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Fisheries Biologist (Time limited – Maternity leave backfill)

Fisheries Biologist 2 (Time limited – Maternity leave backfill)
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, Okanagan Indian Band and the Confederated Tribes of the 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 on areas of common concern.
The ONA is seeking to employ a skilled and experienced individual to work as a Fisheries Biologist 2 in a time limited Maternity backfill position. The successful applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, supervise field crews, be able to work independently and have excellent communication skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management, coordinate and implement fisheries projects which will include:
  • lake water quality sampling and analysis
  • In Lake assessments of nerkind populations and immunological conditions.
  • project public outreach
  • analysis and interpret monitoring data
  • technical data entry in Microsoft Excel and Access programs
  • Supervision and training of field crews, monitoring data and assess fish and aquatic issues in the Columbia Basin
  • Identify and develop potential fisheries proposals and projects
  • Preparation and review of scientific technical reports
  • Other duties as required
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources related field with a minimum 3 years fisheries experience
  • Demonstrated experience presenting at workshops/conferences, overseeing of work plans, field work, reporting and budgets, experience in fisheries scientific sampling theory and techniques for e.g. fisheries stock assessments and technical writing
  • A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license are requirements
  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement is an asset, must be comfortable and feel safe working in and around rivers, streams and lakes
  • Swift water Safety Certification, Marine Emergency Duties (MED A3), Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certification, backpack electro fishing certification is an asset.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry
Hours: 40 hours per week.
Application Procedures: Resumes and covering letter must be submitted to:
David Leroux, Human Resources Manager
Okanagan Nation Alliance
101-3535 Old Okanagan Highway, Westbank, BC V4T 3L7
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax: (250) 707-0166
COMPETITION Open until Filled.
Thank you for your interest, No Phone Calls Please only those short-listed will be contacted.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Seed Collecting Crew Workers Needed

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) is a fast-growing vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its Band Members and Community. As such, the TteS invites applications from qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following position.

JOB REFERENCE#: 2017 - 062

Trans Mountain has committed to collecting native seed for use in Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area (LdB) following construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline Project (TMEP). Seed will be collected from species that are key components of the native plant communities and rare plant communities in LdB. Collections will occur at a number of sites throughout the Thompson River Valley so the natural genetic variability of the plant species is retained.

The program will be conducted by the Tk’emlups First Nation with the help of a local field supervisor and an assistant field supervisor. In addition, a Tk’emlups field crew lead and a 4 to 6-member seed collection crew will be part of the program.

Seed Collection/Cleaning Crew will take instruction from the assistant field supervisor and the field crew lead.
Seed collection and cleaning crew members.
- Part-time work and can be available on short notice.
- Able to work weekends and long days. (When the seed is ready to collect, we have a limited time to collect it, which may require working through the weekend.)
- Physically able to work out doors throughout the summer. Conditions will include hot, dry open areas, possibly in steep terrain, remote access areas.
- Seed collection will require bending over, which can be hard on the back and carrying seed bags that may weigh up to 30 lbs.
- Works well with others, is punctual and reliable.
- Willing to take direction from others.
- Has PPE – good boots, gloves, eye protection
- Valid First Aid certificate.
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license is an asset.
- Knowledge of native grass species and interested in learning about seed collection.

HOURS OF WORK: Non – normal shift required –
Field hours 8-10 hour shifts as seed ripens (not every day, it will be as seed is located and ripens to collect).

PAY GRADE: As per current salary grid.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for the Job posting is July 10, 2017 to be received no later than 2:00 p.m.
Submit Job Application Form, cover letter, resume, and references
online:, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by fax: 250.828.9847,
or in person, at our Human Resources office #200 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & closed for lunch from noon to 1:00
We require each applicant to fill out an online Job Application Form, which can be found on the main Current Openings page.

Any late submissions or submissions without the Job Application Form WILL NOT be considered.

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