Local recruitment: Senior Technologist

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Ottawa, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

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

You must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how you meet the education and experience factors listed. In order to do so, you must provide concrete examples in the provided area. The assessment board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. Note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the experience questionnaire. Failure to clearly demonstrate in the questionnaire how you meet the education and experience, both essential and asset where applicable, may result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


The position consists of using a geographical information system (GIS) to interpret different satellite based images (visible, infrared and synthetic aperture radar (SAR)) to identify and analyze sea and lake ice. In addition, the analyst monitors Canadian waters for potential illegal pollution discharges and provides reports to responding agencies. The position also involves collaborating with, and participating in, scientific and technical research.

Analysts are working on a shift rotation from 6:00 to midnight, seven days a week, for an average of 37.5 hours per week.

Work environment

Environment and Climate Change Canada has just been recognized as the 2nd best employer of 2021 in Canada by Forbes!

What makes us different?
– An exceptional mandate of protecting the environment and its natural heritage.
– An organization which recognizes work contribution and supports you in your career aspirations.
– A collaborative environment where our services are offered to a scientific community and a department that values innovation.

Intent of the process

The intent of this anticipatory process is to have a pool of qualified candidates to only staff positions at the Canadian Ice Service (CIS) in Ottawa.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

E1: College diploma/certificate or university degree from a recognized institution with an acceptable specialization in geography, geographic information system (GIS), geomatics, oceanography, meteorology, remote sensing or in an other scientific discipline related to the position.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience using ArcGIS or other similar geographic information system applications (GIS). Experience acquired during education is considered valid

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

Bilingual – Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Bilingual – Non-imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

K1: Knowledge of remote sensing principles.

Abilities & Skills:
A1: Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
A2: Ability to assess and interpret satellite imagery.
A3: Ability to plan and organize work to successfully complete tasks within tight deadlines.

Personal Suitability:
PS1: Adaptability
PS2: Client Service Orientation
PS3: Dependability
PS4: Team Player

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

Asset Qualifications:

Asset Experience:
AEX1: Experience in an operational environment.

Asset Knowledge:
AK1: Knowledge of the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for interpreting marine ice
AK2: Knowledge of the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for interpreting marine oil pollution

Organizational Needs:
In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal person, Person with a Disability, Member of visible Minority group, Woman.

* We encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire if you wish to be considered for these opportunities. To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE groups.

To learn more about employment equity, click on the link below.

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements:
Willingness and able to work overtime with minimal notice.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Shift work – rotating shifts covering 6:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week for an average of 37.5 hours per week.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use various methods of shortlisting of candidates at any stage of the process.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though they do not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. For more information please click on “Degree Equivalency” in the Education section above.


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

Lily Tabb, Human Resources Advisor
[email protected]





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