Various manager positions (2 Streams)
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Edmonton, AB
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service
Edmonton (Alberta), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$96,173 to $112,997
For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Closing date: 2 July 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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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

Please Note: This process has been designed to have two (2) different job streams in one advertisement. There are merit criteria specific to one or both streams; please review them carefully. The two streams are:
  • Stream 1: Head, Habitat Assessment and Data Management Unit
  • Stream 2: Manager, Regulatory Affairs Section
The Middle Manager In-Basket Exercise 820 will be used to assess A1. Ability to Manage. For more information on this, please visit:


Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

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.

Intent of the process
ANTICIPATORY STAFFING – To meet our current and future needs, a pool of qualified candidates may be established through this process and used to staff identical or similar positions with various tenures (indeterminate, specified period, deployment, acting, acting extensions, assignment, secondment), various linguistic requirements (English essential or Bilingual imperative) and profiles (BBB/BBB or CBC/CBC) and/or various security requirements (reliability or secret status) within Environment and Climate Change Canada - Prairie Region.
Positions to be filled: 2

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, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.

1. 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 and recent* experience implementing policies or programs related to wildlife, natural resource management and/or biodiversity.
EX2. Significant and recent* experience in supervising activities and human resources, including workplanning and performance management, within a work unit.
EX3. Experience providing science-based strategic advice to decision-makers** on ecosystem, habitat and/or species conservation issues.
EX4. Significant and recent* experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with multiple stakeholders regarding scientific or environmental issues.
EX5. Significant and recent* experience managing budgets.

  • Significant and recent experience refers to the depth and breadth of experience that is normally associated with having performed the duties for a cumulative period of at least one (1) year within the past five (5) years.
**In this context, a ‘decision maker’ is considered to be one or more individuals with the authority to make decisions significant to the organizational context within which they operate (e.g. a regional director within government; an executive director of a non-government organization; or someone in a leadership position with an Indigenous organization).

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

Information on language requirements

FOR STREAM 1 (Head, Habitat Assessment and Data Management Unit):
EX6. Significant and recent* experience in information management, data management, and/or geographic information systems

  • Significant and recent experience refers to the depth and breadth of experience that is normally associated with having performed the duties for a cumulative period of at least one (1) year within the past five (5) years.
A1. Ability to manage.
A2. Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A3. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PS1. Effective interpersonal skills
PS2. Leadership
PS3. Flexibility
PS4. Judgement
PS5. Strategic thinking

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AED1. Graduation with an advanced degree (Masters, Doctorate) from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

FOR STREAM 2 ONLY (Manager, Regulatory Affairs Section):
AEX1. Experience in a work unit focused on government regulatory or permitting processes.
AEX2. Experience managing environmental assessments.
AEX3. Experience consulting with Indigenous groups and/or a variety of stakeholders (e.g. government, private, academia, non-governmental organizations).

AK1. Knowledge of policies, programs, legislation and/or regulations concerning the conservation of biodiversity or management of wildlife.
AK2. Knowledge of the responsibilities of the Canadian Wildlife Service, provincial / territorial / Indigenous governments, and/or non-government organizations with respect to wildlife conservation.
AK3. Knowledge of federal government priorities concerning the environment, Indigenous affairs and/or public service management.
AK4. Knowledge of natural resource management in the Prairie Provinces.

FOR STREAM 1 (Head, Habitat Assessment and Data Management Unit):
AK5. Knowledge of key concepts in GIS and remote sensing.
AK6. Knowledge of database design and management including geodatabases, and/or data life cycle management.
AK7. Knowledge of federal policies and standards on open government, open data, geomatics and/or geospatial data.

Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Willing and able to work overtime.
Willing and able to travel; this could include travel to remote locations.
Possess a valid driver’s license.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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.