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Senior Environment Officer

Reference number: DIS22J-023908-000134
Selection process number: 22-DIS-AB-LED-EA-565380
Indigenous Services Canada - Lands and Economic Development
Edmonton (Alberta)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$89,861 to $106,933

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 5 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

Canada, through the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has demonstrated a commitment to ensure that we are working with Indigenous Peoples to measure progress and improve service delivery on an ongoing basis. This is founded on a principle of a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to the identification of the best models for delivering improved services to Indigenous Peoples and improve accountability to Indigenous Peoples for the quality of services delivered, including: work to leverage the ingenuity and understanding of Indigenous Peoples as well as experts from the private sector, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments and international experts on service delivery. It will be expected for you to assess how Indigenous Peoples experience the delivery of government services on a day-to-day basis and identify ways to improve delivery that are holistic, community-based, and put the needs of the person first.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is indeterminate. A pool of qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions, with various tenures depending on organizational needs (Indeterminate, Acting and Specified Period), within Indigenous Services Canada in Edmonton (Alberta) or Tsuut’ina Nation (Alberta).

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 natural, physical, or applied sciences or environmental engineering.

Degree equivalency

Significant* and recent** experience in environmental field work and/or operations of infrastructure
Significant* and recent** experience with project management duties
Significant* and recent** providing expert advice and service to clients
Significant* and recent** communicating information on complex environmental issues to stakeholders

*Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of a broad range of related activities which were primarily the candidate’s responsibility. It will be assessed on the basis of scope, complexity and the diversity of the work performed as well as the autonomy required of the candidate to perform the activities. This level of experience is normally achieved through the performance of relevant duties for a period of at least five (5) years.

**Recent experience is defined as experience acquired in the last two (2) years.

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

All Streams:
Experience working in partnership with First Nation organizations.

Stream 1: Solid Waste Management:
Experience modernizing solid waste systems and infrastructure.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Indigenous and/or Northern Issues
Knowledge of Environmental Site Assessment
Knowledge of Project Management Practises

Stream 1: Solid Waste Management
Knowledge of Solid Waste Management issues and Technologies

Stream 2: Contaminated Site Management/Impact Assessment
Knowledge of the various stages of contaminated site assessment and remediation and the Federal Approach to Contaminated Sites (Contaminated Sites Management Working Group, 1999)
Knowledge of environmental impact assessment
Knowledge of environmental audits

Ability to analyze complex issues in order to provide effective solutions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Personal Suitability:
Effective interpersonal skills
Problem Solving
Team Player

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

Organizational Needs
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Operational Requirements
Valid Driver’s License.
Willingness and ability to travel.
Willingness and ability to work overtime occasionally as required.
Travel to remote communities by road or air may be required

Conditions of employment

Secret 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

1) Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable, and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

2) 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. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

3) 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.

4) On-line applications are strongly encouraged in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Some of the benefits for applicants are as follows:
•modify your application at any time BEFORE the closing date;
•when applicable, answer screening questions highlighting the expected qualifications to the hiring manager;
•verify the status of your application and notifications, at any time; and
•obtain information through electronic notification of your assessment details and results.


6) Please note that resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening question. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

7) Depending on the number of applicants, needs and/or plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, asset selection, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates and/or determining which candidates will continue in the staffing process. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.


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

Stacey LeBlanc - Manager, Environment and Natural Resources
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