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Environmental Enforcement Officer – Temporary Position

Environment and Climate Change Canada
August 31, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary
Approx. $28.00/hour
Environmental Enforcement


Environment and Climate Change Canada is looking for recent graduates who are interested in gaining
experience enforcing federal environmental (pollution) laws. The Environmental Enforcement
Directorate (EED) needs motivated candidates to work as Enforcement Officers in planning and
conducting inspections and investigations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
(CEPA 1999) and the Fisheries Act. EED officers are located in over 20 offices across Canada. Visit to learn more about EED.

This is a 90-day temporary employment opportunity, which has possibility for long-term extension.
Obtaining permanent employment as an Enforcement Officer includes attending in-person
enforcement officer designation training in Ottawa in the spring of 2023 (~6 week duration). Permanent Enforcement Officers in EED have the opportunity to develop over time to a senior level (annual salary of $85,004 + $3,534 officer allowance)

Benefits to joining our team include gaining experience and on-the-job training in an environmental
enforcement agency and the opportunity to work in a role to ensure compliance with environmental

Locations of Available Positions: Cranbrook (BC), Edmonton (AB), Regina (SK), Smithers (BC) and Yellowknife (NT)


Key Activities:

  • Assisting Enforcement Officers with inspection activities (e.g. legal sampling, industrial site
    visits, spill response, compliance verification, etc.) under the CEPA 1999 and the Fisheries Act.
  • Assisting Enforcement Officers with investigation activities (e.g. statements, search warrants,
    court briefs, etc.) under CEPA 1999, and the Fisheries Act.
  • Assisting the regional Intelligence program and officers in gathering and analyzing information
    to identify suspected violations and assist in inspection targeting.
  • Various projects relating to environmental enforcement.
  • Testifying in court, if necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Why This Job Is Right For You:

  • You will have an opportunity to gain experience and contribute to the enforcement of
    Canada’s federal environmental (pollution) laws.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain experience in taking legal samples of potentially
    hazardous substances in challenging environments.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain investigative experience relating to federal
    environmental laws, most of which are large and complex investigations.
  • You will enhance your learning experience by interacting with supportive and experienced
    officers and managers.
  • You will obtain training related to the position.
  • You have opportunities to gain field experience and respond to environmental spills.
  • You will gain experience that will be an asset for future permanent positions.


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • You have recently graduated from a post-secondary school (includes college, technical college
    or university) related to the duties of the position (chemistry, biology, environmental sciences,
    law, natural resource law enforcement or criminology).
  • You have a desire to work in the environmental (pollution) law enforcement field.
  • You are willing to travel and work in remote locations on short notice.
  • You possess the following competencies:
    o You display integrity and sound judgment.
    o You demonstrate initiative;
    o You work well as part of a team;
    o You have strong organizational skills;
    o You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    o You have an ability to work independently;
  • Conditions of Employment:
    o Possess a valid driver’s license;
    o Possess a valid first aid certificate;
    o Willing to undergo a security clearance and medical assessment (prior to employment commencing).

Asset Criteria:

  • You have knowledge of the following:
    o The roles and responsibilities of Environment Canada-EED;
    o An understanding of environmental issues relating to pollution;
    o Enforcement (inspection and investigative) procedures;
    o CEPA 1999, and the pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act, specifically section 36(3).
  • You have experience and/or knowledge in the following:
    o Environmental sampling (water, air, soil, etc.)
    o Regulatory law enforcement

How to Apply:

IMPORTANT: In your application, please include a resume and a cover letter that indicates:

  1. Which office location(s) you are interested in working in, in order of preference.
  2. Why you are interested in this opportunity and what makes you a good candidate for the position
  3. Your education and any relevant asset experience

Submit Applications/Questions:
Please submit applications to Olivia Baudais at Contact Number: 1-587-401-0976. A fax number is available upon request.

For any questions about the position, please email Operations Manager Logan Pushie at

Company Info

Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

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