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Field Electronics Technologist

Reference number: RSN22J-019579-000173
Selection process number: 2022-RSN-EA-LMS-210642
Natural Resources Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector, Hazards, Adaptation and Operations Branch
Sidney (British Columbia), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Ottawa (Ontario)
$71,390 to $88,411

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

Closing date: 30 May 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Area of selection #1:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad, who identify as a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability, a women or an Indigenous person.

Area of selection #2:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Should there not be a sufficient number of applicants or qualified candidates within the first (1) area of selection, it will be expanded to include the second (2) area of selection.
Applicants in the second (2) area of selection are encouraged to apply.

Update: The closing date was extended to May 30, 2022.

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

Natural Resources Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to qualified candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Women, Indigenous People, racialized communities or persons with disabilities. Therefore, we encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

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


Under the general direction of the Canadian Hazards Information Service (CHIS) Head of Operations, design, develop, construct, test, calibrate, assemble, install, operate and maintain networks of remote geophysical observatories and instruments at field service sites across Canada, including extreme north, and overseas. Monitor the transmission of live data from remote observatories to CHIS data acquisition hubs in Ottawa and BC and take immediate corrective measures when required.

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to staff one position in Sidney and to create a pool of qualified candidates for anticipatory need in Yellowknife and Ottawa.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period or indeterminate), language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential and Bilingual (Imperative and/or Non-Imperative) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirement, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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)

• A secondary school diploma and completion of an acceptable training program in electronics technology or the employer-approved alternative.

The employer-approved alternatives is as follows: An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Note: Normally, an acceptable training program in electronics technology involves the completion of two to three years of post-secondary study in this subject.

Degree equivalency

• Significant* and extensive** experience working as an electronic technologist or technician Operation and maintenance of advanced analog and digital test and measurement devices (such as spectrum analyzer, digital signal generator, VSAT measuring devices, or other engineering test equipment).
• Design, development and repair of electronic equipment, such as working prototypes, monitoring instruments communication devices and power supplies including AC and photovoltaic.
• Testing and evaluating electronic equipment or instrumentation and documenting results for presentation.
• Advanced use of computer software, such as standard serial and IP communication and office automation packages, logging, reporting, inventory, shipping and client-servers based systems.

*Significant will be assessed on the basis of the scope, recent nature, complexity and diversity of the work performed.
**Extensive is defined as at least 3 years of experience.

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

Various language requirements
English and French essential and English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the theories and techniques of electronic circuitry, high-precision analog circuitry and systems.
• Knowledge of microprocessor-controlled instrumentation
• Knowledge of data telemetry, radio links and Internet communication protocols.
• Knowledge of power supplies, such as AC to DC, DC to AC, photovoltaic

• Ability to design and develop electronic instruments and systems.
• Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment and systems
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to plan and organize work.

• Dependability
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Sound judgment
• Initiative
• Attention to details

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

• Knowledge of firmware programming fundamentals.
• Knowledge of digital logic and signal processing.
• Knowledge of VSAT Data telemetry.
• Knowledge of Python or C or Labview or programmable logic or other programming languages.
• Knowledge of Linux operating systems

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

Information on employment equity

• Valid First Aid and CPR.
• Valid Safety training.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Willing and able to do field work, mostly in remote locations (including extreme North in Canada), for up to 3 months a year in durations up to 5 weeks.
• Willing and able to drive field vehicles (including trucks and all-terrain vehicles).
• Willing and able to lift heavy objects, for example car batteries, during field work.
• Willing and able to use a variety of hand and power tools in assembly of mechanical and electronic systems.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Medical certificate.
• For Positions in Yellowknife, must be willing and able to relocate to this location.
• All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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 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.

Proof of education will be requested and must be provided during the selection process. Candidates who are unable to provide proof that they meet this essential qualification as requested may be eliminated from the process. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicdi.ca/. You may use CICIC’s on-line form at http://cicic.ca/691/ask-us-a-question.canada

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


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

Marie-Claude Richard, Human Resources Specialist Advisor
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