Appointment opportunity: Lisims Fisheries Conservation Trust
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:
Trustee (part-time position)
Lisims Fisheries Conservation Trust
The Lisims Fisheries Conservation Trust (the “Trust”) was created in 2000 as part to the Nisga’a Final Agreement among the Nisga’a Nation, Canada and British Columbia to promote conservation and protection of Nass Area fish species, facilitate sustainable management of fish species and stocks, and promote and support Nisga'a participation in the stewardship of Nass Area fisheries for the benefit of all Canadians. The Trust is governed by three Trustees: one appointed by the Nisga’a Nation, one appointed by Canada and one joint appointment. This appointment opportunity is to replace the Trustee appointed by Canada.
The Trustee’s functions include managing the Trust fund which was settled by the Nisga’a Nation and the Government of Canada, receiving annual reports on the activities and budgets of the Nisga’a Fisheries program, receiving and considering requests for funding from the Joint Fisheries Management Committee (comprised of representatives of the Nisga’a Nation, Canada and British Columbia), making discretionary disbursements to the Nisga’a Nation to fund portions of the Nisga’a Fisheries program and reporting annually to the Nisga’a Nation and Canada on the activities of the Trust.
More information about the Trust and its activities can be found on the website: https://www.nisgaanation.ca.
Candidates must apply online by Thursday, September 26, 2019, 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: Trustees are entitled to receive per diem expenses of $400 per day when conducting the Trust’s business. The annual time requirement for this position in the past several years has been 2 to 4 days.
Position Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, principally.
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:
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Senior level business, government or consulting experience
- Understanding of and/or demonstrated experience in investment portfolio or fiduciary management and sound practical judgment;
- Strategic approach to management and the ability to identify and understand organizational goals and objectives
- The potential to assist in identifying and obtaining sources of additional funding for the Trust
- Experience or familiarity with natural conservation organizations and programmes and related issues
- Ability to liaise at a senior level with government, non-government organization and foundation officials
- Appreciation of west coast Indigenous cultures and an interest in working with Indigenous people
- Awareness and appreciation of First Nations government and the Nisga’a Final Agreement.
Proficiency in both official languages an asset.
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
- Sound judgement and diplomacy
- Strategic thinking and leadership
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
- If you are appointed to this position, you must be willing to travel to Vancouver and occasionally to the Nass region of British Columbia.
If you are appointed to this position:
You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout the 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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