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Policy Analyst

Reference number: DOE22J-018394-000219
Selection process number: 22-DOE-RCN-EA-565852
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Various locations
$74,122 to $85,778

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Closing date: 20 February 2023 - 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

Work environment

Have you finalized your new year's resolution? Is it taking the next leap in your career? If yes, then we have news for you!

The Government of Canada is looking for talented professionals to join our ranks in the fight against climate change. We must fill critical roles in designing climate action interventions, such as designing policies, regulations and funding programs, implementing existing programs to catalyze decarbonization, and working on various climate-related assignments. If you have experience working on climate action in any capacity (for example, as a project manager, analyst, economist, scientist, engineer, or social scientist) or in any sector (for example, in private, public, or non-profit) - we are looking for you!

This is a unique opportunity to apply for a competition from which ten federal departments would select candidates for staffing. The departments are: - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada - Environment and Climate Change Canada - Indigenous Services Canada - Infrastructure Canada - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Natural Resources Canada - Transport Canada.

We are hiring for long-term and short-term positions, so this might be an opportunity for you to either join the public service or serve Canada for a few years while gaining unique experience and insights. Information sessions are available to give an idea of the opportunities and answer your questions.
While government hiring can be slow and mysterious – we will aim to make it easier to understand, apply, and keep you updated on the progress of your application.

Intent of the process

The initial intent of this process anticipatory.

A pool of qualified persons resulting from this process may be created and may be used to fill similar positions with various linguistic profiles, conditions of employment and tenures (indeterminate, deployment, acting, assignment, secondment, specified period) which may vary according to the position being staffed. This pool may be used to staff similar positions in other organizations within the core public administration (http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/plcy-pltq/rfli-lirf/index-eng.htm). By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions, including, but not limited to:

o Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - https://agriculture.canada.ca/en
o Environment and Climate Change Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html
o Infrastructure Canada - https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/index-eng.html
o Innovation, Science And Economic Development Canada - https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/ised/en
o Natural Resources Canada - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/home
o Transport Canada - https://tc.canada.ca/en

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 acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Acceptable: Suitable for a position as determined by the manager unless otherwise regulated by the employer.
Specialization: An acceptable number of courses in a particular field of study as determined by the manager, unless otherwise specified by the employer.

Degree equivalency

• Significant* experience in conducting quantitative or qualitative research or analysis in relation to policies, strategies, or issues;
• Significant* experience in developing options or recommendations for policies, projects, or issues
• Significant* experience in preparing research reports, analysis, or presentations, often for management**;
• Working in a collaborative or team environment.

* Significant means experience acquired over a period of three (3) years or more, and will be evaluated in terms of the volume and complexity of the work performed.
** Management means team leaders, supervisors, managers, or senior positions in the organization.

• Effective writen communication

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
English or French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

• Effective oral communication
• Thinking things through
• Attention to detail
• Working effectively with others

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

One or more of the following asset qualifications may be a deciding factor when selecting candidates for further assessment and/or when hiring managers are selecting from a pool of qualified candidates. This does not mean that you must possess any or all the asset qualifications to apply in this process. However, if you provide detailed answers to the questions for which you meet the asset qualifications, it may increase the opportunities for which you are considered.

• Experience working on issues related to climate change in private, non-profit, or non-governmental organizations, including consulting firms, think tanks, advocacy groups, businesses, etc.
• Experience in quantitative research, including maintaining quantitative models for simulation or analysis of economic issues;
• Experience supporting the delivery of projects or programs;

• Knowledge of environmental, natural resource or sustainable development issues.

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

Information on employment equity

Environment Climate Change Canada has taken an engagement to have a diverse and qualified workforce that is representative of the population we serve.
In support of achieving a representative workforce and our employment equity goals, consideration may be given to qualified candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities.

Conditions of employment

Various levels of security clearance, such as Reliability and Secret to be verified after the assessment process

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

Education: Courses taken during a degree program in agriculture, computer science, environmental sciences, engineering, geography, law, or during any other degree program, can be considered. Candidates with diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

In addition to responding to the essential and asset qualification questions, you will be required to provide a response to an essay question within the application.

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.

Please ensure that you plan for enough time to answer all the questions in the online application process.
*** If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact the HR Advisor AND receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.
***We are aware that there are a lot of questions to answer. This approach eliminates the need for a written exam and improves the overall efficiency of the selection process.

• Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates 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.

• The hiring Department will only accept on-line applications. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).
• Qualifications will be assessed by a variety of tools and methods. Therefore, a written exam, an interview, reference checks or other assessment methods may be used in this process. Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for assessments as scheduled.
• If you are already working for the Public Service, please clearly identify your substantive group and level, your employment status, and PRI on your application. An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive supervisor may/will be required before an offer can be made.
• Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered first for deployment.
• Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, MAY BE USED for the purpose of managing applications.
• Candidates will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at http://www.cicic.ca for further information.


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

Sonia Soucie, Human Resources Advisor
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