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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 March 2017

One Year Term.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Fisheries and Sealing, the Fisheries Sector Specialist is the Fisheries and Sealing Division’s specialist on all matters relating to fishery development, research, and implementation of the Nunavut Fisheries Strategy in the Baffin Region.

The Fisheries Sector Specialist will identify opportunities for inshore fisheries development in the region; will plan, develop and carry out fisheries projects; secure funding and support community initiatives that encourage sustainable fisheries development within the mandate of the Fisheries and Sealing Division. The Fisheries Sector Specialist will also provide business management and technical support to the fishing industry.

Due to the Baffin Region’s adjacency to the offshore fishing industry they will also work cooperatively with the Division’s Science Advisor and Managers to advise  on matters related to the offshore fishing industry, offshore research and development and support the offshore allocation holders as appropriate.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through: A Degree or Diploma in Marine Biology, Resource Management or Fisheries Development; Knowledge of Nunavut and Atlantic fisheries, offshore fisheries, Federal and Territorial policies and programs that affect fisheries, and familiarity with the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and Designated Inuit Organizations; Hands-on experience with fishing vessels, equipment, and gear used in both summer and winter fisheries; Experience in writing proposals, managing projects and prepare budgets;. Proven ability to leverage funds from other agencies for fisheries research and development initiatives; Strong oral and written communication skills (English required, Inuktitut considered an asset); Strong use of the Windows operating environment including the use of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint programs.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. 

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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