Climate Services Research Affiliate

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Gatineau, QC, CA

Important messages

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The selected student will have the opportunity to be a member of a fast-paced, motivated team to support the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) in the provision of climate services. The research focus could include topics such as the development of climate information and the computation of historical and future projections of climate indices, tailored for specific stakeholders. The duties of the student may include reviews of scientific literature, quantitative research, computation of climate indices, data analysis, visualization of results, writing summary reports for managers, and/or presenting results to a wide variety of audiences.

Work environment

The CCCS is an exciting new organization within Environment and Climate Change Canada that has been established by the federal government to provide climate information and innovative decision-support tools to help build resilience to climate change in Canada. As a whole-of-government initiative, the CCCS aims to provide user-driven climate services based on authoritative climate data, with the ultimate goal of allowing Canadians to make climate-smart adaptation decisions leading to a more resilient Canada.

The student will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a collaborative effort between multiple federal government departments, other levels of government, and regional climate expert organizations.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) “Describing how you meet the qualifications.”

Contact information for 2 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

– Must be currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate program in a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada in atmospheric science, climate science, or other related discipline.

Degree equivalency

In the context of student recruitment in the Federal Public Service, experience can be acquired through studies, work experience or volunteer activities.
– At least one year of experience analyzing climate or meteorological datasets.
– Experience with scientific programming (e.g. Python, R, or shell scripting, etc.).
– Experience with data-visualization

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

English or French

Information on language requirements

– A thorough understanding of climate change impacts in Canada, emission scenarios, and climate modeling.

– Ability to communicate through reports, papers, and oral presentations to a wide range of audiences.

– Teamwork
– Initiative
– Multitasking Skills

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


– Experience working with Linux/Unix
– Experience in statistical analysis of outputs of global or regional climate models (GCMs or RCMs).
– Experience using climate projections to generate climate change impact information for stakeholders.

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

Qualifications may be evaluated by a wide range of tools and methods. Consequently, a written exam, an interview, reference checks or other evaluation methods may be sought in this process. Applicants need to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for their evaluation at the appointed time. A passing note will be established for all of the evaluated qualifications.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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

Contact information

Sophie Gendron, HR Advisor
[email protected]





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