Appointment opportunity: Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee
We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will 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 and 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.
The Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (YSSC) provides formal recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and to First Nations on all matters related to salmon and their habitat in Yukon.
Its office and support staff are located in Whitehorse, Yukon. It is a sub-committee of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management board, a public advisory body established under Chapter 16 of the Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement.
- are required to attend (on average) 15 days of meetings per year which are held in Whitehorse and other Yukon communities.
- are appointed for a 5-year term
- receive an honorarium and are reimbursed for travel expenses
Candidates who applied to the November/December 2018 Notice of Appointment Opportunity must re-apply to be considered in this selection process.
Candidates must apply online by Friday, April 17, 2020. Your cover letter and résumé should include your legal name, and date and place of birth, and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official languages and diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for appointment. Candidates are encouraged to identify their proficiency in either Canada’s official languages. Women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups are encouraged to apply.
To be considered, please ensure that your résumé and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:
- Experience working with salmon or participating in salmon fisheries
- Experience in using a computer (including experience in using email)
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of the Umbrella Final Agreement or Individual Yukon First Nation Final Agreement(s) as they relate to salmon conservation and management in Yukon
- Knowledge of Yukon salmon fisheries
- Knowledge of the salmon lifecycle and general distribution in Yukon
- Ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment (e.g., respect for the interests and views of others)
- Ability to compromise in order to seek common solutions to complex issues
- Ability to actively contribute to the work of the Committee
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following conditions:
- Not currently an employee of the Government of Canada.
- Willing and able to travel to participate in meetings throughout Yukon and Alaska, periodically to British Columbia and occasionally to the continental U.S.
- Preference will be given to candidates that reside in Yukon. Please indicate your residential address in your application.
If you are appointed to the position, 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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