Local recruitment: Program Manager

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Delta, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Kamloops, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Lillooet, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Prince George, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Williams Lake, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Delta (British Columbia), Kamloops (British Columbia), Lillooet (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Williams Lake (British Columbia)
PM-04, PM-05
$71,599 to $92,412

Closing date: 5 December 2022 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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


Program Managers – Stewardship
Stewardship Program Managers work with Indigenous groups, governments, community groups, non-government organizations and industry to promote collaborative and targeted action for salmon conservation and rebuilding.

Program Managers – Resource Management
Resource Management Program Managers work to effectively manage salmon and other fisheries in the Fraser and Interior Area. This work involves on-going discussion and planning with Indigenous organizations and with commercial and recreational fishing interests.

Work environment

Why Work with us?

We are a federal institution, responsible for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada’s fisheries and oceans resources.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) helps to ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology.

The Fraser and Interior Area encompasses a large part of British Columbia. The geographic area covered is immense stretching from the headwaters of the Fraser River at Tete Jaune Cache to the mouth of the Fraser. This area also includes Howe Sound, the Thompson River watershed, the Okanagan Watershed and the Canadian portion of the Columbia watershed. The positions that will be staffed under this inventory are physically located in Kamloops, Delta, Prince George and Williams Lake, BC. The area is geographically diverse with interests in Pacific Salmon, pelagics, marine invertebrates and the habitats they depend upon.

DFO is 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.

Please note that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has currently adopted a hybrid way of work including a minimum of 1 to 2 days/week in workplace.

Intent of the process

A pool will be created and may be used to staff various Indeterminate, Term, Deployment, Acting or Assignment positions at full or part-time hours in various locations in the Fraser and Interior Area of the Pacific Region such as Kamloops, Delta, Prince George and Williams Lake.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.

Degree equivalency

Experience engaging with, consulting or collaborating with Indigenous or stewardship (environmental) organizations or commercial or recreational fishing sectors.
Experience in reviewing, interpreting and synthesizing information.
PM-05 only:
Experience delivering renewable resource related programs, including planning and implementation.
Experience planning, leading and facilitating meetings.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge (PM-05 only):
Knowledge of fisheries and resource management in the Pacific Region.
Knowledge of Indigenous history in Canada in relation to socio-economic and legal situations.

Competencies (PM-04):
Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.

Key Leadership Competencies (PM-05):
Create vision and strategy.
Mobilize People.
Uphold integrity and respect.
Collaborate with partners and stakeholders.
Achieve Results.
Promote innovation and guide change.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to organize and prioritize work in a rapidly changing environment.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in commerce, economics, natural resources management, public administration, environmental studies, biology or other specialization relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in developing, interpreting or implementing legislation, regulations, policies or procedures.
Experience in planning, coordinating or implementation of Grants and Contribution Programs.
Experience in coordinating multi-partner programs or projects in a conservation or stewardship field. (“Partner” could include other government organizations, different programs within an organization, external partners and stakeholders, etc.)
Experience in negotiating or managing contracts or agreements with government or non-government organizations.

PM-05 only
Experience providing recommendations to support decision making about natural or renewable resource management matters.
Experience supervising, managing or mentoring staff.
Experience managing financial and human resources.

Preference may be given to persons in the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Peoples, Women, members of a visible minority group, persons with disabilities.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – Some positions may require Secret Clearance.

Willingness to travel (including long distances).
Willingness to work overtime, weekends, and variable hours as required by operational needs.
Willingness to perform work as required in helicopters, small planes, and boats.
Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
Other conditions of employment may apply, depending on the position to be staffed.

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


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.

Contact information

Matthew Parslow
[email protected]

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