Fish Culture Technician
Do you have in-depth knowledge of fish culture management techniques and enjoy working within a high performing team environment? If so, consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to apply your technical knowledge and fish culture experience as a Fish Culture Technician. Come and make your contribution in supporting the health of Ontario's fish population and the work of Ontario's Fish Culture Program in conserving biodiversity and enhancing fishing opportunities.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• conduct and monitor fish culture activities
• plan and implement fish culture projects
• operate and maintain highly technical equipment
• meet stations goals and objectives
• provide leadership and technical direction
How do I qualify?
• You must possess a valid class 'G' driver's licence and the ability to obtain a class 'D' licence with a 'Z' endorsement.
Interpersonal and communication skills:
• You have the proven ability to maintain positive working relationships with station team, other program areas and project partners.
• You can exercise tact and professionalism while interfacing with the public and serving as the representative for the fish culture station at meetings or on committees.
• You have the proven ability to resolve operational problems by applying effective teamwork and conflict resolution skills.
• You have practical experience with fish culture, hatchery and husbandry techniques and activities such as: egg collections and incubation, egg transfers, yearling production, inventories, fish distribution and brood stock management.
• You have an understanding of the Ontario Fish Culture Program and the role of fish culture in the overall fisheries management program supporting the province's delivery of integrated resource management priorities, such as rehabilitating native fish populations and enhancing natural reproduction.
• You have knowledge of fish stocking operations such as organizing paperwork, handling, netting, loading, transporting and releasing fish.
• You have general knowledge of aquaculture and fish culture technologies, including automatic feeding systems, feed management, water quality, photo period and waste management.
Technical and other skills:
• You have the demonstrated ability to operate and perform maintenance on highly technical equipment such as water quality monitoring instruments and water process and control system equipment.
• You have a good track record of successfully planning and implementing projects to meet assigned targets.
• You are able to troubleshoot equipment failure and provide solutions for repairing.
• You will ensure that your workplace conduct complies with worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated safety regulations.
• You are proficient with computer applications such as spreadsheets, databases and word processing software for effective data entry, analysis and reporting.
Salary Range: $23.58 - $26.25 per hour, plus isolation pay of $10.36/bi-weekly
• 1 Permanent, Dorion Fish Culture Station, Dorion, North Region
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 128944, by Monday, November 19, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.