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Careers in Sciences, Nursing and Engineering - Post-Secondary Recruitment Government of Canada

Careers in Sciences, Nursing and Engineering - Post-Secondary Recruitment

Reference number: PSC17J-009189-001626
Selection process number: 17-RP/PSR-SCI-ENG
Government of Canada Organizations
Various work locations across Canada
Employment tenures (permanent and temporary) and required security clearance levels may vary according to the position being staffed.
Various jobs at different levels offering competitive salary and benefits.
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Closing date: 1 October 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

Is your passion in Sciences, Nursing or Engineering? Connect with your future career and make a difference in the Federal Public Service!

Apply today to connect with career opportunities across the country! Did you know that there are many career opportunities for you that hiring managers could staff through this inventory? Here are a few examples:

- Engineer
- Nurse
- Analytical Ecologist
- Research Biologist
- Conservation Scientist
- Project Management Engineer
- Scientist
- Chemist
This selection process is being used to staff positions across the country; ensure that you ONLY indicate your true locations of interest.

Work environment

The Public Service of Canada is committed to workplace inclusion. A workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected, and where each person's talents and strengths are fully developed and utilized.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-identification. Help us to achieve this goal by identifying your employment equity group(s).

Give yourself the best chance to succeed!

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

Consult our “other information” section below for more details on accommodation requests.

Why work for the Public Service of Canada?

Canada’s Public Service is recognized as the best in the world. We offer exiting career opportunities across a broad range of specializations and many possibilities for career advancement.

-Innovation, new approaches, collaboration and employee engagement are encouraged.

-Work-life balance through a flexible work environment, excellent benefits and competitive salaries are among our appeal.

- Have a significant impact on your community through your daily contribution and the quality of your work.

If you thrive for new challenges and increasing responsibilities, this is where it begins. Join us and be part of shaping our modern public service.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be managed by the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) and used by various federal government organizations. If contacted, candidates may be further assessed, if deemed necessary, for the job to be filled.

This is an ongoing process which means you may apply at any time throughout the year.
Don't wait too long though as hiring managers will consult applications as their staffing needs arise.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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)

Hiring managers are looking for you if you have a degree or applied degree (already obtained OR will be obtained by June 30, 2019) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least one of the specializations* listed in the following categories:

HEALTH: Nursing

AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY: Agricultural Engineering, Food Engineering, Forest Biology, Forestry Engineering, Wood Processing Engineering

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Building Engineering, Construction and Transportation Engineering, Landscape architecture, Naval Architecture

BIOLOGY: Biology, Biology – Environmental, Biology - Fish and Wildlife, Biology – Medical, Biology - Natural Resources, Biology - Plant Science, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Entomology, Environmental Microbiology, Epidemiology, Forest Biology, Marine Biology, Marine biology and ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

CHEMISTRY: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

COMPUTER SCIENCES: Computer Engineering, Software Development and Engineering

EARTH SCIENCES: Earth and geological sciences, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomatics, Geophysics, Geospatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, Scientific Geography, Soil Sciences

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS: Electrical and Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Electronics Engineering

ENGINEERING: Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Control Engineering, Crystallography and Mineralogy, Engineering Chemistry, Engineering General, Engineering Physics/Physics Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fuel Analysis, Mechanical and electromechanical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Power Engineering, Safety Engineering, Water Resource Engineering

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Crystallography and Mineralogy, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Energy Efficiency Sciences and Studies, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geological/Geology Engineering, , Environmental Toxicology, Environment and Resource Studies, Fuel Analysis , Metallurgical Engineering, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Natural resources, Sustainable Development, Atmospheric Science, Climatology, Meteorology, Aquatics Resources, Hydrology, Nautical Sciences, Oceanography, Oceanology Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Power Engineering, Water Resources, Water Resource Engineering

LAND-USE PLANNING: Community Planning, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Town and Community Planning

MANAGEMENT: Engineering Management, Industrial and Management Engineering

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY: Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, Plastic Processes Engineering, Production Engineering

MATHEMATICS: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

PHYSICAL SCIENCES: Biophysics, Photonics, Physical Sciences, Physics and applied physics

PURE, NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES: Modelling, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Operational Research, Pure Science, Toxicology

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Aircraft Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Construction and Transportation Engineering, Marine and Naval Engineering

SPACE SCIENCES: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geospatial Analysis, Space Science

*PLEASE NOTE: Our system uses an automatic education screening functionality; select all the specializations you have among those listed above.

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

During the application process you will be asked to respond to a series of questions about your experience through detailed examples. Experience may be demonstrated through employment, volunteer work, student employment and/or scholastic activity or achievement.

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

Various language requirements
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.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Other information

Give yourself the best chance to succeed!

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

To request an assessment accommodation or if you have questions, including the physical environment of the exam room, please contact us as soon as possible at CFP.RPAdaptation-PSRAccommodation.PSC@canada.ca

Each request will be individually reviewed. You will be asked to provide information regarding your limitations. If needed, professional documentation could be requested to determine the appropriate accommodation measures. For more information about assessment accommodation, please visit our website at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html
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.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

For questions about the Post-Secondary Recruitment Program (PSR)

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