Assistant Port Supervisor (Full Time)


Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.


Assistant Port Supervisor

Fisheries Monitoring Programs

Prince Rupert, BC

Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to work with the local port supervisor to assist with the delivery of its monitoring programs in the Prince Rupert region. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.


•         Perform certified dockside monitoring and electronic monitoring field services work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.

•         Help to schedule and deploy staff for dockside and electronic monitoring work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.

•         Assist with recruitment, hiring and training of dockside and electronic monitoring staff.

•         Provide regional administrative assistance to Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs. Provide technical support by performing data entry and data verification.

•         Regularly meet with the port supervisors and staff to exchange information and to discuss issues affecting  port operations.

•         Serve as a point of contact concerning the activities of the office.

•         Act as back-up port supervisor during vacation and weekend coverages.

Required Skills

•         Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.

•         Highly self-motivated with strong attention to detail.

•         Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours.

•         Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work well with others.

•         Previous experience scheduling and supervising staff.

•         The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

•         Ability to prioritize and organize own workload in an effective manner, while working within broad guidelines.

•         A demonstrated ability to work under own initiative without direction.

•         Electronic monitoring work requires mechanical aptitude, experience with hand tools and basic understanding of electrical circuits.

•         Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict deadlines.

•         Must be computer savvy and be comfortable navigating through various applications simultaneously.

•         Knowledge of the fishing industry and ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset.

•         Post Secondary education in a related field and/or sufficient relevant work experience.

•         Must have a valid BC Driver Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.

Terms of Employment

·         Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.

·         The successful candidate will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.

•         Ability to travel within Canada and the US.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

Closing Date

Jun 16, 2021

How to Apply

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to:

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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Expiring: Jun 16, 2021