Natural Resources Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector - Geological Survey Canada
$72,171 to $77,758
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Closing date: 4 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
Want to apply your skills to help a large science-based organization advance its priorities and help foster a workplace of choice? The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) may be the right place for you!
The GSC has a rich history, an exciting future, and a welcoming culture. Proud to be part of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the GSC is part of a department that is committed to improving the quality of life of Canadians by ensuring the country’s abundant natural resources are developed sustainably, competitively, and inclusively. NRCan includes some 5000 employees from coast to coast and the GSC is part of the Lands and Minerals Sector and has Divisions across Canada.
The successful applicant will be a member of the Director General’s Office and you will have the opportunity to work directly with management and staff at various levels across the Department.
Primary duties include developing, writing and editing a wide range of communication products on science and on workplace culture. Some of the duties of the position may include: coordinating meetings, events, and workshops, preparing correspondence, reports and presentations, and establishing and maintaining a network within the GSC as well as collaborating across NRCAN. You may also be required to provide strategic advice, guidance and planning for various meetings, events, and projects.
If you are a team player with strong communication skills, creativity, and analytical skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
The location of work Is Ottawa near the beautiful Dow’s Lake, hybrid work and/or telework within departmental guidelines is possible.
The immediate need is to staff one bilingual imperative BBB/BBB position, located at 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON.
A pool of (fully or partially) qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period, indeterminate or acting), language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential and Bilingual (Imperative and/or Non-Imperative) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC,CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.
Positions to be filled: 1
- A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
- Experience contributing to committees or working groups involved in analyzing and developing plans and initiatives.
- Experience in coordinating and drafting correspondence (i.e., presentations, emails to all staff, speaking notes, newsletter, etc.).
- Experience liaising with internal or external stakeholders to move a project or an initiative forward.
- Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Gender studies, Earth Sciences, Communications, Social Sciences, or a related field.
- Experience working as an editor (e.g., University Newspaper, Office newsletter, etc.).
- Experience in working within a scientific environment.
- Experience in designing and marketing promotional material.
Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Information on language requirements
- Valuing Diversity
- Client Service Orientation
- Ability to communicate effectively orally
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Information on employment equity
Willing and able to work overtime
Reliability 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 designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
APPLICATION PROCESS - How to submit
*** ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ***
All job applications must, therefore be submitted through the jobs.gc.ca site. To submit an application online, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process and to contact 1-800-645-5605 prior to the closing date.
Some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:
- Applicants can create and manage their accounts and apply to job opportunities as long as an internet connection is available.
- Applicants can create a profile and retrieve stored application(s) (personal information, covering letter and résumé) previously submitted and modify them, if necessary, before submitting the application.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
INSTRUCTIONS - When responding to the screening questions, be sure you:
- Clearly demonstrate how you meet each of the requirements by answering the online questions and provide concrete, specific examples of actions that speak directly to the experience sought.
- Choose examples with sufficient complexity, impact and degree of difficulty that will allow you to illustrate to what extent and depth you have shown the behaviours expected for each qualification.
- Include when the example took place (month-year to month-year), background of each situation, what you did, how you did it, what your role was in the situation, and what was the outcome.
- Focus on what you did. When referring to an experience achieved in the context of a team, set your role apart from the role(s) of others.
Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached résumé" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.
Lack of DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board may have insufficient information to determine whether you meet the qualifications.
Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these instructions could result in your application missing required information which may result in your application being eliminated from this selection process.
- A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: written test, practical test, situational exercise, oral interview, simulation, presentation, role play, work samples, performance appraisals, reference checks, and/or assessment board member personal/direct knowledge of candidates’ qualifications.
- Some assessments may be conducted remotely, including teleconference or videoconference assessments.
- All written and verbal communication obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidate.
- During the application or assessment process both cheating and plagiarism are considered forms of misconduct and are not permitted. Any person found cheating, including those who help others to cheat, may be subject to removal from the selection process.
- Based on the position being staffed, additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Candidates must provide proof of education credentials upon request.
Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency.
Foreign certificates and/or diplomas must be assessed against Canadian education standards. The federal public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, determined by a recognized credential assessment service.
All applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate and must be paid by the candidate.
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations.
You can access the CICIC website at: https://www.cicic.ca/. This website provides links to a number of Canadian organizations that provide equivalency assessments.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.
Once the screening of applications has been completed, only candidates proceeding to the next stage will be contacted.
NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes. It is imperative that you provide a valid email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.
TRAVEL STATUS OR COST
Please note you will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, you will be responsible for travel costs.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants will be asked to indicate in their on-line application their preferred official language for each of the following: a) correspondence, b) written exam, and c) interview.
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.