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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.

– 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 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.

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)


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.


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)


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


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


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


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

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


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


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.


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)


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.



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:

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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