Physical Scientist - Inventory

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Physical Scientist - Inventory

Reference number: DFO23J-072397-000164
Selection process number: 23-DFO-GLF-EA-599024
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Science
Moncton (New Brunswick)
PC-02, PC-03
$74,580 to $106,933

Closing date: 18 September 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Apply online

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

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.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the federal lead for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries, oceans and freshwater resources. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology. We help ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science. By working with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, industry, academia, environmental organizations, coastal communities and a host of other partners, DFO has developed an outstanding team, valuing democracy, people, integrity, stewardship and excellence.

Within the Science branch of DFO, Physical Scientist usually work within one of two streams. The first involves computer programming or scripting languages for data processing and analysis as well as for data management. The second involves the monitoring, modelling and science data analysis of our oceans as well as our coastal and nearshore waters such as estuaries and bays.

Intent of the process

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Gulf Region. As positions become available, essential qualifications will be established and applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

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)

EDUCATION:
• 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

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE (for PC-02 and PC-03 positions):
• Experience using modern computer programming or scripting languages for data processing, analysis and management.


PC-03 POSITIONS ONLY:
• Approximately one year work experience in one of the physical sciences or geomatics fields.
• Experience in writing reports or publications.

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

Various language requirements
• For Supervisory positions: Bilingual – Imperative or Non-Imperative (CBC/CBC).

► An imperative appointment process means that a person must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment
► A non-imperative appointment means that the position can be staffed by a person who agrees to become bilingual through language training at government expense within the 2-year exemption period.

Information on language requirements

ABILITIES:
• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to prioritize work

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Working effectively with others
• Thinking things through
• Demonstrating integrity and respect

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

*Depending on the position being staffed, the following criterion may be deemed as an essential qualification.*

EDUCATION:
• Post-graduate degree from a recognized university in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

*Depending on the position being staffed, the following criterion may be deemed as an essential qualification.*

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (essential for supervisory positions):
• Create Vision and Strategy
• Mobilize People
• Uphold Integrity and Respect
• Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
• Promote Innovation and Guide Change
• Achieve Results

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (For certain positions):
• Valid driver’s license or mobility to the extent of the possession of a valid driver's license.
• Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required, including evenings and weekends.
• Willingness and ability to travel nationally and/or internationally by air, land or by sea.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

For certain positions:
• Valid Health Canada Medical.
• Valid driver’s license or mobility to the extent of the 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

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 application or evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, depending on the position being staffed, any of the above criteria may be deemed as an essential or asset qualification.

All information obtained throughout the selection process including your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of any essential or asset qualifications, including the ability to communicate in writing and orally.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by email for assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is always functional and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.

When communicating with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number (23-DFO-GLF-EA-599024) in the subject field of your email.

Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions.

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APPLICATION/ASSESSMENT PROCESS
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► Step 1: Application

When applying to this selection process, you will be required to provide an updated resume and asked to provide an example of when you’ve demonstrated the essential experience that DFO is looking for.

► Step 2: Other Asset Qualifications

Following the initial screening, candidates will receive a document with a list of other asset requirements. They will be required to identify the assets they have and return the document in a timely manner.

► Step 3: Job Matching

As positions become available, the hiring manager will establish the other assets requirements candidate would need in order to be successful in the role.

Upon identifying the requirements for a given position, we will review the responses to the other assets questions. If experience conditions met what the hiring manager is looking for, we will contact you to:
1. Confirm you are interested in the position and available.
2. Ask you to elaborate on how you meet the other assets required.

This communication will be sent to you using the GC Jobs communication platform as well to your e-mail. Please ensure that you check your e-mail and GC Jobs account frequently as there is often a deadline for your response.

► Step 4: Exam
• A written examination may be administered.
• A practical test may be administered.
• A situational exercise may be administered.

► Step 5: Interview and Reference checks
• Reference checks may be sought.
• An interview may be administered.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript. 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/.

► Step 6: Appointment

If the hiring manager has determined that you meet the requirements for the position, you will receive an official notification from Human Resources. Should you be selected for the position, the hiring manager will contact you directly. You will be required to meet any conditions of employment for the position, such as a valid security clearance which will be reflected in your employment letter of offer.


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APPLICATION EXPIRY PERIOD
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Applications to this selection process will expire every 150 days from date of submission. If your application is expired, you will not be referred to future vacancies. You will automatically receive an e-mail when the warning period date is reached (125 days) and a notice will be placed on your GC Jobs account. The expiry and renewal dates displayed in the notice are adjusted daily until the warning period is over. If you do not renew your application, the expired notice will remain in your account and you can renew your application until the closing date for this inventory.

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FREQUENCY OF INVENTORY PULLS
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Pulls from this inventory will be conducted on a monthly basis.


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SELF-DECLARING, BECAUSE YOU COUNT
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By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada.

Preference

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.

Contact information

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Date modified:
2024-05-09