Fisheries/Natural Resource Technician

Job No: HNC23
Location: Haisla, BC


Haisla Nation Council has an immediate opening for:

Fisheries/Natural Resource Technician


 Department:  Fisheries


The Fisheries/Natural Resource Technician will be responsible to uphold and support Haisla Nation Council natural resource-related strategies and initiatives.


  • Conduct fisheries research and environmental monitoring within Haisla territorial lands & waters;
  • Operate HNC field equipment, including vessels and machinery in a safe & responsible manner,
  • Responsibly uphold and support HNC natural resource-related strategies and initiatives,
  • Maintain current journal entries on field activities, field observations and equipment repairs;
  • Assist with Haisla Fisheries, Parks, Marine Conservancy, Lands and Harbour projects ;
  • Adhere to current DFO, Coast Guard and WCB regulations;
  • To follow the HNC personnel policy and manual;
  • Other duties as identified by HNC Resource Managers (Office or Field),
  • Complete projects listed in annual Government and ENGO agreements and/or contracts such as;
    • Salmon eulachon, and shellfish surveys, fish habitat assessments and watershed restoration, hatchery projects, environmental research, catch monitoring, water quality and biotoxin sampling, Haisla Community-oriented food fisheries and youth programs, Wa’wais cabin repairs and Marine Conservancy maintenance, trail maintenance and development. Participate in staff and community meetings or consultations, natural resource-related local events, functions and training as required.


  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License
  • Grade 12 with two years related experience (Post-secondary education preferred);
  • Familiarity with identification of salmonids in all life stages;
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), MED-A2/3 & RROC-M certificates or better;
  • Experience maintaining and operating marine engines, marine radios and GPS systems;
  • Experience operating jet boats, inboard/outboard powered boats, and/or fishing vessels;
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and weekends (if required) in remote wilderness locations and in extreme weather and sea conditions;
  • Ability to uphold and maintain scientific standards for environmental field projects;
  • Ability to follow instructions and maintain personal records of field activities and observations;
  • Willing and able to pass a criminal record check. 

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, the names of three references, and the express permission for Haisla Nation Council to contact these references, as well as your resume using our online application program.


Closing Date: This posting will remain open until position is filled.


While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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The Haisla Nation is the band government of the Haisla people. Our mission is to build a powerful, prosperous and proud community, healthy in mind, body and spirit.

We believe in building a strong and thriving community, with healthy and happy members and a sustained and prosperous environment.

We are about 1800 people, with the majority living in Kitamaat Village. We have lived off the land and waters of our traditional territory for thousands of years, and it remains the focus of all we do.

We believe that careful and appropriate economic development will bring our people necessary self-sufficiency. Sustainable and realistic economic opportunities are increasingly available, and promise benefits for our people – and for every British Columbian.

We know that in order to attain strength and independence our Nation must work together – with government, business, the community, and internally – with a spirit of respect and partnership.

Haisla Nation Council