2021 Fisheries Data Specialist (Full Time)


International Pacific Halibut Commission


IPHC Fisheries Data Specialist – Employment Opportunities 2021

The International Pacific Halibut Commission is seeking to hire Fisheries Data Specialists for the 2021 Pacific halibut season. This announcement serves as the notice of opportunity in the following locations:

  • Prince Rupert, BC


The Fisheries Data Specialist obtains detailed and accurate fishing information from captains’ logbooks and
fish ticket information of Pacific halibut purchases from dealer/buyer records. The Fisheries Data Specialist
obtains biological data by sampling Pacific halibut from commercial landings for length, weight, and otoliths,
tissue samples and redeeming Pacific halibut tags. The Fisheries Data Specialist enters fishing log data,
biological information, and other data either into a tablet or a web application, depending on the information.


The Commission will not hire anyone with direct or indirect ties to the Pacific halibut industry due to conflict-of-interest concerns. A satisfactory background check is a condition of employment.

Education: Fisheries or biological degree from a recognized university or technical institute or related
fisheries sampling work experience.

Abilities: Fisheries Data Specialist must be able to work independently and interface well with others. They
must follow sampling protocols to ensure unbiased scientific results. Fisheries Data Specialist must be able
to transcribe data accurately in the field and into electronic forms; they must also be able to edit collected
data by following established rules and using sound judgment. The workload varies greatly and the
Fisheries Data Specialist must be able to work long hours on some days. The ability to lift fish as large as
40 pounds is required.


Salaries are set at the IPHC-GS-7 salary level. The Commission offers a range of paid benefits including
vacation leave and sick leave.


The announcement is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For additional information, contact the IPHC Secretariat



International Pacific Halibut Commission

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