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Stock Assessment Technician

Reference number: DFO24J-041596-000406
Selection process number: 24-DFO-PAC-EA-612225
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - South Coast Area
Bamfield (British Columbia), Campbell River (British Columbia), Comox (British Columbia), Courtenay (British Columbia), Nanaimo (British Columbia), Pacific Rim (Tofino) (British Columbia), Pacific Rim (Ucluelet) (British Columbia), Parksville (British Columbia), Port Alberni (British Columbia), Port Hardy (British Columbia), Port McNeill (British Columbia), Tahsis (British Columbia), South Coast - Other locations (British Columbia), Vancouver Island - Other locations (British Columbia)
EG-01, EG-02
$52,710 to $72,890

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: 8 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

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: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-government-canada-jobs.html.


Participate in fishery monitoring programs for Recreational, Commercial and First Nations fisheries.
Participate in juvenile and adult salmon enumeration programs. Work with Senior Technician and Area Biologist to collect field data and biological samples. Includes assisting with stream surveys, catch sampling, data entry, compilation and review.
Undertake maintenance and repair of vessels and assessment equipment.
Work with external stakeholders and partners to deliver project.
Abide by all DFO Occupational Health and Safety policies and safe work procedures.
Assess stream conditions, collect environmental data consistent with established protocols and ensure stream access and survey markers are in place.
Take all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure safety and health of oneself and others within the work environment.
Abide by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Values and Ethics code.

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)

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives*
*Employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
1. A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma or
2. An acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

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

Organizational Need
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

Ability to conduct biological sampling and organize sampling materials.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to follow safe work procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Personal Suitability:

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

Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field.

Degree equivalency

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency.
Aviation Egress Training.

Experience with field equipment such as boats and/or motors, vehicles, inflatable rafts, seine nets, biological sampling, or mechanical equipment.

Ability to work in a public-facing role.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
Health Canada Medical.
Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and evenings for a continuous duration.
Willing and able to work in harsh conditions, conducting strenuous field activities.
Willing and able to work in and around marine environments.
Willing and able to fly in helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft.

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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