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Aquatic Science Biologist III

Reference number: DFO22J-042395-000055
Selection process number: 22-DFO-QUE-EA-EOS-339640
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Pelagic and Ecosystemic Sciences
Mont-Joli (Québec)
$82,579 to $106,319

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

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Closing date: 6 September 2022 - 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


The Aquatic Science Biologist III positions at DFO are diverse in their duties and required skill sets as they contribute to the full range of DFO's core areas of research. In general terms, an Aquatic Science Biologist III employee is expected to: plan, conduct and lead field or laboratory activities; supervise support staff; present information and work results to stakeholders, develop quantitative models to analyze and interpret data; prepare and present reports in support of requests for advice; contribute to the peer review of reports and scientific publications; publish as lead author and co-authors of technical reports; and contribute to the scientific understanding of Canada's aquatic resources and ecosystems. They are expected to deliver programs to support decisions by the various management sectors that affect Canadians and the aquatic resources of Canada.

Work environment

We are located in Mont-Joli (Maurice-Lamontagne Institute) on the Estuary of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The institute is an unique workplace where you can achieve your professional goals, while working with people who are passionate about their field.

Please note that the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute is a francophone work environment and the working language is French.

Employees are currently required to work in a hybrid work environment. As of today, it is expected that the candidate is available to perform his duties at the workplace, located at 850 Route de la Mer, Mont-Joli for a minimum of 3 days per week.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff permanent or temporary positions within the Science Branch. This process may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures within Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

We currently need to staff one indeterminate position, as follows:
-Aquatic Sciences Biologist at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (1 indeterminate position)

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Post-graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in a biological science, or in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

-At least one year of experience conducting scientific activities on vertebrates in one of the following areas: population science, stock assessment, habitat science, ecosystem sciences or ecology;

-At least one year of experience in conducting quantitative analyses and interpreting complex data using statistical analytical techniques or tools associated with biological and ecological studies;

-Experience in preparing and writing scientific papers or technical documents.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

-Knowledge of vertebrate science sampling plans and methods;
-In-depth knowledge of statistical and mathematical techniques for data analysis in vertebrate science.

-Ability to analyze science issues and provide advice and recommendations;
-Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally;
-Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities.

-Creating Vision and Strategy;
-Mobilize People;
-Uphold Integrity and Respect;
-Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders;
-Achieve Results;
-Promote Innovation and guide Change.

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

-Experience working in population dynamics, population dynamics model development and utilization of these models to evaluate the impacts of management or protection measures;

-Experience working in mammals science.

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

Information on employment equity

-Have completed or accept to successfully complete a course on «Experimental Fish» in accordance with certification by the Animal Welfare Committee of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada;

-Have completed or accept to successfully complete a course to obtain a permit for possessing and acquiring fire arms;

-Accept and have the capacity to work aboard various platforms including helicopters, small planes, and boats of various sizes as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

-Medical fitness in accordance with certification by Health Canada;
-Valid driving license;
-Be available to perform his duties at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, 850 route de la Mer, Mont-Joli, QC.;
-Accept and be able to work at sea or in the field in remote or isolated environments and under primitive conditions (e.g. camping) for periods of up to 6 consecutive weeks and for periods that could exceed 10 weeks per year;
-Accept or be qualified to operate small vessels in accordance with certification by Transport Canada or accept to follow and succeed in acquiring this certificate.

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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

Our intention is to communicate with candidates through emails and/or through the www.canada.ca/government-jobs applicant account. Candidates participating in this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and that their system accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block the receipt of these types of email).



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

Michael Scarratt
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