Canada citizens: Senior Policy Advisor

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gatineau, QC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
English and French


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Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

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Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to staff an EC-06, Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB position with a secret security clearance on an indeterminate basis.
A pool of qualified candidates may be created and may be used to staff identical or similar Bilingual imperative positions at Environment and Climate Change Canada with the following tenures: indeterminate, deployment, acting, assignment or secondment and extensions, in the National Capital Region. Note the security profile may vary depending on the position.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology, statistics.

Degree equivalency

Significant experience* conducting research and analysis related to environmental issues.

Significant experience* providing strategic advice, recommendations and briefings to management on environmental policy issues.

*Significant experience is defined as approximately 2 years with considerable depth and breadth.

Experience working with individuals or teams in research or policy development on complex environmental issues.

Experience engaging and coordinating with other departments and/or jurisdictions.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s programs, mandate, and legislation.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to conduct policy research and analysis and provide advice. 
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to work quickly and effectively under pressure.
Ability to lead projects (develop objectives, set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines)

Effective interpersonal skills

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


Experience in conducting research or policy development related to the environmental assessment and/or cumulative effects.

Experience in coordination, planning or issues management.

Experience in the development of environmental assessment policies and practices

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

Information on employment equity


Candidates may be asked to work overtime from time to time, and/or to travel on business occasionally.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Willingness to travel.
Willingness to work flexible hours.
Willingness to work overtime occasionally.

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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The onus is on candidates to demonstrate that they meet all of the above qualifications in order to receive further consideration.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email 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).

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at for further information.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

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.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Wendy Brown, Human Resources Advisor