Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position will be located in Burns Lake, BC.  Alternate locations are subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
This position is also posted as a STO 24R under REQ 84597.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations

We are seeking a talented Indigenous Relations Advisor to join our wonderful team in the Nadina Resource District.

The Indigenous Relations Advisor will focus on reviewing proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and determining the impact on First Nations either identified or potential traditional use areas. The Advisor also plans and leads the facilitation of the First Nations consultation process and ensures legal obligations have been met.  This position is a recommending authority on whether the proposed work should proceed.

Among other responsibilities, this position will facilitate and lead Indigenous Relations consultations and manage the process by developing the consultation framework and decision-making process, establishing working relationships with the Indigenous community, organizing consultation sessions, and providing program-specific professional advice.

Affordable living and an easy lifestyle are some of the biggest benefits of living in Burns Lake. Neighborhoods are in close range to shopping, and the town is situated on a beautiful lake, further surrounded by wilderness and some of BC’s largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both residents and visitors. Burns Lake is proud of its reputation of having a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

In addition to this great opportunity and amazing location, working for the BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position-related inquiries, please contact Janelle.Paulson@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

 

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree related to the natural resource sector (e.g., forestry, resource management, agrology, environmental science) or a related discipline.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as a licenced professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.  (i.e., Association of Forest
  • Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).  Note: Immediately eligible for full registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the relevant BC professional association.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations.

Preference may be given to candidates who fulfill all of the requirements listed above and also have one or more of the following:

  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
  • Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.

Willingness Statements

This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver’s license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s license from another province or jurisdiction.
Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24R opportunity via Requisition 84597.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allow approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Environmental Project Manager

Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership, associated with Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, is a growing First Nations-owned business. With offices in Cranbrook, Castlegar, and Fernie, BC, Nupqu conduct a wide variety of work: providing environmental, biological, archaeological, forestry, contract management, and safety-related consulting services to a variety of clients throughout the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. We are currently seeking highly motivated, organized, and responsible individual to join our team in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

This position will consist of full-time employment managed out of the Castlegar, BC office while supporting our other operations needs. The successful candidate should have relevant experience and qualifications which align with the roles and responsibilities outlined below.

 

·         Create project plans and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.

·         Coordinate staff and cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on efficient project execution.

·         Lead or participate in, the overall development and management for request for proposals (RFP) to secure additional and/or new business.

·         Assign and monitor work of project staff, provide leadership, technical support, and direction when necessary.

·         Participate in performance reviews and exit interviews reviews where appropriate.

·         Work with the employees including Field Crew Supervisors to resolve disciplinary issues and escalate to Human Resources Manager and General Manager as appropriate.

·         Develop and deliver progress, quarterly, and annual project reporting internally and to clients.

·         Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.

·         Identify and assess project issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality, regulation, and customer satisfaction.

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary, as directed by the General Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education

·         A post-Secondary Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Engineering, or related Environmental Discipline

·         Currently registered or eligible for registration with a Professional Association

 

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

·         Minimum five (5) years project management experience related to Environmental

Management, Environmental Monitoring, Assessments, Regulatory Compliance

·         Experience within the disciplines of wildlife management, aquatic resources, water

resource management and hydrology

·         Working in Industrial settings (Mining, Hydro Dams, Pipelines, Construction)

·         Strong understanding of applicable provincial and federal environmental regulations including; legislation, Acts, BMP`s and other applicable permitting

·         Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Billquick and ESRI software platforms

·         Strong sense of accountability to results with the capacity to seek assistance

·         Can adhere to the Six Nupqu Values: Respect, Safety, Leadership, Integrity, Culture, Stewardship

·         Ability to organize, handle and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision

·         Strong client relations skills with the ability to communicate on a technical and logistical level

·         Self-motivated with a strong ability to take initiative in a dynamic work environment

·         Excellent reasoning skills with the ability to manage change and solve problems effectively

·         Team player, working closely with Managers and staff in an effective supervisory role, building a team that works together towards the continued success of the company

·         Effective communication skills – oral, written & interpersonal

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Project Manager position is based out of an office setting but will also require periodic fieldwork.  Office work will require extended periods of sitting and extended periods of computer and office equipment use, which can cause muscle strain. Some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time is also required. Fieldwork will entail traveling to the field site and conducting duties as required in terms of site supervision, field crew support, and client engagement.

Operations Manager

Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership, associated with Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, is a growing First Nations-owned business. With offices in Cranbrook, Castlegar, and Fernie, BC, Nupqu conduct a wide variety of work: providing environmental, biological, archaeological, forestry, contract management, and safety-related consulting services to a variety of clients throughout the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. We are currently seeking highly motivated, organized, and responsible individual to join our team in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

This position will consist of full-time permanent employment managed out of the Cranbrook, BC office while supporting our other operations needs. The successful candidate should have relevant experience and qualifications which align with the roles and responsibilities outlined below.

