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Director, Indigenous Science

Reference number: DOE23J-058595-000061
Selection process number: 23-DOE-NCR-EA-575218EE
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Various Locations
$121,550 to $142,982

Closing date: 13 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad, who are also willing to self-declareas Aboriginal as per the Employment Equity Act.

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

Work environment

As a leader on environmental issues, ECCC is mandated with ensuring that Canadians have a safe, clean and sustainable environment today, tomorrow and well into the future! More now than ever.

The Sciences and technology Branch strives to offer a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and dynamic environment for our employees and encourage a collaborative work environment that fosters professional development and success.

The Indigenous Science Division is seeking a Director who will bridge the gap between Indigenous and Western sciences! Do you want to participate in establishing partnerships with Indigenous knowledge holders? Do you possess strong communication skills and have a desire to engage with this community? We are looking for a passionate and motivated manager to lead our dynamic and engaged team. Your passion for bridging cultures and disciplines will be highlighted in this exciting position. If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge, apply now to join our dedicated team and help shape the future of Indigenous science.

Our Department has proven itself year after year to be inclusive, to have an exceptional team spirit and a supportive management team. We would be honored to welcome you in the #ECCCFamily.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff the position of Director, Indigenous Science, Science and Technology Branch, and could be used to create a pool of fully and/or partially qualified candidates, for future needs at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

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/

Degree equivalency

- Experience working with Indigenous knowledge systems or science.

- Experience developing and implementing policies and programs related to Indigenous science, Indigenous knowledge, or science programs.

- Experience in building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations, or multiple stakeholders, including different levels of government.

- Experience providing leadership and guidance to staff in incorporating Indigenous science, Indigenous knowledge or science into their work.

- Experience in managing human and financial resources*

* Managing human and financial resources is defined as the supervision of staff including assigning work, managing and evaluating performance, and succession planning, developing and implementing training and staffing plans as well as having responsibility for the budget of a team or work unit.

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

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our Engagement Strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection is limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal peoples.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
NOTE: The intention is to staff the above noted bilingual position on a "BILINGUAL IMPERATIVE" basis. If there are no candidates that meet all of the essential qualifications, including official language proficiency, the position may be staffed on a bilingual non-imperative basis.

Environment and Climate Change Canada values the importance of both official languages, and our Executives commit to maintaining their second language results valid at all time. This requirement has an impact on performance management and talent management placement.

Information on language requirements

- Knowledge of Indigenous Science, including traditional ecological knowledge, Indigenous research methods and methodologies, and perspectives on environment and natural sciences.
- Knowledge of Indigenous Science frameworks, such as Two-Eyed Seeing, which integrate Indigenous and Western knowledge systems.

- Create a Vision and Strategy
- Mobilize People
- Uphold Integrity and Respect
- Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
- Promote Innovation and Guide Change
- Achieve Results

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

-PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Degree equivalency

-Experience in leading teams in the provision of technical or policy advice in a science-based organization.

ASSETS: Knowledge
-Knowledge of Indigenous science and Indigenous knowledge systems.

-Knowledge of key Federal science and technology priorities, policies and governance structures.

Conditions of employment

Secret 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

The hiring Department will only accept on-line applications.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
• Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
• Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
• Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
• Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.

For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your email and contact information are maintained with the Assessment board AND in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account.

As all of the communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND via your PSRS account, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly and to ensure that your email address accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email or filter them to a junk mail folder). Failure to respond to key messages may result in your being eliminated from this process.

Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach, application of the asset qualifications and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, MAY BE USED for the purpose of managing applications.

Please note that any information provided through this selection process may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential or other qualifications, including the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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


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

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