Indigenous Engagement and Science Advisor



Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service – Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario), FO-02, $81,112 to $100,189

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 4 March 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who 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

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.

Please note that the screening/text questions in the on-line application may be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

In order to have your application considered, all screening/text questions must be answered. Candidates must provide CONCRETE EXAMPLES WHICH DEMONSTRATE, how they meet the education requirement and the experience factors listed in the essential qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities.

If you do not clearly demonstrate how you meet all screening criteria, your application will be rejected. Your application may also be rejected if it has incomplete information. We will not contact you to request information that is missing from your application. Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the education and/or experience described in the screening/text questions.

Intent of the process

A pool of (fully or partially qualified) candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Natural Resources Canada with various tenures, various language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, or Bilingual), linguistic requirements (imperative and/or non-imperative) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements (Reliability status or Secret clearance), various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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 a degree in forestry or wood science from a recognized post-secondary institution; or
  • Graduation with a degree in a related science from a recognized post-secondary institution combined with acceptable experience.

Degree equivalency

E1. Experience in implementing or managing public-directed programs or services
E2. Experience in providing advice to senior officials
E3. Experience in planning or leading projects or programs to support science activities

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

E1. Experience in developing and administering contracts or written agreements
E2. Experience in working with Indigenous communities on forestry or conservation projects
E3. Experience in incorporating Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge in scientific activities
E4. Experience in implementing or managing partnership programs with Indigenous communities and government or non-governmental organizations

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of various levels of government, and the interest of Indigenous communities, in the forest sector in Canada
K2. Knowledge of the mandate of the Canadian Forest Service and its strategic objectives

A1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of government, Indigenous communities, or other forest sector stakeholders.
A2. Ability to analyse and interpret complex science/policy information and/or issues in resource management.
A3. Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PS1. Initiative
PS2. Judgement
PS3. Effective interpersonal relations
PS4. Tact
PS5. Discretion

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Valid driver’s licence
Willing and able to work flexible hours and overtime

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

All applications must be submitted online through the GC Jobs website. DO NOT email, fax or mail in applications, as these will NOT be accepted..

Acknowledgment of receipts of applications will not be sent; we will only contact successful applicants when the screening process has been completed.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

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.

Natural Resources 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.

An interview may be sought.

A written test may be administered.

A situational exercise may/will be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

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.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.

If you are selected for further consideration, please advise the person who will contact you of any accommodations you may require during the selection process.

Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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.