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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 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.

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.



• 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.



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.



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.



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)


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:

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 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.

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