Project Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, NB
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Atlantic Fisheries Fund
Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
$73,834 to $105,131
Closing date: 22 July 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Assessment accommodation

Candidates MUST answer screening questions by clearly demonstrating how they meet essential qualifications relative to education and experience, and asset qualifications, if applicable. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described, however comments such as "refer to my attached résumé" 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.

You MUST also complete a SELF-ASSESSMENT questionnaire for two of the competencies (text questions) which will be used as one of the PRIMARY assessment tools for this selection process.

You MUST provide what you feel to be the best work-related example that would clearly demonstrate how you meet each competency. You MUST also provide the name of someone who can attest to the accuracy of the event/situation (preferably a supervisor), the job title of that person as well as their coordinates.

Your example should include the following three aspects:
  • Situation/Task: description of the situation, parties involved, when and where the situation occurred and the task you had to do.
  • Action: your role and responsibility in the situation, your response, actions that you took.
  • Results: impact of the situation on the people and/or organization, results.
Work environment
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) manages Canada’s fisheries and safeguards its waters. Our regional headquarters is located on the picturesque campus of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Consider joining our team!

We are hiring a Project Officer for DFO’s Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) Secretariat. AFF is a contribution program intended to transform and drive innovation in Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector and bring high value, high quality and sustainable fish and seafood to markets at home and around the world.

Intent of the process
There is an immediate need to staff one English Essential position on a term (temporary) or indeterminate (permanent) basis in Dartmouth, NS. A pool of qualified candidates will also be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions in Moncton, NB, Charlottetown, PEI, St. John’s, NL, and Dartmouth, NS for various tenures (indeterminate, term, acting, deployment, assignment and secondment) and with various language requirements.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in a relevant area of study (such as Business, Economics, Public Administration, Aquatic Resource Management or another discipline relevant to the duties of the position), or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Degree equivalency

  • Recent and significant experience* in providing advice and recommendations for decision-making to senior management on programs, policies or issues
  • Recent and significant experience* in monitoring and managing contract performance
  • Recent and significant experience* in project development including planning, evaluation and monitoring
  • Recent and significant experience* in developing and maintaining working relationships or consulting with officials from Indigenous groups, other federal departments, provincial/municipal governments, the private sector, stakeholders or non-government organizations
  • Recent and significant experience* in assessing at least two (2) of the following: project proposals and budgets; business plans; marketing plans; strategic plans; financial statements
  • Recent and significant is defined as the depth and breadth associated with the performance of duties normally accumulated over a period of approximately two years, within the last five years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English essential
Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB)
Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

  • Analyze and synthesize information
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Engagement *
  • Judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative *
  • Relationship building
  • NOTE: You MUST complete a self-assessment questionnaire (text questions) which will be used as the PRIMARY assessment tool for these competencies.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
  • Relevant graduate degree or acceptable professional designation
Degree equivalency

  • Experience working with industry, community-based organizations, and/or associations within the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood sector
  • Experience in preparing spreadsheets, presentations and briefing materials for management
  • Experience in the delivery of grants and contribution or lending programs
  • Experience managing or coordinating a program relating to the protection, conservation or sustainable development of Canada’s natural or ocean resources
  • Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as required
  • Willingness and ability to work outside working hours, including evenings and weekends, with minimal notice
  • Must have a valid driver's license or personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a driver's license
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Other information
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.

Throughout this selection process, you are encouraged to demonstrate how any relevant volunteer work (e.g., working on committees, union activities, employee networks, community work, etc.) has contributed to the development of your experience, skills, personal suitability, etc., as they relate to this position.

Please note that the ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed throughout the selection process.

Depending on the number of applicants, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach, and/or cut-off scores may be used.

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.