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Regional Fisheries Management Officer CO-01 /Regional Senior Fisheries Management Officer CO-02

Reference number: DFO23J-017566-000201
Selection process number: 23-DFO-CEN-EA-575938
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fisheries Management
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
CO-01 - Regional Fisheries Management Officer, CO-02 - Regional Senior Fisheries Management Officer
$61,472 to $113,222 (Salary Ranges : CO-01 - $61,472 to $80,867 CO-02 - $79 516 to $113,222)

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

Closing date: 3 April 2023 - 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

Fisheries & Oceans Canada’s (DFO) Fisheries Management Program in the Arctic Region is looking for motivated and dedicated staff to help deliver its programs and meet the unique needs of this exciting new region.

Work environment

DFO manages fisheries using science and Indigenous Knowledge in decision-making. Fisheries Management develops and implements plans, policies, and programs to sustainably manage fisheries in the Arctic. Key priorities for fisheries management include: economic viability and opportunity; environmental and resource sustainability and conservation; and the inclusion of right-holders and stakeholders in decision-making processes consistent with legislated land claim agreements.

We work to provide Canadians with a sustainable fishery resource that provides for an economically prosperous and diverse fishery environment. We do this by leading or supporting the following activities:

• assisting Inuit, Métis, and First Nation groups in the development and management of their fisheries;
• developing updates/decisions and participating in co-management organization meeting and hearings;
• administering funding agreements;
• developing and/or supporting integrated fisheries management plans;
• contributing to the development of sustainable fisheries framework policies;
• managing data and information including harvest statistics, quotas and allocations, permits and licenses;
• supporting the development of small scale and exploratory fisheries;
• developing and supporting community monitoring programs;
• distributing or issuing marine mammal tags, licenses, log books, sample kits and other materials to support sustainable harvesting and monitoring;
• supporting the use and sharing of all forms of knowledge including local traditional knowledge;
• hosting consultation, engagement and education activities.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff two (2) temporary positions in Winnipeg, MB.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate, acting, specified period, deployment, or assignment basis, as needed.

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)


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position

Degree equivalency


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Experience participating in multi-disciplinary teams or working groups.

• Experience drafting professional correspondence such as reports, letters, or briefing notes, etc

• Experience conducting literature review or research and analyzing information

• Experience consulting or collaborating with industry stakeholders, Indigenous groups, non-governmental organizations, co-management groups or other levels of government

• Experience developing or implementing policies, strategies or framework that impact various stakeholder or right holders

• Experience analyzing **complex issues and providing strategic advice

**Complex means multifaceted, multi-dimensional and multi-client issues

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


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization relevant to the duties of the position

Degree equivalency


• Experience working with Indigenous groups, stakeholders, industry or other external organizations related to natural resources

• Experience working in support of the management of fisheries: commercial, Indigenous or recreational fisheries

• Experience managing and synthesizing data

• Experience developing briefing notes, fishing plans, project proposals or similar documentation

• Experience presenting to diverse audiences.

• Experience in project management

• Experience in information management.

• Experience with key priorities or issues affecting fisheries –related resource management in Canada.

• Experience drafting and developing policy process documents or regulatory materials

BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Experience working in the Arctic or with arctic-related files

• Experience creating data reports using various software tools or programs

• Experience in developing and/or maintaining relational databases

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to effectively manage competing priorities working with tight deadlines (strategize, critically assess)


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Create Vision and Strategy
• Uphold Integrity and Respect
• Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
• Achieve Results

• Promote Innovation and Guide Change
• Mobilize People

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

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

Information on employment equity


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


BOTH CO-01 & CO-02
• Willingness and ability to travel outside the employee’s headquarters for extended periods, including travel to remote locations.
• Willingness and ability to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - CO-01

Secret security clearance - CO-02

Ability and willingness to travel to small, remote communities via small aircraft semi-frequently, upwards of one week at a time.
Ability and willingness to occasionally work overtime/weekends

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

An alternative format (such as Braille) of this notice and Statement of Merit Criteria are available upon request.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line, are asked to contact us toll free at 1-800-645-5605 and press '0' for assistance.

Should there be a large number of applicants, asset qualifications could be invoked. Therefore, if candidates have one (or many) of the asset qualifications, candidates should also describe in their answers how they meet this (these) qualification(s) following the instructions provided for each question.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via e-mail and it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure they check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview 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.

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


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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