Biologist (BI02), Senior Biologist (BI03), Analyst (PC02), Senior Analyst (PC03)

Biologist (BI02), Senior Biologist (BI03), Analyst (PC02), Senior Analyst (PC03)

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On October 17, 2020

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Government of Canada)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Winnipeg (Manitoba), Hay River (Northwest Territories), Inuvik (Northwest Territories), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Rankin Inlet (Nunavut)
BI-02, BI-03, PC-02, PC-03
Term (Temporary), Indeterminate (Permanent), Acting, Deployment, Secondment
Salary Ranges: BI 02- $64,692 to $88,090 BI 03- $81,359 to $104, 748 PC 02- $73,479 to $88, 090 PC 03- $88, 533 to $105, 353 + applicable allowances and travel assistance- see important notes for important financial information**For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 15 October 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

For positions located in Nunavut- Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement (beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement) will be considered first, before other applicants (including persons with priority entitlement and Veterans) for the Nunavut positions.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


You may be entitled to a northern isolated post allowance, depending on the location you work from. Isolated Post allowance for our locations ranges from $12,016 in Hay River, NWT to $23,467 in Iqaluit, NU for a single person and from $20,026 to $39,112 for a family, respective of location. In addition, you may be entitled to travel assistance for you and your family.
Please note that rates and conditions above are subject to change. Please see the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive for more information or to view the rates for other locations at



****The first withdrawal of candidates will be held November 9, 2020*****


Tell us about yourself! We want to know why you would be the ideal candidate for this position and what you would bring to this role. You can do this by clicking “Apply Online”, or you can email a copy of your application to In your resume, be sure to highlight the experience you have that is applicable to these roles.

The online application is very simple (yes/no questions) and should only take you 10-15 minutes!


Your resume will be reviewed to determine if you have the following education and experience. If you do, you may be sent a questionnaire concerning the below experience factors:

For Biologist (BI02) and Senior Biologist (BI03) Positions:
-Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field, such as biology, ecology, or natural resource management, relevant to the duties of the position.

For Analyst (PC02) and Senior Analyst (PC03) Positions:
-Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.

For Biologist (BI02) and Analyst (PC02) Positions:
-Experience working on environmental or resource management projects.
-Experience writing environmental reports or publications.

For Senior Biologist (BI03) and Senior Analyst (PC03) Positions:
-Experience conducting analysis and providing science-based advice or strategic advice to management on issues related to the protection, conservation or sustainable management of aquatic species, fisheries, or ecosystems.
-Experience consulting or collaborating on environmental or resource management projects with Indigenous groups, stakeholders, co-management agencies or other levels of government.
-Experience compiling, synthesizing and presenting scientific information.
-Experience leading others or coordinating project teams.

For Analyst (PC02) and Senior Analyst (PC03) Positions:
-Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems to identify, analyze and manage geospatial data


Based on your resume and the answers you provide to the questionnaire, you may be invited to an interview and other assessments. During the interview we will be looking for you to demonstrate the following (for all positions):

Ability to communicate orally
Effective Interpersonal skills

You may also be asked to complete other assessments to evaluate:

Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities
Ability to communicate in writing


The Arctic Region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join its team of staff dedicated to the delivery of Federal policy, program and regulatory responsibilities in accordance with the Fisheries Act and Oceans Act, related regulations, and legislated land claim agreements with the goal of ensuring healthy, safe and prosperous fisheries and oceans for the benefit of current and future generations of Canadians.

DFO- Arctic Region staff, particularly in the Marine Planning and Conservation and Fisheries Management programs, are involved with the following types of work in collaboration with other federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, indigenous organizations and communities:

 Lead and facilitate the development and implementation of plans for the integrated management of all activities or measures affecting Canada’s estuaries, coastal waters and marine waters.

 Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of a marine conservation areas network in support of integrated management and sustainable development.

