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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Beach Education Programs Coordinator

Beach Education Programs Coordinator Peninsula Streams & Shorelines is a charitable non-profit organization that is located in North Saanich at the Institute for Ocean Sciences. Peninsula Streams & Shorelines restore and protect aquatic ecosystems throughout Greater Victoria. Our goal is to achieve healthy aquatic habitats that support self-sustaining populations of native species in freshwater and marine environments using a watershed “Headwaters to Deepwaters” approach. On-going programs include: stream, estuary and beach monitoring & restoration, enhancement of fish passage, restoring salmon stocks, as well as a variety of educational and stewardship programs. Peninsula Streams & Shorelines is an important and highly respected environmental advisory body known throughout Vancouver Island. The organization offers numerous volunteer opportunities and volunteer members are an integral part of the organization.

Peninsula Streams & Shorelines is seeking a Beach Education Programs Coordinator to join our team of committed environmental professionals. The Beach Education Programs Coordinator plans and implements supports fieldwork activities in and around estuaries and shorelines, including monitoring, clean ups and restoration.

The Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining forage fish egg survey data, sample analysis, data entry and assists in delivering educational programs for students. The Coordinator will manage a cadre of over 50 forage fish egg survey volunteers with technical, administrative and equipment support. In addition, this position will be required to participate in fundraising programs, grant-writing and reporting tasks.

 

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Education Generalist

 

Taking action for the ocean today, so we can all flourish. 

 

Ocean Wise is the world-class ocean change-maker for concerned collaborators; big and small who want practical solutions with real impact so that they feel empowered and take action to protect oceans, humanity, and the world we live in.

 

ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Mobile Programs, the Education Generalist will have a rare and exciting opportunity to deliver climate change education programming across Western Canada over 14 weeks from May to August. As part of Ocean Wise’s Waves of Change program, the Education Generalist will be primarily responsible for program design, delivery, and assisting with logistics and administrative tasks as required. This role is a short-term contract, and we are looking to build a diverse and passionate team of educators to deliver this amazing program.

 

The Youth Initiative works closely with Ocean Wise’s conservation initiatives to translate our world-class conservation research, knowledge, and actions into exciting and engaging programs that empower a wide array of ocean ambassadors to make meaningful behavioral changes that positively impact our ocean.

 

Key Accountabilities

Support of Mobile programs by: 

  • Working closely with the Manager and other Youth colleagues to design and deliver Youth programs to large and small groups, including online and in-person, in formal and informal settings.
  • Traveling with the AquaVan as a member of a four-person program delivery team for up to four weeks at a time.
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of climate change, behavior change, marine animals, ecosystems, and conservation issues.
  • Provides excellent customer service and support to all Youth program clients (principals, teachers, event organizers, participants).
  • Tracks and maintains program feedback records, participant numbers etc.

Consciously desires to improve the organization and its processes by:

    • Lead and aid in Emergency protocols.
    • Maintain and improve organizational safety standards.
    • Continually improve our impact on the environment and greening of operations.
    • Actively demonstrate Ocean Wise’s values and expectations for conduct.
    • Performs additional duties of a similar nature or level as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Working on or has completed a bachelor’s degree in Science, Education, Conservation, or equivalent experience.
  • Valid BC driver’s license in good standing.
  • Knowledge of marine and aquatic habitats, and conservation issues.
  • Experience working with children in an interpretive setting.
  • Experience giving live presentations both virtually and in person.
  • Experience designing education, science, or other programs.
  • Capable and comfortable driving fleet vehicles (minivan, pickup trucks).
  • Experience implementing and evaluating innovative educational programs.

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and presentation skills – you need to love being around people, working with young people in Canada, and being on the road with a small team;
  • Ability to work as a cooperative member of a dynamic team, as well as independently.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills, must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic with a positive attitude.
  • Fluency in French with strong verbal and written French communication (preference for strong verbal skills) is an asset.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to interact with people of all ages.
  • Actively demonstrates the organization’s goals, values, and mission.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Working knowledge of video conferencing platforms such as MS Teams and, Zoom.,

Working Conditions:

  • Workdays could involve long hours and early mornings; flexible schedule (including weekends and holidays).
  • Involve up to four weeks on the AquaVan Tour, away from the office (primarily in western Canada).
  • The ability to safely operate Ocean Wise fleet vehicles, including towing a trailer (training provided).
  • Lifting heavy objects daily – applicants must be able to lift and move 20 Kgs to chest level.
  • Travelling is required; up to four weeks at a time away from home.
  • Exposure to seasonal temperature fluctuations in outdoor working areas.
  • Shared workspace in a team environment open-concept office environment.

Inclusion and Diversity:

Ocean Wise is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are a company where diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints are valued. Ocean Wise does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, age, ethnic or national origin.