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Fisheries Population Specialist

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Science and Research Branch, Provincial Services Division
South Porcupine
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
14026 - Biologist 3 (B/U)
$1,405.69 - $1,773.11 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have an interest in fisheries population with a background in aquatic ecosystem management? If so, consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• participate in the development and implementation of an integrated science and information program and fisheries population management and monitoring
• identify the science and information required by resource practitioners
• identify the best existing science, knowledge, information, and technology available to meet the needs of resource management practitioners
• conduct reviews and synthesize information from scientific and resource management literature
• develop and refine practices, standards, indices and tools related to fisheries population, their monitoring and management and the conservation of aquatic diversity
• lead and/or participate on project/task teams and other forums such as workshops and training sessions
• develop new practices, technologies and transfer existing science, knowledge, information and technology

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:

• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You have the ability to obtain a SVOP (Small Vessel Operating Proficiency) and MED A-3 (Marine Emergency Duties) certificate issued by the Canadian Coast Guard.
• You have the ability to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate.

Technical expertise

• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of aquatic ecosystem management, fisheries population ecology and management, fish physiology and behavior, monitoring and biometrics.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply resource management legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines such as the Environmental Bill of Rights, the Environmental Assessment Act and the Federal Fisheries Act.
• You have knowledge of scientific methods such as experimental and sampling design and statistical analysis to design, organize and implement science and monitoring projects and provide advice.

Communication and interpersonal skills

• You have excellent oral communication skills to present project and program proposals to clients, partners and staff, transfer science and technology in symposia and provide guidance and advice.
• You have well-developed written communication skills to provide input to scientific publications, project proposals and reports.
• You have strong interpersonal and consultative skills to facilitate cooperation between researchers, clients and partners.

Analytical and problem-solving skills

• You have analytical and problem-solving skills to clarify problems, evaluate options and identify approaches.
• You have interpreting and synthesizing skills to translate information from scientific studies into solutions by developing guidelines and recommendations.

Computer skills

• You are proficient with computer software including word processing, data management, spreadsheets and statistical analysis programs to access and analyze information, prepare scientific reports, publications and presentations.

Project management skills

• You have project management and organizational skills to determine client needs by leading working groups, interviewing staff and researching available scientific/technical information to meet those needs.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • N-NR-199282/23
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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