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(s).
Board member (part-time)
Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board
The Eeyou Marine Regional Wildlife Board is the main instrument of Wildlife (all terrestrial, aquatic, avian and amphibian flora and fauna ferae naturae, and all parts and products thereof) management in the Eeyou Marine Region and the main regulator of access to Wildlife.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its website.
Candidates must apply online by October 18, 2017. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to email@example.com at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Per diem: $225 plus travel and living expenses.
Position location: in Washkaganish, meetings can be held in the Eeyou Istchee
Official languages and diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.
To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application.
Education and experience
- a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience
- working experience as advisor and/or in the development of strategies and/or programs addressing priorities and issues
If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- knowledge of the various agreements between Fisheries and Oceans Canada, other departments and the various Cree stakeholders, specifically the land claim agreement
- capacity to present and defend major issues that could have an impact on the utilization of marine resources
- knowledge of species found in the area
- capacity to fluently communicate orally and in writing in both official languages
- understanding of traditional aboriginal knowledge
Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:
- high ethical standards and integrity
- sound judgment
- superior leadership and interpersonal skills
Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
- You reside in or are willing to relocate to the Eeyou Istchee or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
- You are willing to travel across Canada.
If you are appointed to this position, you must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment.
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