Assistant Negotiator (Stream 1) / Regional Negotiator (Stream 2) (Anticipatory Process)

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Assistant Negotiator (Stream 1) / Regional Negotiator (Stream 2) (Anticipatory Process)

Reference number: DFO24J-019892-001573
Selection process number: 24-DFO-PAC-EA-615711
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Reconciliation and Partnerships (R&P)
Vancouver (British Columbia)
EC-05 - Stream 1, EC-06 - Stream 2, PM-06 - Stream 2 (Classification under review)
Secondment, Specific period, Indeterminate
$96,131 to $126,172 (💲EC-05 salary range: $96,131 to $110,646. 💲EC-06 salary range: $108,608 to $125,959. 💲PM-06 salary range: $110,364 to $126,172.)

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

Closing date: 10 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Apply online

Update: Closing date extended.

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

📢 Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. In support of achieving a diversified workforce, first consideration may be given to candidates self-declaring as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Women. As part of your application to this selection process, we invite you to self-declare which employment equity group(s) you belong to. To learn more, visit our website on Self-declaring for Government of Canada jobs.


🤝Key duties of these positions include:

• Supporting or leading ongoing negotiation of fisheries and marine related elements of treaty and reconciliation agreements.
• Developing negotiation proposals consistent with mandates, responsive to First Nation proposals, and operational considerations.
• Engaging sectors in Fisheries and Oceans Canada, other departments, provincial counterparts and Department of Justice to develop negotiation proposals, agreement language and responses to First Nations and stakeholders.
• Preparing briefings, both oral and written, often with quick deadlines.

Work environment

⭐ Become a member of a dynamic and evolving Department, helping to manage Canada’s fisheries and safeguard Canadian waters. Fisheries and Oceans Canada employs over 10,000 talented and dedicated employees in over 400 locations across Canada, and our Department is often the only federal presence in smaller coastal and remote communities.

The Government of Canada is committed to renewed relationships with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. We recognize that fisheries, oceans, aquatic habitat and marine waterways are of great social, cultural, spiritual and economic importance for Indigenous peoples in Pacific Region, and because of this, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an important role to play in advancing reconciliation.

The Reconciliation and Partnerships Branch supports and aligns regional and national reconciliation efforts, and guides the strategic direction for reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in the Pacific Region. We’re committed to igniting a culture change within DFO through the lens of the Government of Canada’s Ten Principles and calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about contributing to renewed relationships with Indigenous Peoples and improved outcomes for First Nations related to fisheries resources and marine management; are adept relationship builders; and, bring a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, representative of both the diversity of our region as well as the Indigenous communities and partners we work with.

Intent of the process

📌 The intent of this process is to staff 1 indeterminate EC-06 / PM-06 position (pending classification review decision) and 1 term EC-05 position in the Reconciliation and Partnerships Branch.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various employment tenures, locations, and conditions of employment within Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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)

🎓 Education (EC-05 and EC-06)*:

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in natural resource management, economics, law, social science, sociology or statistics.

*Candidates not meeting the degree requirement will only be considered in the event it is determined that the classification will be PM. We do however, encourage everyone to apply.

🎓 Education (PM-06):
• A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

💼 Experience (both Streams):

• Experience working with different parties, such as stakeholders or Indigenous partners, on resource management, governance or fisheries issues.

Stream 1:
• Experience successfully negotiating, mediating or resolving conflict.

Stream 2:
• Experience in working on documents, briefing materials, or negotiation positions dealing with complex** policy issues or initiatives, which may include memoranda to cabinet, treasury board submissions, or presentations to senior management or decision-makers.
• Experience in participating in formal consultations or negotiations with Indigenous groups or provinces or territories and/or stakeholders on challenging topics.

** Complex: Involves at least two (2) of the following relevant criteria:
- Sensitive.
- High profile.
- Confidential information.
- Multiple stakeholders.
- Diverse interests.
- Multi-year or multi-phase.

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

📌 Organizational Needs:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are committed to establishing and maintaining a workforce representative of the population it serves. In order to achieve this representative workforce, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

💡 Knowledge (both Streams):

• Knowledge of First Nations and Indigenous issues in the Pacific Region.
• Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s priorities related to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

⚡️ Abilities (both Streams):

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Ability to analyze and provide recommendations to senior management (Director or above).

🔑 Personal Suitabilities (both Streams):

• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Effective Interpersonal relationships
• Judgement
• Strategic thinking

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

✏️ Asset Criteria:

Experience (both Streams):
• Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes two or more of the following: other federal departments or agencies, provincial or territorial governments, Indigenous organizations, and industry or the private sector.

Knowledge (both Streams):

• Knowledge of the principles and horizontal policies related to modern treaties, self-government agreement, land claims or specific claims in Canada.
• Knowledge of the Government’s decision-making process and the roles played by Central Agencies in resolving historical grievances or advancing self-determination of Indigenous people.

📍Operational Requirements (both Streams):
• Work overtime on short notice.
• Travel as required.

Conditions of employment

Secret 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


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

Apply online

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