Great Lakes Area Summer Science Student Program
SELECTION PROCESS CANCELLED
We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.
The new advertisement will be posted later this month, so keep a look out on jobs.gc.ca.
Reference number: DFO15J-007018-000966
Number of Jobs Being Offered:
We anticipate approximately 30 student positions.
The recruitment period for these student employment opportunities is expected to conclude in mid-January 2016.
Therefore, you must submit your application to this departmental program no later than Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to be considered.
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs in support of Canada's scientific, ecological, social and economic interests in oceans and fresh waters.
DFO is a national and international leader in the management of oceans and freshwater resources. As a sustainable development department, DFO integrates environment, economic and social perspectives to ensure Canada's oceans and freshwater resources benefit this generation and those to come.
In the Great Lakes basin, the department is represented by many sectors including Science. It is the Science sector (through both the Sea Lamprey Control Centre and the Great Lakes Lab for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) that carries out the department's mission to provide sound scientific advice to both internal and external clients.
Students work in teams with DFO staff to collect, process, analyze, provide operational support and report on fisheries related operations. Generally students are engaged in field and lab work but may also be involved with computer and office work.
Typical tasks may include:
. collecting biological samples/information from selected lakes and rivers.
. sampling water, sediment, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton, and fishes.
. assessing the chemical, physical and biological nature of Great Lakes tributaries for sea lamprey management.
. collecting habitat and species information to assess the status of the Species at Risk listed on the Federal Public Registry and the Aquatic Invasive Species.
Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
This program is administered from Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario). However, a student may not necessarily be working in Sault Ste. Marie but may be assigned to one of the various work locations in the Great Lakes basin.
For application management purposes, all students applying to this opportunity must select "Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)" as one of their work locations to ensure that their application is considered. A random selection of candidates will subsequently be used.
For more details refer to the "Additional Information" section of this advertisement.
Hourly rates of pay: Please refer to the "Additional Information" section of this advertisement
Duration of employment: Students are hired for full-time employment from May 2 to August 26, 2016. There are no part-time opportunities within or outside of this timeframe.
Academic Level: Post-Secondary
We recruit candidates who are studying in the following fields:
2. Aquatics Resources
3. Biology - Fish and Wildlife
4. Biology - Natural Resources
5. Fisheries Management
6. Fishery Science
7. Marine biology and ecology
Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:
- Your résumé.
- A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year
- NOTE: The only information required is a list of your successfully completed courses, despite the fact that other information is requested by the system.
Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:
- CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied with before being hired to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment.
All successful candidates must:
1- possess a valid Canadian driver's license (minimum Ontario G2 or equivalent) with a good driving record; must also be willing to drive a Government of Canada vehicle;
2- possess a valid Pleasure Craft Operator's Card;
3- pass a Health Canada approved physical exam (which will be coordinated by DFO);
4- meet the necessary security standard (National Security Investigation) in order to obtain and maintain a valid Enhanced Security clearance;
5- be willing and able to travel to, and work in, the United States; therefore some positions may require a U.S. work visa.
1- Hourly rates of pay: Students are paid using the Student Rates of Pay, as established by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/lrco-rtor/collective/lru-mnc/student-etudiants-eng.asp . Organizations have delegated authority to offer students a salary within a salary range for a particular academic level.
New students to our program are paid at Step 1 associated to the student's academic level (college, or university undergraduate, or masters, etc.). Returning students to our program are paid at the associated Step 2 level if it is their 2nd year with us, Step 3 if it is their 3rd year with us, etc.
2- Training: Students may be required to undergo training*, for some or all of the following requirements:
. general understanding of fisheries sampling techniques such as electro fishing, gillnets, trap nets, and/or seining;
. general understanding of laboratory practices and safety including sample processing (e.g. fishes, macro-invertebrates, water);
. Class 2 electro fishing certificate;
. Marine Emergency Duties - Level A3;
. Defensive Driver Training;
. Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training - Transport Canada Certification;
. Training Certificate in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
* offered, coordinated and paid for by DFO
During the first 2-4 weeks of the program, students undergo training in either Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario) or Burlington (Ontario) as determined by DFO. Students are expected to cover their own relocation and living costs during the training period.
3- Additionally, for certain positions, students must be:
. willing and able to work in adverse field conditions;
. comfortable travelling for extended periods of time to complete field research projects.
Students are expected to cover their own relocation and living costs when working in the office or laboratory.
Most of the student positions require large amounts of field work which involves travel and living in hotels/motels/other accommodation, arranged and paid for by DFO. Meal expenses are also paid by DFO.
For questions regarding this job opportunity, please contact:
The Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (Great Lakes Area Summer Science Student Program) departmental program is administered through the FSWEP program.
For all details regarding eligibility criteria, please visit the following website : http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/index-eng.php?p=2 .
Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to an appointment to a temporary or permanent position in the Federal Public Service for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Questions regarding travel and relocation.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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