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Microbiology Analyst (Inventory) - AMENDMENT Toronto

Government of Canada

Government of Canada Toronto Canada

1 month ago

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.
• Please be advised that CFIA has suspended it's Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination. Accordingly, this poster has been amended to remove references to MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION in the Important messages and Conditions of employment sections.

Are you a dedicated employee interested in broadening your career horizon as a laboratory technician?

Depending on the... requirements of the position or positions being filled, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be considered at any time during this process. These criteria may be a deciding factor in choosing the persons to be appointed. Therefore, it is IMPORTANT that you answer each of the questions related to these requirements.


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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We will only accept applications received through the GC Jobs website, therefore you must submit your application by clicking on "Apply online" in this advertisement. Persons who are unable to apply online must use the "Contact information" below, prior to the closing date, to request specialized accommodation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.


The CFIA considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada and does not give preference to Canadian citizens.

In your application, please identify the legal status which entitles you to work in Canada - Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit. You will be asked to show proof of this status in order to complete the security screening required for employment. Failure to provide this information will eliminate your application from further consideration.

Individuals without Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or an open or CFIA-specific work permit will only be considered if all other applicants with legal status to work in Canada are determined to be not qualified.


Reporting to the technical unit supervisor, conducts complex diagnostic and/or research analytical procedures in food microbiology. Evaluates, reviews, and interprets analytical data. Troubleshoots, investigates, and solves performance issues with laboratory methods and equipment. Maintains comprehensive records of samples, observations, measurements, and tests conducted. Contributes to the laboratory quality assurance system and safety management system.

Work environment

We offer a bilingual, science-based environment, with excellent benefits, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement, an emphasis on learning and development, and a high level of employee satisfaction. Join a workforce that's as diverse as the people it serves. You can find some more great reasons to join us on our website:

Intent of the process

The intent is to have an inventory of candidates to draw from when vacancies arise for current and future needs at the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Laboratory. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis as long as the poster is active.

Employees must be present in the laboratory; remote work is not a possibility.

As we anticipate a large number of applications, we may be applying volume management strategies throughout the selection process such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores and/or random selection.

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)

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.


Completion of post-secondary education specializing in a relevant technical or biological science.

Applicants submitting education credentials from a non-Canadian institution are responsible for obtaining certification that these credentials are the equivalent of the Canadian education level required for the position.

Please refer to the link below for more information.

Degree equivalency


EE1: Experience working in a biological science laboratory.

EE2: Experience in operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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


A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in biology OR microbiology OR related sciences.

Degree equivalency


AE1: Experience working in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

AE2: Experience interpreting scientific data.

AE3: Experience performing research, method validation, or method verification activities.

AE4: Experience following standard methods for the detection or enumeration of microorganisms in foods.

AE5: Experience using molecular biology platforms for pathogen screening, such as VIDAS, BAX or qPCR-based platforms.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Applicants who have not lived in Canada for the past five or ten years may be required to submit a police certificate from each country in which they have lived for six months or more during this period, as well as other documentation required for the security screening process. Failure to submit this documentation if requested will eliminate the application from further consideration.

The following conditions of employment are required for an appointment:
• Adherence to the CFIA Code of Conduct.
• Adherence to the CFIA Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Policy.
• Compliance with the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.
• Legal status to accept employment for the entire period of employment.

Any other conditions of employment specific to the position being staffed may be required for an appointment from the inventory.

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

Personal information is obtained for the purpose of determining an individual's competence and suitability for employment. If a staffing complaint questions this determination, please be advised that relevant personal information you will provide in the course of this staffing process may be disclosed to substantiate the staffing decision.

Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; only those referred for consideration for an appointment will be contacted.

Your resume will be used as a primary source of information if/when referred for an opportunity. It is your responsibility to include relevant and sufficient details regarding your education, work history/experience, your skills and area of expertise.

Your application will be active in this inventory process for 180 days. 180 days after you have submitted your application, you must re-submit an application if you wish to remain active in the inventory. Expired applications will not be referred to managers for consideration.

You will receive an expiry warning in your applicant profile 150 days following your last submitted application. Meaning that once the warning is received, you will have 30 days remaining to refresh your application. If you do not renew your application, the notice will change to inform you that your application has expired and you will no longer be considered in any new searches. However, you can re-submit an application at any time while the process is still open.

You are entitled to participate in the staffing process in the official language of your choice.

Applicants who are considered for an opportunity will be sent further information by email regarding what to expect during subsequent phases of this staffing process. You must ensure that you check your email account including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. If you respond past the deadline you risk being removed from the staffing process.

Various assessment tools may be used in this staffing process such as: standardized tests, reference checks, written tests, an interview, etc.

You will be asked to provide proof of your education credentials later in the staffing process.

All written and verbal communication obtained throughout the staffing process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidate.

For more information on how to apply to a CFIA staffing process, please visit:

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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