Website Ducks Unlimited Canada

Opportunity Type:

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) in partnership with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, are seeking three Conservation Technicians to assist with fieldwork for the Fraser River Estuary Salmon Habitat (FRESH) Restoration Projects, including:

juvenile salmon sampling throughout the Fraser River estuary;
fieldwork supporting the Sturgeon Bank Sediment Enhancement Pilot Project, North Arm Jetty Breaches Project, and Alaksen National Wildlife Area Tidal Marsh Restoration Project; and
the ongoing Sturgeon Bank Marsh Recession Project investigation into the cause of tidal marsh loss throughout the Sturgeon Bank and Roberts Bank Wildlife Management Areas.
These positions will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about and work in the fields of Research, Conservation, and Resource Management while developing useful skills applicable to these and other job fields. Field equipment will be provided by DUC and candidates will be trained in the safe use of all necessary equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in juvenile salmon monitoring, including setting nets, retrieving, enumerating, identifying, and safely handling juvenile salmonids and other fish species in a tidal environment
  • Assist researchers with ongoing data collection, including vegetation and sediment elevation monitoring, field experiment construction and maintenance
  • Carry out vegetation surveys and invasive species management
  • Record accurate data, complete regular data entry, and maintain equipment as needed
    Adhere to DUC’s safety procedures


  • Pursuing or completed post-secondary education in biology, ecology, environmental science, or resource management (or equivalent knowledge and experience)
  • Valid driver’s license, a current driver’s abstract, and access to a reliable vehicle
    Interest in biology, local species, and ecosystems; GPS-based technologies and survey techniques
  • Experience with light construction projects
  • Knowledge of juvenile salmon enumeration techniques
  • Experience sampling juvenile salmon and experience operating or familiarity with outboard motorboats, Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate considered assets

Additional Details

  • This position involves extremely physical work, heavy lifting, work performed from boats, and outdoor work in challenging tidal environments in all weather conditions
  • Occasional work on weekends based on the tidal cycle
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Anticipated start date March 21, 2022; anticipated end date September 2, 2022

Pay: $18-22 per hour (commensurate with experience), 35-hour workweeks (plus 4% vacation pay)

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.


Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations, landowners, and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife, and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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