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Coordinator / Officer of Environmental Programs - Mining sector - Anticipatory

Reference number: DOE22J-021142-000556
Selection process number: 22-DOE-PNR-EA-563174
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Environmental Protection Branch
Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Regina (Saskatchewan)
$89,861 to $106,933

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

Closing date: 21 December 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


Please provide concrete examples of how you meet each essential education and experience qualification.
The information provided must enable the Selection Board Members to understand HOW (clear explanation of duties), WHEN and for HOW LONG (date and length of time in months or years), and WHERE (employer and geographic location) the experience was acquired. You will be asked to provide this information during the application process.

Your resume may be used to confirm the information provided. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information. A lack of information may result in your application not being considered any further.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to staff one (1) indeterminate position in Edmonton (Alberta), Regina (Saskatchewan), Winnipeg (Manitoba), or Yellowknife (Northwest Territories).

A pool of (fully or partially) qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Environment and Climate Change Canada at PC-03 group and level with various tenures such as indeterminate, term, acting, assignment or secondment, and with various language requirements, various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

In the event that an employee of the public service is qualified through this process, they may be considered for acting, deployment, assignment or secondment opportunities.

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)

•Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in earth sciences, geochemistry, geology, or some other science relevant to the position.

Note: The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency

•Experience in assessing scientific or technical documents related to the environmental impacts of mining projects (e.g. environmental impact studies, environmental characterization studies, site remediation plans or environmental monitoring studies).
•Experience preparing and presenting scientific or technical advice, briefings or recommendations on project effects or environmental protection programs.
•Experience in reviewing and interpreting characterization results of geologic materials in mining or infrastructure projects.
•Experience in providing technical advice related to mining (e.g. in the areas of metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD), tailings and waste rock management, mine closure plans, and methods of characterization of geologic materials).
•Experience collaborating with technical multi-disciplinary teams related to the environmental protection.

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

Asset Education
•Post-graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in earth sciences, geochemistry, geology, or some other science relevant to the position.

Note: The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience
•Experience in participation in stakeholder groups with Indigenous landowners and governments on projects relating to the environment.
•Experience supervising staff and managing budgets.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of key federal environmental protection legislation and policy (e.g. Fisheries Act and its regulations).
•Knowledge of the characterization of geological materials to understand potential risk of environmental effects when these materials are exposed, moved, or modified.
•Knowledge of prediction, control and mitigation of release of metals/metalloids, and other parameters of concern from geologic materials.

Abilities and Skills
•Ability to communicate effectively orally.
•Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
•Ability to plan, organize and set priorities within tight timelines.

Personal Suitability
•Effective interpersonal relationships

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

Organizational needs
Environment Climate Change Canada has taken an engagement to have a diverse and qualified workforce that is representative of the population we serve.

Our strategy aims to achieve our employment equity objectives, and selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Operational Requirements
•Possession of a valid driver’s license.
•Willingness to work occasional over-time.
•Willingness to travel including to remote areas.

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

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Persons 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.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an
email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

A written examination, an interview and/or a reference check may be part of the candidates' assessment.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

If you are already working for the Public Service, please clearly identify your substantive group and level, your employment status, and PRI on your resume / application.

Candidates will be required to submit a copy of his/her education documentation. 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/.


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

Cassandra Da Costa Raposo, Human Resources Advisor Trainee
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