New Job Environmental Officer In Nova Scotia

Environmental Officer
Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $74,580–$89,411 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security
Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
$74,580 to $89,411

Closing date: 10 July 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

PLEASE NOTE that physical presence at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) will be required as telework is not offered on a full-time basis for these positions.
The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian Society. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Work environment

Real Property, Safety & Security (RPSS) is one of three real property custodians within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) administering the majority of DFO real property assets, including office and special purpose buildings, such as Canadian Coast Guard bases, light stations, hatcheries, laboratories and a number of smaller facilities. The availability of these facilities, along with Public Services and Procurement Canada-provided leased inventory, are crucial for departmental sectors to deliver their mandated programs.

The branch provides leadership and expertise in real property planning, strategic investment, divestiture, infrastructure life cycle management, facilities maintenance, environmental management, and employee safety and security advisory services. Regardless of the position to be staffed, we are looking for self-starters who are passionate about service excellence and eager to assist our clients in meeting their objectives.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff temporary for approximately 15 months (beginning in October 2023) and to create a pool to staff this position or similar positions on an indeterminate, acting, specified period, deployment, or assignment basis, as needed.

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 from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, geology, chemistry or some other science relevant to the position

Degree equivalency

  • Experience coordinating, implementing and monitoring environmental compliance projects/ programs related to federal environmental legislation and policies (i.e. the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the Impact Assessment Act (IAA)), such as audits, compliance promotion and/or reporting
  • Minimum 3 years of recent* experience working in the field of environmental management or environmental impact assessment
  • Experience in developing and/or managing inventories or data
  • Experience working with stakeholders, clients or organizations to improve environmental performance
  • Recent experience is defined as having occurred in the last 5 years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of the key environmental legislation, policies, guidelines, and standards in Canada and how they apply to operational activities
  • Knowledge of sound project management practices and results-based management
  • Ability to analyze environmental information, identify issues and propose appropriate solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under time-sensitive conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
  • Thinking Things Through
  • Working Effectively with Others
  • Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented

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

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting environmental data for the purpose of providing recommendations and identifying trends relating to environmental compliance, contaminated sites, or sustainable development
  • Experience conducting environmental inspections or audits, which evaluate regulatory compliance or which evaluate environmental management system performance
  • Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime
  • Must be willing and able to travel in order to conduct site visits

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

  • Possession of a Valid Driver’s License

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


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.