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- Position overview
- Background information
- How to apply
- Diversity and official languages
- Education and experience
- Ability and skills
- Personal attributes
- Language requirements
- Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:
Portfolio: Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Organization: Advisory Panel on Pacific Hake/Whiting and the Pacific Hake Joint Management Committee
Position title: Multiple positions available for the Pacific Hake/Whiting Advisory Panel and the Pacific Hake Joint Management Committee
Position location: British Columbia
Time commitment: The time commitment for members is approximately 5-10 days per year, comprising of 2-5 meetings. Meetings may be via video/teleconference and/or face-to-face. Face-to-face meetings may take place in Canada or the US. Members may also be encouraged to collaborate outside of scheduled meetings.
Duration: Up to four year term from the date of appointment
Application deadline: Candidates must apply online by May 30, 2023.
Our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers and advisors 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 Joint Management Committee (JMC) and Advisory Panel were established under the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (known as the ‘Pacific Hake Treaty’) which entered into force on June 25, 2008.
The Advisory Panel on Pacific Hake/Whiting 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
- making recommendations to the Pacific Hake JMC regarding the overall coast-wide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Pacific Hake
Advisory Panel members are appointed by the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America. Decisions of the Advisory Panel are made by agreement of the 2national sections. Please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for further details.
The Joint Management Committee is responsible for recommending a Total Allowable Catch of Pacific Hake, as well as allocations of and adjustments to the TAC to the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America by no later than March 25 of each year. The JMC develops its recommendation by:
- reviewing advice of the Joint Technical Committee
- Scientific review group
- Advisory panel
The JMC is comprised of 8 members, 4 appointed by the Government of Canada and 4 appointed by the Government of the United States of America. The Canadian section of the JMC is currently comprised of 2 external stakeholders, the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia representative. Recommendations of the JMC are made by agreement of the 2 national sections. Please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for further details about the organization and its activities.
How to Apply
Appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by May 30, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Your application must include the following:
- a cover letter demonstrating suitability and interest in the position
- indicate which position(s) you are applying to
- name and contact information (telephone, e-mail and mailing address)
- resume addressing the education and experience, as well as the ability and skills criteria listed below
You may be contacted at a later date to provide professional references who can verify how you have demonstrated the below requirements, as well as how you meet the abilities, skills and personal attributes below.
Members will be appointed based on their knowledge, experience and capability to contribute to the work of the JMC and Advisory Panel. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify, as part of their application, from designated employment equity groups and the LGBTQ2+ community. Please note that providing this information is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please include the employment equity group or indicate that you belong to the LGBTQ2+ community in your cover letter.
Diversity and Official Languages
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that its appointments take into consideration the desire to achieve gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans strives to establish a diverse membership and encourages and values the inclusion of all Canadians. Candidates should feel welcome to self-identify in their application as belonging to one of the following groups:
- indigenous peoples
- persons with a disability
- visible minority
Please note that providing this information is voluntary.
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency as an asset when assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand a second official language. Please also include in your application your ability to speak and understand another language, such as an Indigenous language.
Education and experience
- Either extensive fishing experience or technical and/or traditional ecological knowledge associated with the Pacific Hake fishery (Advisory Panel and Joint Management Committee)
- Must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of Pacific Hake fisheries (Advisory Panel)
Ability and skills
- 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
- High ethical standards and integrity
- Sound judgment
- Superior leadership and interpersonal skills
English essential. Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset, but is not required.
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 the Government of Canada
- members must be able to regularly attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Committee or Panel
- members must be willing and able to travel to various locations in Western Canada and the United States
- members must be Canadian Citizens
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.
You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act.
A reliability security clearance will be required.
A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar or future opportunities.
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