Fisheries Technician 1(A):(B),
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Posting Closing Date:
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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Womenin occupations or positions where they are under:represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self:identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.
The Fisheries Technician, under the supervision of the Frasers Mills Fish Hatchery Supervisor, will assist in the rearing and distribution of brook, brown and rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon to enhance the Provinces sport fishery. S/he will also assist in the implementation of programs directed towards the management of the Provinces inland sport fishery. Duties, on site include: feeding fish, cleaning rearing units, various fin:fish husbandry practices, as well as use and maintenance of aquaculture equipment. Fish distribution involves driving three and five ton trucks to sites across the Province and management activities involve watershed/ creel surveys, wild fish collections and public information events.
College/vocational diploma in related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable.
Applicants should have knowledge and experience in fish hatchery production techniques including: fish husbandry, data collection and assessment. Must be skilled in the operation of motor vehicles, small boats and aquaculture/fisheries management equipment. Candidates should be proficient in and around lakes, rivers and streams and swimming ability would be an asset. This is a labour intensive position which, at times, requires the ability to lift and carry heavy loads over rough terrain for prolonged periods in a variety of weather conditions. A valid drivers license with an air brakes endorsement is necessary as this job involves driving distribution trucks, unaccompanied, to sites across Nova Scotia. The Fisheries Technician will be required to work for extended hours, and some weekends. Should have Standard Level First Aid/CPR and WHMIS or the willingness to obtain.
Special Statement 13;
This is a temporary position with an anticipated end date of Dec 31, 2017.
Pay Grade: TE 11
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self:Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior ing for this restricted position.
External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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