Junior Fisheries Biologist – Full Time

Alberta Conservation Association

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) is seeking a highly motivated individual with keen interests in conservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources to join our Fisheries Program. This is a full-time position that can be based out of one of the following offices: Sherwood Park, Lethbridge, Cochrane, Rocky Mountain House, or Peace River.

Responsibilities And Requirements

As part of the Fisheries Program, your organizational and interpersonal skills will help you undertake various projects, including population assessment, sport fishery evaluation, recreational fish stocking, lake aeration, water quality monitoring, fisheries and fish habitat restoration and enhancement, invasive species monitoring, implementation of species recovery and management plans, and applied research geared to answering questions relevant to conservation and management policies.

Successful candidates will thrive in a supportive team environment, but also be capable of operating with a high degree of independence. You will be responsible for supporting the development and field delivery of one or more projects, data entry and analysis, report writing, and meeting deadlines. Your work may also include participation in projects in other ACA program areas (i.e., Wildlife and Land Management) when opportunities arise.

This role will require periodic work during non-traditional office hours including weekends and holidays, as well as occasional work in field camps, and travel throughout Alberta.


  • Minimum a B.Sc. in Aquatic Biology or related field
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (supply drivers abstract before start date)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Basic data management and analysis skills
  • Basic GIS knowledge with skills and ability to create and manipulate data layers
  • Ability to perform in a variety of field conditions
  • Detail-oriented and good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a good work ethic

Job Posting Closing Date: April 17, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Apply for F2023-004

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.