Tuesday , March 5 2024

Government of Canada Careers – Aquatic Science

Website Government of Canada

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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;

Job Requirements:

  • 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.

Job Details:

Company: Government of Canada

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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