The Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife department will be operating a Skeena River Creel Survey during the 2023
season. Three field data technicians and one experienced jetboat operator/ field technician will be needed to fill
seasonal positions from June to Mid- September.

Successful candidates will be contacted. Workplace training will be provided for successful candidates.

Job Description:

  • Travel between Ferry Island and Highway 16 West to Kwinitsa, by pick- up truck (Shore Crew)
  • Towing an aluminum jetboat, operation of a jetboat along the Lower Skeena River (Boat Crew)
  • Fill out daily pre- trip inspection, vehicle log and crew safety documents
  • Safely and respectfully interact with coworkers, recreational fishers and public
  • Conduct river-based and shore interviews, record harvest effort of recreational fishers
  • Accurate identification of recreational catch, including species and quantity
  • Identifying adipose fin clipped hatchery salmonids, careful handling for scale and length sample
  • Daily submission of correct interview data
  • $20.90 hourly rate


  • Safe field work conduct on or near moving water
  • Familiar with Lower Skeena River
  • Physically fit, ability to access riverbank fishing sites by foot, and ability to enter and exit jet boat
  • Ability to follow direction from management
  • Ability to work on own, follow schedule and complete daily work task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Recreational fisheries monitoring experience is an asset
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Post-secondary education is an asset
  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers Licence and comfortable driving a truck
  • Jetboat Safety Course, required for boat operator; Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (SVOP) required for
  • boat operator; MED- A3; Restricted Operator Certificate Marine (ROC-M); Swift Water Rescue Level 1;
  • First Aid OFA Level 1

Working Conditions are:

  • Outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Riverine based interviews, on and around jetboats
  • Shift work: evenings, and weekends, typically 5 days on, 2 days off

Closing date to apply is May 5, 2023. Please send an updated resume, cover letter and drivers abstract to;
Jim Roberts.
Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife department
Development Corporation & Resource Management office
14303 highway 16 West
Terrace, BC V8G-0C8