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Prog Sc, Sun-Earth System Sciences / Prog Sc, Missions & Instruments Dev for Earth Obs

Reference number: CSA19J-018704-000183
Selection process number: 19-CSA-EA-84390
Canadian Space Agency - Space Utilization
Longueuil (Québec), Saint-Hubert (Québec)
PC-03
$83,007 to $98,777

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Space Agency

Closing date: 18 April 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

You must clearly demonstrate with clear and specific examples how you meet the essential education and experience and any applicable asset experience factors liste. Please specify the exact period in terms of duration and provide sufficient information to allow the selection committee to assess the depth and breadth of experience in terms of qualifications sought. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to only provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

Duties

As a Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences, you will responsible, among other things, for assisting in the planning, execution, study of acquired data and conclusions of the science component of Sun-Earth System Science missions, studies and related activities, by coordinating and leading the work of external scientific teams and provision of Sun-Earth System Science expertise to CSA management and stakeholders.

As a Program Scientist, Missions and Instruments Development for Earth Observation you will be responsible, among other things, for conducting research to develop theories and technologies applicable to the domain of expertise, implementing results of latest advances to develop new applications, designing and implementing facilities, simulators to support pertinent research to the development of new instruments and algorithms for future science missions in the branch portfolio.

Work environment

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), a stimulating environment, is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Looking for a stimulating work environment? The Canadian Space Agency needs you! Here are some benefits of working at the CSA:
- Free parking
- Free access to the CSA gym (changing room and showers available free of charge)
- Located near the Promenades St-Bruno and the Longueuil Public Market
- Cafeteria offering a wide variety of quality meals at reasonable cost
- Outdoor terrace with tables and umbrellas
- Early childhood center "La Voie Lactée" located next to the CSA
- Larkin-Kerwin Library located in the CSA

We look forward to welcoming you to the organization!

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff 4 permanent positions: two Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences positions and two Program Scientist, Missions and Instruments Development for Earth Observation positions.

A pool of qualified or partially assessed candidates will be established and could be used to staff similar positions whose length, linguistic profiles and security profiles may vary.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

EDUCATION

• Graduation with a Doctoral or Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, Earth System sciences, solar-terrestrial sciences, climate science, remote sensing, atmospheric science or some other science relevant to 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

EXPERIENCE

• Recent and significant experience in conducting scientific research.

• Recent and significant experience in design of instruments or algorithms or simulations to develop instruments, models or applications in a field of relevance to the position.

• Experience in designing, proposing, evaluating, or executing complex research projects.

DEFINITIONS:
Significant experience is defined as the performance of duties related to the specific criterion for a period of at least three (3) years. A Ph.D degree is equivalent to 4 years of experience (including the Master). A Master Degree is equivalent to 1 year of experience

Experience is defined as the performance of duties related to the specific criterion for a period of at least one (1) year.

Recent experience is defined as having been acquired within the last five (5) years.

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS

• Doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, Earth sciences, solar-terrestrial sciences, climate science, remote sensing, atmospheric science or some other science relevant to 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

• Experience in obtaining, processing or analyzing data from science instrumentation

• Experience in the definition, design, simulation or demonstration of an instrument used for remote sensing from space or in situ measurements relating to space environment.

• Experience in the various aspects of the design of a space mission: orbital mechanics, coverage analysis, data processing and handling, power, space environment requirements.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE

For the position: Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences:

• In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices related to the discipline associated with solar-terrestrial science
Or
• In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices related to the discipline associated with atmospheric science
Or
• In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices related to the discipline associated with Earth system science

• Knowledge of recent developments and trends, in Canada and internationally related to a discipline associated with Sun-Earth system sciences

For the position: Program Scientist, Missions and Instruments Developments for Earth Observation

• In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices of at least one key discipline in instrumentation for remote sensing (i.e. radars, interferometers, optical imagers, spectrometers, radiometers, lidar, etc.)
Or
• In-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, techniques and practices of in situ probes for ionosphere and plasma physics (i.e. mass spectrometers, ion analyzers, Langmuir probes, etc.)

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Thinking things through
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Working effectively with others

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Willingness and availability to travel in Canada or abroad several times per year.

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’ qualifications may be assessed by various tests, interview, and/or references.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Assets qualifications (others qualifications) could be used at the preselection phase.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

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.)

Preference

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.

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Date modified:
2022-09-26