Fisheries Officer (DFO)

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hallmarker
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby hallmarker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:51 pm

eastcoast16 wrote:
I am still in the pool from last year so I wasn't required to re-apply - but still in the running.
What was your process like last year? An interview and then?
RCMP ON Applicant
Online App - Nov 2017
QA Review - Jan 2018
RMAQ Interview - Feb 2018
PEP - April 2018
PEP Approval - June 2018
BGI - June 2018
Med - July 2018
Psych - Aug 2018
Psych 2 - Scheduled Mar 2019
withdrawing :wave:

grizzla709
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby grizzla709 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 am

I applied this year, hopefully everything goes well.

eastcoast16
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby eastcoast16 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:39 am

hallmarker wrote:
eastcoast16 wrote:
I am still in the pool from last year so I wasn't required to re-apply - but still in the running.
What was your process like last year? An interview and then?
Interview - PARE - Psych Eval - Medical, but then no offer.

hallmarker
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby hallmarker » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:54 pm

eastcoast16 wrote: Interview - PARE - Psych Eval - Medical, but then no offer.
Good luck this year!
RCMP ON Applicant
Online App - Nov 2017
QA Review - Jan 2018
RMAQ Interview - Feb 2018
PEP - April 2018
PEP Approval - June 2018
BGI - June 2018
Med - July 2018
Psych - Aug 2018
Psych 2 - Scheduled Mar 2019
withdrawing :wave:

madmac
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby madmac » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 pm

any one hear about PARE test dates this year?
i just emailed carol but she is no longer handling that file.

JonH_BC
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby JonH_BC » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:12 pm

madmac wrote:any one hear about PARE test dates this year?
i just emailed carol but she is no longer handling that file.
You have to book your own PARE evaluation, they are generally administered nearly year-round at various facilities. I went to LEPAT, but there are others that do this type of testing.

grizzla709
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby grizzla709 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:41 am

Has anyone started to hear any news from this years application?

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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Sheepdog27 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 am

greeley709 wrote:Has anyone started to hear any news from this years application?
I applied this year as well and I have not heard anything yet. I'm assuming the first round of testing will be written exams (May?)

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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Melanie1 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:40 pm

Anyone hear anything yet?

Has anyone written the DFO knowledge test before?
CX

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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Phocidlover » Mon May 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Melanie1 wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?

Has anyone written the DFO knowledge test before?

I've been invited to write the exams. I passed them last year but they said this year is a new version of the DFO exam and also an essay so even if you've passed you need to write the new ones this year.

Melanie1
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Melanie1 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:14 pm

Phocidlover wrote:
Melanie1 wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?

Has anyone written the DFO knowledge test before?

I've been invited to write the exams. I passed them last year but they said this year is a new version of the DFO exam and also an essay so even if you've passed you need to write the new ones this year.

Just wondering if there is really much to study at all.
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Phocidlover
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Phocidlover » Mon May 07, 2018 9:50 pm

Melanie1 wrote:
Phocidlover wrote:
Melanie1 wrote:Anyone hear anything yet?

Has anyone written the DFO knowledge test before?

I've been invited to write the exams. I passed them last year but they said this year is a new version of the DFO exam and also an essay so even if you've passed you need to write the new ones this year.

Just wondering if there is really much to study at all.

I would unless you're very familiar with fish species identification, fishery laws, fishing gear and practices etc.

Bramdon17e
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Bramdon17e » Fri May 11, 2018 7:25 am

So does anyone know even though this test is new, if the old test for the dfo general knowledge was a standardized government multiple choice test or a short and long answer test?

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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Phocidlover » Fri May 11, 2018 12:01 pm

Bramdon17e wrote:So does anyone know even though this test is new, if the old test for the dfo general knowledge was a standardized government multiple choice test or a short and long answer test?

Last year was multiple choice and a few short answer.

Latch527
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Re: Fisheries Officer (DFO)

Postby Latch527 » Fri May 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Writing for dfo on the 30th. What fish specirs for id should I focus on?
Applied: 10/2016
PARE: 03/2017 & 03/2018
Interview: 06/2017
Exam: 02/2017
Security: 07/2018
Integrity Interview: 06/2018
Medical: 12/2017 08/2018
OITP: 12/2018
Riguard: 02/2019


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