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Fire Weather Scientist

Reference number: RSN22J-084202-000054
Selection process number: 2022-RSN-EA-CFS-215357
Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service - Northern Forestry Centre
Edmonton (Alberta)
$74,580 to $89,411

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 21 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: The job advertisement closing date has been extended to December 21, 2022.

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

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-servicecommission/jobs/services/publicservice-jobs/canadian-armed-forcesmembers-veterans.html

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

Intent of the process

A pool of (fully or partially qualified) candidates may be established through this process to staff with identical or similar positions within Natural Resources Canada with various tenures, various language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, or Bilingual), linguistic requirements (imperative and/or non-imperative) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements (Reliability status or Secret clearance), various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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 geology, chemistry, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, physics, or some other science relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in analysing and interpreting large datasets of natural phenomena and in solving complex numerical problems.
• Experience in modelling/simulation and numerical methods.
• Experience in weather forecasting.
• Experience in development and delivery of weather related presentations.

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

Asset Education:
• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in natural or physical sciences related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience:
• Experience in fire weather forecasting.
• Experience in modelling wildland fires or fire behavior.
• Experience in writing technical/scientific reports and articles.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of atmospheric processes and basic climatology.
• Knowledge of interpretation of numerical weather prediction (NWP) products.
• Knowledge of experimental research theory and practice.

• Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, and meet deadlines
• Ability to solve technical problems
• Ability to communicate orally
• Ability to communicate in writing
• Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Personal Suitability:
• Initiative
• Teamwork
• Judgement
• Adaptability

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

Asset Knowledge:
• Knowledge of fire danger rating systems in Canada.
• Knowledge of the physical environment in which forests fires initiate, spread, and extinguish.

Organizational needs:
Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority.

Operational Requirements:
• Willing and able to travel nationally and internationally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Government of Canada jobs website. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the person named below.

It is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for assessment purposes. This will include communication of invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

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

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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

Vaninah Virahsawmy - Human Resources Specialist Advisor
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