Canada nationals: Freshwater Regulatory Review Biologist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position on an indeterminate basis. A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures in various divisions within Aquatic Ecosystems at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Maritimes Region).

Positions to be filled: 2

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 university with a specialization in biology, environmental science or a related field.

Degree equivalency

• Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to evaluate human impacts on aquatic environments;
• Experience reviewing and evaluating impacts of one or more of the following on freshwater aquatic species or their environments: 1) stream crossings for roads or pipelines; 2) storage of water or surface water withdrawals; 3) dam construction or operations; 4) projects restricting or impeding fish passage.

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

• Graduation with a Masters or Doctoral degree from a recognized university in a program or specialization in freshwater aquatic environments.
• Diploma or degree in environmental/water resource engineering.

Degree equivalency

• Experience regulating impacts of human activities on freshwater aquatic species or their habitats;
• Experience researching impacts of human activities on freshwater aquatic species or their habitats;
• Experience reviewing engineered drawings and/or in performing hydrologic, hydraulic and hydrodynamic analysis using various modeling tools and/ or experience conducting fluvial geomorphological assessments;
• Experience with the assessment and/or mitigation of hydroelectric impacts on aquatic species and their habitats.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of freshwater aquatic species in Atlantic Canada, including their habitat requirements and life history characteristics;
• Knowledge of human-induced threats to freshwater aquatic species in Atlantic Canada, and measures to mitigate these threats.

• Ability to communicate orally;
• Ability to communicate in writing;
• Ability to analyze and interpret information and provide advice;
• Ability to plan and complete assigned tasks with competing priorities and strict timelines.

• Effective interpersonal relationships;
• Judgement;
• Initiative;
• Dependability.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

• Willingness to travel.
• Willingness to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Valid driver’s license
• Health Canada Medical

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

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Depending on the number of applicants, Department needs and HR plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach, and/or cut-off scores MAY be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered for deployment ahead of other candidates.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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.

As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. We therefore encourage persons with disabilities to identify any accommodation needed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an Accommodation Policy and will accommodate up to the point of undue hardship for the duration of the selection process, and upon any offer of employment, for the performance of duties in the position.

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.

A Work Description is available upon request.

An alternate format of this notice and Statement of Merit Criteria are available upon request.

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