 Developing marine environmental quality guidelines and criteria to mitigate the risk of human caused stressors on the marine environment for project proponents to apply to their activities.

 Establishment of partnerships and management of grants and contributions agreements in support of Indigenous capacity building and cooperation in marine planning and conservation.

 Lead, develop and implement policies, plans and initiatives, in consultation with Indigenous groups, co-management partners, communities, industry and other stakeholders to manage, protect and conserve fisheries resources in the Arctic.

 Develop and implement Integrated Fisheries Management Plans (IFMPs) for key fisheries, through collaboration with co-management organizations, necessary to ensure sustainability and provide for the allocation and distribution of harvestable resources.

 Informed by the scientific evidence and and traditional Indigenous knowledge of fish and marine mammals, work to provide Canadians with a sustainable fishery resource that provides for an economically prosperous and diverse industry.

If you are interested in any or all of these exciting areas of our program, we look forward to receiving your application.

Work environment

Did you know that Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard have been recognized as an employer of choice through several awards?

-Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2018 and 2019)
-Forbes Canada’s Best Employers (2018)

Did you know that we also have a real impact on the lives of Canadians? On a typical day Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard:
-Contribute to healthy lakes, rivers and oceans
-Saves 8 human lives;
-Answers 1,127 radio communications;
-Responds to 5 environmental pollution reports;
-And so much more!

Are you looking for an organization that:
-Focuses on its employees’ creativity and their professional development;
-Has a rich and diverse range of career opportunities; and
-Is a respectful workplace that celebrates diversity in all its genres?

If you’re looking for new and rewarding challenges, do not waste another second and submit your application to join one of the most dynamic organization in the Federal Public Service.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this process is to create an inventory of candidates that will be used to staff position(s) within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that are based in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Priority will be given to staffing positions in Nunavut, or Northwest Territories; however, some positions may be staffed in Winnipeg, Manitoba on an as needed basis. Remote work assignments from other locations may also be considered.

This inventory of candidates may be used to staff similar term and/or permanent positions at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and other Departments and Agencies who have positions in Nunavut. Linguistic profile requirements as well as tenures and/or security clearance may vary according to the position being staffed.

The first withdrawal of candidates will be held November 9, 2020. Consequently, we strongly encourage you to complete your application and submit it before this date in order to be part of the first group assessed. All subsequent withdrawal of applications will occur based on operational needs.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field, such as biology, ecology, or natural resource management, relevant to the duties of the position (Biologist (BI) positions)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position. (Analyst (PC) positions)

Degree equivalency

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

The following requirements are not essential for these positions but they are applicable to the positions and MAY be used in the assessment process.

Graduation with an advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in: geography, physics, aquatic sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, economics, mathematics, engineering, computer science or some other science relevant to the position such as biology, conservation sciences or natural resources.

A post-secondary certificate or diploma from a recognized institution with a specialization relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., qualifications related to geographic information science, remote sensing, natural resource management, or database application and development).

Experience developing or managing marine conservation areas or marine planning initiatives.
Experience with program or project delivery within northern land claims.
Experience with database development or management.
Experience with aquatic resource management in Canada.

Ability to speak Inuktitut.

Knowledge of Inuit culture, society and traditions.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Driver’s License or mobility generally associated with a driver’s license

Willingness and ability to travel by land, air and water.

Willingness and ability to work overtime.

Medical Clearance (if applicable)

Isolated Post Medical (if applicable)

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

Candidates located in Nunavut or the Northwest Territories, if you are unable to submit an application online, it can either be mailed to:

Charlotte Sharkey
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
PO Box 358
630 Mivvik Street, Qamutiik Building
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0


Jasmine Brewster
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Box 1871
#1 Arctic Road
Inuvik, NWT
X0E 0T0

or emailed to

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Poster may be provided in Inuktitut upon request.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via e-mail and it will be the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.


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.

Contact information

Katherine Rawlings, Human Resources Advisor