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Wildlife Technician

Reference number: DOE23J-098399-000074
Selection process number: 23-DOE-ONT-EA-573030
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service
Burlington (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Port Rowan (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
$70,159 to $88,195

For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service

Closing date: 4 December 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


Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

The information provided must enable the Selection Board Members to understand HOW (clear explanation of duties), WHEN and for HOW LONG (date and length of time in months or years), and WHERE (employer and geographic location) the experience was acquired. You will be asked to provide this information during the application process.

Your resume may be used to confirm the information provided. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information. A lack of information may result in your application not being considered any further.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


This position will support and participate in the unit’s bird surveys, including the unit’s work in remote portions of northern Ontario. Duties will include providing technical support in relation to acoustic survey technology, survey planning, logistics and data management.

Work environment

Why work with the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada?

We are Canada’s national wildlife organization. Our central area of focus is on the protection and management of migratory birds, non-aquatic species at risk and their nationally important habitats.

The Canadian Wildlife Service is composed of a dynamic team of dedicated biologists, natural resource managers, wildlife technicians, administrative officers, and other professionals. We work extensively with partners, including other branches of ECCC and federal departments, provinces, Indigenous Peoples, and non-government organizations to implement federal wildlife laws and policies and to advance wildlife conservation programs and initiatives.

If you would like to work in a dynamic environment with a passionate group of people who work together to solve challenging problems, please submit your application!

Based on Treasury Board's direction on prescribed presence in the workplace, ECCC is transitioning to a hybrid work model which will allow most employees the opportunity to both telework and work from an office location, subject to operational requirements. When answering the application question, please only select the cities from which you are willing to physically work.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) English essential position in at 335 River Road, Ottawa, Ontario for a sunset* term position until March 31, 2026. The position being staffed will contribute to bird-focused surveys and studies in Ontario, Canada, including those in remote locations.

*Sunset refers to a program with temporary funding. Time within a sunset position does not count towards indeterminate employment.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions with various language requirements, tenures (indeterminate, specified period, deployment, acting, acting extensions, assignment, secondment), operational requirements, conditions of employment and security requirements within Environment and Climate Change Canada in the Ontario Region.

In the event that an employee of the public service is qualified through this process, and there is a temporary need, he/she may be considered for acting, deployment, assignment or secondment opportunities.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


ED1: Completion of a two-year post-secondary diploma or certificate program from a recognized post-secondary institution related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology, geography), or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Experience preparing and participating in natural resource field studies.*

EX2: Experience collecting, organizing and managing data from natural resource studies.*

EX3: Experience identifying and correcting errors in datasets from natural resource studies.*

EX4: Experience using spreadsheet, word processing, mapping or presentation software.

*Natural resource studies refers to work involving the science, management or conservation of natural resources and can refer to activities within biology, ecology, geology, geography, forestry and similar sciences.


K1: Knowledge of conservation or management topics related to natural resource studies.*

K2: Knowledge of field methods in natural resource studies.*

K3: Knowledge of proper use of sampling or measuring equipment in natural resource studies.*

*Natural resource studies refers to work involving the science, management or conservation of natural resources and can refer to activities within biology, ecology, geology, geography, forestry and similar sciences.


A1: Ability to plan, organize and set priorities.

A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A3: Ability to communicate effectively orally.

A4: Ability to work independently.

Personal Suitability:

PS1: Initiative

PS2: Problem solving.

PS3: Working effectively with others.

PS4: Demonstrating integrity and respect.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

Asset Education:

AED1: Post-secondary diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

AED2: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in a natural resources program.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience:

AEX1: Significant* experience planning fieldwork logistics for natural resource studies.

AEX2: Significant* experience preparing equipment for natural resource studies.

AEX3: Significant* experience participating in natural resource studies in remote** field locations.

AEX4: Significant* experience participating in natural resource studies as passengers in helicopters or other aircraft.

AEX5: Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce or to report results of natural resource studies.

AEX6: Experience conducting bird surveys.

AEX7: Experience in engaging, developing and maintaining collaborations with stakeholders, landowners and partner agencies.

AEX8: Experience negotiating agreements or contracts with partners.

*Significant experience refers to breadth and depth of experience that would normally have been gained performing the duties for a period of approximately two (2) years, and is defined as a combination of time spent doing the activity, as well as the type of work handled related to the experience criteria. While such an experience would normally be acquired over a period of approximately two (2) years, a shorter duration may be considered based on demonstrated complexity and diversity of work handled, scope of work, and/or level of direct responsibility.

** Where remote is defined as requiring travel by float plane, helicopter, or watercraft or, if by road, then at least 50 km from nearest all-season road.

Asset Knowledge

AK1: Knowledge of wildlife survey methods.

AK2: Knowledge of equipment used in wildlife surveys.

AK3: Knowledge of principles and practices of habitat management for wildlife including species at risk.

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

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Conditions of employment may vary depending on the position to be staffed. They may include some or all of the following:

- Willing and able to travel; this could include travel to remote locations by small boats or aircraft
and for periods up to six (6) weeks at a time
- Willing and able to perform fieldwork in adverse weather and environmental conditions
- Willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours, and weekends on occasion.
- A valid unrestricted Ontario G-class driver’s license or equivalent from another jurisdiction.
- Successfully pass a medical assessment addressing the Category III Occupational Health requirements at time of appointment and at future specific intervals as required.

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

A written examination, an interview and/or a reference check may be part of the candidates' assessment.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information. A lack of information may result in your application not being considered any further.

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.

We intend to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). If you do not wish to receive results by email or if you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

A pass mark will be established for each qualification. However, achieving the pass mark does not guarantee an appointment or that candidates will advance to the next stages of the assessment process. A cut-off score (in other words, establishing a higher threshold than the pass mark and selecting only the candidates who meet this threshold) and a top-down approach (in other words, establishing a maximum number of candidates who can proceed to the next assessment stage) may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.

If you are already working for the Public Service, please clearly identify your substantive group and level, your employment status, and PRI on your resume / application.

Candidates will be required to submit a copy of his/her education documentation. 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/.


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

Éléonore Curodeau, Human Resources Advisor
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