MTS Level 3 - Fish Health Technical Assistant - Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Date of Posting: 
April 2, 2013
Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 3 - Fish Health Technical Assistant
To Create A Casual Employment Eligibility List
Hours of Work: 


$18.39/hour plus 4% vacation pay as per CUPE 1870 (salary under review)

April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The AVC AIF-6 Healthy Fish, Healthy Environment, Healthy Food project at the University of Prince Edward Island is looking to create a list of Fish Health Technicians for casual on-call employment.
The successful applicants will assist in carrying out a variety of field-based research projects. These positions may involve occasional travel in NS, NL, and NS to work at hatcheries, sea cage sites (requiring travel by boat) and/or temporary sampling stations set up in processing plants, the AVC field office/lab or other locations. Irregular hours and some weekend work will occur.
• High school graduate.
• Preference will be given to candidates with a Laboratory or Aquaculture Technician/Technologist Certificate or Diploma.
• The ability to work independently as a member of a team is required.
• Other skills required include the capability to do repetitive work, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly.
• The work can be physically demanding, and may involve heavy lifting on occasion.
• Experience in fish handling/husbandry is an asset.
• A valid driver=s license and the ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle would be preferred.
Resumes will be kept in file and updated on an ongoing basis.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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