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Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago is a long-standing BC employer. Through additional offices at each of British Columbia’s busiest fishing ports, and its Asia Pacific subsidiary in Australia, Archipelago maintains a staff of 120+ industry professionals including biologists, at-sea observers, dockside monitors, technicians, and more. Archipelago provides observer training (with full government certification) for at-sea and dockside monitoring staff, and maintains the highest standards for quality service and professional conduct.

At Archipelago, employees make a commitment to the company and to each other. Employees are expected to contribute to a positive workplace, exercise best efforts, and develop their careers within an atmosphere of cooperation and shared respect; in kind, Archipelago offers gainful employment in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment.

Current Opportunities

More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. And where there is water, there are fish. Where there are fish, there are fishing boats. We work with those fishing boats to advance their monitoring capabilities and contribute to more sustainable fisheries around the world. In fact, we have deployed more than 750 of our electronic monitoring systems in countries all over the world over the last 20 years. If you like technology, are insanely organized, and enjoy a fast-paced, always-changing work life, then we want to meet you. But, not in person-yet. How about on a video call to start?

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THIS ROLE?

Managing projects in the fisheries monitoring industry is a busy role and something that requires a very broad set of skills to be successful. We are not looking for someone who can check every one of the boxes below on their first day, but someone who has the right attitude and the right drive to check those boxes over time. This role has strong potential to evolve into a senior leadership role within the Monitoring Technologies division and within the Archipelago team.

 

As a Project Manager at Archipelago, these are some of the tasks that you can expect to see in your daily work life:

 

Project Management

  • Ongoing client interaction and support
  • Developing and managing project budgets and burndowns
  • Organizing internal and external timelines, events, and resources
  • Working with the leadership team to assign tasks and manage labour resources
  • Efficiently lead internal and external meetings
  • Delivery of invoices and managing client timelines for payment
  • Project report writing and general reporting on project deliverables

 

Business Development

  • Supporting RFP/RFI responses and grant applications
  • Client presentations
  • Client outreach and ongoing communication around new opportunities
  • Conference attendance (domestic and international)
  • Researching fishery policies and requirements across various jurisdictions

 

WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?

Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come. Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.

 

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE ARCHIPELAGO?

Believe it or not, our company name can be difficult for some people to pronounce. We have heard a lot of variations. It is not a mandatory skill for the role, but it would certainly give you a leg up on the competition if you can nail the pronunciation.

 

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Group Benefits Program (Health and Dental)
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Wellness Fund
  • RSP and 401K matching
  • Flex Schedules
  • Remote work options
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Staff funding programs for local and global non-profits
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Staff Deck Days (virtual during COVID-19)
  • Staff Parties and Events (virtual during COVID-19)
  • Ocean Front Building in Victoria with proximity to transit and bike paths
  • Free Parking

 

WHAT DO YOU OFFER?

  • Project management experience in a professional environment
  • General understanding of data collection, data structure, data analysis and data management
  • General knowledge of fisheries management and gear types
  • Technical aptitude – we develop and deploy hardware and software solutions, so the ability to understand how these tools work is important
  • Business acumen – while we are very focused on making the world a better place, we are also in the business of making money, so understanding how those go hand in hand is important
  • Experience working with a diverse range of client groups and stakeholders in the fisheries sector (eg. NGO’s, NOAA, DFO, NMFS etc.), or other industry groups
  • Experience with submitting proposals and grant applications
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • An attention to detail so strong that your friends make fun of you
  • A fun and outgoing personality
  • An efficient and positive approach to your work
  • A great communicator and writer
  • A willingness to accept change (while still smiling)
  • Confidence to bring new and creative ideas to the table

 

WHAT ELSE?
The position is a permanent, full-time position with a 37.5-hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 weeks paid vacation. The annual salary will be dependent on experience, but the range for this role is between $65,000-$85,000 CAD. We love to promote from within our teams, so, as with all roles at Archipelago, there is room for advancement.

 

This position can be fulfilled remotely, and we are accepting applications from candidates who live in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska , and California. If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to hr@archipelago.ca.

 

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Port Hardy, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

Duties

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species.

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Part-time equivalent positions are available at this time. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think fish are pretty neat, the slimier the better? Archipelago is seeking hard working and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.
Duties

  • Assist a Fisheries Observer by tagging halibut and counting fish.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of piece counts of offloaded species.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.

Required Skills

  • Requires fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and use of both hands.
  • Ability to stand at a fish grading table for long periods of time.
  • Ability to bend at waist to reach and slide halibut weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and directions.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers License with a reliable vehicle is an asset.

Terms of Employment

  • Wages is $15.57/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.
  • Workers must provide their own rain gear and boots suitable for work at a fish offloading station.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca 

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Prince Rupert, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

Duties

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species.
  • Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to work with the local port supervisor to assist with the delivery of its monitoring programs in the Prince Rupert region. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

 

Duties

  • Perform certified dockside monitoring and electronic monitoring field services work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.
  • Help to schedule and deploy staff for dockside and electronic monitoring work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring and training of dockside and electronic monitoring staff.
  • Provide regional administrative assistance to Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs. Provide technical support by performing data entry and data verification.
  • Regularly meet with the port supervisors and staff to exchange information and to discuss issues affecting port operations.
  • Serve as a point of contact concerning the activities of the office.
  • Act as back-up port supervisor during vacation and weekend coverages.

Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work well with others.
  • Previous experience scheduling and supervising staff.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize own workload in an effective manner, while working within broad guidelines.
  • A demonstrated ability to work under own initiative without direction.
  • Electronic monitoring work requires mechanical aptitude, experience with hand tools and basic understanding of electrical circuits.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must be computer savvy and be comfortable navigating through various applications simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the fishing industry and ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset.
  • Post Secondary education in a related field and/or sufficient relevant work experience.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.

Terms of Employment

  • The position is salary, with a rate of $38,000/yr.
  • Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • The successful candidate will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca 

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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