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Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre

Fisheries Technician Intern

North Bay
POSTED: 13 months ago
Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre
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Closing Date:
April 24, 2023
Job Description:
The Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC) is a not-for-profit corporation established by agreement between the Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources to further the knowledge and conservation of fisheries resources of interest to member First Nations and Ontario's stakeholders. The A/OFRC is offering a unique contract job opportunity to a fisheries intern with demonstrated interest and/or field experience. This full-time position will be based out of the Centre's main office in North Bay, Ontario but will involve travel throughout the Lake Superior and Lake Huron regions and Southern Ontario. The position is open immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Assist in fisheries related sampling across Ontario, such as fish identification, water sampling, gill/trap/seine netting, habitat assessment and more. Operate various gear and equipment (boats, nets, ATV, Trucks)
- Data entry, record keeping and possibility of report writing
- Clean, maintain and organize field equipment
- Participate in community outreach, workshops and TEK collection
- Adhere to all safety procedures, policies, and wear all required personal protective equipment when necessary.

Required Skills:
- Graduated or currently enrolled in a college or university of recognized standing with diploma/degree in a natural resource-oriented field
- Experience with Ontario fish identification
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
- Ability to carry out physical labour and work in various environmental conditions
- Understanding of Indigenous, particularly Anishinabek, culture and traditional ecological knowledge.
- Valid Ontario driver's license
- First Aid/CPR
- Pleasure craft operator certificate

Additional Assets (Not Required):
- Possession of Small Vessel Operator Proficiency and Marine Emergency Duties A3 certificates
- Knowledge of GIS Software
- Experience with fisheries sampling gear (gill, trap, fyke, seine nets, bathymetry, electro-fishing)
- Demonstrated report writing skills
- Knowledge of Ontario Fish Species at Risk
Willingness to travel throughout the province for up to 10 days at a time.

Note: This position is funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, which requires that the successful candidate must be a member of a recognized First Nation, in accordance with the Indigenous workforce development stream program.

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
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Please send resumes to [email protected]
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