Website Parks Canada

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Heritage Presenters deliver information, interpretive programs and events in a variety of settings that inspire and encourage visitors to enjoy and support the natural and cultural history of the national parks.

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

Fort St. James National Historic Site, with the largest collection of original fur trade buildings in Canada, its remarkable view out over beautiful Stuart Lake, and authentic, entertaining execution of a day in the summer of 1896, is one of Canada’s premiere fur trading posts. Attracting both local and international guests in the summer season, it contributes to a diversified economy and provides community leadership in celebrating and protecting the cultural heritage of Fort St. James. The site offers one of the best opportunities to connect northern British Columbia residents to their nationally significant heritage and to provide them with a Parks Canada experience.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to staff term and/or seasonal positions from May – September 2022.

As this is an inventory, management can decide to access applications at any point so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible!

The first pull of applications will take place February 1, 2022.

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 the same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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)
A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Degree equivalency

• In paid or volunteer work that entails direct contact and communication with the public;
• In the delivery of front-line communication services.

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

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of communication, presentation and/or interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks;
• Knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage as it relates to Fort St. James National Historic Site.

• To communicate effectively;
• To provide quality service to visitors;
• To work in a team environment.

• Sound judgment;
• Personally connects with others;
• Make things happen.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

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.

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 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.

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.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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

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