Specialist in Contaminated Sites Management
Federal Public Service
Montréal Island (Québec)
7d ago

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As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


Environmental Services lends its expertise to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and other federal departments in carrying out their mandates, including environmental issues.

Under general supervision, specialists manage projects, studies, investigations, compliance assessments and audits on a variety of issues in addition to proposing appropriate actions in support of compliance of both departmental, federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal regulations and standards.

Work environment

A wide range of opportunities exist for individuals seeking new challenges in a highly dynamic work environment. Joining PSPC is advantageous for several reasons :

Our offices are located in major urban centers of Montréal and Québec; those in Montréal have easy access to public transport (subway, train station, bus) while those in Québec, surrounded by nature, adjoin an arboretum and have a fantastic view of the river no matter the season!

Since January 2018, employees of Place Bonaventure have been working in an activity-based work environment. What does this mean?

There are various types of work stations suited to diverse tasks, meaning that you won’t have an assigned workspace. Make your workplace your own!

  • Reflection rooms
  • Telephone booths
  • Collaboration spaces with a TV screen
  • Adjustable work stations
  • Latest tools and tech
  • And much more!
  • Take advantage of alternative working arrangements including telework, a compressed workweek, or a flexible schedule all while contributing to an organization dedicated to ensuring the well-

    being of its staff. In fact, PSPC is the first department to appoint a mental health Ombudsman.

    Did you know that PSPC was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2018 for a second year in a row? We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!

    Intent of the process

    The immediate need is to staff one position, the length of which is two years (renewable), by fall 2018; to this end, a CV extraction is planned for June 18, 2018.

    Many rounds of extraction and evaluation may be conducted in order to create pools which may be used to staff identical or similar positions within PSPC whose duration, linguistic profile, and / or security requirements could vary depending on the position to be staffed.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    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, biology, engineering or in another field related to the position.

  • The term degree refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.

    You must have acquired at least three (3) years of experience* over the last five (5) years in the following fields :

  • Contaminated sites project management, such as contract management, budget monitoring, work team coordination and acceptance of deliverables;
  • Advisory service delivery in contaminated sites management; and
  • Conduct of studies, analysis of data and making recommendations regarding contaminated sites management
  • You must also possess at least three (3) years experience* acquired over the last five (5) years in at least one (1) of the following expertises :

  • Environmental sites assessments in Phases I, II, and III and environmental monitoring
  • Toxicological and ecotoxicological risk analysis
  • Environmental remediation of contaminated sites (water, soil, residual materials, etc.)
  • The term "years of experience" refers to the years in which the field or the expertise in question occupied a significant place in the workload.
  • The experience will be evaluated by the depth, the complexity, the diversity of the accomplished work and the level of autonomy demonstrated.

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

    ORGANIZATIONAL NEED : Public service renewal

    Public service renewal


  • Willingness and ability to travel using different modes of transportation, based on the requirements of the assignment
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    Bilingual Imperative BBB / BBB

    French Essential

    Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment

    In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

    For more information, please consult :


  • Knowledge of federal and provincial laws and regulations related to environmental protection, specifically in relation to contaminated sites management
  • Knowledge of project management steps
  • Knowledge of the approaches and procedures of contaminated sites management, including federal contaminated sites management

  • Client Service competency Level 1 : Delivers high-quality client service
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Thinking things through
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • Oral and written communication
  • Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    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 targeted groups when you apply.

    An interview and / or test may be administered. Reference checks may also be sought.

    A random and / or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

    Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

    Candidates are asked to submit their application by using the online system. Those with absolutely no access to Internet and no access to apply online are to contact Saoussene Zair to make alternative arrangements.

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