Canada nationals: Policy Analyst (Professional Development Program)

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Environment and Climate Change Canada – Meteorological Service of Canada
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Gatineau (QuĂ©bec), MontrĂ©al Island (QuĂ©bec)
$68,666 to $77,696

For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

Closing date: 21 July 2021 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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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

ECCC is committed to attaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or visible minorities may be selected for appointment first to fulfill organizational needs. This organizational need may be invoked at any stage of the selection process.

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

As an Economics and Social Science Services Group Professional Development Program (EC-PDP) participant, you will have the opportunity to advance from the EC-03 to the EC-05 level.

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Work environment

Environment and Climate Change Canada has just been recognized as the 2nd best employers of 2021 in Canada by Forbes!

What makes us different?
– An exceptional mandate of protecting the environment and its natural heritage.
– An organization which recognizes work contribution and supports you in your career aspirations.
– A collaborative environment where our services are offered to a scientific community and a department that values innovation.

The Meteorological Service of Canada is a branch within ECCC responsible for monitoring atmospheric conditions, providing weather forecasts and alerting Canadians to severe weather. The Policy and Partnerships division operates as the core strategic interface with other government departments, provinces and territories and international, bilateral and multilateral partnerships, providing leadership for policy, planning and international affairs.

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to indeterminately staff two EC-03 positions as a part of the Policy Analyst Professional Development Program (EC) in the Meteorological Service of Canada.

A pool of qualified candidates may be created and may be used to staff identical Policy Analyst Professional Development Program (EC) positions at ECCC within various locations across Canada and with various linguistic profiles and requirements, security requirements and tenures.

Please indicate in your application your preferred work location(s). Additional locations, other than those listed, may be considered based on the needs of the position being staffed.

If employees of the core public administration who already occupy positions as indeterminate EC-03 are selected within this process, deployments may be considered first.

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)

Candidates must clearly explain in detail how they meet the essential and asset experience qualifications by indicating HOW (clearly explain your duties), WHEN and for HOW LONG (date and length of time in months or years), and WHERE (employer and geographic location) this experience was acquired. One approach is to write one or two paragraphs demonstrating, with clear and accurate details, how you meet the criteria. A person may be appointed to the position without meeting any or all of the asset qualifications; however, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.
Note: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. A specialization achieved through coursework is defined as at least 3 semester-based courses (or an equivalent of one year-long course and one course of regular length). The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

(E1) Experience: writing reports and synthesizing information.

(E2) Experience: conducting research and analysis in relation to policies, strategies, or programs.

(E3) Experience: in providing input into or preparing briefing notes, reports, memoranda or presentations in a professional setting.

Note: Professional setting experience also includes volunteer, research or internship positions (paid or unpaid).

(E4) Experience: working on a project in the workplace that involves a collaborative process.

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

Various language requirements
1. English or French Essential,
2. English Essential,
3. French Essential
4. Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

(K1) Knowledge of environmental issues.
(K2) Knowledge of current Government of Canada priorities concerning environmental issues.
(K3) Knowledge of the federal government’s role and structure.

(C1) Competency: Analytical thinking
(C2) Competency: Attention to detail
(C3) Competency: Critical judgment
(C4) Competency: Communication (includes written and verbal)
(C5) Competency: Flexibility/adaptability
(C6) Competency: Information gathering and processing
(C7) Competency: Innovation /initiative
(C8) Competency: Results Orientation
(C9) Competency: Strategic thinking
(C10) Competency: Stress Management
(C11) Competency: Teamwork

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


(AED1) A masters degree or PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution.

(AED2) Completed post-secondary coursework on atmospheric science, weather, water quantity, ice, climate, and/or air quality.

Degree equivalency

(AEXP1) Experience in preparing research or analysis on policy issues related to atmospheric science, weather, water quantity, ice, climate, and/or air quality.

(AEXP2) Experience in working or volunteering for an organization that engages in atmospheric science, weather, water quantity, ice, climate, and/or air quality monitoring.

Conditions of employment

Security: Various security clearances, depending on the position being staffed: Reliability or Secret

Willing and able to travel
Willing and able to work overtime on short notice

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

Top-down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process. Please note that achieving a pass mark on any of the assessment used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a cut-off mark that is higher than the pass mark on any evaluation used throughout the process.

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.

Candidates invited to an interview will be asked to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Environment and Climate Change Canada will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Please ensure you check your e-mail periodically.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language (French or English) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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

Sophie Gendron, Human Resources AdvisorAlexandra Gaudreau-Duquette, Human Resources Assistant
[email protected][email protected]

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