Join the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Human Resources team!

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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Join the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Human Resources team!

Reference number: DFO23J-016401-000473
Selection process number: 23-DFO-GLF-EA-581375
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - People and Culture
Moncton (New Brunswick), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
PE-01, PE-02, PE-03
$56,796 to $89,295

Closing date: 29 September 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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.

👉 The first pull of candidates is planned for the end of May 2023.


The HR team embraces agile innovative methods. Therefore, we are looking for people who embrace change and actively look for opportunities to learn and develop professionally and personally. We value people who actively contribute and participate in process improvements and new approaches.

As an HR professional at DFO, your days will be spent:
► Working as part of a team providing support to hiring managers for all their talent sourcing and recruitment activities
► Collaborating with other HR Professionals in a fast-paced environment
► Advancing our department's recruitment methods by researching innovative approaches
► Assisting in delivering training sessions for managers and employees, virtually and in person
► Participating in outreach events, including career fairs and special events
► Learning about the fundamentals of staffing in the Public Service of Canada

🌟 When you are applying as a PE-01 and/or PE-02 there is an opportunity to be part of the PE Development Program. This program is designed to develop individuals from the PE-01 to the PE-03 level. It provides a structured developmental experience composed of learning objectives, developmental work assignments, coaching, training and learning activities, regular feedback, and written performance assessments. The program duration will vary for each participant depending on the individual’s state of professional development, their performance, and the learning and development required for their respective discipline.

PE-01 (HR Advisor Trainee): $56,796 to $70,651
PE-02 (HR Advisor): $71,643 to $79,519
PE-03 (HR Advisor): $80,336 to $89,295

Work environment

🐳 At DFO, we are committed to creating and maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. As an HR Advisor, you will contribute to the workplace by communicating ideas, views and concerns respectfully and recognize the contributions and celebrate the successes of others.

For positions in Dartmouth, you will work from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) and typically on a hybrid schedule (in-office presence of 2 days a week and 3 days from home).

For positions in Moncton, you will work from the Gulf Fisheries Centre (343 Université ave, Moncton, New Brunswick) and typically on a hybrid schedule (in-office presence of 2 days a week and 3 days from home).

Upon appointment, successful candidates may be asked to work in the office full-time for the duration of the training period.

Intent of the process

A list of qualified candidates will be established and may be used for temporary and permanent opportunities.

Candidates already occupying an HR position in the federal public service within the PE group may be considered and/or evaluated first.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

✔Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in human resources, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organization development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology or any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

(Depending on the position being staffed, any of the following qualifications may also be deemed as an essential qualification and only candidates and persons with a priority entitlement who possess those qualifications will be considered for that specific vacancy.)

► Experience as an HR Practitioner in Operational Staffing in the Federal Public Service.
► Experience providing strategic staffing advice and recommendations to clients.
► Experience utilizing Human Resources programs such as; VidCruiter, MyGCHR, PSRS, etc
► Experience in recruitment.

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

Various language requirements
✔ For positions located in Moncton, NB: Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC
✔ For positions located in Dartmouth, NS: English Essential

Information on language requirements

Stream A (PE-01 HR Advisor Trainee)
✔ Experience in providing advice and guidance to clients in a professional work environment.
✔ Experience in researching and analyzing information.

Stream B (PE-02 & PE-03 HR Advisor)
✔ Experience in conducting research and analysis to provide advice or recommendations to management in a human resources discipline.
✔ Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, policies, guidelines and procedures in a human resources discipline.

-Those interested in PE-02 & PE-03 are only required to answer Stream B essential experience.
-PE-02 & PE-03 positions will be determined based on the depth and breadth of experience.

✔ Thinking Things Through
✔ Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
✔ Working Effectively with Others
✔ Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
✔ Business Acumen

✔Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
✔Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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


Employment Equity contributes to a strong and sustainable Public Service by ensuring that the workforce reflects the rich diversity of Canada's population. At DFO, we see the value that a representative workforce brings to our organization. We celebrate the richness of the people that contribute to this organization’s workforce. A workforce where the diversity of thought, culture, ethnicity, age, gender orientation and experiences are considered as invaluable assets. Together, we can meet new challenges, fuel innovation through diversity, help create prosperity and make a positive impact in the workplace and the people we serve. Therefore, this selection process could be limited to candidates who self-declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal persons, Visible Minorities, or Persons with Disabilities.


Communication for this process will be sent to your GC Jobs account and to your e-mail. You must check your e-mail account frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Please ensure your e-mail address accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will consider that you are not interested in participating in this selection process should you not respond to our communication.

When communicating with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number (23-DFO-GLF-EA-581375) in the subject field of your email.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications prior to being appointed to a position. Results from other selection processes in the federal public service may be used to supplement our assessment.

You will be asked to provide proof (original documentation will be required) of your education credentials. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. For more information please click on “Degree Equivalency” in the Education section above.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not necessarily mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down or random selection at any stage of the process, or to invoke an asset(s) at any point of the process.

DFO recognizes and values the important contribution volunteer work offers in developing employees' experience, skills, etc., as well as enriching our organization and communities. Throughout this selection process, you are encouraged to demonstrate how any relevant volunteer work (e.g., working on committees, union activities, employee networks, community work, etc.) has contributed to the development of your experience, skills, personal suitability, etc., as they relate to this position.

📧 Not sure how to apply? Send us a question and we will be glad to help! If you are not able to apply online, please contact the team below for assistance.


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

Emilie Evers, A/Team Lead, Operational Staffing (she/her) Karin Landva, A/Team Lead, Operational Staffing (she/her)
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