Forest Biologist- Inventory
Federal Public Service
Ottawa (Ontario)
24d ago

Important messages

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

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

  • PLEASE NOTE, ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.*
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING will be ASSESSED through a cover letter. "IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW : Candidates must submit a cover letter providing CONCRETE EXAMPLES WHICH ILLUSTRATE, how they meet the education requirement and the experience factors listed in the essential qualifications and asset qualifications.

  • FOR EACH EXPERIENCE CRITERIA, please provide the following MANDATORY information : 1 - Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
  • 2 - Title and level of the position occupied and duration for which the candidate exercised its functions; 3 - Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired.

    Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. FAILURE TO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER HOW YOU MEET THE ESSENTIAL SCREENING CRITERIA (Education and Experience) WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

    APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FOR INCOMPLETE OR POSSIBLE MISSING INFORMATION. "N.B. We will be evaluating candidate applications at the pre-

    selection stage based on the following essentials criteria : education, experiences and including the ability to communicate effectively in writing."""

    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 :

    https : / / www.canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / gc-jobs / canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html

    Work environment

    At Natural Resources Canada, we encourage developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation.

    We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you.

    As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis.

    We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

    Intent of the process

    The intent of this process is to establish a pool of partially qualified candidates to staff identical or similar positionsat Natural Resources Canada with various tenures(determinate period or indeterminate), various bilingual imperative and non imperative language profile(s) (French, English, BBB / BBB, CBC / CBC, CCC / CCC, etc.

    various security requirements (Reliability, Secret level, etc), various conditions of employment and for various locations.

    Candidates will need to meet all the essential merit criteria prior to being appointed to a position.

    Candidates may be referred from this inventory for various positions based on the needs of the organization, asset qualifications, or random selection.

    The inventory will be updated every 60 days. If your application is part of the inventory, you will receive a system generated email notice in your applicant account 10 days before that period.

    The notice will ask you whether your application should continue to remain active for an additional 60 days. Failure to respond to the email will result in the inactivation of your application.

    You will need to reactivate your application to be considered for staffing opportunities.

    The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire must be true.

    Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring manager.

    You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected.

    Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Your résumé.

    A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum)

    You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.

    Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    Graduation with a degree (bachelor’s) from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position, such as biology or forestry.

    Note :

    1. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization

    This process aims to establish an inventory of Level BI-01 Biologists.

  • Work experience* in the compilation and manipulation of biological or forest data
  • Work experience* in forest research
  • Note :

    2. Experience obtained during a masters or doctorate degree in a discipline relevant to the position may be recognized as experience.

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

    Various language requirements

    Ability to communicate in writing

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

  • Graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in biology or forestry or another field relevant to the duties of the position.
  • Note :

  • The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization
  • Experience in field data collection as part of a forest research project

    Experience in coordinating or supervising employees

    Experience using geographic information system software (e.g. ArcGIS)

    Experience in a dendrochronological analysis research team

    Experience in processing biologic or forest samples (Exemple : micro organism, soil, plant, or insect) in the laboratory

    Experience in forest entomological research

    Experience in installation of experimental field set-up

    Experience in molecular biology

    Experience in forest pathology

    Experience in formatting scientific articles (production of figures, tables, reference lists)

    Experience in tree logging using a chainsaw

    Experience in analysis in quantitative genomics

    Basic knowledge in North American hardwood and softwood forest ecology

    Knowledge of standard statistical models used in forestry (mixed models, logistic regression, etc.) and SAS or R software

    Basic knowledge in soil ecology

    Basic knowledge in forest productivity

    Basic knowledge in the identification and ecology of forest insects

    Knowledge of standard methods in dendrochronology, including cross-dating, ring analysis and data validation

    Basic knowledge in forest pathology

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    Other information

    We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and / or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

    Candidates whose applications are retained for further consideration may be required to travel to attend an interview or for the administration of a test.

    If you are asked to travel in relation to this appointment process, you should direct any questions you have about travel entitlements to the hiring organization, when contacted, and they will provide you with the necessary information.

    Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the names of their references. Some or all of these individuals may be contacted.

    References must have an in-depth and direct knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths.

    References must have worked with you for at least six (6) months within the last five (5) years.

    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 with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http : / / www.cicic.ca / .

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

    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.

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .

    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.

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