Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Conservation and Protection
Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba)
$70,213 to $79,832
Become a Fishery Officer! Start your Adventure
12 November 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Your application in this inventory will be active for 365 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 60 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.
As an inventory, candidates will be screened and assessed on a periodic basis.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications (if applicable). Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.
Please pay careful attention to the screening and text questions in your application. Candidates will not be contacted for missing or incomplete information.
Direct and carry out compliance inspections, investigation activities and enforcement of the various Fisheries-related Acts and Regulations that govern fishing activity in the aboriginal, commercial, recreational and international fisheries and protect the fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems. Arrest and detain offenders and carry out seizures.
Coordinate and lead a team of Fishery Officers, search for, gather, analyze and validate forensic evidence in order to solve current and major cases, prepare court briefs, prepare and execute other court documents e.g. search warrants; provide advice to Crown Counsel in the prosecution of violation cases; act as crown and/or expert witness in court.
Plan and conduct overt and covert patrols by foot, vehicle, program vessel, CCG vessels, fixed and rotary winged aircraft, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
Oversee, prioritize, monitor, investigate and gather intelligence and/or conduct audits and collect information on fishing and habitat-related activities to provide status reports on harvest activities, habitat degradation or other major events to supervisor, fish/habitat managers including the Science Sector of the Department.
Promote stewardship of the fisheries resources and fish habitat among the private and public sector industries that may impact on fisheries resources, fish habitat and the general public.
Plan, train, mentor, lead and evaluate new recruits, colleagues and enforcement partners, and train individuals from other enforcement agencies and/or public organizations.
Act as a senior departmental liaison in communities and sole representative of Federal Departments in remote communities.
Provide expertise and assist, as required, other federal (e.g. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Wildlife Service), provincial, local and international enforcement agencies in fulfilling their mandate.
Plan, coordinate, develop and deliver public education and awareness presentations for the public and stakeholders.
Plan and supervise the work of Fishery Officer staff, and develop operational plans in a fiscally responsible manner.
The positions are located at the Regional Headquarters is Winnipeg in the Freshwater Institute which is situated on the University of Manitoba’s campus, and the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in south Edmonton. Winnipeg - known as the "Gateway to the West" was recently named the Cultural Capital of Canada. Both cities are also home to professional sports franchises like the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) & Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL); and the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) & Edmonton Eskimos (CFL). Winnipeg and Edmonton are gateways to a wide range of beautiful landscapes, a multitude of lakes, and outdoors adventures.
The Region is extremely diverse covering four Province (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario), and the Arctic (Nunavut, and Northwest Territories). Our region covers 71% of Canada's coastline, 67% per cent of the country's fresh waters (with 8 of the 20 largest lakes in the world); 65% of Canada's marine waters; 64% of Canada's land mass; and 60% of Canada's population.
Your role as a Field Supervisor will be to lead a team of professional, and well trained Fishery Officer’s to work on important, and complex habitat files to restore lost protections; conserve, and protect a large array of threatened and endangered Aquatic Species at Risk, and to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species as well as an active role in intelligence led illegal trade files, and support to Major Case Management investigations. You will build important relationships with a range of internal and external partners in the Prairie Provinces. Your work, and leadership will be key to the renewal of the Conservation, and Protection strategic, and intelligence led enforcement program in the Region, and as part of our National Conservation Enforcement program.
Intent of the process
The intent of this selection process is to create a pool of qualified candidates to be used to staff these positions within Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Central and Arctic Region at the GT-05 group and level. A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff these and similar positions on an indeterminate, specified period (term), acting, assignment, and/or deployment basis.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of a two year post-secondary educational program in a related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in a related field.
Successful completion of the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program (FOCPP) or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training, and experience working in Natural Resource Law Enforcement. (See the following note.)
An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience would be 18 weeks of in class training involving fisheries/natural resource management and criminal law, police defensive tactics, firearms safety and proficiency including pistol and shotgun, driving and court procedure. A minimum of 30 months field experience with a training officer in a natural resource law enforcement setting would be required on top of the theory (classroom) training.
- Recent and **significant experience in planning and conducting enforcement activities in a natural resource management regulatory program.
- Recent experience in identifying, coordinating, and implementing compliance priorities.
- Recent experience developing partnerships with stakeholders in a natural resource management law enforcement context.
- Recent experience providing advice or recommendations to management.
- Recent experience is understood to mean the performance of those duties normally acquired during the previous 5 years.
** Significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various, related activities which are normally acquired over a period of three (3) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience developing and implementing operational plans in a fiscally responsible manner.
Experience in major case management and prosecution.
Experience in maintaining detachment standards in law enforcement.
Experience conducting or leading criminal, intelligence, or regulatory investigations.
- Recent and **significant experience in supervision.
- Recent experience is understood to mean the performance of those duties normally acquired during the previous 5 years.
** Significant experience in supervision, is understood to mean that the applicant must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, assigned work, assessed performance and supported staff training, mentoring, and training plans over a 2 year period.
Ability to de-escalate confrontation situations and / or manage stressful situations.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of the key legislation which guides the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and relevance to the Conservation and Protection program.
Knowledge of the key compliance issues impacting aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and fish habitat in the Region.
Ability to supervise
Ability to analyze compliance issues
Ability to develop and implement plans
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Values and ethics
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance
Willing and able to undertake training relevant to the position;
Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice;
Ability and willingness to work evening and weekends;
Deployment to any part of the country, or assignment to all types of enforcement activities such as 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, a current standard First Aid Certificate and a CPR Certificate;
Carry and use firearms and other restricted and prohibited weapons; meet the DFO proficiency standards.
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.
Travel (up to three weeks for special assignments).
Work in an isolated posting.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
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.
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.
An interview will be administered.
A written exercise will be administered.
PSC testing may be administered.
Reference checks will be conducted.
Performance Reviews may be sought and reviewed.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.