Policy Economic Analyst (EC-05) and Advisor (EC-06)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Policy Economic Analyst (EC-05) and Advisor (EC-06)

Reference number: DFO24J-130398-000153
Selection process number: 24-DFO-NCR-EA-612072
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Programs Sector / Marine Planning and Conservation
Various locations
EC-05 - Policy/Economic Analyst, EC-06 - Senior Policy/Economic Advisor
$96,131 to $125,959 (EC-05: $96 131 to $110 646 / EC-06: $108 608 to $125 959)

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

We invite you to watch this short video to learn more about the online application process: Cracking the Code

Closing date: 15 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Important messages

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Assessment accommodation


Marine Planning and Conservation (MPC) at DFO is looking to attract policy expertise to advance its numerous priorities. This includes, but is not limited to:
🔹 Leading reporting, coordination and renewal of key programs related to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in Canada.
🔹 Implementing new initiatives that deliver on the 5-year vision for MSP.
🔹 Developing guidance, policies, and tools for advancing collaborative planning at MSP Forums.
🔹 Providing strategic advice and briefing material to senior management and developing engagement and outreach products for stakeholders and the public.
🔹 Advising and overseeing MSP activities on a continuing basis to ensure adaptation to changing priorities and the public environment and coordinating those activities within wider departmental or interdepartmental initiatives.
🔹 Ensuring linkages between project activities and establishing/negotiating partnerships with internal and external collaborators.
🔹 Coordinating science advisory groups, soliciting input from other federal programs, provincial/territorial counterparts, Indigenous groups, industry partners and providing advice internally and externally.
🔹 Developing and implementing engagement strategies and tracking the results of these engagements

Work environment


🥇 We are recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2023)!

🐟 Did you know? Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) leads the management of Canada’s fisheries and the safeguarding of Canadian waters. The Canadian Coast Guard, a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways.

💻 Please note that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has currently adopted a hybrid work mode 2 days per week in person. The positions to be filled are physically located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff four (4) positions, three (3) Policy/Economic Analyst and one (1) Senior Policy/Economic Advisor within Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the National Capital Region. This process may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and security requirements within Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

🎓 EDUCATION (EC-05 and EC-06):
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

NOTE: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

✔️ EXPERIENCE (EC-05 and EC-06):
EXP1: Experience researching, analyzing and synthesizing information from varied environmental, economic and socio-economic sources to advance policy development and/or implementation.
EXP2: *Significant experience consulting and collaborating with internal and/or external experts and/or partners and/or stakeholders.
EXP3: *Significant experience analyzing **complex issues and developing policy advice and/or recommendations to ***senior management, which may include briefing notes and/or presentations and/or reports.

✔️ EXPERIENCE (EC-06 only):
EXP4: Experience leading support for (e.g., coordination, secretariat) working groups and/or teams to advance **complex issues.
EXP5: *Significant experience writing and coordinating the preparation of strategic documents to support the development of policies and/or plans and/or legislative/regulatory frameworks, including identification of the economic and socioeconomic impact of proposed policy, plan or framework.

*Significant experience is defined as breadth and depth of the experience normally associated
with having performed a broad range of complex, related activities for a approximately of one (1)
year for the EC5 level and a minimum of two (2) years for the EC6 level from a variety of sources.
**Complex is defined as the depth and breadth of activities involving at least two of the following: involving multiple issues and/or stakeholders, tight timelines, a high degree of visibility and/or political sensitivity, or having a major impact on the Department, Government, and/or the public
***Senior Management is defined as Supervisor or Manager level for EC5 and Manager or Director level for the EC6

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

✔️ ASSET EXPERIENCE (EC-05 and EC-06):
AEXP1: Experience working on Memoranda to Cabinet and/or Treasury Board Submissions
AEXP2: Experience in data visualization and/or dashboard development and/or PowerPoint and/or Power BI development
AEXP3: Experience in ***social innovation and/or open policy making and/or policy design and/or experimentation and/or related fields to leverage new approaches and/or instruments to engage, work with and/or enable citizens and/or stakeholders to address public and social challenges.

***Related topics include, but are not limited to: behavioural insights, service design, multi-sectoral partnerships, digital approaches and open policy making (e.g., open dialogue, crowdsourcing, citizen challenges, and open data initiatives).

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual CBC, Bilingual BBB, English Essential

Information on language requirements

⚓ KNOWLEDGE (EC-05 and EC-06):
K1: Knowledge of policy development, planning, and decision-making processes in the Government of Canada
K2: Knowledge of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) mandate and priorities
K3: Knowledge of Acts, regulations, policies, and programs governing DFO’s responsibilities related to oceans management and marine conservation

🌟 ABILITIES (EC-05 and EC-06):
AB1: Ability to communicate orally
AB2: Ability to communicate in writing
AB3: Ability to deliver on multiple priorities with changing timelines

PS1: Excellence through Results
PS2: Effective interpersonal skills
PS3: Strategic thinking
PS4: Judgement
PS5 : Leadership (EC-06 only)

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

⚓ ASSET KNOWLEDGE (EC-05 and EC-06):
AK1: Knowledge of Marine Spatial Planning
AK2: Knowledge of Socio-Economic and Socio-Cultural analysis methodology (e.g.: cost-benefit, trend and MARXan analysis)

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

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Aboriginal peoples, Persons with disabilities, Visible Minorities.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the conclusion of the process, may be used for evaluation purposes.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

Please identify clearly for which position(s) you are submitting an application.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

We thank all those who apply.


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

Myriam St-Denis, HR Assistant

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