Environmental Officer
Government of Canada
Quebec City, QC
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security
Québec (Québec), Valcartier (Québec)
$68,891 to $82,590
For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 26 May 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

To be appointed to the position, you must have all the essential qualifications. Other qualifications may be relevant to the selection of the person appointed to the position. Some of the qualifications (essential or otherwise) will be assessed using your application. It is your responsibility to provide relevant examples demonstrating how you meet each requirement. If you fail to do so, your application may be rejected.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates through emails and/or through the www.canada.ca/government-jobs applicant account. Candidates participating in this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and that their system accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block the receipt of these types of email).

The Environmental Officer provides advice and guidance, analyzes environmental issues related to laws, regulations, policies, programs, conducts various projects according to environmental program priorities, conducts training and conducts audits environmental compliance. The main environmental aspects considered are the management of hazardous materials, halocarbons, the management of petroleum storage systems, the management of contaminated sites, species and their habitats.

Work environment
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for the management of Canada's fisheries and the protection of Canada's waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a special operating agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that directly contribute to the safety, protection and accessibility of Canada's waterways. Thanks to our 10,000 or so dedicated employees, we are present in more than 400 locations in Canada.

The Department of National Defense (DND) is one of the largest employers in the federal government, providing more than 70 civilian career opportunities. DND's role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) so that they can carry out their operations and their mission at home and abroad. As a civilian employee, you will have an important role in the Defense Team.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill :
  • 1 temporary position for one year at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • 1 permanent position within the Department of National Defense
A pool of partially qualified candidates will be created to fill similar positions within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and National Defense.
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)

Education :
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.

Degree definition : Unless it is otherwise specified (e.g., Master’s degree), the term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.

Degree equivalency

Experiences :
  • Recent and significant experience* in providing advice and recommendations in an environmental field
  • Recent and significant experience* in analyzing and interpreting scientific data and writing reports or technical documents
  • Recent and significant experience* in environmental project management and / or environmental program delivery
Definition of 'Environmental field': an area related to environmental compliance management, pollution prevention, contaminated site management, environmental protection or resource conservation.

  • Recent and significant experience means 2 years of experience gained over the last 5 years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experiences :
  • Experience in the management of contaminated lands
  • Experience in the analysis and development of internal guidelines for environmental compliance with respect to environmental laws, regulations and policies
  • Experience in project management related to ecology or wildlife management
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
French essential
Bilingual imperative, BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate orally
Ability to communicate in writing
Ability to identify, analyze and evaluate environmental issues and make appropriate recommendations
Ability to interpret regulatory requirements in the environment
Ability to manage priorities

Work effectively with others

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Ability to analyze a problem related to a contaminated site and to make recommendations.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

  • Be able and willing to travel frequently to remote areas on small aircraft, vehicles or boats, sometimes under difficult weather and road conditions
  • Have a Class 5 driver's license in good standing
  • Be fit and willing to work overtime as needed.
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 test will be administered.
A situational exercise may be administered.
An interview will be administered.
Reference checks will be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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

Official language proficiency: due to its unique character, this essential qualification could be assessed and required solely upon appointment. It is therefore the candidate’s responsibility to inform the person in charge of the selection process if he/she obtains the linguistic requirements after the pool has been established. Also, a person who initially failed linguistic testing could be reintroduced into the pool of qualified candidates during the pool’s validity period if, for example, he/she is assessed again through another selection process or following linguistic training.

Candidates from outside the federal Public Service may be required to pay for their own travel expenses for assessment.

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.