• Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.

Website Parks Canada

Opportunity Type:

Jasper (Alberta), Lake Louise (Alberta), Radium Hot Springs (British Columbia), Field (British Columbia)

Acting, Assignment, Specified Period, Indeterminate

$71,820 to $77,608 (currently under review)


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.

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 will only accept online applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. 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, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply online must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Would you love to combine a love of writing, public relation and communications with a passion for the outdoors and national parks?

The Public Relations and Communication Officer plans, develops and delivers field unit public relations and communications products, activities and services to engage the public, partners and stakeholders in the understanding, appreciation and support of the natural, cultural and heritage of National Parks and National Historic Sites. They also provide communications planning/strategy and professional support in areas such as: writing and editing; media relations; social media and web content development; event planning and coordination; stakeholder relations and engagement; public outreach; and photography and video work, including editing.

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.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to fill two positions; one position will be with Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit, and the other will be with Jasper Field Unit.

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.

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.

Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure may be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

  1. Your résumé.
  2. Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

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.

• Experience writing and editing communications products such as news releases, newsletters, blogs, web content, social media content, speaking points, briefing notes, response letters, speeches/speaking notes and backgrounders.
• Experience researching, developing and delivering on communication strategies and plans related to public communications and media relations.
• Experience providing strategic and operational communications and media relations advice to management.
• Experience planning and coordinating logistics for special events such as news conferences or government announcements.
• Experience working with and developing relationships with media in Canada.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience in training and/or supervising team members.
• Experience in emergency/crisis communications.

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

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, corporate orientation, objectives and programs.
• Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication tools and techniques including planning and delivery.
• Knowledge of external issues and trends that have an impact on external relations.
• Knowledge of the federal legislation, policies and guidelines governing communications.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and with images or video.
• Ability to analyze documents/reports, assess the communications implications, and make recommendations.
• Ability to deliver products, services, and advice in communications, particularly as it relates to media relations, high-visibility issues, and web-based communications.
• Ability to manage conflicting priorities, to multi-task, and work under time-sensitive conditions.
• Ability to draft communications materials and coordinate approvals.
• 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.
• Ability to interact with various levels of government, including Indigenous organizations in developing relationships and agreements, and in decision-making.

• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with people
• Demonstrates integrity
• Strives for excellence

The following may be applied/assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Knowledge of Government of Canada’s Communications Policy.

• Ability to develop content from diverse sources into pre-determined formats.
• Ability to edit and incorporate multimedia content into communication products.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – You are required to obtain and maintain this security level throughout your employment at Parks Canada Agency.

COVID-19 vaccination – 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 conditions of employment:

  • You will be required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • You must be willing to work overtime.
  • You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager. Compensation will be as prescribed in the Terms and Conditions of Employment applicable to you.
  • You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties.
  • You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties. In this case, Parks Canada will provide you with the uniforms you require in accordance with the Parks Canada Uniform Policy.


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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

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.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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

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