Post going at Nainamo
Aquatic Science Biologist
Organization Name: Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Science/SAFE
Location: Nanaimo (British Columbia)
Classification: BI - 02
Salary: $57,713 to $78,586
Closing Date: April 8, 2015 - 23:59, Pacific Time Useful Information
Reference Number: DFO15J-011246-000013
Selection Process Number: 15-DFO-PAC-EA-118454
Employment Tenure: You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment Tenure
Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Department of Fisheries and Oceans
The intent of the process is to fill an immediate vacancy that is 6 to 9 months in length to start with the possibility of an extension up to 11 months.
The results of the process may also be used to create a pool of qualified candidates for future requirements that may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures in various locations within DFO.
Who Can Apply
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment
Applicants who meet the following criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment for this position.
Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.
Official Language Proficiency
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Biological Science, Zoology, Oceanography, Resource and Environmental Management, or Earth and Ocean Sciences.
Experience analyzing complex data on the dynamics of fish populations.
Experience writing scientific and technical publications and reports.
Experience managing large data sets.
Qualifications that are not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.
Graduation with a Masters degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Biological Science, Zoology, Oceanography, Resource and Environmental Management, or Earth and Ocean Sciences.
Experience in producing stock assessments or papers on population dynamics for Pacific salmon.
Experience with time-series analyses, including the Kalman filter.
Current or future needs that could enhance the way in which the organization operates or fulfills its mandate.
Employment Equity Group
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.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Conditions of Employment
Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.
Security and Reliability
Reliability Status security clearance
Other Conditions of Employment
Willing and able to perform occasional overtime.
Willing and able to travel occasionally.
Possession of a valid Driver’s license.
In collaboration with the team investigators, the candidate will cooperatively develop methods for revising benchmarks of status for Pacific salmon (and reference points) that account for exploitation history and climate-driven changes in productivity, with a special emphasis on data-limited Conservation Units. The candidate will be responsible to developing a retrospective evaluation of those benchmarks for Conservation Units of Chum Salmon in Southern BC, and multiple species of Pacific salmon on the North and Central Coasts of BC. Retrospective evaluation of status will be compared among various benchmarks (e.g., between benchmarks that are data-intensive and those that use few data, and among those that account for exploitation history and/or changes in productivity and those assume constant exploitation and/or productivity). The candidate will also be responsible for liaising with team members and other knowledgeable experts. The candidate will produce recommendations for the application of benchmarks under various scenarios of exploitation history and climate-driven changes in productivity, and will write a technical report summarizing data, methods, results, and recommendations
Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:
Other Information (Notes)
Proof of your education will be requested and must be provided during the selection process, in order to verify that candidates meet the education requirement. Candidates who are unable to provide proof that they meet this essential qualification as requested may be eliminated from the process. If educated outside of Canada, it is the candidate’s responsibility to have their educational credentials assessed against Canadian educational standards.
Pass marks will be established for each qualification. However, achieving the pass mark is not a guarantee of an appointment or that candidates will be put through the next stages of the assessment process. A cut-off score will be used and top-down approach may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.
All essential qualifications may be assessed by various means.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
A written exam may be administered.
Proof of education must be submitted at the interview.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/
You must clearly demonstrate in writing, with concrete examples, how you meet each essential experience requirement. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.
Candidates whose applications are retained for further consideration may be required to travel to attend an interview or for the administration of a test. If you are asked to travel in relation to this appointment process, you should direct any questions you have about travel entitlements to the hiring organization, when contacted, and they will provide you with the necessary information.
Candidates from outside the federal public service may be required to pay for their own travel and relocation expenses.
The client organization will accept applications on-line only.
All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
Interviews may be conducted.
Reference checks may be conducted.
Where an e-mail address is provided, the Selection Board may choose to communicate with candidates by e-mail to provide or request information and to invite candidates to attend any portion of the assessment. Please include a valid e-mail address that you check frequently, if you have one.
Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
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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