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Stream 1: Decadal Prediction Scientist / Stream 2: Climate Chemistry Model Development Scientist

Reference number: DOE16J-014514-000183
Selection process number: 16-DOE-PYR-EA-269631
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Atmospheric Science and Technology
Victoria (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario)
SE-RES-01, SE-RES-02, SE-RES-03, SE-RES-04
Indeterminate, Specified period
$53,161 to $121,534 (SE-RES-01: $53,161-$69,942; SE-RES-02: $66,010-$98,880; SE-RES-03: $83,421-$109,760, SE-RES-04: $99,904-$121,534)

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

Closing date: 30 November 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

* Sliding area of selection: Should an insufficient number of applicants be identified, within the above "who can apply" section, then persons residing outside Canada will be eligible for consideration in this process. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to apply.

*Definition of sliding area of selection: When it is uncertain where the pool of potential applicants is, a geographic area of selection may be established with an indication that a larger geographic area of selection may be used if there is an insufficient number of applicants from the smaller geographic area.

If you live outside Canada and are not a Canadian citizen, please note that you must possess at a minimum, a valid work permit to temporarily work in Canada. Permanent resident status is required for full-time permanent work in Canada. Therefore, if you are interested in working in Canada, it would be best to visit the Citizenship and Immigration Coming to Canada document. You may also contact your local Canadian embassy for more information on immigration.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff an indeterminate position from stream 1 in Victoria, British Columbia AND to staff a 3 year term position with the possibility of extension, under sunset funding, (with possibility of extension) from stream 2 in Victoria, British Columbia or Toronto, Ontario. A pool of qualified candidates may be created and may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions from stream 1 or 2 in either Toronto, Ontario or Victoria, British Columbia within Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 8,000 words (maximum) "You must provide a list of your publications"

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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


Stream 1 and 2: Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position or in mathematics.

Contributions to the scientific literature in the form of authorship of published research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, or reports.

Degree equivalency


Stream 1 and 2: Experience in developing or carrying out simulations with a climate, atmosphere or ocean model.

Stream 1 and 2: Experience in working with a team of atmospheric science researchers and support staff.

Stream 1: Research experience in the analysis of processes related to decadal climate variability and predictability.

Stream 2: Experience in the development and evaluation of atmospheric model aerosol or chemistry parameterizations.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


Stream 1 and 2: Knowledge of processes involved in climate variability and change.

Stream 1 and 2: Knowledge of scientific programming languages FORTRAN, C or C++

Stream 1: Knowledge of statistical methods used in analyzing seasonal to decadal climate variability and predictions.

Stream 1: Knowledge of methods used to initialize seasonal to decadal climate predictions.

Stream 2: Knowledge of the integration of process studies and observations in the development of atmospheric models.

Abilities (Stream 1 and 2):

Ability to plan and conduct novel research.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective scientific collaborations

Personal Suitability (Stream 1 and 2):

Effective interpersonal skills




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

Stream 1: Experience in the development of a decadal climate prediction system

Stream 2: Experience in the validation of climate model output through comparison with atmospheric observations.

Stream 1: Knowledge of the user / client context for application of decadal climate predictions or projections.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

*The classification level and rate of pay on appointment is commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Please identify clearly for which position(s) you are submitting an application.

Although we thank all candidates for their application, only candidates who are invited for assessment will be contacted.

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/.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

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).

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.

The Public Service of 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.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Valerie Gibson, Human Resources Advisor
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