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Parks Canada
Fort Chipewyan (Alberta), Fort Smith (Northwest Territories)
Indeterminate, year-round
$65,747 to $70,841 (salary under review; plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances)

Closing date: 7 March 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Fort Smith, NT and within a 750 kilometre radius of Fort Smith who have a legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

* Preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Métis applicants who are members of the Wood Buffalo National Park Indigenous organizations.

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

We want you to feel like you belong here. If you have accessibility needs, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Your request will be kept confidential.

You can apply online, by email, or in person.

In your cover letter, tell us how you meet each of the Education and Experience requirements. Your cover letter will be long – that’s okay. We may ask you for additional information after the closing date.

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 student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

Work environment
Do you see your community’s potential to be a world-class travel destination? Do you want to design park experiences that both locals and tourists love? Do you openly share ideas and work with others to build new things?

We’re looking for someone to keep building Wood Buffalo National Park as a place where both locals and tourists want to be. As a Product Developer, you’ll be part of the Visitor Experience team. We work together to strategically improve what we already offer, develop new ways for people to get to know the park and the people who live here, and make sure everyone feels welcome in Wood Buffalo National Park.

Intent of the process
We intend to hire someone as a full-time indeterminate employee at Wood Buffalo National Park.

We will also use this process to create a list of qualified candidates at the PM-03 group and level. We may use this list to fill permanent or temporary positions at Parks Canada. These positions may have various security levels, language requirements, and duration.

Positions to be filled: 1
When you apply, include a resume with your cover letter.

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter “Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.”

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
An acceptable combination of education, training and experience or graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program).

Degree equivalency

E1: Experience developing and evaluating tourism-related products. These could include recreational activities, interpretive exhibits and programs, overnight accommodations, trails, and/or special events.
E2: Experience writing and editing exhibits, signs, publications, and/or web content.
E3: Experience collaborating with staff and partners;
E4: Experience planning and completing projects.

If you meet the Education and Experience requirements you may be invited to an interview. During the interview, we will assess your Knowledge, Abilities, and Personal Suitability in these areas:

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

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of Parks Canada’s mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to visitor experience in national parks;
K2: Knowledge of tools and techniques used to develop and evaluate tourism products;
K3: Knowledge of tourism trends and how they apply to national parks.

A1: Ability to use data to understand visitors and evaluate programs;
A2: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
A3: Ability to analyze issues and opportunities and develop creative solutions;
A4: Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Personal Suitability
PS1: Personally connects with people;
PS2: Strives for excellence;
PS3: Makes things happen;
PS4: Exercises sound judgement;
PS5: Demonstrates integrity.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

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

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

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

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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 a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

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 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 Michelle Douglas, Human Resources Manager 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.

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

Contact information
Lyn Elliott, Visitor Experience Manager, Wood Buffalo National Park

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