Canada nationals: Manager (Climate Modelling & Analysis Section)

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Victoria, BC, Canada
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***Information to be provided in your application must include Resume and a List of Publications.***

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.


Directs and manages the research programs and financial and human resources of the Climate Modelling and Analysis Section consisting of scientists, visiting fellows, technical, professional and support staff. Main research fields include the development and evaluation of global and regional climate models and seasonal forecast modelling systems, and the application of such models to understanding the climate system, the influence of human activities on the climate system, and development of climate scenarios. This research informs climate change adaptation and mitigation decisions. The incumbent will: direct research programs of international calibre to create and advance knowledge in the area of climate model development and use to address questions related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Canada and globally, including an understanding of the causes of changes; manage section’s financial and human resources; advise Environment and Climate Change Canada senior management on the relevance or implications of new research results; develop and maintain effective national and international research partnerships; provide the climate prediction and scenarios information: provide climate science advice relevant to policy and regulatory interests; and have some opportunity to conduct own research on climate change and variability within the scope of the section’s mandate.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one English essential, indeterminate position in Victoria, B.C.: Manager Climate Modelling and Analysis Section.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions within Environment and Climate Change Canada with various tenures (e.g. indeterminate, term, acting, assignment, secondment), language requirements and/or profiles and conditions of employment (including security).

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum) "You must also provide a resume."

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

Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences or discipline related to the duties of the position, or the employer approved alternative.

Note: The employer-approved alternative is an acceptable master's degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience. The degree must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

Degree equivalency

Recent* experience in prioritizing, planning and implementing earth system science programs or multiple related projects.

* Recent means in the past five (5) years

Experience establishing and maintaining earth system science research partnerships or collaborations with federal, academic, private sector, non-governmental or international organizations, in order to advance climate system knowledge.

Recent* experience in management of scientific or technical human resources**, and financial and material resources.

* Recent means in the past five (5) years.

** Human resources management is defined as: candidates must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, and/or assigned work, and/or managed and assessed performance and/or developed staffing plans or contributed to their development (must have two of the four criteria, and indicate the number of staff supervised).

Experience in the synthesis of environmental science and exchange of this information with decision makers in public or private sector or non-governmental organization.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience undertaking and publishing own scientific research in the field of climate model development and evaluation; seasonal to decadal scale climate prediction; or applications of climate models for climate science studies.

Experience in Leadership or participation in national or international multi-agency climate research projects or climate science assessments.

Experience providing relevant and timely science information and advice for climate policy or regulatory or environmental assessment.

Experience in the development or provision of climate data or modelling (scenario) products for climate services.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the climate system, its variability and change.

General knowledge of research activities associated with climate model development and evaluation; or general knowledge of greenhouse gases sources and sinks.

Knowledge of national and international climate science priorities and programs.

Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary group of earth system scientists and support staff.

Ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with departmental, national or international organizations, foreign government or academic research partners.

Ability to synthesize complex scientific information and provide advice to senior management.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Effective interpersonal skills




Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willingness to work overtime

Occasional travel within Canada and internationally.

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

Information to be provided in your application must include a Resume and a List of Publications.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605 and press '0' for assistance.

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Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

The onus is on candidates to demonstrate that they meet all of the above qualifications in order to receive further consideration.

A written exam may be administered.

Interviews may be conducted.

Reference checks may be conducted.

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).

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of staffing.

Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

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, 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.