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Wildlife Biologist / Coordinator – Officer Environmental Programs

Reference number: DOE22J-017530-000497
Selection process number: 22-DOE-NCR-EA-419361
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service
Various Locations
BI-03, PC-03
$81,359 to $105,353 (BI-03: $81,359 - $104,748 & PC-03: $88,533 - $105,353)

Why work at Environment and climate change Canada?

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Closing date: 23 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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 information provided must enable the Selection Board Members to understand HOW (clear explanation of duties), WHEN and for HOW LONG (date and length of time in months or years), and WHERE (employer and geographic location) the experience was acquired. You will be asked to provide this information during the application process.

Your resume may be used to confirm the information provided. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information. A lack of information may result in your application not being considered any further.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


Work environment

Why Work with the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada?

We are Canada’s national wildlife organization. Our central area of focus is on the protection and management of migratory birds, non-aquatic species at risk and their nationally important habitats. The Canadian Wildlife Service is composed of a dynamic team of dedicated biologists, natural resource managers, wildlife technicians, administrative officers and other professionals. We work extensively with partners, including other branches of ECCC and federal departments, provinces, First Nations, Métis and non-government organizations to implement federal wildlife laws and policies and to advance wildlife conservation programs and initiatives.

If you would like to work in a dynamic environment with a passionate group of people who work together to solve challenging problems, please submit your application!

Intent of the process

Anticipatory: A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions with various language requirements, tenures (temporary or indeterminate) operational requirements, conditions of employment and security requirements within Environment and Climate Change Canada across Canada.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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 a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field, such as biology, ecology, or natural resource management, relevant to the duties of the position.

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other specialization relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Experience in developing briefings and presentations that provide science-based advice and recommendations to management.
EX2: Experience in developing policy or program advice related to wildlife conservation, species at risk, habitat, or other biodiversity conservation issues
EX3: Experience analyzing and interpreting complex abiotic and biological or other environmental information and communicating it to diverse audiences including management.
EX4: Experience working collaboratively with internal or external partners or stakeholders and maintaining effective relationships.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential, French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

K1: Knowledge of key Canadian laws, policies and programs related to biodiversity conservation issues at the federal or provincial levels.
K2: Knowledge of ECCC interrelationships with other relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations in areas such as wildlife, agriculture, and natural resource management.

A1: Ability to analyze complex information including scientific reports, agreements and related documents.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A3: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A4: Ability to organize workload, work on several projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines.

PS1: Thinking things through.
PS2: Working effectively with others.
PS3: Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
PS4: Demonstrating integrity and respect.

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


AED1 - Graduation with a postgraduate degree (e.g. Master’s Degree) from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

AEX1: Experience working with Indigenous peoples.
AEX2: Experience in developing or implementing natural resource or conservation policies, guidelines or regulations.
AEX3: Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems to identify analyze and manage geospatial data.
AEX4. Experience with wetland habitat conservation, restoration, management, evaluation, or inventory sequestration using natural ecosystems.
AEX5: Experience developing or implementing nature-based climate solutions.
AEX6: Experience developing and reporting on indicators.
AEX7: Experience reporting on wildlife population or habitat, inventories, trends, restoration, or conservation status.
AEX8: Experience applying environmental laws or policies to licenses, permits, or environmental impact assessments.
AEX9: Experience leading consultations.
AEX10: Experience supervising staff.
AEX11: Experience planning or implementing environmental field monitoring program(s), or characterizing habitat requirements for wildlife.
AEX12: Experience contributing to recovery plans or action plans for species at risk.
AEX13: Experience in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending project proposals for funding.

Are you looking to join an organization that believes in diversity and valorizes it? Environment and Climate Change Canada is the place for you!

We wish to have an organization that represents the multiple backgrounds and facets of the Canadian population.

In order to represent this diverse population properly, we may favor qualified candidates that will auto-declare themselves as being part of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities, and Women.

Information on employment equity


Various operational requirements may be required depending on the position to staff, such as, but not limited to:

-Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice.
-Willingness and ability to travel, including international travel.

Conditions of employment


-Security Requirements : Reliability or secret, depending on the position to be staffed.

-Other condition(s) of employment may apply depending on the position to staff.

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

A written examination, an interview and/or a reference check may be part of the candidates' assessment.

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.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates do not have to provide information to all asset qualifications but should rather provide information only for the qualifications/experience that they possess (you will not be eliminated automatically if you respond "No" to one or more of the asset qualifications).

A pass mark will be established for each qualification. However, achieving the pass mark does not guarantee an appointment, nor that candidates will advance to the next stages of the assessment process. A cut-off score (in other words, establishing a higher threshold than the pass mark and selecting only the candidates who meet this threshold) may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of staffing. Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

If you are already working for the Public Service, please clearly identify your substantive group and level, your employment status, and PRI on your resume / application.

Candidates will be required to submit a copy of his/her education documentation. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.


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

CWS Project Team - If you have any questions, please include the following in the email subject line: BI/PC 03 22-DOE-NCR-EA-419361
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