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Research Sociologist

Reference number: RSN19J-015732-000627
Selection process number: 2019-RSN-EA-CFS-192568


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service - Northern Forestry Centre
Edmonton (Alberta)
SE-RES-01, SE-RES-02, SE-RES-03, SE-RES-04, SE-RES-05
$55,870 to $144,413 (SE-RES-01 to SE-RES-05, depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate)

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

Closing date: 3 November 2019 - 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 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.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) English Essential indeterminate SE RES poisition located in Edmonton, Alberta.

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

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)

Graduation with an acceptable master's or bachelor's degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience. The degree must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

Degree equivalency

Experience engaging with communities to conduct social science research.
Experience collecting, compiling, analyzing and interpreting social science data and results.
Experience communicating results of research through publications, reports and presentations.
Experience conducting and planning research studies in the social sciences.

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

Experience developing new research techniques and methods.
Experience supervising scientific staff, students and visiting scientists.
Experience in Social science on cumulative impacts.
Experience in Social Science on the human dimensions of wildfire.
Experience in Social Science on caribou.
Experience working with indigenous communities.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of data acquisition, analysis, processing and testing methodologies.
Knowledge of the theories and principles, methods, and techniques of sociology.

Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Develop research collaborations and partnerships.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
Ability to produce high quality written documents within short time frames.

Productivity or recognition is required for all positions in the Research Scientist sub-group (SE-RES) (Revised October 1, 1999).
Productivity or recognition includes developmental work leading to the issue of patents, copyrights, or the creation of improved varieties, functions, or designs, and/or recognition by the professional community of the research environment. It also refers to recognized achievement in the form of authorship and editorship of published or unpublished reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from:
•Research, experimental development, or tasking associated with operational equipment and problems;
•Operational research and scientific analysis;
•Planning, analysis and evaluation of Canadian and foreign programs in research and development.

Team Player

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

Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation and regulations which affect areas of research.
Knowledge of policy initiatives by foreign governments whose implementation has an Science & Technology (S&T) perspective and which have a direct bearing on Canadian policy concerns.
Knowledge of international research activities that are relevant to Government of Canada research.
Knowledge of the principles of ethical evaluation and approval.
Knowledge of Indigenous methodologies.

Ability to represent sociological data clearly and creatively such as graphical methods, geospatial approaches or other effective tools.
Ability to identify, extract, organize and synthesize relevant information from different information sources.


Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, 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 considered in priority.

Willing and able to travel within Canada and abroad, including travel by car, rail and air.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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.

Candidates may/will be required to meet the other qualifications, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

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. Persons with
disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

Amélie Charlebois, Human Resources Advisor
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