Impact Assessment Scientist III
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-PAEC-EA-7030
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Would you like to make a lasting difference for nature? We have a career opportunity for you!
Join the Parks Canada team of passionate and motivated people who take pride in establishing and managing protected areas.
In collaboration with various partners, we work to establish and manage national parks, national marine conservation areas, national urban parks, national historic sites and ecological corridors. We protect and restore ecosystems, recover species at risk, and address the impacts of climate change. We accomplish this work in collaboration with Indigenous governments, organizations and/or communities, provincial and territorial governments, and other stakeholders.
Parks Canada’s Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation Directorate is looking for impact assessment specialists. Do you excel at providing advice in complex situations? Are you passionate about finding ways to implement projects while minimizing their impacts? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace within a multi-disciplinary team and environment?
As an impact assessment specialist, you may support the delivery of projects by Parks Canada in ways that mitigate impacts and comply with policy and legislation. You will provide expert advice to a variety of Parks Canada team members, including senior managers, on complex and challenging projects, that may be inside and outside of our protected heritage places. You will also work with external stakeholders to bring understanding of Parks Canada’s interests and impact assessment processes.
We have offices across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. Our work environment encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation. We invest in our employees by supporting ongoing training, learning and development. We support work-life balance and employee wellness through flexible arrangements such as telework.
Intent of the process
This process will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.
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 from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree in ecological science, resource management, or other environmental science relevant to the position.
Graduation from a recognized university with a master's degree in impact assessment is also acceptable.
EXP1: Significant* experience in impact/environmental assessment.
EXP2: Experience working on sensitive and complex impact assessments.
EXP3: Experience in providing scientific advice and strategic direction to management, regarding environmental assessment issues.
* Significant is defined as experience acquired during 4 or more years of experience where impact assessment was the significant portion of duties
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Various. Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB and English essential.
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of federal statutes, industry standards and organizational practices related to impact assessment and regulatory processes at the Parks Canada Agency;
AB1: Ability to analyse and evaluate complex information and provide advice on impact assessment projects to multiple audiences;
AB2: Ability to effectively communicate technical subjects orally to a variety of audiences;
AB3: Ability to effectively communicate technical subjects in writing.
AB4: Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams;
PS1: Makes things happen;
PS2: Exercises sound judgement;
PS3: Personally connects with people;
PS4: Strives for excellence.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AEXP1: Experience writing complete environmental assessments;
AEXP2: Experience working on major resource projects environmental assessments;
AEXP3: Experience with Parks Canada’s impact assessment regime;
AEXP4: Experience working with aquatic or marine environments;
AEXP5: Experience with northern impact assessment legislations;
AEXP6: Experience analyzing cumulative effects
AEXP7: Ability to review and develop policy;
AEXP8: Ability to deliver impact assessment training programs.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
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