Appointment opportunity - Torngat Joint Fisheries Board member
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- Position overview
- Background information
- How to apply
- Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians who are interested in the following position:
- Portfolio: Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
- Organization: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board
- Position title: Member
- Position location: Newfoundland and Labrador
- Time commitment: The time commitment for members varies per year, however the Board is required to meet on a quarterly basis or more frequently as matters arise. Meetings may be via video/teleconference and/or face-to-face. Face-to-face meetings have become less common and board members will often meet virtually to discuss current agenda items as they arise.
- Type: Part-time
- Duration: Up to four year term from the date of appointment
- Application deadline: Candidates must apply online by Monday, December 11, 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 Torngat Joint Fisheries Board is the primary body making recommendations to the Minister in respect of fish habitat and the conservation of species, stocks of fish, aquatic plants, fish habitat and management of fisheries, other than the Inuit Domestic Fishery, in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area (LISA).
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found online.
How to Apply
Appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by Monday, December 11, 2023 to email@example.com at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Your application must include the following:
- A cover letter demonstrating suitability and interest in the position;
- The position(s) you are applying to;
- Name and contact information (telephone, e-mail and mailing address);
- A CV that outlines how your education and experience meet the criteria listed below.; and
- contact information for two references.
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, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard strives to establish a diverse membership and encourages and values the inclusion of all Canadians.
Candidates will be asked to complete a self-identification form as part of the application process and are encouraged to self-identify as any of the following:
- Indigenous peoples
- Persons with a disability
- Visible minority
Preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify in their self-identification form. Please note that providing this information is voluntary although completion of the form is mandatory.
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency as an asset when assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your self-identification form your ability to speak and understand a second official language. You are encouraged to also include in your application your ability to speak and understand another language, such as an Indigenous language.
Education and experience
- experience in the development of strategies and/or programs addressing priorities and issues in a co-management environment in the LISA;
- experience in using science and/or traditional aboriginal knowledge in making resource management decisions;
- experience working with a wide range of stakeholders with competing interests (government, industry, aboriginal groups, communities); and
- experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word).
Ability and skills
- current knowledge of the LISA fisheries, including an understanding of its social and economic importance in Canada;
- knowledge of comprehensive land claims in the LISA and other applicable federal legislation as they relate to Canada and the LISA participants;
- knowledge of economic, cultural and socials issues facing aboriginal communities in the LISA;
- 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 anticipate and address issues that could impact the management and utilization of resources;
- 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; and
- ability to make timely and effective written decisions.
- 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 must not be employees of the Government of Canada
- Members must not be currently an active participant in the fishing industry, which includes:
- 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 Atlantic fishing industry; and/or
- direct participation in the Atlantic 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 must be willing and able to travel within Newfoundland and Labrador
- Members must be willing and able to work on occasion from their home office and have access to high-speed internet
- Members must be Canadian Citizens and reside in Canada.
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 may be required.
A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar or future opportunities.
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