Website Government of Canada
The position is responsible for providing information, recommendations and advice based on scientific data and associated analysis to support the sustainable management of Pacific salmon stocks and fisheries. A principle focus of the duties involves working effectively within the framework and forums established pursuant to the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
- Designing and implementing salmon stock assessment projects (including leading project coordination and supporting delivery);
- The use of recognized and/or experimental scientific methods to determine pacific salmon abundance and freshwater habitat suitability for juvenile salmon rearing;
- Developing science-based recommendations which support canadian salmon fishery management and conservation interests in domestic and international forums.
- Actively participating in collaborative salmon monitoring and research initiatives involving federal, state, provincial, territorial and indigenous governments; and
- Communicating information on the objectives, design and delivery of salmon stock assessment and research activities to various audiences;
- Collecting, analyzing and interpreting biological and stock assessment data for the purpose of informing fishery management decisions;
- Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or equivalent).
- Knowledge of methods used to estimate adult and juvenile salmon abundance.
- Health Canada Medical Clearance.
- Willingness to work weekends/overtime.
- Knowledge of principles of experimental design and scientific method.
- Knowledge of the biology and ecology of Pacific salmon.
- Willingness to travel, attend meetings, conduct field work, and work in remote locations for periods of up to 2 weeks in duration.
- Knowledge of the (U.S. / Canada) Pacific Salmon Treaty.
- Willingness to travel by boat, airplane, and helicopter.
- Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts effectively (orally).
- Willingness to attain training and maintain certifications for mandatory Health & Safety and departmental requirements.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience in conducting and reporting on quantitative analyses of biological data related to Pacific salmon habitat, population dynamics or stock assessments.
- Experience evaluating fishery assessment, research or monitoring projects.
- Experience directing and supervising large teams working in remote locations.
- Experience in managing financial resources.
- Experience working collaboratively with clients or stakeholders such as other government departments or agencies, non-government organizations, First Nations or industry representatives.
- Experience in managing human resources.
- Experience preparing and publishing peer reviewed literature or technical reports.
- Experience leading or participating in multi-disciplinary teams focused on science-based program delivery.
- Experience planning and prioritizing work and resources.
Company: Government of Canada
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, CA
Application Deadline: N/A