Outreach Instructors – Auxiliary Opportunities, Abbotsford: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Our mandate is to enhance and conserve BC’s freshwater fisheries for public benefit. Working in partnership with government, industry and anglers, our goal is to make fishing in BC even better through the enhancement and conservation of BC’s freshwater fish resources. For information on the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC please visit www.gofishbc.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated Outreach Instructors to join our Sport Fishing team in Abbotsford. We have two auxiliary opportunities available; one anticipated to be available on a full-time basis and one on a part-time basis, anticipated 2 to 3 days per week until the end of November 2022. Both positions are anticipated to continue with part-time work until at least February, with the possibility of full-time work again in March 2023.

Location Available: Abbotsford, BC

Full time position September to November with part time available to March 2023 & part time positions available September to March 2023

$19.17 per hour (plus $0.72 hourly in lieu of benefits and 6% vacation pay)*

As members of the Science and Recreational Fishing Development Division, the Outreach Instructors will be responsible for delivering Learn to Fish programs, and other FFSBC outreach programs to the public including youth and their families, schools, and community groups, as well as engaging with anglers and the public. Some components may be delivered virtually, working remotely depending on COVID-19 restrictions. The instructors will also be responsible for the maintenance of Learn to Fish equipment and ponds including cleaning exclusion screens, feeding fish, general pond upkeep, maintenance of Visitor Centre aquaria, as well as field work activities including angler effort monitoring, angler surveys, water sample collection, and water quality testing.
If you are a team player who enjoys working with the public, is committed to service excellence and are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can be part of an exciting organization, we would like to hear from you!

Qualifications – The successful candidate will be a student enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited educational institution or graduated within the past 36 months, preferably from a related field such as fisheries and natural resource management, biology, communications, or education, however, other areas of study will be considered. A valid Class 5 or 7 driver’s licence, as well as strong communication skills, including experience with public speaking and working with the public is required. Some recreational fishing experience is preferred. Equivalent combinations of education, training and/or experience may be considered. Hiring will be subject to a criminal record check (working with children) and drivers abstract.

Flexible schedule required including frequent evening, weekend, and holiday shifts, with an average of up to 70hrs anticipated over a 2-week period. Travel is required; must be willing to work at remote locations for 2 to 5-day periods at a time. As well as ability to work remotely in a quiet area free from distraction.

*In addition to the hourly salary, this position qualifies for compensation of $0.72 per working hour up to a maximum of $50.40 per biweekly pay period in lieu of sick time and benefits, and vacation pay at the rate of six percent of regular earnings. Shift premiums will apply for some per the terms of the collective agreement, and while on travel status, meal per diems will be payable.

Please note, we have an employee vaccination policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our staff and the public. We require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you are exempt based on a ground protected by human rights legislation and may be accommodated. Further details are available in our Vaccination Policy.

To learn more about this position, please review the job description. To apply, please submit your resumé and respond to the application questions via this site or visit http://www.gofishbc.com/About-Us.aspx#careers. This opportunity is open to both internal and external applicants, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, with the first assessment of applications occurring after September 1, 2022.

An eligibility list may be established for up to one year for opportunities that become available throughout the province.

Should you have any questions, please email jobs@gofishbc.com.