May 1, 2019

Treaty Lands and Resources Department

Term, Full-time (3 months with possibility of extension) 


The Head Field Technician is responsible for completing a variety of field and office tasks related to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation territory, with a focus on Burrard Inlet and the Indian River watershed.  The field duties are largely seasonal (May-September).


  • Conduct field work related to:
    • Fisheries (fish stock assessment and habitat enhancement efforts)
    • Community food fish distribution
    • Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park maintenance
    • Habitat restoration field activities
    • TWN cultural and community events
    • Maintain daily logs of activities and detailed field notes to inform project reporting.
    • Maintain equipment and report servicing/maintenance requirements to field and office supervisor.
    • Prioritize safety in all activities performed, adhering to all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
    • Attend safety meetings and other TLR meetings with internal and/or external agencies as requested.
    • Attend training courses/programs as required.
    • Accurately report work activities on timesheet with project codes.
    • Provide assistance to other TWN departments, as required.
    • Participate as a member or and a representative of the TWN Treaty, Lands and Resources Department team.
    • Other duties as required.
  • Overseeing duties related specific topic areas including:
    • Maintenance of Say-Nuth-Khaw-Yum/Indian Arm Provincial Park facilities
    • Maintaining and synthesizing field notes
    • Supporting stream assessments and inventories logistics
    • Supporting in producing annual TWN monitoring reports
    • Field work logistics, training, and equipment management


    • Responsible for coordinating training and certification for LWE field crew in collaboration with the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
    • Daily scheduling, logistics, and equipment management of LWE field crew


  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.
  • Access to a vehicle an asset.
  • Reliable method of communication (e.g. personal cell phone) required.
  • Ready, willing and able to work.
  • Previous experience working physical labour outdoors.
  • Grade 12 education (or equivalent) or higher an asset.
  • Experience working with machinery (e.g. trucks, motors, utility vehicles) for basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Comfortable working in and around water (both rivers and marine).
  • Comfortable working and/or traveling by boat.
  • Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
  • Must be willing to complete job-related training including: Occupational First Aid, Swiftwater Rescue, Bear Aware, MED A3, and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC), eventually working towards Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP).
  • Previous experience working in a First Nation community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Experience handling fish and identifying salmon species and sex.
  • Comfortable communicating with members of the public.


  • Physically fit and competent working outdoors in variable, and sometimes severe, weather conditions.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing project tasks and instructions and shifting working priorities and schedules.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Punctual, reliable, positive attitude and able to work cohesively as a team.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow direction closely.
  • Ability to take and maintain detailed field notes of daily activities.


  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture, traditional territory, and stewardship objectives or initiatives an asset.


Physical Demands

  • Field work in variable weather, in and around water.
  • Works with potentially dangerous machinery.
  • Repetitive actions, such as lifting and bending.
  • Desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).

Mental Focus

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little notice.
  • Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.
  • Responds quickly to reassignment of priorities.

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
  • Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

We thank you for your interest in advance. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


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