Nanaimo River DIDSON Data Technician Sept 2016

Job Description: 

Job Posting – request for applications    Application Deadline 25-September 2016


Salary: approximately $15.00 per hour (hourly rate is under review)

Work Period: September 25 to November 15, 2016

Up to 5 days training in late September, increasing to full time from October – mid-November



Job Description

The task of this position is to review the video data files that are used to estimate the abundance of chum salmon migrating upstream in the Nanaimo River to spawn. 


Training will involve learning how to operate the system and review data files.  Starting in October real time data will be available for processing.  The data files will be reviewed on a laptop computer and involves counting fish targets moving across the screen.


Results are to be emailed to the DFO contact at the end of each day.


Video files are recorded using a Dual Identification Sonar (DIDSON) located in the river.  The DFO contact will provide the files to the technician twice a week and will discuss progress.


Position requirements

Commitment to full time work from Oct 1 to Nov 15, Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Commitment to be available for training in late September
Basic knowledge on how to use a computer including opening and closing files and how to work with computer files and folders


Position assets (not required)

being comfortable with computers
be able to work at a laptop computer for 8 hours per day (this is hard on the eyes for some people)
Must be able to follow instructions and maintain focus on work tasks
how to enter data into a spreadsheet (training will be provided but a basic knowledge of data entry is an asset)
how to use email and attach the data spreadsheet to the email
Work in an office at a laptop computer provided
Keep a time sheet up to date for hours worked and email that timesheet to DFO contact


Please send your resume to Perry Point or Juan Moreno at the SFN Band Office


Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Job Type: 
Contract (Full Time)