Appointment opportunity: Advisory Panel on Pacific Hake/Whiting
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 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:
Member (part-time positions)
Advisory Panel on Pacific Hake/Whiting
The Advisory Panel, whose membership includes non-governmental stakeholders, is responsible for reviewing the advice of the Pacific Hake Joint Technical Committee and Scientific Review Group; reviewing the management of fisheries of the two Parties during the previous year; and, making recommendations to the Pacific Hake Joint Management Committee regarding the overall coast-wide Total Allowable Catch for Pacific hake. The Advisory Panel is comprised of members appointed by the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America. Decisions of the Advisory Panel shall be made by agreement of the two national sections.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its website.
Application review began January 11, 2020.
- Per Diem: no honoraria provided
- Position location: Various locations
To be considered, please ensure that your résumé and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:
Education and experience
- Extensive fishing experience, technical and/or traditional ecological knowledge associated with the Pacific hake fishery
- Must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of Pacific hake fisheries
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Ability to represent, broadly, the interests of Canada with respect to the Pacific hake fishery
- Ability to work efficiently, independently, as well as within a team
- Demonstrated skills in diplomacy (e.g., respect for the interests and views of others)
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
- Demonstrated ability to compromise to seek common solutions to complex issues
English essential. Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset, but is not required.
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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
- 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:
- Members of the Panel may not be employees of either Party
- Members must be able to regularly attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Advisory Panel
- Members must be willing and able to travel to various locations in Western Canada and the United States
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. The guidelines are available on the GoGovernor in Council Appointments Web site, under "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 Web site.
A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.
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