JOB POSTING - Owikeno Lake Creekwalker

Updated: May 30



Wuikinuxv Village (Katit), Rivers Inlet

C/O BAG 3500, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

Admin Office Phone: (250)-949-8625


Owikeno Lake Creekwalker - SEASONAL


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Wuikinuxv Fisheries Program is looking to hire a Creekwalker to work under the direction of the Wuikinuxv Fisheries Manager. The ideal candidate will have an interest in connecting with the heart of Wuikinuxv Territory and its sockeye nursery streams. Must have a willingness to live and work remotely for extended periods with a diverse team from DFO and Wuikinuxv.


PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Serving as a crew member/operator on small aluminum boats on Owikeno Lake

  • Building trails for access for creekwalks on the salmon nursery streams feeding Owikeno Lake

  • Hiking remote salmon-bearing streams between August 27th and October 20th to count spawning salmon

  • Taking biological samples

  • This involves handling, killing, cutting into salmon to retrieve otoliths and scales

  • Helping share in camp responsibilities including cooking, cleaning, and maintaining facilities at Genesee Camp

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in salmon including knowledge of or willingness to learn salmon identification skills

  • Experience and/or interest in connecting with Wuikinuxv Territory and Owikeno Lake

  • Physically able to hike for many consecutive hours and work long days

  • Good cardiovascular fitness and endurance

  • Personal Characteristics:

  • works well as part of a team;

  • good interpersonal verbal communication skills

  • hardworking

  • organized

  • self-motivated

  • Willingness to live remotely at the Genesee Field Camp on Owikeno Lake


POSITION DETAILS:

  • Seasonal but full time (5-7 days a week depending on weather)

  • Position runs approximately August 27th to October 20th

  • Shifts off can be negotiated

  • Starting pay rate will be based on the candidate's qualification and relevant experience

  • Reports directly to Fisheries Manager and works with all members of the Stewardship Team

  • Full Job Description available upon request


Please submit your cover letter and resume to:


Jason Slade - Fisheries Manager, Wuikinuxv Stewardship Office

Email: wuikinuxv_fisheries@wuikinuxv.net (Subject Line: CREEKWALKER)

PH: (250) 949-5313


Deadline: Wednesday, June 30th