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Environmental Officer

Reference number: DOE22J-019955-000569
Selection process number: 22-DOE-ONT-EA-559779
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Environmental Protection Branch
Burlington (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$74,580 to $89,411

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

Closing date: 1 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 ability to communicate effectively in writing will be evaluated by the answers provided in your application and/or CV.

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

This is an anticipatory process. The intent of this selection process is to establish a pool of qualified candidates that may be used to staff anticipated position(s) at Downsview or Burlington with various tenures (Indeterminate, Determinate, Deployment, Acting, Assignment and Extensions) and with various security profiles (Reliability or Secret).

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 an acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.

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 participating on teams or working groups responsible for environmental program delivery and outcomes.

• Experience working with, and consulting internal and external stakeholders for environmental program delivery and outcomes.

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

Asset Qualifications

A post-graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in science.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in leading teams.

• Experience in working within one or more of the following areas:
o Regulatory program delivery such as compliance promotion, impact assessment or environmental effects monitoring
o Expert or technical support to an environmental protection program.
o Experience in developing or implementing strategies or plans aimed at improving compliance to regulations.
o Experience with impact assessment project reviews

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of environmental protection legislation administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
• Knowledge of the principles and processes of assessing environmental impacts of projects and activities.

Abilities :
• Ability to review scientific and technical information to assess environmental impacts, provide recommendations and/or determine compliance with legislation.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Personal Suitability:
• Interpersonal relationships
• Teamwork
• Flexibility
• Results Orientation
• Initiative

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

Operational Requirements:
• Willing and able to work overtime on occasion.
• Requirement for periodic travel by various modes, including air and government/rented vehicles, including to remote locations.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

A 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

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

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

In order to manage the number of applications in the selection process, management may use top-down consideration of scores at various steps in the process, to determine the number of candidates who will be further considered in the process.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates that are selected for further consideration when the screening process is completed.

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.


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

Welsey Plant, Head, Expert Support & Contaminated Sites
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