Public Employment Opportunity

Aquaculture Veterinarian A

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Aquatic Animal Health Division
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
St. John's
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$43.25 - $51.12 per hour (CG-46)

Position Details (What is this?)

Reporting to the Chief Aquaculture Veterinarian, this is a highly professional position in aquatic animal health management within the Province.  Work involves responsibility for veterinary service to fin (shell) fish producers and researchers in the province including the operation of diagnostic laboratories in St. John’s, St. Alban’s and Grand Falls-Windsor, the supervision of technical personnel, and participation in the aquatic animal health regulatory program. Key responsibilities include the provision of aquatic animal health service for cultured aquatic animals, response to emergency service needs, conducting active and passive surveillance programs, conducting biosecurity audits and providing evidence-based decision making leading to sound health policy. Preparation and delivery of public presentations will also be required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  2. Experience/specialization with aquatic veterinary medicine
  3. Supervisory experience
  4. Experience conducting biosecurity audits
  5. MED A3 or equivalent (asset)
  6. Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) (asset)
  7. Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) training (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of aquatic veterinary medicine
  2. Knowledge of conducting biosecurity audits
  3. Knowledge of disease outbreaks
  4. Knowledge of aquatic laboratory practices
  5. Knowledge of the aquaculture industry
  6. Ability to supervise others
  7. Ability to make decisions
  8. Ability to manage time and tasks
  9. Ability to communicate effectively (written)
  10. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  11. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Demonstration of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  2. Eligible for full licensure with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Veterinarians
  3. National Veterinary Board Examination Certificate of Completion
  4. Proof of valid Class 5 Drivers License
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Acknowledges requirement for travel by vehicle, vessel, snowmobile and UTV
  2. Acknowledges requirement for continuous education and training
  3. Acknowledges requirement for performing work in variable weather conditions (on-land and marine)
  4. Willing to accept emergency and stand-by on call availability
  5. Willing to accept overtime
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please call Dr. Daryl Whelan at (709) 729-0387.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number FLR.19.20.R0865, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity, please call Dr. Daryl Whelan at (709) 729-0387.