Canada nationals: Protected Areas Specialist, Coastal Ecosystem Specialist and Environmental Assessment Coordinator
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Please clearly identify the stream(s) that you are applying on:
Stream 1 – Protected Areas Specialist and Coastal Ecosystem Specialist
Stream 2 – Environmental Assessment Coordinator
The Protected Areas Specialist will lead specific projects within the CWS Northern Region protected areas program. Specifically, this position will represent CWS on up to two community-based committees that manage nearby protected areas; will coordinate and/or undertake bird and habitat monitoring projects in protected areas; will lead community consultations; will represent CWS on regional or national committees; will supervise one or more employees, and undertake other duties as required.
The Coastal Ecosystem Specialist will lead specific projects within the CWS Northern Region protected areas program. Specifically, this position will represent CWS on up to two community-based committees that manage nearby protected areas; will coordinate and/or undertake seabird and seabird habitat monitoring projects in protected areas; will lead community consultations; will represent CWS on regional or national committees; will supervise one or more employees, and undertake other duties as required.
The Environmental Assessment Coordinator will coordinate reviews and comments for CWS about development projects that are proceeding through environmental impact assessment in Nunavut; will review and process applications related to Species at Risk; may represent CWS on one community-based committee that manages nearby protected areas.
Intent of the process
This pool of qualified candidates may be used by Environment and Climate Change Canada and by other federal departments and agencies for similar positions with similar requirements in Iqaluit, Whitehorse, and Yellowknife.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Education (Stream 1 and 2):
• 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.
(Streams 1 and 2)
• Experience analyzing and interpreting information on environmental issues, ecosystems, habitats or species.
• Experience working effectively with Indigenous communities and organizations, government, regulators, environmental non-government organizations, or industry on environmental protection or wildlife issues.
• Experience leading or participating in multi-stakeholder partnerships focused on issues or activities related to environmental conservation.
• Experience leading, planning, or managing wildlife or conservation programs or surveys in remote locations OR significant experience* conducting wildlife or habitat programs or surveys in remote locations.
* Significant experience means experience obtained by the candidate that is representative of the depth and breadth of experience that would normally have been gained performing the duties for a period of approximately three (3) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Asset Education (Streams 1 and 2):
• Graduation with an advanced degree (Masters, Doctorate) from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.
(Streams 1 and 2)
• Experience leading programs or projects on habitat conservation, including protected area programs or projects, or species at risk conservation or migratory bird conservation.
• Experience handling firearms.
• Experience participating in regulatory processes as a regulator or subject matter expert.
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations on collaborative projects in a northern environment.
• Experience in coaching or mentoring colleagues or other individuals.
• Experience leading field projects related to seabirds or coastal birds.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
(Streams 1 and 2)
• Knowledge of impacts of development on wildlife and measures to mitigate these impacts.
• Knowledge of bird or other wildlife monitoring techniques, and analysis and interpretation of data resulting from monitoring.
• Knowledge of various types of protected areas in Northern Canada.
• Knowledge of environmental assessment processes and principles.
Abilities (Streams 1 and 2):
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to plan, organize and set priorities.
• Ability to provide scientific and technical advice on environmental or wildlife issues to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
• Ability to develop cross-cultural relationships.
Personal Suitability (Streams 1 and 2):
• Effective Interpersonal skills
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
(Streams 1 and 2)
• Knowledge of the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements.
• Knowledge of Inuit culture, society and economy.
• Knowledge of sea duck or seabird breeding biology and conservation issues.
Asset Ability (Streams 1 and 2):
• Ability to communicate in Inuktitut.
Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to ensuring a fair and equitable representation and distribution of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities reflective of their representation in the Canadian workforce.
PREFERENCE IN ALL POSITIONS IN NUNAVUT WILL BE GIVEN TO NUNAVUT INUIT.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Conditions of employment may vary depending on the position to be staffed. They may include some or all of the following:
• Willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours and weekends on occasion.
• Willing and able to travel within Canada, including travel to remote locations in Nunavut.
• Willing and able to travel in boats, off-road vehicles or small aircraft.
• Possess a valid driver’s license.
• Willing and able to obtain a Health Canada medical clearance.
• Willing and able to perform fieldwork in remote locations with possibly no amenities or services for up to 6 consecutive weeks at a time, including:
- Willing and able to obtain and maintain First Aid Training certification.
- Willing and able to work in adverse environmental conditions.
- Willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms, and
- Willing and able to carry and use firearms in the field.
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.
WE ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ON-LINE.
Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line: Applicants can create a profile and retrieve stored application(s) (personal information, covering letter and résumé) previously submitted and modify them, if necessary, before submitting the application. Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
Should you be unable to apply on-line or you are unable to access PSRS for any reason, please submit your application, quoting the Selection Process Number, to the application contact listed on the poster on or before the closing date.
CANDIDATES THAT DO NOT APPLY ONLINE MUST PREPARE A COVER LETTER on how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential qualifications. Candidates must use each of the education and experience criteria as a header. Under each corresponding header you must write no more than 500 words that state exactly how you meet the education and experience factors. You must state clearly where and when you obtained the education and experiences, including the educational institution, and by identifying the employer(s) or organization(s) where you obtained the required experience factors, as well as concrete examples demonstrating your experiences. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being rejected. Candidates must also demonstrate how they meet the ASSET by using the same format. For this part of the screening process, resumes will only be used as a secondary source to validate the essential experience listed in the cover letter.
Additional allowances will be provided for these positions in accordance with the National Joint Council's Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive. Here is some basic information. More detailed information can be found at the following link: http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/ipgh-pile/index-eng.php.
You may also be eligible for the Northern residents deductions when you file your tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency. More information can be found at the following link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns24....
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. Please provide concrete examples of how you meet each essential education and experience qualification. You will be asked to provide this information during the application process. Your resume will be used to confirm the information provided. A lack of information may result in your application not being considered.
Candidates invited to an interview will be asked to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.
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. Please ensure you check your e-mail periodically.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language (French or English) 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.