Student Fisheries Tech Position with SVSFE

SVSFE is currently accepting resumes for a Student Fisheries Technician Position (14 weeks).

Please review job details below:

The Position

SVSFE Fisheries Technician (Term/Summer Position)

Swan River, MB

Wage: $15/hour

Term: 14 weeks

Closing Date: May 2nd, 2015

Start Date: May 18th, 2015



  • Candidate must be registered in university or college as a full time student and intending to return to school the following term
  • Must be between the ages of 18 – 30
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in environmental/ fisheries management (or related studies)
  • Candidate should be knowledgeable in fish identification
  • Candidate should be knowledgeable and somewhat experienced with the operations and maintenance of boats, trailers and ATVs
  • Looking for an individual with excellent communication and “people” skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license & current First Aid and CPR certificate


This job will provide a unique hands on opportunity to gain experience in research and enhancement efforts SVSFE is undertaking on our local waterbodies and recreational fisheries. Work experience will strengthen your skills in fisheries management, fisheries surveys, data collection & analysis, working around water, working in various weather conditions and communicating with the public. Please review job duties to learn more specific details on our summer position.


  • Survey lakes, streams, and other waterbodies to meet project objectives using various sampling and survey method/protocols.
  • Collect biological data from fish; including length, weight, age, sex, species etc.
  • Collect information on fish habitat and water quality – documenting flora/fauna, substrate, oxygen content, conductivity, pH levels, turbidity, etc.
  • Conduct bathymetric mapping surveys
  • Conduct angler interviews on various lakes and record data on catch and other pertinent information for management plans
  • Assist SVSFE staff and volunteers in educational presentations and activities (ie. Fish Camp)
  • Promote SVSFE projects & activities towards fisheries management in a positive manner. Educate anglers on fishing regulations and sustainable fishing practices
  • Tabulate fisheries data and prepares data for reports
  • Perform related work as assigned.


Apply to:  Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement by emailing:  If you have any questions regarding the position you can call Holly Urban at 204 734-8836.


Position possible through Contribution Agreement with Service Canada – Canada Summer Jobs