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Indigenous Science Liaison - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: DOE22J-043095-000199
Selection process number: 22-DOE-NCR-EA-561155
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Part time, 25 hours a week.
$16.99 to $25.52 per hour

Closing date: 7 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

You are eligible for this program if you meet these 3 requirements:
• You are a full-time student in a post-secondary institution
• You are enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of your curriculum
• You meet the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

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

In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. To learn more about self-declaring, we encourage you to consult the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-because-we-care.html



The successful applicant will be part of a number of special projects, including environmental scans, inclusion and braiding of Indigenous science and western science systems, as well as fostering understanding and cultural awareness of Indigenous Science at ECCC. Further the successful applicant will support the Director of the new Indigenous Science Division, Dr. Myrle Ballard, Indigenous Scholar in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba.

Work environment

We are seeking an enthusiastic RAP student for the new Indigenous Science team within the Science and Technology Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The aim of this new division is to support the branch to increase understanding of Indigenous Science as a distinct science, and has functions such as strategic and technical analysis and advice; coordination of national-level initiatives regarding inclusion of Indigenous Science, as well as integration and inclusion of Indigenous Science in ECCC’s programs.

Supports for the student’s success include, first and foremost, supervision by the Director of Indigenous Science, with support from a growing and fast-paced team as well as an expanded network of future colleagues. There are also a number of internal networks to support the successful student such as ECCC’s Indigenous Employees Network that supports Indigenous employees and allies within the department.

Ability to communicate effectively is a must for this position; specifically, through both written and graphic means, communicating Indigenous Science to western-trained government officials. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight in their application their professional or personal experience working with Indigenous Peoples and / or the perspective that their lived experience as a First Nations, Inuit, Métis Nation, or urban Indigenous person would bring to the position.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

English or French

Information on language requirements


Student in a natural, or physical science field directly related to an area within ECCC’s mandate

Degree equivalency


-Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Science
-Knowledge of Indigenous studies, and natural systems
-Knowledge of Knowledge Translation and Knowledge / Technology Transfer

Abilities and Skills

-Ability to communicate Indigenous scientific knowledge
-Ability to engage with the public and organizations outside academia
-Ability to synthesize research and / or complex projects
-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Personal Suitability

-Effective interpersonal relations and relationship-building skills
-Initiative and sound judgement in decision-making

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

Organizational Needs

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to building a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the Canadians who we serve. In support of achieving departmental representation, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to the following Employment Equity group: Indigenous peoples.

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements

-Willing to travel for in-person meetings, conferences and other events

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

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).


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

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

Contact information

Marie Gagné - Human Resources Advisor
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