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Environmental Public Health Technologist

Reference number: DIS21J-022940-000150
Selection process number: 21-DIS-ATL-EA-412040
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Halifax (Nova Scotia), Teleworking is a possibility
$63,720 to $77,523

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

Closing date: 27 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

The official workplace for the position is in Halifax. Depending on the needs and requirements of the service, the possibility of a telework arrangement could be considered. The request will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Directive on Telework.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff a term position of 12 to 24 months. Depending on future organization’s needs, an indeterminate opportunity may also be considered.

A pool of candidates will be established to staff similar or identical positions at Indigenous Services Canada with various tenure, linguistic profiles or security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary program in environmental sciences or environmental technology related discipline or an acceptable combination of education or training with significant experience* as an environmental technologist.

*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of duties over a minimum period of three (3) years.

Degree equivalency

Experience in water sampling, safe handling practices and chain of custody.
Experience using databases including review and verification of data entry as well as in data review and preparation of reports.
Experience in preparing and delivering presentations.
Experience in the Environmental Review Process (ERP) under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012) or Impact Assessment Act (2019).

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

Certification as an environmental technologist from a recognized body or eligible for certification.

Degree equivalency

Experience engaging stakeholders.

Knowledge of First Nations communities and culture in the Atlantic region.
Knowledge of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for First Nations.

Ability to speak Mi'kmaq or Maliseet.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of climate change activities and initiatives.
Knowledge of emerging environmental health issues.
Knowledge of the use, methods and techniques to collect representative samples - water, soil, zoonotic including safe handling, storage, shipping and disposal consistent and chain of custody requirements.

Ability to prioritize
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate in writing
Ability to lead committees

Personal Suitability:
Team Player
Respectful of diversity

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 its serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Operational Requirements:
Must be able to travel by vehicle and air to perform work related functions and to attend meetings throughout the region and in other parts of the country on behalf of ISC-FNIHB Atlantic.
Must be able and willing to travel to remote/isolated communities in small aircraft, staying overnight as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Valid driver's license required or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver's license.
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Moderate physical effort often required in carrying out certain activities – ability to carry up to 20kg and traverse outdoor environments.

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

As part of the interview process candidates will be required to prepare and present a 20 minute presentation on a current or emerging environmental public health topic/issue to be determined.

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.


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

Marianne Desabrais - Human Resources Advisor, Staffing Len O'Neill - A/Director, Health Protection
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