Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

AQUATICS ASSISTANT

Deadline To Apply: Wednesday, June 28, 2024.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY FULL-TIME SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (APPROX. JULY 2, 2024 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2024)

Position Overview:

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) is seeking a seasonal Aquatic Assistant to assist in collecting data for an aquatics project. This project is part of an agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to fill data gaps within AWN’s Traditional Land Use (TLU) area. Data collected includes fish, benthic invertebrates, periphyton, and surface water samples; these samples will be analyzed to determine contaminant concentrations resulting from industrial activities. Additionally, the data will identify trends in relation to contaminants and habitat degradation.

Duties:

In this role, you will partake in field data collection, and develop skills through on-the-job training

 The Aquatic Assistant will support with:

  • Conducting surveys relating to fish and aquatic habitat assessment.
  • Collecting biological samples (fish, water, benthic invertebrates, and periphyton) in accordance with established protocols.
  • Handling, tagging, and anaesthetizing or euthanizing fish (in accordance with a Fish Research License).
  • Preparing field data documents.
  • Operating and calibrating equipment related to assessing water quality parameters (e.g., YSI meter, turbidity meter).
  • Basic laboratory tasks (e.g., using calibration solutions, ensuring cleanliness and tidiness, and maintaining biosecurity related to fish dissection).
  • Other day-to-day assigned duties.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and perspectives.
  • Familiar with AWN’s Traditional Land Use area.
  • Strong interest in fisheries/aquatic habitat assessments and river biology/chemistry.
  • Familiar with reading maps and using navigation devices (e.g., Avenza Maps on tablets, GPS unit).
  • You are able and comfortable to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • You are able and comfortable with working in rivers and streams, often with unstable footing and in fast-flowing water.
  • You are able to travel, with the possibility of overnight trips.
  • You are able to lift and carry heavy objects (up to 50lbs).
  • Class 5 driver’s license, with a clean driver abstract preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR certificate preferred.
  • ATV/OHV certificate preferred.
  • Other pertinent training will be provided.

 

Work Demands:

How To Apply:

If interested please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@adcalberta.com by Wednesday, June 28,

2024.

Salary: $21.91 – $26.95 per hour, depending on experience and project funding.