Fisheries Guardian February 2015

Job Description: 

SFN is recruiting for a Fisheries Guardian to join the Fisheries Department in a full-time permanent capacity. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is motivated, prepared to learn new skills, physically fit and willing to commit to on-going learning opportunities through in-house mentoring and attending programs at educational institutes to further their education. The successful applicant will work as part of the Fisheries Department team as well as with SFN community members.



  1. Monitor, maintain and control SFN resources and assets, i.e. boats, vehicles, trailers, traps, etc.
  2. Work with Finance Department to maintain resources inventory.
  3. Monitor the rivers to ensure that fishing regulations are followed.
  4. Monitor the position and quantity of logs stored in the estuary.
  5. Monitor beaches and waterways in SFN's traditional territory.
  6. Ensure habitat enhancement and education of youth in habitat and environmental protection and traditional fisheries procedures.
  7. Participate in Food Fish monitoring and distribution, as required.
  8. Communicate with the Department of Fisheries and Conservation Department members and Officers.
  9. Complete documentation and annual reports as required.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


Education and Qualification requirements:

  • Knowledge of SFN Treaty Title and Rights.
  • Grade 12 graduation.
  • Graduate of Department of Fisheries program considered an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license. 
  • Preference may be given to persons with swift water rescue training and/or hatchery experience, although training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Small Vessel Operator Boat Proficiency (SVOP) license.


Key Competencies:

  • Strong and proven PC skills i.e. Word, Excel and MS Outlook.
  • Extremely detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, utilize judgment and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend work.
  • Work well independently and also in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage conflict situations with win/win outcomes.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative and be proactive.
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality with the ability to handle sensitive information.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize work flow.



Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4 

Fax: 250-753-3492        


For more information contact Perry Point at 250-740-2300

Please note only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 20, 2015
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)