2019 ACA Seasonal Fish Position


Will require travel throughout much of Alberta, with all work-related expenses provided (i.e., accommodations, meals, vehicles). At times, the successful applicant can expect to work in physically demanding terrain, in adverse weather conditions, and long, irregular hours. Highly organized individuals that are able to work in a team and camp environment, and collect and maintain detailed and accurate field data are most appealing. Position may require interactions with the public and various partner organizations. As a result, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are an asset.

The successful applicant will need the following:

  • Acquired or ongoing biological, conservation sciences, or natural resources degree or technical diploma
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, operate a compass and handheld GPS unit
  • Basic computer and software skills, (e.g., Excel, Word)
  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence (must supply drivers abstract)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR, WHIMIS, and Defensive Driving certificates
  • Camping, fishing, and boating experience are desired assets
  • Strong planning and time-management skills

Salary: $18.50 – $20.00 per hour 

Closing date: March 1, 2019.

Please submit a separate cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Documenting Prussian Carp Distribution in Alberta

Position number: F2019-004
Term: May 1 to August 31, 2019 – 1 position
Location: Edmonton

Position Responsibilities: Supporting ACA’s Fisheries Program, your primary responsibilities will include: collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) samples at locations throughout Alberta, conducting habitat measurements, and assisting with boat and/or backpack electrofishing for Prussian carp in Central/Southern Alberta. In addition, you will participate in other projects including: lake aeration, gill netting of trout ponds, aerial angler surveys, and water quality measurements on a variety of waterbodies. There may also be opportunities to work on some of ACA’s Land Management and Wildlife projects.