Canada nationals: Coordinator/Officer Environmental Programs

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Yellowknife and Iqaluit, NT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to staff one (1) indeterminate position in either Iqaluit or Yellowknife. 

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions within Environment and Climate Change Canada, with various linguistic profiles and/or requirements (such as English essential, bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC or CCC/CCC), various security requirements (Reliability, Secret), various conditions of employment as well as tenures (Term, Assignment, Secondment, Acting, Indeterminate, Deployment), which may vary according to the position being staffed.

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)



  • ED1 Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in environmental or biological science, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.


  • EXP1 Experience leading or working in a team regarding the implementation or coordination of an environmental program.
  • EXP2 Experience providing scientific and technical advice, or briefing, on environmental programs or projects .
  • EXP3 Experience in collaborating with officials from the federal government, provincial/territorial governments, Indigenous groups, municipalities, or industry on environmental protection issues.

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

  • English essential


  • K1 Knowledge of environmental protection legislation administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • K2 Knowledge of principles and practices used in the conduct of environmental assessments including the identification of mitigation measures. 
  • K3 Knowledge of environmental assessment processes in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 
  • K4 Knowledge of environmental issues related to industrial and commercial development activities.


  • COMP1 Effective interpersonal relationships
  • COMP2 Judgment 
  • COMP3 Adaptability
  • COMP4 Dependability


  • A1 Ability to communicate effectively orally. 
  • A2 Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • A3 Ability to effectively organize and prioritize in order to meet objectives.

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



  • AED1 Post-graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in an environmental or biological science or other science relevant to the position.


  • AEXP1 Experience with the environmental assessment of large project proposals such as mines, oil and gas production or pipeline developments, major infrastructure, etc.
  • AEXP2 Experience supervising staff.
  • AEXP3 Experience in planning, writing or evaluating technical documentation such as: environmental impact assessment and advice; environmental monitoring studies.
  • AEXP4 Experience in conducting Indigenous or stakeholder consultations.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

  • Travel required including travel to remote communities and locations.
  • Work extended hours and conduct field visits.
  • A Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates will be required to complete a Personal Health Declaration as the postings are in locations considered to be an isolated post. In addition, project site visits often involve chartered aircraft, the use of ice roads and boats to remote sites where medical facilities and services are not readily accessible.

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.
  • A test may be administered.
  • An interview may be administered.
  • Reference checks may be sought.
  • You must provide proof of your education credentials.
  • Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. 
  • Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure 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. Candidates should be aware that confidential information such as assessment results will be communicated via the provided email. Please ensure that you check your e-mail regularly.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent. We will contact candidates when the screening process is completed. 
  • 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.

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

Contact information

Georgina Williston, Head