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Fisheries Technician 1(A)-(B)

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: ANTIGONISH, NS, CA, B0H 1X0

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27869 

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/2/2020

About Us

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity

Are you searching for a rewarding career opportunity where you can have a positive impact on the health and prosperity of Nova Scotia? Look no further! We have an exciting opportunity to explore with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture as a Fisheries Technician.

The Fisheries Technician, under the supervision of the Fraser’s Mills Fish Hatchery Supervisor, will assist in the rearing and distribution of brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and Atlantic salmon to enhance the Province’s sport fishery. The Fisheries Technician will also assist in the implementation of programs directed towards the management of the Province’s inland sport fishery.

Primary Accountabilities

On site duties include:

  • Feeding fish;
  • Cleaning rearing units;
  • Carries out fin‑fish husbandry practices;
  • Use and maintenance of aquaculture equipment.

Fish distribution involves driving trucks to sites across Nova Scotia. Management activities involve watershed/ creel surveys, wild fish collections and public information events.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right job for you if you have the following skills and qualifications:

  • College/vocational diploma in a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in fish hatchery production techniques including fish husbandry, data collection and assessment;
  • Experience in the operation of motor vehicles, small boats and aquaculture/fisheries management equipment;
  • Candidates must be proficient in and around lakes, rivers and streams (swimming ability would be an asset);
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Currently have, or be willing to obtain, Standard Level First Aid/CPR and WHMIS

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Salary Information

TE 11 - TE 13 

$1,381.36 - $1,672.60 


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to


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