Commercial Fishery Project Officer

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Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Pay Band 4
Commercial Fishery Project Officer

The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an individual to join the Commercial Fisheries Branch as a Commercial Fishery Project Officer, in Bouctouche.

As a member of the Commercial Fisheries team and reporting to the Provincial Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing expertise and knowledge of the seafood harvesting sector and for supporting other departmental divisions. Responsibilities will include the following: representing the Department on various working groups and/or advisory committees associated with commercial fisheries management and strategic initiatives; providing recommendations on commercial fishery management measures impacting the New Brunswick commercial fishing industry; participating in the development and evaluation of projects that support the Fish and Seafood Framework; the delivery of specific projects and specific fishery development; understanding the impact of government regulation on the fisheries; developing and establishing positive relationships and network building within the Atlantic seafood industry and its stakeholder's; and collaborating with other federal and provincial governments to improve long-term fisheries management. Other related duties may be assigned as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in Science, Marine Science, Biology, or Fisheries; and a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience in the commercial fishery. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Initiative
  • Relationship/Network Building

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge;
  • Project management;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Written communication.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to travel throughout the Region as well as the Atlantic Provinces on occasion; possession of a valid Class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick, or equivalent.

SALARY: $50,388 to $70,408 per annum

APPLY TO: We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by December 3, 2021 indicating competition number: AAF-21-14.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
E-mail :
Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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