Opportunities - Selection Processes

Current Opportunity

Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut 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)

International Pacific Halibut Commission

The International Pacific Halibut Commission was established in 1923 by a Convention between the governments of Canada and the United States of America. Its mandate is to conduct research and to implement management practices to preserve the stocks of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) within the Convention waters of both nations. The International Pacific Halibut Commission conducts biological research and monitoring to further the understanding of Pacific halibut biology and to collect information for stock assessment.

Commissioners represent member countries to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, and recommend regulatory measures to governments in accordance with scientific advice in order to effectively manage halibut resources in the North Pacific Ocean.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the International Pacific Halibut 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: *Various locations*

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, persons with disabilities, 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

  • Extensive fishing experience;
  • Experience serving, in some capacity, as an elected representative of a relevant stakeholder organization and/or First Nations community; and
  • Experience in bilateral and/or multilateral negotiations.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive current knowledge of the Canadian halibut fishery;
  • Technical and/or traditional ecological knowledge associated with the halibut fishery;
  • Ability to represent, broadly, the interests of Canada with respect to the halibut fishery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • 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); and
  • Demonstrated ability to compromise to seek common solutions to complex issues.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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:

  • You must be able to regularly attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Commission.
  • You must be willing and able to travel to various locations in Canada and the United States.

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.

A link to 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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