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FISHERIES BIOLOGIST
LGL Limited – Sidney, BC

LGL Limited is one of North America’s premier ecological research and consulting firms. Our scientists conduct research, monitoring, and environmental assessments for a variety of clients in Canada, the United States, and beyond. We provide leading-edge, science-based solutions to natural resource matters across a diversity of clients while maintaining the utmost integrity.

We are presently seeking a seasonal fisheries biologist for project work to join our growing team of fisheries scientists, in Sidney, B.C. The employment term is expected to be in May 2022 through early October with flexibility, if required. Seasonal position could extend into full-time employment depending on work availability.

  • The candidate will participate in multiple fisheries projects on the Nass River, including the Meziadin Fishway and Nisga'a Fishwheel projects, and other fisheries projects as assigned during the employment term;
  • The candidate must practice safe and competent execution and completion of project work (e.g., planning, fieldwork, data, and equipment management, and other various tasks) as an individual and as part of a team in strict accordance with protocols, standards, and timelines that will be communicated to you.

To succeed in this position, you must be motivated and flexible. An ongoing commitment to reliable and competent service to colleagues and clients is essential. Previous fisheries practical experience is desirable. This position includes inter-regional collaboration and fieldwork involving travel, working in remote areas and alongside non-LGL staff.

The responsibilities and duties of your position may change or be modified from time to time over the course of your employment. In the event of any change or modification, the other terms and conditions of your employment will remain in effect and unaltered.

When participating in fisheries projects at locations beyond Greater Victoria, accommodation will be provided by LGL Limited, including lodgings on the Nass River, at LGL’s trailer in Gitwinksihlkw, and DFO’s cabins at Meziadin River, and access will be provided to an LGL work vehicle. Travel to and from Victoria to fisheries projects will be provided by LGL Limited either by vehicle rental or by other available transportation means that are cost effective.

Qualifications & Experience

It is expected the candidates will be self-motivated and will demonstrate flexibility, open-mindedness, and cultural awareness. Minimum requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant and applicable field (Fisheries Biology, Freshwater Science, Fisheries or Wildlife Management);
  • Demonstrated knowledge of species life history, fish ecology, and fisheries science;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard fish and fish habitat sampling methods (e.g., electrofishing, gill netting, and trapping);
  • Demonstrated abilities with data management software including R and Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience working in remote areas and with colleagues or alone;
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Additional, beneficial qualifications and training:

  • First Aid
  • WHMIS
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)

Work Hours

Your regular work week will be a minimum of 37.5 hours per week (7.5 hour workdays). The typical work hours for working on fisheries projects will be between 8 am and 4 pm, with an unpaid half hour lunch break per day. From time to time, it may be necessary for you to work longer than the regular workday, work a split shift, and/or to work weekends. Field workdays may typically exceed 7.5 hours and field trips will often span one or more weekends. If you work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week, overtime will be paid according to BC Employment standards. Your work schedule will be directed and approved by your manager.

Salary & Benefits

LGL Limited provides competitive salaries commensurate with experience and capability. We also offer financial and extended health care benefits.

Contact

If you meet the requirements and are keen to join the LGL team, please send via email a cover letter with career goals and objectives and a full CV to:

Joyce (Rosie) LaRose
LGL Limited
9768 Second Street
Sidney, BC V8L 3Y8
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LGL is an employee-owned, international environmental research and consulting firm with over 50 years of experience conducting fish and wildlife research and monitoring projects in North America and around the globe (www.lgl.com).

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