Canada nationals: Program Officer

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


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If you meet the essential qualifications, you may then be invited to participate in a written exam. If you do not meet the essential criteria, your application will not be considered any further.

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Intent of the process

To staff 1 indeterminate position
To staff 1 determinate position

A pool of qualified candidates may be created and could be used to staff similar positions with various tenures (indeterminate, term, acting, deployment, assignment or secondment) at Environment and Climate Change Canada - Quebec region

Positions to be filled: 2

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 institution in a field relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Specialization courses must be acceptable and have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily as part of a degree program in the required field of specialization.

Degree equivalency


Recent* experience in managing environmental projects involving multiple stakeholders.

Experience in developing and implementing management tools for environmental programs.

Experience in collaborating or partnering with non-governmental organizations, such as non-profit groups, community organizations and Aboriginal groups.

Experience in administering and overseeing funding programs, including evaluating proposals, making funding recommendations, negotiating funding agreements and tracking project progress.

Experience in synthesizing information obtained from multiple sources into briefing notes, reports, presentations or presentations to inform decision-makers.

*The term 'recent experience' refers to experience gained in the last three (3) years.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of key environmental issues that may affect aquatic ecosystems, particularly in Quebec and Atlantic region.

Knowledge of key stakeholders involved in the environmental community in Quebec.

Knowledge of the Government of Canada's procedures and regulations related to contribution agreements and agreements.

Knowledge of best practices for negotiating transfer payment agreements, monitoring compliance with terms and conditions, and monitoring progress based on deliverables.


Ability to reach the cooperation of many governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and partners to build consensus and negotiate agreements with program partners and collaborators.

Ability to coordinate and monitor projects.

Ability to analyze information from a variety of sources, provide advice and recommendations to management.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.


Good interpersonal relationships

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


A degree from a recognized academic institution with an acceptable specialization in biological sciences, ecological sciences, physical sciences or other environmental science.

Degree equivalency


Recent* experience in implementing the departmental grants and contributions process.

Experience in contributing to or supporting the planning and delivery of government programs, including the development of program tools such as guidelines, procedures, and application and evaluation forms.

Experience working as part of a virtual team.

*The term 'recent experience' refers to experience gained in the last (2) two years.

Operational requirements:

Consent to travel and be able to do so.
Consent to overtime when required and be able to do so.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Condition of employment:

Valid driver’s licence.

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


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

Virginie Levac - Human Resources Advisor

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