Fish Culture Technician at Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – NIPPLOT

Fish Culture Technician at Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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Job Details


$25.29–$28.15 an hour

Job type



Disability insurance

Full Job Description

Do you have in-depth knowledge of fish culture management techniques and enjoy working within a high-performing team environment? If so, consider this opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and fish culture experience as a Fish Culture Technician. Come and make your contribution in supporting the health of Ontario’s fish population and the work of Ontario’s Fish Culture Program in conserving biodiversity and enhancing fishing opportunities.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • a defined benefit pension plan
  • comprehensive health plan
  • life and disability insurance
  • flexible work arrangements
  • collegial and professional work culture
  • career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What Can I Expect to Do in This Role?

In this role, you will:

  • conduct and monitor fish culture activities
  • plan and implement fish culture projects
  • operate and maintain highly technical equipment
  • meet stations goals and objectives
  • provide leadership and technical direction

How Do I Qualify?

Mandatory Requirement

  • You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
  • You have the ability to obtain a class ‘D’ licence with a ‘Z’ endorsement.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • You have the proven ability to maintain positive working relationships with station team, other program areas and project partners.
  • You can exercise tact and professionalism while interfacing with the public and serving as the representative for the fish culture station at meetings or on committees.
  • You have the proven ability to resolve operational problems by applying effective teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

Fish Culture Expertise:

  • You have practical experience with fish culture, hatchery, and husbandry techniques and activities such as egg collections and incubation, egg transfers, yearling production, inventories, fish distribution, and brood stock management.
  • You have an understanding of the Ontario Fish Culture Program and the role of fish culture in the overall fisheries management program supporting the province’s delivery of integrated resource management priorities, such as rehabilitating native fish populations and enhancing natural reproduction.
  • You have knowledge of fish stocking operations such as organizing paperwork, handling, netting, loading, transporting, and releasing fish.
  • You have general knowledge of aquaculture and fish culture technologies, including automatic feeding systems, feed management, water quality, photo period, and waste management.

Technical and Other Skills

  • You have the demonstrated ability to operate and perform maintenance on highly technical equipment such as water quality monitoring instruments and water process and control system equipment.
  • You ensure that your workplace conduct complies with worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated safety regulations.

Analytical Skills

  • You have a good track record of successfully planning and implementing projects to meet assigned targets.
  • You are able to troubleshoot equipment failure and provide solutions for repairing.

Additional Information


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, Dorion Fish Culture Station, Dorion, North Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Posted on:

Friday, September 9, 2022


  • N-NR-187129/22