Fish Habitat Restoration Biologist (Full Time)


North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society


The North Coast.Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society is seeking a full-time:

Fish Habitat Restoration Biologist

The North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) is a non-profit society working in partnership with North Coast and Lower Skeena River First Nations, and the Federal and Provincial governments, on fisheries and environment related issues and processes.

The Fish Habitat Restoration Biologist is a term maternity leave position based in our Prince Rupert BC office. The term will be approximately 12-18 months with a preferred start date early November 2019. There will be a robust transition period where the incumbent will provide training for the successful applicant.

Job Description:

  • Coordinate and carry out required activities to identify and restore quality fish habitat in the Lower Skeena River and marine approaches
  • Work directly with First Nations technical staff on projects in their territories
  • Manage communications regarding projects and liaise with First Nations, Federal, Provincial and Municipal authorities and the public.
  • Meet project milestones for managing deliverables on time, within budget, and meet reporting deadlines

Position requires specific knowledge of:

  • Impacts to Fish habitat
  • Fish habitat assessment and restoration techniques
  • Fisheries/Environmental field work, data collection, and analysis skills
  • Fieldwork safety procedures including working in remote sites
  • Regulatory and permitting requirements related to carrying out projects in stream environments

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Valid Swiftwater Safety Level 1 certification
  • Valid Electrofishing certification
  • Valid Worksafe BC OFA Level 1 certification
  • Valid Bear Aware certification
  • Expertise with ARCGIS and other mapping products

The Fish Habitat Restoration Biologist will report to the NCSFNSS Fisheries Program Director and will be expected to work well within a supportive team environment. NCSFNSS offers flexible hours, strong administrative support, and promotes a healthy work/home balance.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Angela Addison, NCSFNSS Fisheries Program Director, as soon as possible. Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed as soon as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. NCSFNSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Please send to:

North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society
363 – 309 2nd Ave West Prince Rupert BC V8J 3T1
Fax: 250.624.8615

The NCSFNSS thanks all interested applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.