22 Feb

Fishery Officer Trainee Jobs Vacancy in Government Canada

Fishery Officer Trainee
Government Canada
22 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

Government Canada urgently required following position for Fishery Officer Trainee. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Fishery Officer Trainee Jobs Vacancy in Government Canada Jobs Details:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fisheries and Harbour Management
Various locations
$49,647 to $56,118 (per annum upon successful completion of the 16 week classroom training.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 7 March 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Apply online

Important messages

Nunavut positions: Nunavut Inuit (beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement) will be considered ahead of other applicants (including persons with priority entitlement and Veterans).

Important financial information:

  • Successful candidates may be eligible for staff housing and the reimbursement of relocation costs.
  • Isolated Post Allowances (Northern Allowance) range from $19,000 to $31,000, which is based on if the employee has dependents or is occupying staff housing.
  • Vacation Travel Assistance is provided twice a year for each eligible member of the household.

Candidates in the Selection Process 17-DFO-NCR-EA-EFM-189738 (Réf: DFO17J-017114-000177) who were contacted by a regional recruitment coordinator and were notified of successfully passing the interview in the 2017 recruitment process do not have to reapply since the pool of qualified candidates created in the 2017 selection process will remain active. Those selected will be invited to continue the application process for the next training sessions. For all other candidates, you must re-apply in order to be considered.

Only online applications are accepted and must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Candidates located in Nunavut: If you have a question, or, if you are unable to submit an application online, it can either be dropped off in-person or emailed to:

Jeff MacDonald
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
630 Mivvik Street
Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0


Fishery Officers, enforce laws and regulations aimed to protect our Fisheries and Oceans. We participate in public education and awareness programs to develop a greater understanding of our fishery resources and how to protect habitats, and you will find us on our three oceans, rivers and streams patrolling and monitoring the public’s activities.

If you are passionate about the outdoors, and care about the environment, then this opportunity might be for you!

IS THIS A CAREER FOR ME? Before you apply, we invite you to visit the following link and to complete a self-assessment questionnaire: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/career-carriere/enf-loi/career-quest-carriere-eng.htm

Work environment

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recruits and develops candidates to become Fishery Officers. Successful candidates are initially recruited as Cadets and progress from GT-02 to the GT-04 group and level contingent upon successful classroom and field training. Training is for a duration of approximately 36 months through the departmental “Fishery Officer Career Progression Program (FOCPP)”.

For more information about the Fishery Officers Career Progression Program (FOCPP), please visit http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/career-carriere/enf-loi/training-formation-eng.htm

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff full time indeterminate positions in the six Fisheries and Oceans Regions.

Newfoundland & Labrador: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Maritimes : Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia including the Bay of Fundy and south coast of New Brunswick
Gulf: Prince Edward Island, east coast of New Brunswick and northern coast of Nova Scotia
Quebec: Province of Quebec
Central & Arctic: Winnipeg (Manitoba), Burlington (Ontario), Yellowknife, Hay River (Northwest Territories) and Iqaluit (Nunavut)
Pacific: Province of British Columbia and Yukon Territory

At this time, the exact number of positions to be filled per region/location is uncertain. Candidates will be selected to fill positions with various linguistic profiles such as Bilingual Imperative, French Essential and English Essential.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of:

  • Two years of post-secondary education in any program; or
  • A post-secondary accelerated education program* in a related field**; or
  • A secondary school diploma with at least one-year of experience*** in a related field**.

  • Accelerated Education Program: Is a program which is equivalent to a 2 year college diploma program that is delivered continuously (i.e. 12-18 months) in duration

  • Related field is defined as:

Renewable/Natural Resources and Habitat Management:
Experience in activities pertaining to resource utilization, field research, aquaculture or field assessment of a renewable resource such as Fish, Wildlife, Forestry, etc.

Experience in enforcing legislation or by-laws with a law enforcement organization or a security agency.

Outdoor Field Services:
Field experience in providing outdoor services to fishers, hunters or ecotourists, e.g. guiding services.

Fishing Industry:
Experience in commercial, aboriginal or recreational fisheries, or in a related field. (Does not include recreational fishing for personal use).

  • Experience can be continuous or accumulated, but must be a minimum of 12 months in duration.

