Canada nationals: Geoinformatics Specialist

Natural Resources Canada

Dartmouth, NS, CA

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.

Assessment accommodation

**Eligible veterans and CAF members may apply.** The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada’s diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel:

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one PC-02 position located at Natural Resources Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Natural Resources Canada at the PC-02 group and level with various tenures (determinate period or permanent), various linguistic requirements (imperative and/or non-imperative), language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential and Bilingual) and profiles (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements (Reliability Status, Secret), various conditions of employment and for various locations

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Significant* experience in relational database development and management such as Oracle.
Experience using programming languages such as C/C++, C#, PL/SQL and Python.
Experience defining, analysing and integrating data.
Experience working with geospatial data.
Experience preparing reports, technical documentation or system specifications.

*Significant experience refers to the depth and breadth of experience that would normally have been gained performing the duties for a period of approximately two (2) years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of concepts and techniques of relational database development and management.
Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Knowledge of programming languages and application development.

Abilities & Competencies:
Ability to apply or modify methods and techniques to manipulate and analyse data.
Ability to develop relational databases and integrate data.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Personal Suitabilities:
Effective interpersonal skills

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

Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.

Degree equivalency

Experience in analyzing marine or physical science data.
Experience developing relational databases for scientific applications.

Willingness and able to do field work.
Medical clearance in accordance with Treasury Board Occupational Health Evaluation Standards for field work.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Reference checks may/will be sought
An interview may/will be sought
A written examination may/will be administered

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.
Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

Natural Resources Canada is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from qualified people and encourage members of the designated groups (Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and Women) to apply and to self-identify.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.


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

Sandra Chevarie – Human Resources Advisor

[email protected]





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