Opportunity

Ocean Career: Science Advisor and Physical Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Ecosystems and Oceans Science, Ottawa (Ontario), Dorval (Québec) are seeking Science Advisors and Physical Scientists who will work as part of a team responsible for improving national and international coordination of Ocean Science and Climate Change activities at DFO, providing stewardship of oceanographic data, supporting ocean modelling activities, and advancing science activities to improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change on our aquatic resources.

Stream 1: Science Advisor
Key activities may include participating in collaborative ocean and climate change science initiatives with federal, academic and private sector partners; contributing to the implementation of a national ocean observing and monitoring program; providing support for, and participating in, national and international committees and working groups on ocean and climate change science; identifying climate change impacts and vulnerabilities and developing adaptation tools; and improving ocean forecasting in vulnerable coastal regions to inform Departmental decisions related to adaptive management of fisheries, oceans and coastal infrastructure.

Stream 2: Physical Scientist
Key activities may include participating in collaborative ocean sciences initiatives with federal, academic and private sector partners; providing support for, and participating in, national and international committees and working groups on ocean science; data management, quality control, and archival; supporting the development and evaluation of numerical ocean models; developing products and tools for partners and clients, and responding to client requests; and developing and maintaining scientific tools and applications.

Intent of the process
The immediate intent is to fill various vacancies in positions located in Ottawa, Ontario and Dorval, Québec.

A pool of fully and/or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions, within Fisheries and Oceans Canada across the country with various language requirements, security requirements and tenures.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Essential Qualifications

Education:

Both Streams
EDU: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in ocean sciences, biology, physics, geology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or some other science relevant to the position.

Experience:

Both Streams
EX1: Experience* conducting scientific work or activities related to oceanography, aquatic ecosystems, climate change and/or another relevant environmental science.
EX2: Experience* working in scientific teams, committees or working groups related to oceanography, aquatic ecosystems, climate change and/or another relevant environmental science.
EX3: Experience* synthesizing and analyzing information related to oceanography, aquatic ecosystems, climate change and/or another relevant environmental science to provide advice or recommendations.
EX4: Experience* preparing and writing briefing material, presentations, technical documents and/or scientific papers on topics related to oceanography, aquatic ecosystems, climate change and/or another relevant environmental science

Stream 2 only
S2EX1: Experience* using computer programming or scripting languages for the synthesis, assembly, management, or analysis of scientific data or information
S2EX2: Experience* conducting quantitative analyses and interpreting data using statistical analytical techniques or tools associated with oceanography, or relevant scientific area

Experience: It is your responsibility to provide appropriate and detailed examples with dates that clearly demonstrate the number of years of experience that corresponds with the level you are applying for (PC-02 or PC-03) as defined below:

  • PC-02 level experience is defined as experience gained through paid or volunteer work, or through completion of graduate-level research projects. Examples citing academic coursework or undergraduate degree requirements will not be accepted.
  • PC-03 level experience (significant) is defined as having had worked in the field for more than 2 years in a relevant area of study (Graduation from a recognized post-graduate program may be accepted as work experience).

Salary: $73,478 to $105,353
Application deadline: 19 March 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

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