Various forestry group positions - Inventory
Selection process number: 2021-RSN-EA-INV-CFS-206683-2
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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Do you have an undergraduate degree in forestry or wood science, or a university degree in a related natural science field from a recognized university combined with an appropriate level of experience? Do you have Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent residency?
Are you resourceful, organized and eager to learn? Are you able to adapt to a new situation, can show leadership and sound judgment if the opportunity arises? Is working in a team and collaborating with others part of your DNA? If yes, this opportunity may be of interest to you.
Natural Resources Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We are committed to Employment Equity and Diversity. In order to ensure a diversified workforce, preference will be given to candidates belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minority groups provided the candidate meets all essential qualifications listed on the job opportunity notice and any applicable asset qualification(s).
Natural Resources Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, or testing or interview, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html
You are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of your choice (English or French). Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.
What is an inventory?
When you apply to an inventory, you are not applying for one specific position, but to an inventory for future vacancies at Natural Resources Canada. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
The inventory will be used to staff vacancies with various tenures including temporary (casual or part-time worker) and term (including acting appointments) and permanent (indeterminate). Under certain conditions, candidates appointed to a casual or term position may subsequently be appointed indeterminately to the same position. As various positions will be filled from this inventory, a complete statement of merit criteria is not provided at this time. The criteria listed are those requirements to be met for entry into the inventory. Should you be contacted for further consideration, the hiring manager will provide a copy of the complete Statement of Merit Criteria for the position being filled. At that time, you may be required to provide additional information to be used for screening and assessment. The merit criteria may be assessed each time using a variety of assessment methods in accordance with the position requirements. Where relevant and as a means to manage volume, we may randomly select candidates from the inventory as opportunities arise.
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: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-servicecommission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/canadian-armed-forcesmembers-veterans.html
At Natural Resources Canada, we encourage developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.
Intent of the process
Candidates may be referred from this inventory for various positions based on the needs of the organization, asset qualifications, or random selection. The inclusion of your application will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide must be true. Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring process. You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected. Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.
The inventory will be updated every 60 days. If your application is part of the inventory, you will receive a system generated email notice in your applicant account 10 days before that period. The notice will ask you whether your application should continue to remain active for an additional 60 days. Failure to respond to the email will result in the inactivation of your application. You will need to reactivate your application to be considered for staffing opportunities.
The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire must be true. Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring manager. You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected. Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.
Positions to be filled: 2
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a bachelor's degree in forestry or wood science from a recognized post-secondary institution ; or Graduation with a bachelor's degree in a natural science from a recognized post-secondary institution combined with acceptable experience.
For FO-02 and FO-03 positions:
EXP1 - Experience planning and conducting field or laboratory-based forest research activities, or other forest science projects.
EXP2 - Experience analyzing and interpreting data.
EXP3 - Experience in at least one of the following:
- preparing scientific papers or reports for publication;
- presenting scientific works at conferences or workshops;
- transferring scientific knowledge to stakeholders.
For FO-03 positions only:
EXP4 - *Significant experience leading research studies or forest science projects.
EXP5 - Experience managing a financial budget.
EXP6 - Experience supervising professional or technical staff.
EXP7 - Experience synthesizing and interpreting relevant information from different sources in order to explain or advise on complex forestry issues.
EXP8 - Experience engaging with stakeholders.
*"Significant experience" means continued experience that demonstrates the full complexity of duties performed for at least three (3) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
For FO-2 or FO-3:
Graduation with a Master of Science degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in forestry, wood sciences, or a related natural science.
Assets for FO-2 and FO-3:
- Experience managing a scientific database.
- Experience conducting economic analyses.
- Experience applying predictive models for forest growth, wood quality, or forest ecology.
- Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for forestry applications.
- Experience implementing different vegetation management approaches.
- Experience working with First Nations or Aboriginal organizations.
- Experience using a recognized statistical program (e.g., SAS, R).
- Experience applying biological statistics in forest-based research.
Assets for FO-03 only:
- Experience managing a financial budget.
- Experience supervising staff.
- Experience engaging with stakeholders.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Other positions with various language profiles may be available.
- Interpersonal relations
- Sound Judgement
- Team Spirit
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be selected to meet an employment equity gap.
** OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE POSITION BEING STAFFED.
Conditions of employment
** CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE POSITION BEING STAFFED. THEY MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Reliability or Secret security clearance.
- Possession of a valid driver's license.
- Medical examination.
- Willingness to travel away from home base for occasional periods.
- Willingness and ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain any applicable Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.
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 NOTE, ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.*
We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.
Candidates whose applications are retained for further consideration may be required to travel to attend an interview or for the administration of a test. If you are asked to travel in
relation to this appointment process, you should direct any questions you have about travel entitlements to the hiring organization, when contacted, and they will provide you with the necessary information.
Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the names of their references. Some or all of these individuals may be contacted. References must have an in-depth and direct knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths. References must have worked with you for at least six (6) months within the last five (5) years.
Proof of education (copy of degree/diploma) and citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.
Candidates should be prepared to provide proof of education (copy of degree/diploma) and citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at
For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate's responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
|Brittany Munn - Human Resources Specialist Advisor|
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