Technical Officer, Indoor Air Quality

Ottawa - Ontario


  • This is a term position from the date of reporting until 31 March 2018.
  • Assignments and secondments may be considered according to NRC's policies.
  • An eligibility list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.

Your challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premier research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Technical Officer to support our Construction Portfolio. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The purpose of the position is to provide technical support services to the Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality group. This will involve the preparation of experiments and participating in both laboratory and field experiments and/or sampling. The position would also involve the conduct of routine tests and facility operations, and may include assisting in design and analysis activities.

Screening criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


College diploma in Chemical, Environmental or Engineering Technology, or a related discipline.

A university degree could be considered an asset.

An equivalent combination of work-related experience, training and education may also be considered.


Two years or more experience in the following areas:

  • conducting routine tests, chemical sampling and analysis, and documenting results.
  • with the safe operation, routine maintenance/verification/repair and/or installation of equipment such as basic laboratory/scientific apparatus, and mechanical or electrical machinery;
  • working with chemical and/or laboratory equipment and instrumentation; and
  • working in a project management focused multidisciplinary research environment.

Condition of employment

  • Reliability Status

Language requirements

  • English

Assessment criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical competencies:

Ability to accurately interpret technical direction from a variety of sources including industry standards and standardized laboratory procedures.

Ability to perform chemical laboratory procedures, operate laboratory instrumentation, and conduct environmental sampling related to indoor air quality.

Ability to perform basic analysis of experimental results and document results in reports.

Knowledge of occupational health and safety best practices required to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Behavioural competencies:

Results Orientation  (Level 1)
Teamwork  (Level 1)
Communication  (Level 1)
Initiative  (Level 1)

For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s):  | Research Technician/Technologist

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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.

Salary range

  • From $43,114 to $60,663 per annum.

Closing date

04/28/2017 (4 days)

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time


  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply

All applications must be submitted on-line.  Please do not fax or email your applications. By applying over the web, your application becomes available to managers immediately. Applications must be received no later than the closing date.

You should also be prepared to attach your résumé into the online application form in one of the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • ASCII text
  • PDF

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

Please review instructions before applying online.

To obtain a copy of the job description

Please direct your questions, with the hiring number (145-16-1211) to:

Telephone: (613) 998-6825