Appointment opportunity: Fisheries Joint Management Committee
We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.
The overarching goal of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our three oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries to ensure that they remain healthy for future generations.
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position.
Member (part-time position)
Fisheries Joint Management Committee
The Fisheries Joint Management Committee was created to assist Canada and the Inuvialuit in overseeing rights and obligations relating to fisheries under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement; to assist the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in carrying out their responsibilities for fisheries management and advise them on matters relating to the Inuvialuit and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region fisheries. The board is comprised of four appointed members and a chairperson.
More information about the Board and its activities can be found on the Fisheries Joint Management Committee website.
Candidates must apply online by September 28, 2020, via the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) website. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Per Diem: members receive honoraria of $250 per day
- Position location: Various locations
Official languages and diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.
To be considered, please ensure that your résumé and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:
Education and experience
- Working experience in northern latitudes, understanding of Inuvialuit culture as well as related experience in aquatic resource management
- Working experience as an advisor and/or in developing strategies and/or in developing programs to address aquatic resource management priorities and issues
- Experience evaluating program effectiveness
- Experience producing documents for analysis and/or recommendation for the Government divisions involved
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of agreements between DFO, other departments and Inuvialuit stakeholders
- Thorough knowledge of DFO’s mandate, priorities, program initiatives and consultation related to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
- Understanding the importance of Indigenous knowledge in decision making processes
- Ability to present and support major issues that could impact the use of marine resources
- Ability to fluently communicate orally and in writing
Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.
If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following.
- Integrity and reliability
- Respectful and collaborative; ability to compromise in order to seek common solutions to complex issues
- Sound judgement and diplomacy; respect for the interests and views of others
- Strategic thinking and leadership
Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
- If you are appointed to this position, you must be willing to travel across Canada and/or internationally
- This position demands a significant time commitment (Up to 60 days per year)
If you are appointed to one of these positions:
- You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
- You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.
A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.
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