Marine Field Technician

Description 

Overview
The Torngat Wildlife, Plants & Fisheries Secretariat is seeking employment applications for an Anticipated Summer Intern position.

Wage: $12.65/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Hours: 32.5 hours/week
Start Date: June 2, 2014
Location: Makkovik, NL
Home base position
Must have access to internet/email services

E-mail resume and cover letter to julie.whalen@torngatsecretariat.ca by May 13, 2014 at 1pm Atlantic time.

Process
• Screening – A hiring committee will screen the applications against position requirements. Best qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. Only selected candidates will be notified.
• Interview – Selected candidates will proceed with an interview.
• Task – Interviewed candidates will be asked to provide an example of their written work.
• Reference – References on best suited candidates will be checked.
• Decision – Successful and unsuccessful interviewed candidates will be notified.

Job Description

Supervisor’s Title
• Fisheries Research Program Manager (FRPM)

Main Function
• To provide assistance with the fisheries research program of the Torngat Secretariat.
This position will work from home and must have access to internet/email services.

Major Duties
• Train snow crab and turbot harvesters on the use of cameras and temperature gages.
• Gather pictures and temperature information from harvesters at the end of each trip.
• Prepare and email briefing notes every week that provide updates on the snow crab and turbot fishery, including vessel movements, landings, perceived abundance and distribution.
• Provide assistance to the fishers when filling out the tagging forms if required.

Education
• Preference given to a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

Competencies
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to write comprehensively.
• Knowledge of the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area (LISA) and renewable resources in the area.

To be considered, the applicant must meet Student Eligibility criteria as per Canada Summer Jobs program 2014, which include the following:
• Canadian citizen or entitled to work in Canada.
• Between the ages of 15 and 30 years.
• Must be a full time student and returning to school in fall 2014.

Departments 
Communities 
Makkovik
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Aboriginal Peoples