Environment and Climate Change Canada - Enforcement Branch, Environmental Enforcement Directorate
Moncton (New Brunswick), Mount Pearl (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Québec (Québec)
$62,556 to $71,124
For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada
31 August 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON-LINE USING THE 'APPLY ON-LINE' BUTTON ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
What makes inventories different from other job advertisements? You only need to apply once, but you can be considered for different job opportunities. Even if your application is not selected for one vacancy, your application remains in the inventory and can be selected again for the entire duration that the inventory remains open. As an applicant, you can go back and update your resume or response to the pre-screening questions at any time.
As an inventory, candidates will be screened and assessed on a periodic basis.
The inventory will be updated every 90 days. You will receive a notice in your applicant account 10 days before the end of your active period to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional 90 days.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications, and asset qualifications (if applicable). Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.
Please pay careful attention to the screening and text questions in your application. Candidates will not be contacted for missing or incomplete information.
When completing the screening and text questions, remember that the assessment committee cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is insufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Rather, candidates must demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the job opportunity advertisement by providing clear and concrete examples.
Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the assessment committee members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered further.
It is essential that applicants specify which location or locations they are interested in. Applicants are encouraged to indicate ONLY the locations they are able to relocate or commute to, from the locations listed below.
2. Mount Pearl
4. Quebec City
1. Moncton (Bilingual imperative CBC)
2. Mount Pearl (English essential)
3. Dartmouth (English essential)
4. Quebec City (Bilingual imperative BBB)
In the public service, positions require knowledge of English, French, or both English and French. When both official languages are required, the position is designated "bilingual". The proficiency levels for Reading, Writing, and Oral Interaction are the following: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced). Candidates must meet the language requirements of a position before an appointment can be made.
A career with Environment and Climate Change Canada as an environmental enforcement officer is a rewarding line of work that will take you out of the office and into the heart of environmental protection.
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Branch ensures that organizations and individuals respect laws administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada that protect the natural environment, its biodiversity and the health of Canadians. These laws aim to reduce damage and threats to the environment, its ecosystems and its biodiversity for the benefit of all Canadians and the international community.
Environmental Enforcement Officers enforce the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act, and their duties include:
- Conducting inspections to ensure compliance with federal environmental laws. Inspections can take place in a variety indoor or outdoor environments, including remote outdoor locations requiring access by boat, aircraft, or all-terrain vehicle;
- Conducting investigations into alleged violations of federal environmental laws, including taking statements from witnesses or accused persons, preparing and executing search warrants, reviewing and assessing evidence, and preparing court briefs.
- Working with internal and external clients and stakeholders, partner law enforcement and regulatory enforcement agencies, and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
Environmental Enforcement Officers are required to wear uniforms and carry officer safety equipment (such as: duty belt, body armour, hand cuffs, baton and prohibited weapons such as OC spray). Environmental Enforcement Officers work in both indoor and outdoor environments, and in all climates. Enforcement Officers must be skilled communicators capable of working effectively with clients, stakeholders, and partners - sometimes in stressful and time-sensitive situations where there is danger to the environment, human life or health, when the illegal release of a regulated substance has occurred or is about to occur.
Intent of the process
Environment and Climate Change Canada will periodically access applications received as positions become available. Applicants who meet the pre-screening qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. The intent is to permanently staff GT-04 positions as a part of the Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Officer Development Program in various locations across the Atlantic Region and Quebec Region.
Positions to be filled:
Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of post-secondary school diploma (includes community college, CEGEP, technical college or university) related to the duties of the position (e.g. chemistry, biology, environmental studies, police sciences, law, natural resource law enforcement or criminology).
EXP1 - Experience in planning and conducting inspections or investigations in environmental or regulatory fields.
EXP2 - Experience collecting and interpreting environmental or regulatory † field data.
Regulatory means data collected under the auspices of a law enforcement or regulatory program.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
AEX1 - Experience in environmental sampling techniques.
AEX2- Experience working in remote locations and in extreme northern environments.
AEX3- Experience working with indigenous communities.
AEX4 - Experience working in an industrial setting.
AEX5 - Experience in investigative techniques such as interviewing, statement taking, completion of search warrants and preparing court briefs.
AEX6 - Experience in investigating criminal or regulatory infractions.
AEX7 - Experience in environmental law enforcement.
AEX8 - Experience in planning, leading and/or managing complex enforcement files, including those that may involve other departments or external agencies.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative CBC
Bilingual imperative BBB
Information on language requirements
K1 - Knowledge of regulatory enforcement processes. ‡
K2 - Knowledge of inspection and investigation techniques and procedures. ‡
K3 - Knowledge of occupational safety and health procedures associated to the tasks of an enforcement officer. ‡
K4 - Knowledge of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and the pollution prevention provisions of Fisheries Act. ‡
K5 - Knowledge of enforcement responses to non-compliance of CEPA 1999 and the Fisheries Act ‡
Completion of designation training as either an Enforcement Officer or Emergencies Officer will be accepted as meeting the knowledge factors.
COMP1 - Communication (level 1)
COMP2 - Initiative/Adaptability (level 1)
COMP3 - Result Orientation (level 1)
COMP4 - Teamwork (level 1)
COMP5 - Analytical Thinking (level 1)
COMP6 - Stress Management (level 1)
AB1 - Ability to communicate effectively orally.
AB2 - Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance
1 - Environmental Enforcement Officers must successfully complete designation training.
2 - Requirement to successfully complete initial and annual Occupational Health and Safety training
3 - Willing to obtain and maintain First-Aid/CPR training
4 - Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
5 - Successfully complete and maintain an occupational health assessment, including both physical and psychological evaluations.
6 - Willingness to wear departmental uniform, body armour, officer safety equipment including restricted weapons.
7 - Requirement to travel by small vessel, aircraft, off-road vehicle and travel over rough terrain and water.
8 - May be required to be on call, work weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, irregular hours, shift work, and overtime as required and be available to do so
9 - Must provide a full set of fingerprints.
10 - Must submit to systematic checks of criminal record
11 - Willingness and ability to travel
12 - Participate in the Officer Development Program of ECCC Enforcement Branch *
- NOTE: The Enforcement Officer Development Program and required training are held during the GT-04 employment period. The successful completion of the program and the training is a preliminary condition of employment to be promoted at the GT-05 level. For candidates hired from outside of the federal government, the probationary period ends when the candidate achieves promotion at the GT-05 level.
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
Asset qualifications may be used in the screening process. Therefore candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application which of the asset criteria for education and experience they possess.
Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.
If you are an employee of the public service, please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.
If you are an employee of the public service, please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.
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.
Amongst other tools, candidates may be assessed using of the following tools: written exam, interview and reference check.
A pass mark will be established for each qualification. However, achieving the pass mark is not guarantee of an appointment or that candidates will be put through the next stages of the assessment process. A cutoff score and a top-down approach may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.
Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for assessments as scheduled. Rescheduling will only be permitted for accommodation measures or for other exceptional/extenuating circumstances, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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.