Opportunities - Selection Processes

Current Opportunity

Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use 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 will 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:

Commissioner (part-time positions)

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission is an international inter-governmental organization established by the Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean. The Convention was signed on February 11, 1992, and took effect on February 16, 1993. The member countries are Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and United States of America.

With the primary objective of promoting the conservation of anadromous stocks in the Convention Area, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission provides a framework for international cooperation on the scientific research of anadromous species and enforcement of fisheries regulations, The Convention prohibits directed fishing for anadromous fish in the Convention Area (except for the purposes of North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission approved scientific research programs), includes measures to reduce incidental catch of anadromous fish in other high seas fisheries, and prohibits the retention of these species on board fishing vessels in the Convention Area.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website.Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per diem: $200 - $250, plus travel and living expenses in accordance with Treasury Board guidelines

Position Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

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 peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Pacific salmon fishery, including demonstrated familiarity of:
    • The management structure of the Canadian salmon fishery;
    • The intersect / crossover between science and fisheries management as well as key issues that may arise as part of negotiations; and
    • The interests of Canadian harvesters and how those interests play out both domestically and internationally.
  • Demonstrated skills in diplomacy (e.g., respect for the interests and views of others);
  • Ability to represent, broadly, the interests of Canada with respect to the salmon fishery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; and
  • Demonstrated ability to compromise to seek common solutions to complex issues.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • Comissioners must be willing and able to travel across Canada/internationally.

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 Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and 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 website.

This notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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