Junior technician, Fisheries sampling

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Junior technician, Fisheries sampling

Reference number: DFO22J-042395-000062
Selection process number: 22-DFO-QUE-EA-EOS-342374
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Scientific Advice, Information and Support Branch
Cap-aux-Meules (Québec), Gaspé (Québec), Grande-Rivière (Québec), Sept-Îles (Québec)
EG-02 - in review*
Seasonal permanent, 4-5 months per year
$52,662 to $64,070

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Closing date: 23 August 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in the Quebec or New Brunswick Region.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

*Please note that this position is under review and that its classification could change.


Primary duties include, but are not limited to,
1) Provide technical support in the field and laboratory,
2) collect and maintain data and samples for the execution of prescribed fisheries sampling plans,
3) operate and maintain field and laboratory equipment, and
4) identify equipment and supplies to be restocked.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

E1.A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience :
EX1.Experience in the treatment of marine biological organisms.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

French essential

Information on language requirements

K1.­Knowledge of the methods related to sampling activities in fisheries science, at sea, in the field or the lab, and to the preservation of marine organisms samples;
K2.­Basic knowledge related to microcomputer science.

Abilities and skills:
­A1.Ability to perform his/her work according to standard procedures;
A2.Ability to learn new techniques and methods;
A3.Ability to organize his/her work.

Personal suitabilities:
­PS1.Work effectively with others;

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

E1.Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in natural sciences, biological techniques or other field related to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

­EX1.Experience in the care and custody of scientific equipment;

­EX2.Experience in the preservation of biological samples;

­EX3.Experience in the acquisition, validation and safeguarding of fisheries science data;

EX4.Experience in scientific work, applying standardized protocols, during sampling activities carried out at sea, at wharf or in a plant;

EX5.Experience working with marine organisms for identification, collection and preservation of biological samples.

Knowledge :
K1.­Knowledge of the marine fishing industry in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

­Hold a valid driver's licence;
­Hold a valid medical certificate issued by Health Canada;
Be able and willing to work at sea, on an irregular schedule, in isolated, confined space and/or adverse weather conditions;
Be able and willing to work at sea, at wharf or in a factory, outside of normal business hours, in variable environments;
Be able and willing to work for extended periods of time at sea, in a factory, at wharf or in a laboratory;
Be able and willing to travel.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Charley Cyr - Director, Scientific Advices, Informations and Support

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