Port Sampling Technician (Seasonal)

*Seasonal Port Sampling Technician – Vancouver, BC – June to September 2013*

The Pacific Salmon Commission is hiring a Port Sampling technician to work
in Vancouver and the surrounding area during the 2013 fishing season.  We
are seeking an individual with experience working in the field, and who can
also help out with a variety of other tasks around the office, such as
organizing sampling activities, shipping, and data management.

Applicants are advised that in 2013 these positions may be part-time and
limited in duration (approximately late June to mid-September) depending
upon fisheries openings and sampling opportunities. Samplers will be
required to work on a flexible schedule including some early mornings, late
shifts, and weekends.

*Duties and Responsibilities*
– Preparation and maintenance of biological sampling equipment
– Collection of biological data and samples from sockeye and pink salmon
– Collection of information from fishers and fish plant operators
– Sample tracking, shipping, and delivery
– Communicating with samplers, fish plants, and others to ensure sampling
plan is carried out
– Maintenance of records of sampling efforts and shipping details
– Preparing and distributing sampling supplies
– A variety of other projects to assist in record keeping and data

– Experience with the identification and sampling of fish (preferably
– Attention to detail
– Valid driver’s license and passport
– Excellent communication and organizational skills
– Experience using MS Excel (required) and MS Access (preferred)
– Experience managing data and using a database (preferred)
– Able to work independently


Wages will range from $19.68 to $23.31 per hour, depending on experience.

Interested applicants should fax (604-666-8707), e-mail (info@psc.org) or
send a résumé with a list of references by May 12th, 2013 to:

Attn.: Kimberly Bartlett
Pacific Salmon Commission
600 – 1155 Robson Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 1B5

Vancouver, British Columbia,
Pacific Salmon Commission
Kimberly Bartlett