Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Reference number: DFO24J-071696-000510
Selection process number: 24-DFO-PAC-EA-624439
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fisheries and Harbour Management Sector, Fraser And Interior Area, Fisheries Resource Management
Delta (British Columbia), Kamloops (British Columbia), Lillooet (British Columbia), Williams Lake (British Columbia)
$71,228 to $96,991

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

For further information on Self-declaration, please visit Self-declaring for Government of Canada jobs

Closing date: 5 June 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

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

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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 in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience providing scientific advice to technical and non-technical groups.
Experience conducting quantitative analyses of biological data.
Experience writing technical documents in a field relevant to the position.

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 of Pacific Salmon biology.
Knowledge of fisheries and fisheries management activities.
Knowledge of the methods commonly used to estimate catch from a fishery.

Core Competencies:
Thinking Things Through
Working Effectively with Others
Showing Initiative and Being Action-oriented
Demonstrating Integrity and Respect

Abilities and Skills:
Ability to use Microsoft Excel to analyze biological data.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and writing.
Ability to demonstrate thoroughness and accuracy.
Ability to plan, organize and carry out assignments.

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

Experience working directly with client groups, other levels of government or non-government organizations, or First Nations.
Experience in database development and design.

Knowledge of quantitative fisheries stock assessment methods.

Abilities and Skills:
Ability to develop statistical code in a modern programming language (e.g., R).
Ability to conduct stock assessments or catch monitoring or biological sampling.

Operational Requirements:
May be required to work in and around bodies of water.
May be required to fly in helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Conditions Of Employment:
A valid BC Class 5 driver's license.
Work overtime including occasional weekends.
Travel to attend meetings and/or conduct field work.

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

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