Appointment opportunity: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board
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)
The Torngat Joint Fisheries Board is the primary body that makes recommendations to the Minister about the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area’s
- fish habitat
- conservation of species
- stocks of fish
- aquatic plants
- management of fisheries, other than the Inuit Domestic Fishery
Per diem: $240 plus travel expenses
Position location: Newfoundland and Labrador
English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request.
Candidates must apply online by Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to email@example.com.
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 in the development of strategies and/or programs addressing priorities and issues in a co-management environment in the LISA
- Experience in using science and traditional aboriginal knowledge in making resource management decisions
- Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders with competing interests (government, industry, aboriginal groups, communities)
- Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word)
The following criteria will be assessed if you move to the next stage of the selection process:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Current knowledge of the LISA fisheries, including an understanding of its social and economic importance in Canada
- Knowledge of comprehensive land claims in the LISA and other applicable federal legislation as they relate to Canada and the LISA participants
- Knowledge of economic, cultural and socials issues facing aboriginal communities in the LISA
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, including perceived fairness and effectiveness in seeking and achieving consensus and formulating sound recommendations on individual cases
- Ability to anticipate and address issues that could impact the management and utilization of resources
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Board
- Ability to make timely and effective written decisions
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 personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:
- High ethical standards and integrity
- Sound judgement and diplomacy
Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
- Must not be currently an active participant in the fishing industry
- May be interpreted as not working either full time or part time, paid or on a volunteer basis, either at the time of application or during active duty as a Board member, in the Atlantic fishing industry
- Includes direct participation in the Atlantic fishing industry or in fisheries policy/management, and/or working in an advisory or support capacity with individuals who are directly involved in the fishing industry
- Be willing and able to travel within Newfoundland and Labrador
- Be willing to work on occasion from your home office in Canada and have access to high-speed internet
If you are appointed to one of these positions, you:
- must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment
- 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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