Implementation Advisor (Full Time)


Canadian Coast Guard


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Assessment accommodation

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum)

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

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternative: a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma

Degree equivalency

Recent* and Significant**experience in working with First Nations in related resource management, governance, and fisheries issues.
Experience in managing natural resource programs.
Recent* experience in interest based negotiations.

*Recent is viewed as experience in this area in the last 5 years.
**Significant is defined as having the depth and breadth of experience normally obtained over full time performance of the duties over a continuous 3-year period.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the objectives and policies of the aboriginal programs of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, particularly as they relate to Pacific Region.
Knowledge of the British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC) process and DFO’s role within it.
Knowledge of the Department’s mandate regarding Reconciliation with Indigenous Groups in the Pacific Region.

Leadership Competencies
Values and Ethics –serving through respect, integrity, and responsibility.
Strategic Thinking –innovating through analysis and ideas.
Engagement –mobilizing people, organizations, partners.
Management Excellence –delivering through action management, people management, financial Management.

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

University degree or post-secondary school diploma in a related field such as aboriginal studies, biology, environmental science, fisheries management, law (aboriginal or environmental).

Degree equivalency

Experience in policy development.
Experience in managing a program (i.e. manage budgets, capacity building projects, assessing proposals and submitting contracts and developing costing models).
Recent*** experience in managing marine and inland fisheries.

***Recent is viewed as managing a fishery, interacting with stakeholders and First Nations, setting allocations over a period of not less than 5 years.

Knowledge of Federal and Provincial authorities with respect to fisheries in BC.
Knowledge of the First Nation, commercial and recreational fishing sectors and issues in the BC North Coast.
Knowledge of the Nisga’a Final Agreement.

Operational Requirements
Willingness to travel throughout BC.
May be required to drive long distances over rough roads and travel by small fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, boat and ferry. Inclement weather can occur resulting in arrival and/or departure delays.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Possession of a Class 5 driver’s license or personal mobility to the degree normally associated with the possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.

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

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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.

How to Apply

Apply online,