Position Summary


Aboriginal Fisheries Officer

6-month term position (July – January 2020) Full-Time – 35 hours/week


The Musqueam Indian Band is seeking an Aboriginal Fisheries Officer (AFO) for a six-month term. Reporting to the Fisheries Manager in the Musqueam Fisheries Department, the position is responsible for the monitoring of the various Musqueam fisheries. The Aboriginal Fisheries Officer also provides public education and awareness of the various fisheries, their cultural importance, the resource limitations and conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for interested community members to develop new skills.



  • Monitors and collects information on fishing and fish habitat related activities to provide status reports on harvesting activities and or habitat degradation for use by the Musqueam Fisheries
  • Promotes stewardship of the fisheries resources and habitat among the various user groups.
  • Assists in training courses for new recruits, colleagues, individuals from other agencies, and public
  • Acts as Musqueam Fisheries Commission liaison in the community and provides assistance to federal, provincial, and local enforcement
  • Collects and records information on hours worked on fisheries or habitat related activities such as: sites inspected; checks of vessels, persons, or vehicles; actions taken; and administrative duties, for planning use by the Musqueam Fisheries Commission;
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues and outside agencies.


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Skill and knowledge usually attained by successful completion of Secondary School; courses in conservation or habitat management; or an equivalent combination of skill, knowledge, and
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the Aboriginal fisheries, the fishing industry, habitat management, or conservation
  • Knowledge and experience of similar program delivery in the context of Musqueam or First Nations culture and
  • Ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive and complex
  • Ability to maintain


  • Good writing skills for reports and
  • Ability to drive and provide a licensed vehicle for work
  • Willingness to provide a Drivers’
  • Ability to operate small
  • Willing to complete training towards programs that may include Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), Marine Emergency Duties A3 Option (MED-3), Restricted Operators Course-Maritime (ROC-M), and others, or already possesses certifications in these programs.


Working Conditions:

  • Successful Criminal Record
  • Valid Class BC Driver’s License and Drivers’
  • Must be available for on call shifts at all times during the fishing times/season.


Please apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Musqueam Indian Band Human Resources at [email protected]

Please write “AFO Term” on the subject line.


Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.


Position(s) will remain open until filled.


* We thank all applicants; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.