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Scientific Evaluator IV

Reference number: SHC21J-023966-000070
Selection process number: 21-NHW-HPFB-EA-NCR-323980
Health Canada - Health Products and Food Branch - Veterinary Drugs Directorate and Therapeutic Products Directorate
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
$102,434 to $121,714

For further information on the organization, please visit Health Canada

Closing date: 24 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

Are you interested in working at a cutting-edge organization that values both your physical and psychological health and wellness, provides rich career development opportunities and rewards innovation? Health Canada is among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021 in addition to being recognized as Top employer for Young People since 2015 and as Best Diversity Employer since 2010! Don’t miss your opportunity to not only enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the public service, but to get so much more on our award-winning team!

Health Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, civil union or relationship status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal law.


Candidates MUST provide concrete and detailed examples which clearly demonstrates how they meet each of the education and experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications section as well as any applicable asset qualifications.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this process is to staff 2 Indeterminate positions, 1 term position with various language profiles. In addition, applicants should be aware that this selection process may be used to staff similar positions at this group and level across Health Canada. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, we encourage all employees seeking this type of position/workstream and/or group and level to apply.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


ED1. Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Note: The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency


EX1. Significant* experience using a risk-based approach to critically evaluate and make recommendations on the quality aspects and compliance with the requirements of products regulated by Health Canada.

* Significant experience is defined as experience that would have been gained from doing the activities over a period of at least two (2) years or more.

EX2. Experience in providing scientific expertise or advice to stakeholders, industry, or management.

EX3. Experience in writing scientific reports and in presenting and defending recommendations based on scientific findings.

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


AED1. Master's or Doctorate degree in organic or analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy or in the fields of biochemistry, chemical engineering as related to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


AEX1. Significant* experience working in the area of pharmaceutical drugs or other products regulated by Health Canada. This experience could include manufacturing, quality control, research and development, or regulatory affairs.

* Significant experience is defined as experience that would have been gained from doing the activities over a period of at least 2 years or more.

AEX2. Experience in conducting or participating in meetings or consultations with stakeholders.

AEX3. Experience contributing to the development of science policy or guidance documents.

AEX4. Experience providing scientific advice to stakeholders, industry or management within a regulatory context.

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

Various language requirements
- English essential
- Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


EK1. Knowledge of principles of quality risk assessment and risk management of health products.


EA1. Ability to critically evaluate complex quality data.

EA2. Ability to use risk-based approach to evaluate the impact of product quality on safety and efficacy.

EA3. Ability to make independent evidence-based recommendations.

EA4. Ability to manage multiple priorities (i.e., scientific projects and other work activities) under tight timelines and continuous heavy workload.

EA5. Ability to communicate effectively orally.

EA6. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.


PS1. Effective interpersonal skills
PS2. Engagement (mobilizing people, organizations, partners)
PS3. Strategic thinking
PS4. Leadership/Mentorship
PS5. Judgement
PS6. Respectful of Diversity

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


Ability and willingness to work overtime on an occasional basis.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

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.

For this process, emails are the most efficient way to communicate with you. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include an email address that accepts email 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.

Please note that candidates are responsible for submitting their application by the closing date in order to be considered. No applications will be accepted once the deadline has passed. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possibly missing information.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE PSRS SYSTEM. Do not e-mail or mail in hard copy documents. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The PSRS system will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity which may result in your inability to save your work or loss of data. It is recommended that you draft ALL RESPONSES in another document on your PC which may be saved (e.g. in MS Word or WordPerfect) and copy/paste into the PSRS system when completed. HEALTH CANADA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SYSTEM PROBLEMS WHICH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA AND/OR INCOMPLETE OR NON SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS.

Please note that volume management strategies, such as random selection, top-down approach, invoking any asset(s) and/or cut-off scores, MAY be used at any point in the staffing process for the purpose of managing volumes of applications/candidates.

As per the 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 (temporary), 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

Shawni Moreau, Human Resources Advisor
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