Stock Assessment Technician III Wanted At Fisheries and Oceans Canada For $70,474 Yearly


Would you like to work on Canada’s West Coast, at Fisheries and Oceans Canada? They are looking for a Stock Assessment Technician III! In this position, you will have the opportunity to do meaningful work that has direct and tangible impacts on the country’s ecosystems.

You will assess fish stocks, which requires you to spend long hours assessing quantitative data and sorting specimens. You must also be comfortable working with humans, animals, plants and microbes. The salary for this position is $70,474 per year.

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About Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada was created in 1999, and is currently tasked with managing the country’s coastline, waterways, and the fish living there.

Though their location will take you from coast to coast, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has regional offices all over Canada to oversee fisheries where they are mostly likely to happen. The department aims to maintain sustainable resources by regulating what people catch and sell commercially as well as recreationally on the water.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada also manages licences for recreational fishers (they estimate about 3 million Canadians go fishing each year) across the country. Fisheries agents can help you book your next fishing trip through a national directory of boat owners who advertise their contact information online.

Who is a Stock Assessment Technician III?

Stock Assessment Technician III is the official title for a trainee agrologist. Agrologists study the management of natural resources and related land, water, and soil resources.

They examine how different agricultural production practices affect the environment and are involved with preserving agricultural systems as well as finding solutions to food problems worldwide. They usually have degrees in crop science, agronomy, or agricultural engineering.

Some international Agrologists may have degrees in public policy, natural resource conservation, environmental sciences or environmental engineering.

Job Details

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Stock Assessment (Science) – Fraser and Interior Area
Various locations
EG-03
$57,924 to $70,474

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

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Stock assessment is essential for managing fisheries in a sustainable manner. Ever wonder what it takes and how to count different salmon populations in the same river systems? Check out this page for videos and more information on what we do!

Closing date: 31 March 2023 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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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

Intent of the process

The resulting pool will primarily be used for staffing opportunities of various tenures for the Fraser Stock Assessment Program in the Fraser and Interior Area but it may also be used to staff similar future positions at various tenures within Fisheries and Oceans in the Pacific Region.

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)

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be screened into the process, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the following education and experience criteria.

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience).

Degree equivalency

Experience:

  • Experience in organizing and conducting stock assessments of anadromous salmonids.
  • Experience operating and maintaining field equipment such as boats, motors, vehicles, inflatable rafts, seine nets, and biological sampling and mechanical equipment.
  • Experience in the direction of technical support personnel.

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 asset 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. Please indicate if you possess any of the asset qualifications in your application.

Education:

  • Successful completion of post secondary training in fisheries or other relevant biological or natural resource science(s).

Degree equivalency

Experience:

  • Significant* experience in conducting stock assessments of Fraser River salmonids.
  • Recent** experience in conducting stock assessments of Fraser River salmonids.
  • Experience working in remote areas.
  • Experience in the application of acoustic enumeration techniques for assessment of Pacific salmonids.
  • Experience analyzing stock assessments .
  • Experience preparing technical or scientific reports .
  • Experience in working with public and private groups, First Nations, and other government agencies.
  • Experience in data management.
  • Experience in database design.
  • ‘Significant experience’ is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed the full range of activities related to the individual asset qualification.

** ‘Recent ‘is defined as having occurred within the last three years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the biology of Pacific Salmon.
  • Knowledge of the field techniques and equipment used to conduct salmonid stock assessments.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures related to field equipment and field activities.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to analyze data and prepare summary reports using applicable computer software programs such as MS Excel, Access and Word.
  • Ability to organize and safely conduct field programs including the direction of staff.
  • Ability to work effectively independently.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Effective oral communication skills .
  • Effective written communication skills.

Personal Suitability:

  • Create Vision and Strategy
  • Mobilize People
  • Uphold Integrity and Respect
  • Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
  • Promote Innovation and Guide Change
  • Achieve results

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

Occupational Certification:

  • Swift Water Rescue Training
  • DFO Jet Boat Training
  • Air Egress Training
  • Possession and acquisition firearms license
  • Bear Awareness Training
  • DFO Non enforcement fire arms training

Abilities and Skills:

  • Proficient in the operation and maintenance of power driven (jet and propeller) vessels.

Organizational Needs:
DFO/CCG is committed to achieving a diversified workforce and to meeting our employment equity goals. Selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities and Women.

Operational Requirements:

  • Annually, up to 5 months of travel time associated with the delivery of field studies, including traveling to and working from remote field locations, for periods of up to 10 weeks at a time.
  • Seasonally working overtime, weekends, shift work and variable hours for continuous durations up to 10 weeks, as required to meet operational needs.
  • Working and living in remote field camps, often under challenging conditions such as inclement weather, with limited amenities for extended periods of time.
  • Working in and around lakes and swiftwater environments.
  • Participation in periods of strenuous physical work, associated with field activities and equipment maintenance.
  • Flying in helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

  • A valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • Health Canada Medical Clearance.
  • Valid first aid certification (minimum level 1 with CPR).
  • Valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • Annually, up to 5 months of travel time associated with the delivery of field studies, including traveling to and working from remote field locations, for periods of up to 10 weeks at a time.
  • Seasonally working overtime, weekends, shift work and variable hours for continuous durations up to 10 weeks, as required to meet operational needs.
  • Working and living in remote field camps, often under challenging conditions such as inclement weather, with limited amenities for extended periods of time.
  • Working in and around lakes and swiftwater environments.
  • Participation in periods of strenuous physical work, associated with field activities and equipment maintenance.
  • Flying in helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Attain and maintain certifications as may be required to meet Departmental health and safety standards.
  • All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Those selected must meet and maintain the above Condition(s) of Employment throughout their employment.

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

Candidates must provide proof of training and certifications requested.

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

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

The essential qualifications and additional qualifications may be assessed using various methods of evaluation including, but not limited to, interviews, written exams, PSC tests, reference checking, simulation exercises, and role plays.

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

Preference

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.


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