Canada nationals: Physical Scientist (GIS and Data Management Officer)

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


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The GIS and data management officer will provide GIS analysis and mapping technical support to programs in CWS Northern Region. He/she will create, design, and maintain spatial and information data files and databases for the Region. He/she will be responsible for quality assurance of the Region's databases.

Intent of the process

A qualified pool of candidates will be established and may be used to staff this position and similar positions on an acting, term or indeterminate basis.

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 physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.


  • EXP1- Experience designing and producing various types of geospatial products to support programs and projects. 
  • EXP2- Experience compiling, integrating and documenting multiscale geospatial data from various sources in the context of wildlife habitat or ecosystem planning or species conservation.
  • EXP3- Experience in developing and managing large and complex databases and in ensuring quality control of data sets.

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



  • AsED1- 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.
  • AsED2- Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


  • AEXP1 - Experience in the analysis of geospatial data pertaining to wildlife, habitat or ecosystems. 
  • AEXP2 - Experience working effectively with Indigenous communities and governments, federal/territorial government departments, regulators, environmental non-government organizations, or industry on environmental protection or wildlife issues. 
  • AEXP3- Experience with the coding language and performing analysis within R Studio. 
  • AEXP4-Experience manipulating and querying data within Microsoft Access databases.

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

English essential


  • K1- Knowledge of geospatial analysis and mapping theories as well as ESRI GIS software package (ArcMap, ArcCatalogue etc) capabilities.


  • COMP1 - Effective Interpersonal Relationships 
  • COMP2 - Initiative 
  • COMP3 – Attention to detail 
  • COMP4 – Dependability


  • AB1 - Ability to work in cross-cultural teams. 
  • AB2 - Ability to communicate effectively orally. 
  • AB3 - Ability to communicate effectively in writing. 
  • AB4 - Ability to plan, organize and set priorities.

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

Organizational Needs:

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.

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. 
  • 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.

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.


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:

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:

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

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.

Contact information

Arvind Singh