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Enforcement Officer - Environmental (pollution) Enforcement - Development Program - inventory

Reference number: DOE21J-018213-000755
Selection process number: 21-DOE-PNR-EA-4029791
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Environmental Enforcement Directorate
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Cranbrook (British Columbia), Nanaimo (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Smithers (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Burlington (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)
$66,610 to $75,733

For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

Closing date: 22 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


What makes inventories different from other job advertisements?
You only need to apply once, but you can be considered for different job opportunities. Even if your application is not selected for one vacancy, your application remains in the inventory and can be selected again for the entire duration that the inventory remains open. As an applicant, you can go back and update your resume or response to the pre-screening questions at any time. As an inventory, candidates will be screened and assessed on a periodic basis.
The inventory will be updated every 90 days. You will receive a notice in your applicant account 10 days before the end of your active period to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional 90 days.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications, and asset qualifications (if applicable).
Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement.
Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.
Please pay careful attention to the screening and text questions in your application. Candidates will not be contacted for missing or incomplete information.

When completing the screening and text questions, remember that the assessment committee cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is insufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Rather, candidates must demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria
listed in the job opportunity advertisement by providing clear and concrete examples. Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the assessment committee members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered further.

Work environment

A career with Environment and Climate Change Canada as an environmental enforcement officer is a rewarding line of work that will take you out of the office and into the heart of environmental protection.
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Branch ensures that organizations and individuals respect laws administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada that protect the natural environment, its biodiversity and the health of Canadians.
These laws aim to reduce damage and threats to the environment, its ecosystems and its biodiversity for the benefit of all Canadians and the international community. Environmental Enforcement Officers enforce the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act, and their duties include:

• Conducting inspections to ensure compliance with federal environmental laws. Inspections can take place in a variety indoor or outdoor environments, including remote outdoor locations requiring access by boat, aircraft, or allterrain vehicle;
• Conducting investigations into alleged violations of federal environmental laws, including taking statements from witnesses or accused persons, preparing and executing search warrants, reviewing and assessing evidence, and preparing court briefs.
• Working with internal and external clients and stakeholders, partner law enforcement and regulatory enforcement agencies, and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Environmental Enforcement Officers are required to wear uniforms and carry officer safety equipment (such as: duty belt, body armour, hand cuffs, baton and prohibited weapons such as OC spray).
Environmental Enforcement Officers work in both indoor and outdoor environments, and in all climates. Enforcement Officers must be skilled communicators capable of working effectively with clients, stakeholders, and partners - sometimes in stressful and time-sensitive situations where there is danger to the environment, human life or health, when the illegal release of a regulated substance has occurred or is about to occur.

Intent of the process

Environment and Climate Change Canada will periodically access applications received as positions become available. Applicants who meet the pre-screening qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. The intent is to permanently staff GT-04 positions as a part of the Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Officer Development Program in various locations across Canada.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Successful completion of post-secondary school diploma (includes community college, CEGEP, technical college, or recognized post-secondary institution related to the duties of the position (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, environmental studies, police sciences, law, natural resource law enforcement, criminology).

Degree equivalency


Experience 1:

Experience in a compliance role conducting audits, inspections or investigations to ensure conformance with standards (guidelines, code of practice, written rules), laws, or regulations.

Experience 2:

Experience in a professional capacity interacting with various stakeholders such as the public, industry or other government organizations (Federal, Provincial, Indigenous or Municipal).

Experience 3:

Experience collecting and/or interpreting evidence, samples, or environmental data.

Experience 4:

Experience in preparing written reports.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Criteria :

AED1 - Successful completion of bachelor degree related to the duties of the position (e.g. environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, environmental studies, police sciences, law, natural resource law enforcement, criminology).

Degree equivalency

AEX1 - Experience in environmental (water, soil, air) or biological sampling techniques.

AEX2- Experience working with indigenous communities.

AEX3- Experience working in remote locations and in extreme northern environments.

AEX4 - Experience working in an industrial setting.

AEX5 - Experience in investigative techniques such as but not limited to:
- interviewing
- statement taking
- completion of search warrants
- preparing court briefs.

AEX6 - Experience in environmental (pollution) law enforcement.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
English essential
French essential

NOTE: In the public service, positions require knowledge of English, French, or both English and French. When both official languages are required, the position is designated "bilingual". The proficiency levels for Reading, Writing, and Oral Interaction are the following: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced). Candidates must meet the language requirements of a position before an appointment can be made.


Information on language requirements


K1 Knowledge of inspection and investigation techniques and procedures.

K2 - Knowledge of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and its regulations, and the pollution prevention provisions of Fisheries Act and its regulations.

K3 Knowledge of enforcement responses to non-compliance of CEPA 1999 and the Fisheries Act.


Effective communication in writing

Effective communication orally




Result Orientation



The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our Engagement Strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities and Women.

Conditions of employment


1. Must obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.
2. Must successfully complete all stages of designation training, which may require being away from home for several weeks at a time.
3. Must be willing to complete necessary training to maintain and upgrade knowledge, skills, and abilities required for position.
4. Must participate in the Officer Development Program of ECCC Enforcement Branch *
* NOTE: The Enforcement Officer Development Program and required training are held during the GT-04 employment period. The successful completion of the program and the training is a preliminary condition of employment to be promoted at the GT-05 level. For candidates hired from outside of the federal government, the probationary period ends when the candidate achieves promotion at the GT-05 level.
5. Must successfully complete initial and annual Occupational Health and Safety training.
6. Must be willing to obtain and maintain First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
7. Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
8. Must successfully complete an occupational health assessment, including both physical and psychological evaluations, and maintain the physical evaluation.
9. Must be willing to wear departmental uniform, body armour, and officer safety equipment, including restricted weapon
10. Must be able to pass initial training and use of force recertification every year as required.
11. Must be willing to travel by small vessel, aircraft, off-road vehicle, and travel over rough terrain and water.
12. May be required to be on call, work weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, irregular hours, shift work, and overtime as required and must be available to do so.
13. Must provide a full set of fingerprints.
14. Must submit to systematic checks of criminal record.
15. Must be willing and able to travel.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Asset qualifications may be used in the screening process. Therefore candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application which of the asset criteria for education and experience they possess.

Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, may be used for the purpose of managing applications.

Several methods of assessment may be used to assess potential candidates (written exam, interview, reference check, Public Service Commission tests, etc.). Please note that any information provided through this selection process may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential or other qualifications, including the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

Candidate(s) will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

Our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Emmie Allard-Giguère, Human Resources Advisor
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