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Inventory for EG-03, EG-04, EG-05

Reference number: RSN22J-013761-000942
Selection process number: 2021-RSN-IVN-CFS-208171
Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC)
Various locations
EG-03 - EG-04, EG-05
Various Employment tenure
EG-03: $57,924 - $70,474 / EG-04: $63,720 - $77,523 / EG-05: $70,088 - $85,272

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

Closing date: 15 May 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: The policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration (CPA) Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is suspended as of today, June 20, 2022. Federal employees of the CPA are no longer required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, therefore this condition of employment has been removed from the poster.

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

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:


The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. 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 1-800-645-5605.

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

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and 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.

Work environment

Are you looking for meaningful work? At NRCan, you can contribute to: Canada’s nature-based solutions; a net zero economy; work on complex environmental issues; co-development of policies and programs with a variety of partners; and inspire and motivate others to contribute to innovative solutions.

The science is clear, and Canadians have been clear: they want to see real climate action, while moving faster and further than before! NRCan has an ambitious mandate to ensure that the country’s abundant natural resources are developed in a sustainable, competitive, and inclusive manner. Canada’s natural resources are a shared responsibility between provinces, territories, Indigenous communities and other government departments - now and in the future!

NRCan uses data to inform decision-making and conducts research in locations across Canada in sectors such as energy and distribution, forestry, minerals and mining, earth sciences, energy efficiency, and science and data.

Intent of the process

Candidates may be referred from this inventory for various positions based on the needs of the organization, asset qualifications, or random selection. The inventory will be updated every 60 days. If your application is part of the inventory, you will receive a system generated email notice in your applicant account 10 days before that period. The notice will ask you whether your application should continue to remain active for an additional 60 days. Failure to respond to the email will result in the inactivation of your application. You will need to reactivate your application to be considered for staffing opportunities.

The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire must be true. Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring manager. You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected. Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.

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)

EG-03, EG-04 and EG-05:
A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (see Note 1)
1. The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
o A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
o An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EG-03 and EG-04:
- Experience in the collection, preparation, classification, measurement, and maintenance of biological samples in a research environment.
- Experience carrying out assigned technical data collection/compilation, processing or verification.

EG-04 only:
- Experience in leading field or laboratory operations.

EG-05 only:
- Experience in contributing to the design of research experiments, developing projects plans and developing methodologies/tools of field or laboratory experiments.
- Experience in the implementation of goals, assigning staff and allocating work within and across projects.
- Experience in analysis datasets using statistical software.
- Experience in drafting, writing or assisting in the preparation of reports, manuscripts or poster presentations.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

EG-03, EG-04 and EG-05:
- Knowledge of basic forest science.
- Knowledge of standardized protocols in forest research, lab and field.
- Knowledge of data compilation, organization and basic analysis.

EG-05 only:
- Knowledge of concepts and methodologies used in forest research.

EG-03, EG-04 and EG-05:
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to plan, organize, conduct and deliver a scientific sampling program.
- Ability to maintain and operate scientific instruments and equipment.

EG-04 only:
- Ability to provide technical leadership in testing and evaluation of research techniques.

EG-05 only:
- Ability to set and manage priorities and workload to attain results.

EG-03, EG-04 and EG-05:
- Effective interpersonal relationship
- Adaptability
- Initiative

EG-05 only:
- Strives for excellence

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

EG-03, EG-04 and EG-05:
- Valid driver’s permit.
- Willingness to perform work under field conditions for extended periods, in remote areas.

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 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.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. 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/.

References must have an in-depth and direct knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths. References must have worked with you for at least six (6) months within the last five (5) years.

An interview may be conducted.

A written examination may be administered.

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

Candidates may be required to meet the other qualifications, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

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.

Candidates must meet the conditions of employment and continue to meet these same conditions during their employment.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority.


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 Advisor
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