Candidates must clearly specify in their résumé and application the name of the post-secondary institution attended and the start, and where applicable, end dates of the post-secondary program. Official proof of education will be requested during the assessment phase.

Candidates must clearly specify in their résumé and application, the length of their work experience, including start and end dates, description of the duties performed and name of the employer/organization.

The essential education qualifications or the combination of education and experience requirements must be completed prior to the start of the Fishery Officer training session.

Degree equivalency

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications are those not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.

Depending on the number of applicants, asset qualifications may be used at any time during the screening process to reduce the candidate pool. It is in your best interest to outline how you meet any of the asset qualifications.


  • Experience related to the field****.
  • Education, training and/or experience in financial accounting or auditing.
  • Education, training and/or experience in intelligence gathering and/or analysis.
  • Experience in living and/or working in a remote, rural and/or Indigenous community.
  • Experience in operating a water craft/vessel.
  • Experience in working at sea.
  • Experience and/or certification as Instructor.
  • Experience in working with community based organizations or volunteer groups and/or developing partnerships.
  • Experience in carrying out major criminal investigations and/or prosecutions.
  • Experience in performing covert surveillance operations.
  • Experience or training in Information Systems Technology or Information Systems Security.

  • Candidates who meet the secondary school diploma and the one year (12 months) experience will need to demonstrate an additional 4 months (total of 16 months) in the same related field, or have another related experience for a minimum period of 4 months in order to meet the asset qualifications.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Newfoundland & Labrador, Maritimes, Gulf, Central & Arctic and Pacific Regions: English Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Québec Region: French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BAB/BAB

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Proficiency in certain languages other than English and French

Conditions of employment

Conditions of Employment: Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.

Secret security clearance.

Agreement to being deployed anywhere in Canada to perform any types of enforcement activities including (but not limited to) inland, coastal and offshore patrols (including air patrols), and/or forensic investigations and/or special operations

Agreement to be assigned anywhere in Canada to all perform any types of enforcement activities, including (but not limited to) inland, coastal and offshore patrols (including air patrols), and/or forensic investigations and/or special operations.

Meet medical and psychological suitability standards.

Possession of a valid driver’s license (emergency vehicle class where required), a current standard First Aid Certificate and a CPR Certificate.

Carry and use firearms and other restricted and prohibited weapons. Meet the DFO use of force proficiency standards.

Wear a uniform and required protective clothing.

Work and/or travel at sea or by air and in a variety of terrains and degrees of isolation for various periods of time in all weather conditions.

Reside within a 1 hour commuting distance (by road vehicle) from your headquarters (Newfoundland & Labrador Region only).

Other information

The following essential qualifications will be assessed through the administration of exam(s), interview and/or reference checks:

Knowledge of management of fisheries and fish habitat in Canada
Knowledge of fisheries related Legislation and the Canadian judicial system.
Knowledge of fish species, fish biology and fishing methods in Canada.

Ability to analyze a situation in a systematic way (Analytical thinking).
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to give clear directions and set limits (Direct Communication).
Ability to seek information in investigating problems or situations (Information seeking).
Ability to listen, understand and respond effectively when interacting with individuals and groups (Listening, understanding and responding).

Result Orientation
Team work and cooperation
Interest in Fishery Officer duties

Successful completion of the departmental Fishery Officer Career Progression Program (FOCPP) classroom training.

Successful completion of the Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation Certificate (PARE) (Details will be provided at a later date to selected candidates).

The interviews will take place either in person or by telecommunication methods. It is anticipated that the first round of testing will take place the week of April 30, 2018. SCREENED-IN CANDIDATES WILL NEED TO BE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.

The PSC General Competency Test, Level 2 (GCT 2) will be administered. Those candidates who have previously successfully completed this test are not required to rewrite; However, they must submit their results upon request.

The intention is to communicate with candidates via email. CANDIDATES MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT ACCEPTS EMAIL FROM UNKNOWN USERS. If you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us. Candidates MUST check their email accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

A cut-off score or a top-down approach may be used at any stage of the process if there are a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.

Candidates cannot change regions after they accept a classroom training position with a region. Should a candidate refuse his/her initial offer of permanent appointment, there will be no further offers.

To apply, please click on "Apply Now".

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Norm Leger - Chief, Recruitment, Training and Standards


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