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Parks Canada – Wood Buffalo National Park
Fort Smith (Northwest Territories)
Term – April 25, 2022 to September 02, 2022
$23.20 to $25.21 per hour (Under review; plus applicable Isolated Post)Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency! Parks Canada Web site

Closing date: 27 February 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons who reside or work in Fort Smith, NT who have legal status to work in Canada or First Nations and Métis applicants who are members of one of the 11 Wood Buffalo National Park Indigenous organizations who have legal status to work in Canada.

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

Indigenous community members, along with Parks Canada employees, will be part of the screening and hiring board.

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

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.

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.

Intent of the process
The results of this process may be used to create a list of potential candidates to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the GS-PRC-03 group and level in the Southwest NWT Field Unit, for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level.

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.”

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience in a field related to the position.

Preference may be given to candidates with a Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A).

*Proof of education must be submitted with your application. Failure to provide a copy of the certificate with your application will result in your application not being assessed further.

Degree equivalency

• Experience using various computer programs (i.e. MS Word and MS Excel). • Experience with administrative tasks such as answering phones, keeping records, and filing.
• Experience working in stressful situations, multi-tasking and handling numerous messages at one time.
• Experience in dispatching various resources including aircraft, personnel using speech transmission techniques on radio telephone equipment.

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

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the procedures and guidelines described in the “Study Guide for the Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification”;
• Knowledge of various computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel) and how they operate;
• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Mandate.
• Knowledge of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples associated with the duties of the position.

• Ability to competently operate a radio communication system for transmission, receipt, relay and recording of radio messages.
• Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
• Ability to prioritize and organize tasks to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Ability to read, write, communicate and do data entry effectively in the English language.

Personal Suitability
• Takes responsibility
• Communicates effectively
• Makes things happen
• Exercises sound judgment

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
• Willingness to obtain Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A).

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Valid Class 5 driver’s licence.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

Written test(s) may be administered.
Interviews will be conducted.
Reference checks will be conducted.
A simulation/situational exercise/role play may be used for assessment

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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

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 Vina Turner, A/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
Human Resource Department

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