·        Project performance management, oversight, and reporting of Environment, Forestry, Safety, and Contract Management Divisions.

·        Provide leadership, supervision, and empowerment of Project Managers in Environmental, Forestry, Safety, and Contract Management Divisions. Following up and addressing challenges between divisions and teams; facilitating feedback discussions with clients and subcontractors.

·        Assign and monitor work of Project Managers; coordinate staff and cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks.

·        Monitor internal operational processes for efficiency and effectiveness; develop and implement improvements.

·        Oversee project development, including:

a.      Project engagement with clients as appropriate, proposal support, cost estimate support, project set up, contracts review, subcontractor vetting and agreements; environment, health, and safety planning; template creation and management and utilization tracking.

·        Carry out short-term project management.

·        Know and ensure implementation and adherence of company policies and reporting.

·        Ensure completion of Client-specific financial and socioeconomic reporting requirements, separate from project-specific deliverables.

·        Support Project Managers to ensure sufficient and stable resources to meet project needs. Identify challenges and resource needs (both equipment and personnel) and liaise with the Senior Management/Administration team to provide solutions and planning.

·          Work with Nupqu Project Managers, President, and Native Plants and Archaeology Division Managers; as well as Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, and sister companies to develop new business opportunities and manage client relationships.

·          Support planning of marketing and communications strategies.

·          Work with Project Managers to ensure compliance with health and safety policies, procedures, and expectations. QAQC of safety practices/procedures/implementation. Coordination and support/championing of training needs and safety culture, client/project requirements are met.

·          Work with Project Managers, Controller, and President to ensure financial oversight regarding budgeting, expenses, and invoicing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education

  • A post-Secondary Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Forestry, other related Resource Science Discipline
  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with a Professional Association
  • Professional Management Professional Designation and asset
  • Business related degree/additional education is considered an asset

 

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

·        10 years or more project management or 5 years operations management experience

·        Experience managing complex projects for a variety of clients in different industrial settings (Mining, Energy, Construction, Land Development, Forestry)

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Billquick, Project Management Software, Inventory management software platforms
  • Strong sense of accountability to results with the capacity to seek assistance
  • Can adhere to the Nupqu Values: Respect, Safety, Leadership, Integrity/Accountability, Strength, Unity, Stewardship
  • Ability to organize, handle and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Experience in procurement processes including contract development
  • Strong client relations skills with the ability to communicate on a technical and logistical level
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to take initiative in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent reasoning skills with the ability to manage change and solve problems effectively
  • Team player, ability to work collaboratively with a range of staff towards shared goals and objectives
  • Effective communication skills – oral, written & interpersonal
  • Ability and experience managing employees in a remote working environment

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Project Manager position is based out of an office setting but also may require periodic trips to the field and travel between Nupqu offices.  Office work will require extended periods of sitting and extended periods of computer and office equipment use, which can cause muscle strain. Some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time is also required.

Public Relations & Communications Officer

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.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and students.

We prefer to accept online applications for this process. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact Human Resources at rhpnmr-rmnphr@pc.gc.ca quoting PM-03 Process 2022-01-05-PKS-RMFU-OC-755 in the subject line to receive a paper application. Ensure you have left sufficient time so you may submit your application prior to the closing date.

The following are some of the benefits associated with applying online.

* Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
* Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
* Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
* Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
* For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying online.

To submit an application online.

There is no cover letter required. Instead, respond to the questions in the online application.

Please clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications when responding to the questions in the online application. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE, and HOW you meet each factor. If you do not provide examples of current or past responsibilities, which clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors when you respond to the questions in the online application, it may result in the rejection of your application.

If you are screened in for an interview, you will be contacted and required to submit a verified photo ID and verified proof of education at that time.

Duties
Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you want to make a difference in nation-to-nation reconciliation between the Government of Canada and the members of the Coalition of First Nations with Interest in Riding Mountain National Park?

The ideal person for this job brings writing, engagement, and media relations skills as well as an attention to detail and understanding of government communication processes. You will also need to be creative and able to work as part of a team. You will plan and execute communications projects, public engagement, and media strategies. You will work closely with other team members from many areas of Parks Canada, as well as with representatives of Indigenous and other community groups and the public.

In this role, you will:

  • Plan, develop, and deliver field unit public relations and communications products, activities, and services to engage the public, partners and stakeholders.
  • Provide professional support in areas such as writing and editing; communications planning and strategy; media relations; social media and web content development; event planning and coordination; stakeholder relations and engagement; public outreach; and photography.

If this sounds like you, the role of Public Relations and Communications Officer at Riding Mountain National Park could be the perfect fit.

Work environment
Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are our core values. Diverse teams bring perspectives and ideas that benefit our clients, communities, and colleagues. We welcome applications from people with diverse abilities, backgrounds, and identities.

