Canada citizens: Environmental Specialist (Various Fields)

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Montreal, QC, Canada 🇨🇦

Environmental Services lends its expertise to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and other federal departments in carrying out their mandates, including environmental issues. Under general supervision, specialists manage projects, studies, investigations, compliance assessments and audits on a variety of issues in addition to proposing appropriate actions in support of compliance of both departmental, federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal regulations and standards.
Work environment
A wide range of opportunities exist for individuals seeking new challenges in a highly dynamic work environment. Joining PSPC is advantageous for several reasons:
Our offices are located in major urban centers of Montréal and Québec; those in Montréal have easy access to public transport (subway, train station, bus) while those in Québec, surrounded by nature, adjoin an arboretum and have a fantastic view of the river no matter the season!
Since January 2018, employees of Place Bonaventure have been working in an activity-based work environment. What does this mean? There are various types of work stations suited to diverse tasks, meaning that you won’t have an assigned workspace. Make your workplace your own! 
• Reflection rooms
• Telephone booths
• Collaboration spaces with a TV screen
• Adjustable work stations
• Latest tools and tech
• WiFi everywhere
• And much more!
Take advantage of alternative working arrangements including telework, a compressed workweek, or a flexible schedule all while contributing to an organization dedicated to ensuring the well-being of its staff. In fact, PSPC is the first department to appoint a mental health Ombudsman.
Did you know that PSPC was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2018 for a second year in a row? We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!
Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one position at PSPC, the length of which is two years (renewable), by fall 2018; to this end, a CV extraction is planned for June 18, 2018.
The first round of evaluation will also be used to staff a position, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, at the Department of National Defence.
Many rounds of extraction and evaluation may be conducted in order to create pools which may be used to staff identical or similar positions within PSPC whose duration, linguistic profile, and/or security requirements could vary depending on the position to be staffed.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
Your résumé.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
You must have a degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with specialization in biology, physics, chemistry, geology, engineering or another science related to the duties of the position.
Degree equivalency
You must have approximately three (3) years’ experience acquired over approximately the last five (5) years in the following areas:
1. Management of environmental projects
2. Advisory service delivery in the environment field
3. Data analysis, development of options and making recommendations on environmental issues
You must also possess approximately two (2) years’ experience acquired over approximately the last ten (10) years in three (3) of the following areas of expertise:
• Green procurement
• Sustainable buildings and certifications
• Greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation and GHG compensation projects
• Climate change
• Potable water
• Waste water
• Halocarbons
• Hazardous materials
• Waste
• Sustainable development strategy
• Environmental management systems
• Environmental compliance audits
• Environmental impact assessment
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Graduate degree from a recognized postsecondary institution in a scientific field relevant to the position to be staffed
Degree equivalency
Experience in petroleum product system management
Willingness and ability to travel using different modes of transportation, based on the requirements of the assignment
Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
French Essential
Information on language requirements
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills
Knowledge of federal environmental protection legislation and regulations and / or knowledge of environmental management and greening practices related to the areas of expertise sought
Knowledge of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and related federal policies
Client Service competency – Level 1: Delivers high-quality client service
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
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 targeted groups when you apply.
An interview and/or test may be administered. Reference checks may also be sought. 
A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.
Candidates are asked to submit their application by using the online system. Those with absolutely no access to Internet and no access to apply online are to contact Michael Moreau to make alternative arrangements.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.