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 3 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 positions.
Board Members (part-time positions)
Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board
The Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board (PRLAB) is an appeal board that operates at arm’s length from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It provides fishers with an independent last level of appeal when they are dissatisfied with licensing decisions made by officials from DFO. The Board makes recommendations to the Minister on such appeals, as well as on changes to licensing policy and, upon request, on any decision that the Minister may wish to have reviewed.
Board members are responsible for hearing licence appeal cases and providing recommendations to the Minister based on participation in the hearings.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found online.
Candidates must apply online by January 22, 2018. 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 Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Per Diem: $250 plus travel expenses
Position Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Official languages and diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. 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
Note: Equivalency may be considered as:
- a combination of education, such as a high-school diploma, post-secondary education, other training/course work
- plus significant experience, like 7 to 10 years working in the fishing industry in a role that has allowed the development of an understanding of:
- fisheries management issues
- licensing policy
- intent and impacts as a vessel owner/licence eligibility holder, a fleet representative or an industry advisor
- experience working in the Pacific Region fishing industry or in fisheries management/policy
Note: Experience will be considered as either direct experience in these areas or experience working with individuals who are directly involved in the fishing industry, such as:
- experience gained through provision of legal, financial or other form of advisory or operational support
- representation to individuals working in the fishing industry or some other role that has allowed the development of an understanding of fisheries management issues, licensing policy, its intent and impacts
- experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word)
If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- current knowledge of the Pacific region fisheries, including an understanding of its social and economic importance in Canada
- ability to understand and interpret the Regulations and Commercial Licensing Policies applicable to the Pacific Region
- 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 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
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
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 Pacific Region fishing industry
- includes direct participation in the Pacific Region 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
- members be willing and able to travel to Vancouver
- may be asked to work on occasion from their 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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