Fisheries Technician

Posting Date: Jun 3, 2024

Location: Cold Lake, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Fisheries Technician 
Job Requisition ID: 52598
Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas 
Location: Cold Lake
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Wage Temporary Positions
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open Competition

Closing Date: Open unitl suitable candidate is found
Classification: Natural Resources 3 (053NRA)
Salary: $23.63 to $29.10

Wage Benefits:
•    Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave. 

•    5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays.

•    6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay. 

•    Weekend shifts are eligible for a premium of $3.25 per hour.

•    Evening shifts are eligible for a premium of $2.75 per hour.

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Role Responsibilities

Embark on a fulfilling journey as a Fish Culture Technician and contribute to the heart of Alberta's fisheries legacy! Reporting to the Facility Technician or Supervisor, you will be a crucial part of a dynamic team working collaboratively to ensure the success of the provincial fish culture stocking program. Your responsibilities will span a range of impactful tasks, including the meticulous care of fish rearing units, the distribution of cultured fish to designated water bodies, and the maintenance of fish culture equipment.

Your role involves maintaining optimal conditions for fish health and growth through hatchery techniques, such as cleaning rearing units, monitoring water quality, and handling adult fish. Additionally, you will play a vital part in the maintenance and repair of facility equipment/ loading stocking trucks with fish and assist in stocking select lakes.

Stocked lakes support approximately 25% of all angling activity in the province which represents an economic impact of over 166 million dollars annually. The four major fish culture facilities in the province stock approximately 300 water bodies each year. The successful rearing and distribution of fish directly affects the recreational value of angling for the public and supports positive angling experiences.

This position offers a unique blend of technical expertise, public engagement, and conservation impact. As a Fish Culture Technician, you will contribute to public education, delivering presentations, and increasing awareness of provincial fisheries. Your role will extend to supporting regional fisheries offices in program assessments and improvements, working closely with field staff, biologists, and conservation associations. Be a part of an inclusive team working towards the common goal of conserving Alberta's rich aquatic resources and providing recreational opportunities for the public.

APS Competencies


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results aligned with the organization's goals, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.



•    The minimum recruitment for this role is a high school diploma. With some related experience.

Additional Requirement:

•    First Aid Certificate or equivalent, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level 'C'.
•    Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

Equivalency: Related education or experience considered based on:

•    1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
•    1 year of experience for 1 year education


•    Proficient computer skills, particularly for limited data entry.
•    Familiarity with general safety regulations, the OH&S Act, and the application of hazard assessments and risk analysis.
•    Basic analytical skills to compile and process information effectively.
•    Exhibits basic problem-solving and decision-making skills.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks and develop a daily work plan.
•    Work flexible hours, including weekend shifts and be available for 24/7 standby.
•    Ability to work alone without direct supervision, and in group settings
•    Perform heavy lifting (>25kg) and operate forklifts/skid steers.
•    Drive long distances (>1000km or 12 hours in a single shift) in various weather conditions.

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 
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Hours of Work: The position will require you to work more than 5 consecutive days, averaging the equivalent of 36.25 hours per week monthly. The position will require work outside of regular business hours, including weekends and shift work.

Work Term: These are seasonal wage positions starting in late April or early May and ending in late August or mid-October.

This position will involve travel related to fieldwork; this may include remote camp stays of up to 10 days. Field work will include sampling of stocked waterbodies using intensive and passive netting practices.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate if your work was full-time, part-time, or contract.

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Alba Ngjelo at