Natural Resources Canada - Strategic Policy and Results Sector - Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
Ottawa (Ontario), Sherbrooke (Québec)
EG-03 - EG-04; EG-05; EG-06
$54,399 to $88,091
For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada
Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.
Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
The inventory will be used to staff vacancies with various tenures including temporary (casual or part-time worker) and term (including acting appointments) and permanent (indeterminate). Under certain conditions, candidates appointed to a casual or term position may subsequently be appointed indeterminately to the same position. As various positions will be filled from this inventory, a complete statement of merit criteria is not provided at this time. The criteria listed are those requirements to be met for entry into the inventory. Should you be contacted for further consideration, the hiring manager will provide a copy of the complete Statement of Merit Criteria for the position being filled. At that time, you may be required to provide additional information to be used for screening and assessment. The merit criteria may be assessed each time using a variety of assessment methods in accordance with the position requirements. Where relevant and as a means to manage volume, we may randomly select candidates from the inventory as opportunities arise.
The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel:
We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.
Intent of the process
Candidates may be referred from this inventory for various positions based on the needs of the organization, asset qualifications, or random selection. The inventory will be updated every 90 days. If your application is part of the inventory, you will receive a system generated email notice in your applicant account 10 days before that period. The notice will ask you whether your application should continue to remain active for an additional 90 days. Failure to respond to the email will result in the inactivation of your application. You will need to reactivate your application to be considered for staffing opportunities.
The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire must be true. Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring manager. You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected. Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a technical diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in cartography, geomatics, geographic information systems (GIS), geology, geography or another specialty area related to the duties of the position where GIS are used. (EG 03-04-05-06).
Experience manipulating scientific and geospatial data and present them in digital form.
Experience interpreting and synthesizing data and results.
Experience providing advice to technical, scientific and professional staff as well as clients or partners.
Experience coordinating and executing the technical component of data acquisition projects, analysis, processing and presentation.
Experience using digital mapping techniques and practices based on the field.
Experience conducting analytical or experimental activities, investigations, technical production or processing activities in the context of scientific / geospatial projects.
Experience consulting and providing technical advice to senior management, scientists, professionals, partners, suppliers or customers in response to requests for interpretation, validity or accessibility of data / products.
Experience providing technical leadership in the testing and evaluation of new techniques, procedures and equipment.
Experience in monitoring and coordinating the work of technical staff.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience in providing advice and recommendations to clients on the use of geomatics products.
Experience in using client management software, knowledge databases to identify, analyze and report client problems.
Experience in reviewing and writing geomatics product technical documents.
Experience providing services to federal and international clients in a geomatics environment.
Experience providing basic technical training and presentation.
Experience in analyzing and presenting client requirements to management. (EG 04).
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English or French essential
Bilingual imperative: BBB / BBB
Bilingual imperative CBC / CBC
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of cartographic tools and techniques.
Knowledge of common techniques for handling Geospatial Data.
Knowledge of various common software used in the production and processing of maps and geospatial data.
Knowledge of techniques required to design and execute new projects involving technical investigations in support of scientific or geospatial projects.
Knowledge of practices for conducting analyzes, experiments or investigations involving the preparation of instructions and technical specifications.
Knowledge of contracts and agreements for collaboration and service delivery with external clients / partners.
Knowledge of National and international standards, programs and networks.
Knowledge of planning and coordinating the work associated with a project.
Knowledge of trends and technological developments and the long-term use of scientific and geospatial data and databases.
Ability to work effectively with others (EG 03/04/05).
Ability to apply digital and analog mapping techniques to produce maps and graphs according to specifications and standards (EG 03/04).
Ability to identify and analyze problems and recommend viable solutions (EG 04/05/06).
Ability to show initiative and be action-oriented (EG 05).
Ability to structure work and set priorities to meet deadlines (EG 05/06).
Ability to plan (EG 05/06).
Ability to organize and synthesize relevant information obtained from different sources (EG 06).
Adaptability (EG 03/04);
Spirit of collaboration (EG 03/04);
Judgment (EG 03/04/05/06);
Leadership (EG 05/06);
Innovation (EG 06).
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Knowledge of Basic Computer Programming (EG03/04/05/06).
Knowledge of processes to assess customer needs in geomatics. (EG 04).
Knowledge of leadership / supervision techniques to mobilize and lead work teams (EG 05/06).
Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. 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 selected to meet an employment equity gap.
Willing and able to travel.
Willing and able to work flexible hours and work overtime.
** OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WILL VARY ACCORDING TO THE POSITION TO BE FILLED.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Secret Status security clearance
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.
Information on employment equity
1. All applications must be submitted online through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). DO NOT email, fax or mail in applications, as these will NOT be accepted.
2. Acknowledgment of receipts of applications will not be sent; we will only contact successful applicants when the screening process has been completed.
3. It is recommended that you describe the experience examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the Assessment Board can clearly understand. Describe the Situation/Task, the Action you took, what the Results were, what you accomplished and/or what you learned. Your CV/résumé must support content of your response as your responses to these questions will be used as a primary source of information and your CV/résumé will only be used to validate this information.
4. Applicants are required to meet the Essential Qualifications. Asset Qualifications MAY be applied at any point in the assessment process. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to answer Asset Qualifications questions in your online application. Applicants do not need to meet any/all of the Asset Qualifications for consideration, however, possessing any/all of the Asset Qualifications may increase the likelihood of being considered for an appointment.
5. For this staffing process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. This may include: information requests, invitations, online examination administration, provision of assessment results, etc.
6. Applicants must include in their application a valid e-mail address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Some e-mail systems block this type of e-mail so ensure to check / view your spam folder regularly.
7. Candidates should be prepared to provide proof of education (copy of degree/diploma) and citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency.
8. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.
9. Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel costs associated with this selection process.
10. Performance Management Agreements and Talent Management information may be used in the selection of candidates for appointments.
11. An exam may be administered
12. An interview may be conducted
13. Reference checks may be sought
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.