CANADA

Economic Advisor

locationWinnipeg - Manitoba (MB),

atFisheries and Oceans Canada

Estimated salary $73,027 - $100,492 a year

Job Description:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Policy and Economics
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
EC-04, EC-05
$73,027 to $100,492

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 23 December 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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 submitting an application to this selection process, you will be prompted to answer screening questions concerning the essential education, and the essential and asset experience qualifications. It is your responsibility to provide clear and concrete examples in your responses to each question, including when (from-to), where (occupational title, organization) and how you obtained your education and experience. It is recommended that you describe the experience examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the Assessment Board can clearly understand. Describe the situation/task, the action you took, what you accomplished and/or what you learned. Content of your response must be supported by your CV/resume as your responses to these questions will be used as a primary source of information and your CV/resume will only be used to validate this information. Should you indicate in your response "please refer to CV/resume" your application may be rejected. Lack of examples and details will result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine if the requirement is met.

Duties

Economic Advisor (EC-04 level):

Responsible for carrying out assigned policy, economic, or socio-economic research and analysis studies. Develops briefing notes, strategic notes, environmental scans, and other materials. Represents the DFO unit through contacting or participating in meetings with other regional or national DFO organizations through participating in meetings with other federal government departments, provincial governments, First Nations, and other stakeholders to exchange information, to explain socio-economic methods or data used in studies, or to explain particular characteristics of programs or policies being studied to clarify technical issues in the development of study conclusions intended to assist with policy development. Provides leadership to small working groups on occasion to achieve short term project objectives, participates in teams and longer term working groups to achieve common objectives, and provides guidance on policy reports for which responsible.

Economic Advisor (EC-05 level):

Responsible for planning and conducting research and analysis on economics, policy and/or intergovernmental issues relevant to the Canadian fisheries sector in areas of specialization (e.g., economic, socio-economic, regional developments, policy, legislation, regulation or corporate planning). Develops briefing notes, strategic notes, environmental scans, research reports, position papers, presentations, and other materials. Represents DFO on issues with other regional or national DFO organizations through participating in meetings with other federal government departments, provincial governments, First Nations, and other stakeholders to exchange information and collaborate on files. Leads (unit, sector, or departmental) project teams, on a short term basis. Prepares for and organizes intergovernmental meetings.

Work environment

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for policies and programs in support of Canada's economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters; for the conservation and sustainable utilization of Canada's fisheries resources in marine and inland waters; for leading and facilitating federal policies and programs on oceans; and for safe, effective and environmentally sound marine services responsive to the needs of Canadians in a global economy.

Intent of the process

The intent is to create a pool to staff 1 vacant position in Winnipeg, MB. The pool may also be used to staff similar positions on a temporary or permanent basis within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario and Prairie Region, DFO Arctic Region and the CCG Arctic Region.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Experience* preparing, developing and presenting written and verbal reports or briefing materials
Experience* analyzing complex** issues and providing strategic advice to management
Experience* developing and maintaining collaborative
working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • For the EC-05 level, the experience must be significant. Significant means the depth and breadth associated with a minimum of two years of work experience.

**Complex issues means multifaceted, multi-dimensional or multi-client issues.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Graduation with a PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in Economics, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Sociology, Statistics, Public Administration, or other specialization relevant to the position

Degree equivalency

Experience preparing, developing and presenting written and verbal reports or briefing materials.
Experience in socio-economic analysis or cost-benefit analysis related to aquatic invasive species, marine protected areas, or aquaculture.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

EC-04:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Economics, Sociology or Statistics

EC-05:
Graduation with a Master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in Economics, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Sociology, Statistics, Public Administration, or other specialization relevant to the position

Note: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Knowledge of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s mandate and key legislation

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing*
Ability to analyze economic issues and provide strategic advice

  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed via a written test during the assessment process as well as through all written communication candidates have with the Department from the time they apply, including their application
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative
Dependability
Judgement*

  • Judgement will be assessed during the assessment phase of the process as well as during all interactions a candidate has with the Department from the time they apply.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Willing and able to work overtime
Willing and able to travel

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

An alternative format (such as Braille) of this notice and Statement of Merit Criteria are available upon request.

Top down selection may be applied at any point in the assessment process.

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.

Candidates must meet each essential qualification in order to be appointed to the position. A candidate may be appointed even though she/he does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the candidate/individual to be appointed.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the departmental official of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference

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.

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