Senior Biologist

Website Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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 writing environmental reports or publications.
  • Experience consulting or collaborating on environmental or resource management projects with
  • Indigenous groups, stakeholders, co-management agencies or other levels of government.
  • 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.
  • Experience working on environmental or resource management projects.
  • Experience compiling, synthesizing and presenting scientific information.
  • Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems to identify, analyze and manage geospatial data
  • Experience leading others or coordinating project teams.

Job Details:

Company: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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