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Our Story

Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago Marine Research 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

Do you like to wear jeans to the office almost every day? Do you like to smile? Have fun at work? Help plan staff events? Participate in community events? Are you passionate about our environment and sustainability?

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.

WHAT WILL YOU DO EVERY DAY AS AN OFFICE COORDINATOR?
Although the current situation surrounding COVID-19 means not all tasks are currently required, once everything opens up again, here is what you can look forward to!

You will support the administrative needs of all our departments and our executive leadership team. As well, you will be the face of Archipelago when our clients come in the door or call us on the phone. Here are some everyday tasks for the office coordinator role:

• Front desk and telephone reception.
• Maintain facilities by coordinating office maintenance, security, and contractors.
• Responsible for office equipment repairs and maintenance, vendors, shipping and receiving, office supplies, purchasing, inventory, and communications systems.
• Assist with travel and event/meeting coordination.
• Finance and administration support; preparing reports, coding invoices, processing payments, assist with billing cycles, taking daily deposit to the bank.
• Human Resources support; preparing correspondence, processing confidential information, managing the job posting process.
• The position is a 37.5 hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 weeks paid vacation.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE ARCHIPELAGO?
It will likely come up in an interview, so do your research.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?
• Group Benefits Program (Health and Dental)
• Health Spending Account
• Personal Wellness Fund
• RSP matching
• Flex Schedules
• 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 (Overlooking the Inner Harbour)
• Staff Parties and Events
• Ocean Front Building with close proximity to transit and bike paths
• Free Parking

WHAT DO YOU OFFER?
• A fun and outgoing personality.
• An efficient and positive approach to your work.
• Outrageous organizational skills.
• An attention to detail so strong that your friends make fun of you.
• The ability to learn quickly.
• A willingness to accept change (while still smiling).
• A creative approach to everything you do.
• Confidence to bring new ideas to the table.
• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office 365 primarily).
• A valid driver’s license and a vehicle.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE
• Accounting or bookkeeping experience
• Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software – primarily Illustrator and Photoshop

WHAT ELSE?
The anticipated salary range for this role is $35,000 to $40,000.
If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to hr@archipelago.ca

Currently our office is operating at about 20% capacity and we’ve taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our team members. We follow guidelines and mandatory public health orders and pro-actively manage PPE’s, processes and protocols in all our offices.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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