GC Jobs

Physical Scientist I/II

Reference number: DFO22J-059995-000006
Selection process number: 22-DFO-NFLD-EA-EOS-340617
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
PC-01, PC-02
$38,180 to $89,411

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

How to navigate the application process

Closing date: 7 August 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

Duties

Physical Scientist I
Under the direction of Physical Scientists and Research Scientists in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre the incumbent(s) will assist in the adaptation of existing numerical models (physical and biological) and data analysis methodologies. The incumbent(s) will also participate in the development of scientific information and advice for clients, including the preparation of data products, scientific reports and publications.

Physical Scientist II
Under the direction of Research Scientists in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre the incumbent(s) will be responsible for supporting and leading analysis of ocean modelling and observational data (both in situ and satellite remote sensing) of ocean circulation, hydrography, sea ice, biogeochemical variables and atmospheric driver fields, and assisting the development of new ocean circulation models, biogeochemical models and data analysis methodologies. The incumbent(s) will also be responsible for providing scientific knowledge, data, information, analysis, advice and recommendations to scientists and managers within the Department and to other external organizations including the general public.

Intent of the process

The intent is to staff several PC-01 and PC-02 positions on a time-limited term and permanent basis. A pool will be established and may be used to staff these and/or similar positions on a temporary or permanent basis in St. John’s, NL.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in physics, applied math, oceanography, scientific computing, engineering or some other science relevant to the field. (PC01 – PC02)

Degree equivalency

Experience organizing and conducting scientific projects related to oceanography (PC01 – PC02)

Experience analyzing oceanographic data (either from observations or models) using modern scientific programming languages, such as, but not limited to R, Python or MATLAB. Please provide details about which specific language(s) were used and how. (PC01 – PC02)

Experience contributing to technical or scientific reports or papers through writing, preparing or presenting scientific findings (PC01 – PC02)

*Experience: It is your responsibility to provide appropriate and detailed examples with dates that clearly demonstrate the number of months/years of experience that corresponds with the level you are applying for (PC-01 or PC-02) as defined below:
• PC-01 minimum level of experience is defined as experience gained through paid or volunteer work, or through completion of academic research projects.
• PC-02 minimum level of experience is defined as having worked for more than 1 year in a relevant area of study (post-graduate studies may be accepted as work experience).

It is your responsibility, as an applicant, to clearly demonstrate how you meet each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient to simply state that the qualification is "meet" or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples which clearly demonstrate how you met each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications.

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

Graduation with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, applied math, oceanography, scientific computing, engineering or some other science relevant to the position. (PC01 – PC02)

Degree equivalency

Experience working with large quantities of scientific data. (Experience must include analysis for PC01-PC02 and managing and organizing for PC02.)

Experience working with numerical models related to environmental or oceanographic processes that are written in modern programming languages like Fortran, C++, etc. (working with can include running the model; changing configurations; changing the model code; compiling, porting and optimizing the model) (PC01 – PC02)

Experience working in a command-line environment (e.g. Linux) including, but not limited to, local computer systems, remote servers and/or high-performance computing (PC01 – PC02)

Experience in numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics, differential equations or computational science. (PC01 – PC02)

Experience in best practises of software versioning and control (PC01 – PC02)

Experience operating ocean models like NEMO, FVCOM, ROMS, CROCO, HYCOM, etc. (operating can include running the model; setting up the domain and grid; determining forcing conditions and boundary conditions; modifying namelists and parameters; etc) (PC01 – PC02)

Experience working with biogeochemical oceanographic models (PC01 – PC02)

Experience with GIS software and spatial analytical techniques (PC01 – PC02)

Experience working with oceanographic satellite data products (PC02)

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate orally (PC01 - PC02)

Ability to communicate effectively in writing** (PC01 – PC02)

**Please note that the ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed with the responses to the screening questions.**

Ability to prioritize tasks (PC02)

Flexibility

Effective Interpersonal Skills

Resourcefulness

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

For some positions:
A valid Health Canada medical (Scientific Field Personnel)

Work flexible hours and overtime

Work at sea on research vessels or as part of traveling shore-based work groups for up to 12 weeks
per year, as required

Travel to regional, national and/or international meetings, as required

Valid driver’s license

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

Please note that additional assets may be requested in the future.

Preference

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

Date modified:
2024-04-15