Selection process number: 18-DND-EA-OTTWA-427522
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The salary rate of appointment to the group of Defense Scientists (DS) is based on incumbent’s qualifications (education and experiences) and is determined by the evaluation committee.
DRDC is seeking candidates for a Defence Scientist related to Information Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for understanding and progressing the science and technology that impact the Royal Canadian Navy’s ability to discover, access, process and understand a wide and varied breadth of information in order to reach an appropriate level of situational awareness. The successful candidate will work in a team environment where the team’s R&D challenges include topics such as: Intelligent synchronization of information across consumers; Information management in a cloud computing, degraded bandwidth environment with sporadic connectivity; distributed processing in an asymmetric computing environment; methods to improve information exploitation; trust in the information; variety of maritime information types and exponentially growing volumes of data and information.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to staff two positions on an indeterminate basis in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
A pool of qualified candidates may be established and could be used to fill positions with various tenures, security clearance requirements or linguistic requirements within the Department of National Defence.
Positions to be filled: 2
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 9,999 words (maximum) “You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications and asset qualifications (i.e. Education and Experience) for the initial screening through your resume and cover letter. Please use the wording of each qualification (Essential qualifications) as a header, and then explain in one (1) or two (2) paragraphs, how, where and when (month/year to month/year) you obtained the experience. The resume will be considered a secondary source which could be used to validate the education and experience described in the cover letter. It is not sufficient to only state, in your Cover Letter, that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must provide concrete examples, which illustrate how you meet each essential qualifications. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.”
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
ED1. Recent graduation (within the last three years) with a with a master’s or doctoral degree (see Note 1) from a recognized post-secondary institution in engineering, computer science, applied science, applied mathematics or some other specialty relevant to the position.
NOTE 1: Candidates that completed all requirements and awaiting convocation for such degree OR within twelve months of completing a Doctoral Degree in specialty relevant to the position will be considered.
EX1. Experience developing and executing a research project to completion.
EX2. Experience writing and having published peer reviewed scientific publications, such as a master’s or PhD thesis, journal papers or conference papers. At least one of these peer reviewed publications must be in the last five years.
EX3. Experience related to collection, processing and analysis of data from sensor networks.
EX4. Experience in the storage and dissemination of information products to meet specific user or system requirements.
K1. Knowledge of data management techniques
K2. Knowledge of data analytics
ABILITY and SKILLS
AS1. Ability to use creativity to deal with scientific or technical challenges.
AS2. Ability to analyze complex problems and develop plans to investigate and solve them.
AS3. Ability to work independently.
AS4. Ability to communicate effectively orally, including the communication of scientific concepts to a variety of audiences.
AS5. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, including the communication of scientific concepts to a variety of audiences.
AS6. Ability to carry out a scientific research project from identification of the problem to demonstration of the solution.
AS7. Ability to lead science activities and people
PS1. Effective Interpersonal skills
PS4. Team player
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AEX1. Experience leading or working as part of multi-disciplinary research teams.
AEX2. Experience conducting or participating in field or sea trials.
AEX3. Experience formulating, proposing, conducting, and leading research and development projects.
AEX4. Experience working with the military or in performing research for defense applications.
AEX5. Experience undertaking research on behalf of and reporting results and recommendations to clients (industrial, commercial, government etc.).
AEX6. Experience developing partnerships with research organizations for collaboration.
AEX7. Experience working in a project management environment.
AEX8. Experience preparing statements of requirements for research to be delivered by contract.
AEX9. Experience related to computing algorithms applied to large data sets
AEX10.Experience in incorporating diverse information sources into a common framework
AEX11. Experience related to information product dissemination in challenging conditions (e.g. time critical, unstable networks, etc.)
AK1. Knowledge of military client needs, particularly the Royal Canadian Navy, defence scientific programs, or current defence technology.
AK2. Knowledge of technologies and techniques that enable aggregation of disparate information sources
AK3. Knowledge of distributed systems
AK4. Knowledge of communications and networking systems
AK5. Knowledge of information security and privacy concepts as they relate to information sharing in a multi-caveated security environment
AK6. Knowledge of cyber related science
May be required to travel for short durations (courses, conferences, meetings, trials, etc.)
May be required to conduct scientific fieldwork in austere environments i.e. the Arctic.
May be required to work overtime.
May be required to work in confined spaces.
May be required to work at elevated heights, and/or outside in adverse conditions.
May be required to participate in other consulting and research and development tasks, as and when required.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Must be able to obtain and retain a Secret (Level II) security clearance
Must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret (Level III) security clearance
Pre-placement medical – must undergo and pass employment medical assessments
Ability and willingness to travel abroad.
Ability and willingness to conduct scientific fieldwork onboard naval platforms and other vessels.
Ability and willingness to Adhere to safety procedures including, but not limited to wearing product specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, gloves applicable to the process being performed, safety glasses, and other required equipment.
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.
– The client organization will only accept applications on-line .
– An interview, a test or a reference checks may be done.
– You must provide proof of your education credentials.
– Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
– If you need an accommodation during this process, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate action can be taken.
– 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.
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.