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources. We are responsible for a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Riding Mountain National Park is in Treaty 2 Territory, the homeland of the Anishinabe. We work with the Coalition of First Nations with an Interest in Riding Mountain National Park to foster positive and collaborative relationships which protect and present the area’s natural and cultural heritage for all Canadians. Riding Mountain National Park is approximately 3.5 hours’ drive northwest of Winnipeg. It protects 3,000 square kilometers of northern boreal forest, eastern deciduous forest, rough fescue grasslands, marsh, and river-bottom wetland areas. It is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species, countless insects, and a captive bison herd. The park is surrounded by lands currently used for agriculture.

The job is based in Wasagaming, Manitoba, in Riding Mountain National Park.

Intent of the process
The purpose of this process is to staff one (1) PM-03, Public Relations and Communications Officer.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

  • Your résumé.
  • Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized college or university with specialization in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or another discipline relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

• EX1:Experience providing strategic and operational communications and media relations advice to management;
• EX2:Experience researching, analyzing, developing and delivering communications and media relations strategies and plans;
• EX3:Experience dealing with media in Canada;
• EX4: Experience in writing and editing communications products.

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

 

Language Requirements:

English Essential;
Bilingual Imperative.

 

KNOWLEDGE:

KEX1: Knowledge of the news media in Canada;
KEX2: Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication media tools and techniques including planning and delivery;
KEX3: Knowledge of the federal legislation, policies and guidelines governing communications.

 

ABILITIES:

AEX1: Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and with images or video;
AEX2: Ability to analyze documents/reports, assess the communications implications and make recommendations;
AEX3: Ability to manage conflicting priorities, to multi-task and to work under time-sensitive conditions;
AEX4: Ability to draft communications materials and co-ordinate approvals;
AEX5: Ability to plan and organize the logistics associated with special events, such as news conferences, press briefings, stakeholder meetings, Ministerial and/or other VIP events;
AEX6: Ability to deliver products, services and advice in communications, particularly as it relates to media relations, high-visibility issues and web-based communications;
AEX7: Ability to synthesize a lot of complex, specialized information into clear easy to understand language with strong writing skills and attention to detail.

 

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

PSEX1: Exercises sound judgment;
PSEX2: Personally connects with people;
PSEX3: Demonstrates integrity;
PSEX4: Makes things happen;
PSEX5: Highly organized.

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

 

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
These positions require the incumbents to:

  • Sit or stand during extended periods (75-85% of the day);
  • Be exposed to variable weather conditions when moving between facilities and working outdoors;
  • Be exposed to stress when responding to fluctuating, unpredictable client demands and requirements;
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform and abide by uniform policy;
  • Occasionally work shift work, and/or evenings, and/or weekends and/or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays.

 

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Obtain and maintain a Reliability status security clearance.

Some positions require possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license – Hold a minimum Class 5I driver’s license (intermediate level)

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

 

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.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact RMNP Human Resources rhpnmr-rmnphr@pc.gc.ca if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

 

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Management may choose to invoke an additional(s) qualification(s) at any point of the process.

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

Public Outreach Education Officer III

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.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely, or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and students.

– Applications for this process may be submitted online, in-person, via mail, or orally prior to the closing date of this process.
– Persons wishing to apply by phone may call Dameon Wall at 204-848-7251 to submit your application orally.
– Persons wishing to apply via mail may send your application to:

Dameon Wall, External Relations
Riding Mountain National Park
PO Box 229
Onanole, MB, R0J 1N0

– Emailed applications can be submitted to Human Resources rhpnmr-rmnphr@pc.gc.ca quoting PM-03 Process 20211230-PKS-RMFU-OC-753 in the subject line to receive a paper application. Ensure you have left sufficient time so you may submit your application prior to the closing date on February 21, 2022.

The following are some of the benefits associated with applying online.

* Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
* Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
* Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
* Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
* For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying online.

To submit an application online.

There is no cover letter required. Instead, respond to the questions in the online application.

Please clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications when responding to the questions in the online application. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE, and HOW you meet each factor. If you do not provide examples of current or past responsibilities, which clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors when you respond to the questions in the online application, it may result in the rejection of your application.

If you are screened in for an interview, you will be contacted and required to submit a verified photo ID and verified proof of education at that time.

Duties
Are you a storyteller? Do you know the history of the area known today as Riding Mountain National Park? Can you speak honestly and with integrity about the park’s creation and the legacy of colonialism in the area? As the Public Outreach Education Officer, you will provide an essential avenue for storytelling, educating, and providing information to the public. You will work toward meaningful reconciliation between Parks Canada and local Indigenous communities.

The Public Outreach Education Officer will work with others and lead by example. They will connect with many groups within Parks Canada and throughout the surrounding communities.

