Canada nationals: Research Manager

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Burlington, ON or Montreal Island, QC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Languages Required: 
English and French


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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

In addition to the education, experience and asset experience criteria screening questions, the following personal suitability will also be evaluated at the time of application:

  • PS1. Create vision and strategy
  • PS2. Mobilize people
  • PS3. Uphold integrity and respect
  • PS4. Promote innovation and guide change
  • PS5. Achieve results

Please ensure to plan hours in your schedule to answer all the questions that are included in the online application. Therefore, please avoid submitting your application at the last minute.

We are aware that there are a lot of questions to answer, but this will expedite and improve the overall selection process efficiency. We invite you to answer all the questions, for which you meet the requirements.

Failure to answer the questions will result in your application being rejected.

Intent of the process

The need is to staff one indeterminate position in Montreal (QC) or in Burlington (ON).

A pool of qualified candidates may be established. This pool may be used to staff identical or similar positions with various language requirements and various security requirements within the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada across Canada. These positions may be staffed on an indeterminate or temporary 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)


Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position or directly related to contaminants and-or contamination effects studies.


  • EX1. Recent* and significant** experience in leading (including conceptualizing, planning, and implementing) and reporting on science based programs or multiple simultaneous projects related to aquatic environment.
  • EX2. Recent* and significant** in preparing and assessing environmental sciences research proposals, tracking progress and reporting on the outcomes.
  • EX3. Recent* and significant** in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with different stakeholders such as : federal departments, other levels of government, private sector, non-governmental, international organizations, on science based projects related to the environment
  • EX4. Recent* and significant** in the management of scientific and technical human resources*** as well as financial and material resources.

* Recent experience means in the past five years.

** Significant experience means an experience that is an integral part of the duties of the candidate over a period of at least 2 years.

*** Human resources management is defined as: candidates must clearly demonstrate that they have performed at least three of the following four functions: supervised staff, assigned work, managed and assessed performance and/or developed staffing plans or contributed to their development. Candidates must also indicate the number of staff they supervised.


  • PS1. Create vision and strategy
  • PS2. Mobilize people
  • PS3. Uphold integrity and respect
  • PS4. Promote innovation and guide change
  • PS5. Achieve results

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


  • EXA1. Recent* experience in providing advice and recommendations to a Director**** on science related management issues through presentations and/or briefings and/or strategic documents.

* Recent experience means in the past five years.

****A Director is a third party able to make decisions on authorizing multiple projects and-or programs.

  • EXA2. Experience in leading governmental level initiatives and/or working groups – at the federal or provincial level, or in another country, or in an international organization.

N.B.: Based on the hiring division’s needs, additional asset qualifications and operational requirements may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.

Management may decide to seek all qualified candidates of the pool, at an opportune time, for an update of the evolutionary assets.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

**N.B The intention of the department is to staff a bilingual position on a "Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC" basis. However, the department may use this process to staff positions on a "Bilingual non-imperative CBC/CBC" basis if no qualified "Bilingual Imperative" candidates are identified. Therefore, we encourage all candidates, regardless of their language profile to apply.


  • K1. Knowledge of federal science priorities and programs related to water and aquatic contaminants.
  • K2. Knowledge of national and international trends, challenges and emerging issues in aquatic contaminant research.


  • AB1. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • AB2. Ability to prioritize work
  • AB3. Ability to synthesize complex information and provide advice to a Director****.

****A Director is a third party able to make decisions on authorizing multiple projects and-or programs.

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


To increase the representation of designated employment equity groups.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority


Programs related travels may be required in remote areas in Canada.

Conditions of employment

Secret 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.

Several methods of assessment may be used to assess potential candidates (written exam, interview, reference check, etc.). Please note that any information provided through this selection process may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential or other qualifications, including the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

If you are already working for the Public Service, please clearly identify your substantive group and level, your employment status, and PRI on your application.

Successful candidate(s) will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). 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 the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).


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

Véronica Baril, Human Resources Advisor