Aquatic Science / Stock Assessment Biologist III

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) manages Canada’s Pacific salmon stocks in a manner to achieve conservation goals while providing for sustainable fishery opportunities in accordance with domestic and international treaties. The Department’s commitment to science-based fishery management decisions which consider traditional and local knowledge relies on monitoring, data analysis, and recommendations produced by DFO’s salmon stock assessment program to generate pre-season forecasts, in-season estimates, and post-season evaluations. Given the international migration and distribution of Canada’s Pacific salmon stocks, DFO works closely with U.S. federal and stage salmon assessment and fishery management agencies to achieve obligations and its commitments established within the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

DFO is soliciting interest from dynamic individuals with a background in biology and statistics, who have an understanding of salmon stock assessment techniques, and who are interested in contributing to the Department’s work to maintain the health of Canada’s Pacific salmon stocks and sustainable fisheries. The ideal candidate will have well-developed technical communication skills and the ability to effectively convey complex scientific principles, objectives and outcomes to stock assessment scientists and biologists, fishery managers and the public. The work will involve contributing to, and cooperating with, diverse teams of Canadian and U.S. technicians, biologists, scientists and managers to produce information and advice on salmon stocks in B.C., Alaska and Yukon. In this regard, the selected candidate will be required to travel to the U.S. and must maintain their eligibility to do so (in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. requirements) as a condition of employment.

Applications are due Nov. 12.

More details can be found here.