Closing Date: August 13, 2012 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference Number: DFO12J-011234-000003
Selection Process Number: 12-DFO-PAC-EA-71460
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate, Temporary: The results of the process will be used to create a pool of qualified candidates that may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate and term basis in Cultus Lake, BC.
Who Can Apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the following merit criteria to be retained for further consideration.
A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives
Experience in conducting ecological field investigations
Experience in fish sampling techniques and in the use of equipment needed to
collect population and biological data
Experience in analyzing ecological data, including the use of statistical and
Experience in reporting fisheries and ecological data through the preparation and publication of technical reports
Other Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment
Reliability and Security: Reliability Status
Valid class 5 drivers licence
Requirement to work with hazardous chemicals and samples
Attain and maintain certification as may be required to meet Departmental health
and safety standards
Willing and able to carry out strenuous field activities and to work in and around
rivers and lakes using boats and wading
Frequent travel to isolated areas for fieldwork for periods up to 2-3 weeks at a time
Organizational Needs which may apply for this position.
Selection may be limited to members of the following
Employment Equity groups :
persons with disabilities,
Statement of Merit Criteria
Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada seeks a highly-skilled and experienced technician to support the assessment and research of freshwater salmonid ecosystems in British Columbia and Yukon Territory. The position involves conducting hydroacoustic and trawl surveys of a variety of sockeye salmon nursery lakes, as well as fish sampling for species composition, fish aging, DNA, and diet analyses. Duties include the processing and analysis of hydroacoustic and catch data, and the management of long-term fisheries databases. The successful candidate would be a proficient vessel operator, and responsible for the maintenance and operation of program vessels and equipment. Additional duties include the design and implementation of a variety of fisheries ecological investigations in lake and river environments, and participate in the production of scientific publications.
Additional Requirements / Comments
A written exam may be administered.
Candidates must obtain the required pass mark for each qualification in order to be given further consideration in the selection process.
Proof of education must be submitted at the interview.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/
A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar term and/or permanent positions.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.
The client organization will accept applications on-line only.
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Written test(s) may be administered.
Interviews may be conducted.
Reference checks may be conducted.
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