In this role, you will:
• Plan, develop, implement and evaluate outreach education programs that support reconciliation with Indigenous people, and also increase Canadians’ understanding, appreciation, and support of Parks Canada.
• Lead and supervise a public outreach education team
• Collaborate with similar units in other parks and with strategic partners to expand the reach of Parks Canada outreach programs and products.

If you connect with people, and can tell an engaging, honest story, we have the job for you!

Work environment
Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are our core values. Diverse teams bring perspectives and ideas that benefit our clients, communities, and colleagues. We welcome applications from people with diverse abilities, backgrounds, and identities.
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources. We are responsible for a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Riding Mountain National Park is in Treaty 2 Territory, the homeland of the Anishinabe. We work with the Coalition of First Nations with an Interest in Riding Mountain National Park to foster positive and collaborative relationships which protect and present the area’s natural and cultural heritage for all Canadians. Riding Mountain National Park is approximately 3.5 hours’ drive northwest of Winnipeg. It protects 3,000 square kilometers of northern boreal forest, eastern deciduous forest, rough fescue grasslands, marsh, and river-bottom wetland areas. It is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species, countless insects, and a captive bison herd. The park is surrounded by lands currently used for agriculture.

The job is based in Wasagaming, Manitoba, in Riding Mountain National Park.

Intent of the process
The purpose of this process is to staff one (1) PM-03, Public Outreach Education Officer until March of 2023.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

  • Your résumé.
  • Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

 

EDUCATION:
Successful completion of Grade 11 and at least two months of customer service experience.

An acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as completion of Grade 11 and at least two months of customer service experience.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:
EX1; Experience connecting with people individually and in small groups;
EX2; Experience planning, developing, implementing and evaluating public programs or events;
EX3; Experience overseeing projects and working with teams;
EX4; Experience working with networks and partners.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

 

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
AEX1: Experience working with Indigenous communities, Elders, and youth.

 

ASSET KNOWLEDGE
KA1: Understanding of culturally appropriate protocols related to engagement and storytelling.

 

ASSET EDUCATION
AED1: University degree or college diploma in journalism, history, communications, Indigenous studies, or other related fields.

 

ASSET LANGUAGE
LEX1: Conversational Anishinabemowin, Michif, Dakota, or Cree.

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

 

KNOWLEDGE:
KEX1: Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people, protocols, histories and perspectives of the area around Riding Mountain National Park.

 

ABILITIES:
AEX1: Ability to tell stories orally;
AEX2: Ability to use many approaches to talk about reconciliation with diverse audiences;
AEX3: Ability to manage conflicting priorities, to multi-task and meet deadlines.

 

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
PSEX1: Personally connects with people;
PSEX2: Makes things happen;
PSEX3: Exercises sound judgment.
PSEX4: Demonstrates personal integrity.

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

 

ASSETS:
AED1: Traditional knowledge and/or oral cultural education relevant to this position;
AED2: Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or another discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience relevant to this position.

 

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The position requires the incumbent to:

  • Be in direct contact with people at public events around Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Sit or stand during extended periods (75-85% of the day).
  • Be outside in variable weather conditions.
  • Be exposed to stress when responding to fluctuating, unpredictable client demands and requirements.
  • Supervise staff directly.
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform and abide by uniform policy.
  • Occasionally work shift work, and/or evenings, and/or weekends and/or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance

Some positions require possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license – Hold a minimum Class 5I driver’s license (intermediate level)

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

 

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.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact RMNP Human Resources rhpnmr-rmnphr@pc.gc.ca if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

 

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Management may choose to invoke an additional(s) qualification(s) at any point of the process.

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

Call for Authors for the Canadian Mountain Assessment

The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is currently seeking authors interested in contributing to this foundational effort to understand the state of knowledge of Canada’s rapidly changing mountains systems, guided by innovative conceptual and ethical frameworks for knowledge sharing. This first-of-its kind Assessment will include insights from both peer-reviewed literature and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledges of mountain systems, with individual Assessment chapter teams being balanced between Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors.

CMA authors should be recognized as 1. Established or emerging academic experts 2. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge holders or 3. non-academic specialists (e.g. mountain guides, tourism operators, writers) with expertise/knowledge relevant to Canadian mountain systems. The CMA provides a platform for connecting and mobilizing researchers, practitioners, and Indigenous Peoples with knowledge of mountains, and is therefore helping to catalyze a community of practice related to mountains in Canada. This high-impact project is expected to inform the mountain research and policy agenda in Canada for years to come.

If you are interested in an authorship role with the CMA please fill out the self-nomination form here.

Self-nominations will be accepted until July 9, 2021, but submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis for qualified applicants. Please circulate this call widely among your networks. For any questions, please contact CMA Project Assistant Madison Stevens at: madisonpstevens@gmail.com.