Competition # : 38499
Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 3/31/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.
Are you interested in supporting the growth and development of Nova Scotia? Are you a team player with a knowledge of the seafood industries and a knack for front-line service delivery? If so, this may be the job for you!
As a Coastal Resource Coordinator with the department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals, seafood companies, and other government partners to develop and administer programs and policies related to fisheries, aquaculture, coastal zone initiatives and rural economic development issues.
Please note that this is a repost of Competition 37052 Fisheries Officer 1 (A) – (B) – 2 (A) – (B) – Costal Resource Coordinator
You will research and gather local and regional fisheries information, provide fisheries related advice, coordinate economic development project activities, and organize stakeholder consultations related to fisheries work in your specific geographical territory in rural Nova Scotia. As the initial point of contact for NSDFA staff and industry the incumbent must be informed, knowledgeable and able to operate and communicate with tact and diplomacy to deal with a broad range of issues and circumstances.
A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Resource Management is required for this position or an equivalent combination of training and relevant related program, policy or resource management experience in the commercial seafood industries.
In addition to the above, to be successful within this role, you will have knowledge of the fisheries and aquaculture programs offered by the Department, thorough understanding of the Nova Scotia commercial fishing, processing, and aquaculture industries, familiarity with sportfishing community as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and programs. You must be a self-motivated, career-oriented, team player, as well as an effective communicator with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse range of industry clients, stakeholder groups and other government agencies with an appropriate level of tact and diplomacy based on the situation.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
• A valid Standard Level First Aid, CPR, driver’s license and access to reliable means of transportation are required.
• Position involves significant travel within their work area, the Province, regionally and potential for international travel.
• The nature of the work sometimes requires extended hours and travel in inclement weather and poor conditions.
Ability to communicate in French will be considered an asset.
Pay Grade: PR 06 – PR 12
Salary Range: $1,915.37 – $2,967.83 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.