New Job Shellfish Technologist In Prince Edward Island

Shellfish Technologist
Shellfish Technologist

Shellfish Technologist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $52,662–$64,070 a year
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fisheries and Harbour Management
Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
$52,662 to $64,070

Closing date: 16 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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.

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The Shellfish Technologist collects data regarding shellfish aquaculture lease applications and existing leases and performs compliance checks on aquaculture leases in support of the delivery of the Aquaculture Leasing Program in PEI. The majority of the work is done on the water from a boat.

  • Monitors and evaluates aquaculture leaseholds through filed activities such as site inspections, lease boundary marking and compliance audits in support of the aquaculture leasing program, and provides advice to leaseholders regarding any uncovered deficiencies or irregularities, recommending corrective actions.
  • Participates, as part of a team, in the assessment of new lease and licences sites through the application of established rules and protocols.
  • Carries out or participates in the collection, preservation and analysis of leasing and technical data and related information using established methods and procedures.
  • Enters, maintains and catalogues leasing and technical data and related information in internal information management (IM) and geographic information systems (GIS) and identifies and provides specific sets of data, data summaries, and information products to senior technicians and managers as required.
  • Operates and maintains field equipment and technical instruments during surveys and other assessment projects and provides stewardship and safekeeping services for the Division’s survey data and related information and well as its survey equipment.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this recruitment and selection process is to establish a list of qualified candidates to staff an indeterminant seasonal position (approximately 7 months/year and typically from late April to early November but this is subject to change depending on the season & weather conditions). The selection process may also serve to staff similar or identical positions on a term or indeterminate, with various language profiles, security requirement and condition of employment within the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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)

A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

  • Experience in the operation and basic maintenance of a small powered vessel and field equipment.
  • Experience using computer-based software (such as but not limited to email, spreadsheets, and word processing) in support of work-related tasks and communications.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to analyze information or data from different sources and make recommendations.
  • Working effectively with others
  • Initiative
  • Attention to detail

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)

Graduation with a diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

  • Experience in working with GIS equipment or software.
  • Knowledge of the growing techniques, practices and challenges in the Atlantic Canadian Shellfish Aquaculture Sector.

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

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability & willingness to travel as required
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime when needed
  • Ability and willingness to work in various weather conditions and sometimes under challenging conditions such as inclement weather, with limited amenities for extended periods of time.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in periods of strenuous physical work, associated with field activities and equipment maintenance.

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

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 application or evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the conclusion of the process, may be considered in the assessment of any essential or asset qualifications, including the ability to communicate in writing and orally.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by email for assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is always functional and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.