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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Operations Manager, Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS)

15 month term
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an executive team? Do you enjoy collaborating with others and building relationships in a cross-cultural environment? Are you seeking a more relaxed lifestyle that only BC’s southern interior can offer? If the answer is yes, then we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

FRAFS is an established organization that provides technical/biological and communications advice and support to First Nations and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in relation to the conservation, sustainability and harvest of wild Fraser River salmon.
We are requesting applications for the position of Operations Manager from motivated individuals that meet the following qualifications:

  • Experience in project and program management (financial and personnel components);
  • Self-starter who can organize and prioritize workload, tasks, and activities effectively for one’s self and for others;
  • Ability to work on his/her own and as an effective team member;
  • Work experience in a First Nations environment;
  • A basic understanding of First Nations’ relationships to the fisheries resource, and of DFO’s role in the management of that resource; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

What we offer;

  • An established, stable organization that plays a key role in the relationship between First Nations and DFO;
  • Competitive remuneration, flexible work environment; and
  • The work-life balance found in the relaxed BC southern interior.

Our office is in Merritt, however FRAFS will work with the new Operations Manager on organizing a flexible work environment. If you are a highly organized administrative professional and ready for a new and unique working environment, consider applying to join us at the Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat.

For the detailed job posting:
If you have any questions, contact Walter Quinlan, FRAFS Communications Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Closing date: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.


Job Title:                              Junior Fisheries Technicians

Department:                          NWSFA

Location:                              Merritt and surrounding watersheds

Type of Position:                  Temporary full time

Eligibility:                             Student

General Description:

To work five (5) days a week, 7 hours a day with one hour lunch, may include weekend work.   Fisheries Field Work: ID Fish species, Take Biological Samples, Plant ID, Fry recovery (saving small fish from pools that are drying up), How to take field notes, How to do tech report, Possible trail cleaning or fish area clean up, Other duties as requested

Job requirements:

  •  Community member of the NTA bands then Nlakapamux nation members.
  •  Physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs,
  •  Class 5 drivers’ license
  •  Good writing skills
  •  Good oral communication
  •  Works well with others
  •  Own Transportation to work,

Application Deadline:         May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Interview Dates:                  May 12, 2017

Position start date:             May 15th, 2017

Position end date:              July 14th, 2017

Wage:                                 $10.85/hour

Send or drop off Resume with Cover Letter to:

Tracy Wimbush, NWSFA Department Manager

202 – 2090 Coutlee Avenue
Box 188
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8
FAX:  250-378-9119

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Okanagan Nation Alliance - On Call/Seasonal WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS

On Call/Seasonal WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (Natural Resource Department)

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is the tribal council for the eight Okanagan Nation communities which includes Osoyoos Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band, Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Penticton Indian Band, Westbank First Nation, Okanangan Indian Band and the Confederated Tribes of Northern WA state. The ONA’s mandate is to advance, assert, support and preserve Okanagan Nation sovereignty. Further, the ONA is charged with providing members with a forum to discuss and form positions of common concern.
The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) employs wildlife technicians throughout the year with peak activities between May through September. The ONA is currently seeking to employ On-Call Wildlife Technicians. The work term will be approximately between May to end of September, with up to 40 hours per week, but will vary with field schedules. As a Wildlife Technician you will undertake duties associated with the Okanagan Nation Alliance’s initiatives within the Columbia and Kootenay basins, with project and work sites primarily in the Revelstoke, Duncan and Castlegar areas. The successful applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and have excellent communication skills. Since most projects are time-sensitive it is critical that the applicant is committed and dedicated to on-the-job responsibilities.

Duties may include:

  •  Monitoring, capturing, handling, sampling and tracking of songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects.
  •  Identifying and monitoring of upland, wetland and aquatic vegetation.
  •  Habitat data collection, recording and preliminary analysis.
  •  Other duties as required of projects


  •  Work experience in wildlife related field work is preferred
  •  Syilx knowledge on tmixw is a significant asset.
  •  Wildlife technician certificate is desirable.
  •  Knowledge of wildlife and plant identification an asset.
  •  Valid class 5 BC driver’s license, swift water training, experience handling small boats and ATV’s an asset.
  •  First Aid Level 1 with transportation endorsement (or willing to complete).
  •  Must be comfortable and feel safe working in and around water and working in all weather conditions.
  •  Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
  •  Willingness to travel to work sites in remote locations in the Columbia and Kootenay Region
  •  Reliable and good work ethics.
  •  Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Syilx ancestry

Term: Up to 30-40+ hrs/week on-call with flexible work hours (e.g. some evenings and weekends)
Application Procedures: Resumes and covering letter must be submitted to:
David Leroux, Employment and Human Resources Administrator
Okanagan Nation Alliance
# 101 – 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, B.C. V4T 3L7
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 250-707-0166
Qualified Applicants will be processed immediately for on-call employment
Thank you for your interest, No Phone Calls Please

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