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Sr Prog Scientist, Earth System ; Sr Prog Scientist, Missions and Instruments Development

Reference number: CSA19J-018704-000181
Selection process number: 19-CSA-EA-84369
Canadian Space Agency - Space Utilization
Longueuil (Québec), Saint-Hubert (Québec)
PC-04
$96,173 to $112,997

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Space Agency

Closing date: 3 April 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

You must clearly demonstrate with clear and specific examples how you meet the essential education and experience and any applicable asset experience factors liste. Please specify the exact period in terms of duration and provide sufficient information to allow the selection committee to assess the depth and breadth of experience in terms of qualifications sought. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to only provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

Duties

Earth-System Program Senior Scientist : Management for the CSA of the planning, execution, study of acquired data and conclusions of the science component of Earth System Science missions, studies and related activities, by coordinating and leading the work of external scientific teams made up of Canadian and foreign scientists, and provision of Earth System Science expertise to CSA management and scientific stakeholders.

Senior Mission Scientist, Earth Observation : Responsible for the development of a portfolio of missions and technologies jointly elaborated with Academia and Government Departments and implemented by aerospace industry to deliver new data for Earth Observation with high science and socio-economic impact.

Work environment

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), a stimulating environment, is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Looking for a stimulating work environment? The Canadian Space Agency needs you! Here are some benefits of working at the CSA:
- Free parking
- Free access to the CSA gym (changing room and showers available free of charge)
- Located near the Promenades St-Bruno and the Longueuil Public Market
- Cafeteria offering a wide variety of quality meals at reasonable cost
- Outdoor terrace with tables and umbrellas
- Early childhood center "La Voie Lactée" located next to the CSA
- Larkin-Kerwin Library located in the CSA (http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/fra/bibliotheque/default.asp)

We look forward to welcoming you to the organization!

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff 2 permanent positions: Senior Program Scientist, Earth System Science and Senior Program Scientist, Missions and Instruments Development.

A pool of qualified or partially assessed candidates will be established and could be used to staff similar positions whose length, linguistic profiles and security profiles may vary.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

EDUCATION

- Graduation with a Doctoral or Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, Earth sciences, climate science, remote sensing, atmospheric science 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

- Recent experience in defining science requirements for instruments or systems and in establishing traceability of performance requirements and specifications to science requirements.

- Significant experience in the design of instruments or in remote sensing data utilization.

- Recent experience in designing, proposing, evaluating, or executing complex research projects.

DEFINITIONS:

Significant experience is defined as the performance of duties related to the specific criterion for a period of at least five (5) years. A Ph.D degree is equivalent to 4 years of experience (including the Master). A Master Degree is equivalent to 1 year of experience

Experience is defined as the performance of duties related to the specific criterion for a period of at least one (1) year.

Recent experience is defined as having been acquired within the last ten (10) years.

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS

- Doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, Earth sciences, climate science, remote sensing, atmospheric science 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 the management of a science program.

- Experience in initiating a space mission.

- Experience in the definition, design, simulation and demonstration of an instrument used for remote sensing from space or in situ measurements relating to space environment.

- Experience of leading and managing a team of scientists with direct reporting relationship.

- Experience of staff supervision.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE

For the position: Earth System Sciences

- In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices related to the discipline associated with Earth System sciences.
- Knowledge of recent developments and trends, in Canada and internationally, in the discipline of Earth System sciences.

For the position: Missions and Instruments Developments

- In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices of at least one key discipline in instrumentation for remote sensing (i.e. radars, interferometers, optical imagers, spectrometers, radiometers, lidar, etc.) or in situ probes for ionosphere and plasma physics (mass spectrometers, ion analyzers, Langmuir probes, etc.).
- Knowledge of the various aspects of the design of a space mission: orbital mechanics, coverage analysis, data processing and handling, power, space environment requirements.
- Knowledge of recent developments and trends, in Canada and internationally, in a key discipline in Earth Observation.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Create Vision and Strategy
- Mobilize People
- Uphold Integrity and Respect
- Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
- Promote Innovation and Guide Change
- Achieve Results

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

- Willingness and availability to travel in Canada or abroad several times per year.

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’ qualifications may be assessed by various tests, interview, and/or references.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Assets qualifications (others qualifications) could be used at the preselection phase.

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

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

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.)

Preference

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

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Date modified:
2022-09-26