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Coastal Resource Coordinator (Fisheries Officer 1 (A)-(B) -2 (A)-(B))

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: YARMOUTH, NS, CA, B5A 4B1

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia

 

 

Competition # : 29211 

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: YARMOUTH

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/4/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity


Are you interested in supporting the growth and development of Nova Scotia? Are you a team player with a knowledge of the seafood industries and a knack for front-line service delivery? If so, this may be the job for you!
 

 

As a Coastal Resource Coordinator with the department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals, seafood companies, and other government partners to develop and administer programs and policies related to fisheries, aquaculture, coastal zone initiatives and rural economic development issues.

Primary Accountabilities


You will research and gather local and regional fisheries information, provide fisheries related advice, coordinate economic development project activities, and organize stakeholder consultations related to fisheries work in your specific geographical territory in rural Nova Scotia.


 

As the initial point of contact for NSDFA staff and industry the incumbent must be informed, knowledgeable and able to operate and communicate with tact and diplomacy to deal with a broad range of issues and circumstances.

Qualifications and Experience


A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Resource Management is required for this position or an equivalent combination of training and relevant related program, policy or resource management experience in the commercial seafood industries.

 

 

In addition to the above, to be successful within this role, you will have knowledge of the fisheries and aquaculture programs offered by the Department, thorough understanding of the Nova Scotia commercial fishing, processing, and aquaculture industries, familiarity with sportfishing community as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and programs. You must be a self-motivated, career-oriented, team player, as well as an effective communicator with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse range of industry clients, stakeholder groups and other government agencies with an appropriate level of tact and diplomacy based on the situation.

Equivalency


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria. 

Working Conditions

 

  • A valid Standard Level First Aid, CPR, driver’s license and access to reliable means of transportation are required.
  • Position involves significant travel within their work area, the Province, regionally and potential for international travel.
  • The nature of the work sometimes requires extended hours and travel in increment weather and poor conditions.

Additional Information


This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of February 1, 2023. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.


Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset.

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

Pay Grade:  PR 06 - PR 12  

Salary Range:  $1,796.04 - $2,782.95 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.