial fish boats.
• Troubleshoot computer and/or CCTV based issues.
• Assist with data entry and data verification.
• Regularly meet with the supervisors and other staff to exchange information and problem solve.
• Provide regional administrative assistance to Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs and maintain open communication and teamwork with coworkers in other locations.
• Maintain hard drive and monitoring equipment inventory.
• Ship, receive, wipe and archive hard drives as needed.
• Provide customer service.
• Perform biological sampling of selected species.

 

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Remote Field Technician – Dockside Monitor

Do you think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Archipelago is seeking an honest and reliable worker to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring programs in our three major field locations (Prince Rupert, Port Hardy and Ucluelet). Housing will be provided with the role and paid travel can be expected. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.  All necessary training will be provided.

What kind of work can you expect?
You will be trained to:

Monitor and document the offload activities of commercial fishing vessels.
Identify all species landed.
Accurately record offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
Perform biological sampling of selected species.

 

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Field Technician

Fisheries Monitoring Programs
Dockside Fisheries Observer – Geoduck
Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s geoduck dockside monitoring program in Bella Bella, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

DUTIES
•  Monitor and document the offload activities of geoduck commercial fishing vessels and packers.

•  Accurate recording of offloaded catch and weights, transmission of validation data back to fishing grounds and to Victoria and Vancouver staff.

•  Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.

•  Perform biological sampling of selected species if required.

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Watershed Biologist

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is accepting applications for the following position:

Watershed Biologist
12-Month Maternity Leave

This position works with local agencies and municipalities to implement policies related to the protection of natural heritage and fisheries features in the Ganaraska Watershed. This position will be working out of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority administrative office in Port Hope located on the corner of Hwys. 28 and 401. This position is normally Monday to Friday with some weekend fisheries work during March to July. This position reports to the Watershed Services Coordinator.

Qualifications:

– Degree/Diploma in biology or a related discipline or equivalent education and experience
– Minimum of 3 years of relevant progressive experience
– Demonstrated project management and strong computer skills
– Knowledge of relevant policy including Provincial Policy Statement and Provincial Plans (Greenbelt, Growth Plan and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan)
– Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation as it relates to the natural heritage features
– Sound working knowledge of the theories and principles of natural resource management and conservation biology, including fisheries, terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic ecosystems
– Strong knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic species, including identification skills
– Be a team player capable of self-directed, independent work, meeting defined deadlines
– Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and must have the ability to make presentations to municipal councils and general public meeting forums
– Ability to carry out fieldwork and monitoring using standard protocols
– Training in Ecological Land Classification (ELC) and ability to interpret air photography
– Ontario Wetland Evaluation System training an asset
– Electrofishing skills required
– Ability to adapt to an environment of change and work well independently as well as in a team environment
– A valid Province of Ontario licence

Duties Include:

– Provide technical expertise in the areas of aquatic and terrestrial biology which includes review, evaluation, and providing science-based technical comments on development proposals, Environmental Impact Studies and other studies
– Provide technical advice and support to Watershed Management Services staff and assist with the development and delivery of restoration projects, stewardship and education programs
– Assist with coordination and implementation of Watershed Health monitoring programs

Salary:

$56,450 – $65,755 per annum

Duration of Contract:

February 2022 – March 2023

Apply in writing by January 26, 2022:

Ms. Linda J. Laliberte, CPA, CGA, CAO/Secretary – Treasurer
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
2216 County Road 28, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V8
Fax: (905) 885 – 9824
E-mail: llaliberte@grca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability-related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.
In accordance with Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Fisheries Strategist (Program Admin Officer 3)

Competition # : 33215

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: Multiple Locations

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 – $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly

Closing Date: ​11/16/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Marine Resources, and working closely with Federal and Provincial Agencies as the Fisheries Strategist you will research and advise on complex strategies, regulatory development, regulatory and legislative compliance, policies, programs, fisheries management and other major initiatives related to fishing and fishery related issues impacting communities and businesses around the province.

Primary Accountabilities

In this role you negotiate and function within a framework of various departmental, governmental, and non-governmental bodies through consultation with industry, environmental, community and First Nations groups on matters relating to various fisheries and seafood related policy and program initiatives. You will paly a role in advancing provincial interests and economic opportunities related to the fishing industry by participating on interdepartmental initiatives, interjurisdictional committees and liaising with industry and non-governmental organizations.

This position researches and provides advice and recommendations into the development, implementation, monitoring and compliance of strategies and policies related to fishing and fish buying/processing by conducting environmental scans, researching policy, legislation, and stakeholder consultations. You will also provide input and advice into the development and delivery of programs designed to protect and increase economic opportunities for communities dependent on fishing and fishery related activities.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree + 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

As the successful candidate, you have a strong working knowledge of the Nova Scotia seafood sector and related provincial and federal regulations, polices and fisheries management plans.

This position also required you to demonstrate strong proactive analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and articulate advice, practical solutions, opportunities and risks, and can develop in-depth impact analysis of interdepartmental and intergovernmental strategies, management plans and regulations that will support rural economic growth.

You also  have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and an ability to analyse and explain issues and opportunities through written briefing notes, reports and presentations. This work also requires an ability to forge strong relationship across all levels of industry and government.

Equivalency
An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

For this position, you must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and the ability and willingness to travel throughout Nova Scotia and periodically to other Canadian Provinces. Minimal international travel may also be required.as well.
Additional Information
The location of this position is Halifax, however, other locations will be considered for the duration of the term position.

 

Please note, this is expected to be a term status position with an end date of June 30, 2022; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View News Release
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
Countless career paths
Department specific flexible working schedules
Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.