Canada nationals: Compliance Promotion Officer & Environmental Emergencies Program Officer

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Various, , CA

Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

Stream 1: Compliance Promotion Officer
Stream 2: Environmental Emergencies Program Officer

Intent of the process

The intent of this position is to staff one (1) English Essential indeterminate position in the Environmental Emergency team (Stream 2). In addition, there may be one (1) or more anticipatory position(s) in Stream 1 and/or Stream 2. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic requirements, various security requirements, various Conditions of Employment, and/or various tenures (indeterminate, term, acting, assignment, secondment and/or deployment) within Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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)


Education (All streams):
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.

Degree equivalency


Experience (All streams):
EX1 – Experience* in implementing technical or scientific projects related to environmental protection.

EX2 – Experience* in drafting, analyzing, or interpreting technical, scientific, or regulatory documents for educational or informational purposes.

*Experience is defined as the depth and breadth of workplace experience spanning approximatively one year.

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


Asset Qualifications:

Education (All streams):
AED1 – A master’s degree or a post-graduate degree from a recognized post secondary institution in a science relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


Experience (All streams):
AEX1 – Experience in implementing programs aiming at compliance with regulations or other regulatory instruments related to environmental protection.

AEX2 – Experience in communicating environmental information to the general public or to specific public groups.

AEX3 – Experience in communicating with First Nations, Inuit, or Metis audiences.

AEX4 – Experience building relationships and/or partnerships with external stakeholders, such as provinces, Environmental/non-Government Organizations (ENGOs), industry and or/ industry associations, or other government departments.

AEX5 – Experience in working (ex: design, operation, maintenance, inspection, or certification) on chemical processes or in the industrial or municipal environmental field.

AEX6 – Experience with the application or administration of requirements of the federal Environmental Emergencies Regulations.

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


English essential

Information on language requirements


Stream 1:
K1 – General knowledge of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and its related regulations, guidelines, codes of practice, or notices, OR general knowledge of the provisions of the Fisheries Act which Environment and Climate Change Canada administers.

Stream 2:
K2 – General knowledge of federal and/or provincial legislation, regulations, and/or policies that relate to environmental emergencies in Canada.


Abilities (All streams):
A1 – Efficient and effective written communication skills.
A2 – Efficient and effective oral communication skills.


Personal Suitability (All streams):
PS1 – Effective interpersonal skills
PS2 – Teamwork
PS3 – Initiative
PS4 – Judgment

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 having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our Engagement Strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Aboriginals, Persons with a Disability or visible minority.

Conditions of employment


Reliability Status security clearance


Willing and able to travel when work requires.
Be willing to work overtime occasionally.
Valid drivers license.

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

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Asset qualifications could be used at the screening stage. Please ensure that your application and resume clearly indicates how you meet these qualifications.

In order to manage the number of applications in the selection process, management may use top-down consideration of scores at various steps in the process, to determine the number of candidates who will be further considered in the process.

Candidates may be required to pay for their travel expenses when attending the required test(s) and interviews.

Acknowledgment 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.

To facilitate the administrative process, current employees of the Government of Canada should indicate their personal record identifier (PRI) and ensure that their employment status, substantive group and level, language results and security clearance are also included.

For this process, we find that email is the most efficient way to communicate with you. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). If you do not wish to receive results by email and if you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

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).


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.

Contact information

John Olyslager

[email protected]