Website Parks Canada
Provides specialized technical advice; leads and coordinates visitor-risk management and cross-functional incident management and response for field unit(s). Provides in-depth technical expertise, advice and information and coordinates the delivery of an avalanche control and prevention program. Develops, implements and leads field training programs and operational field activities.
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
A list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time) and work locations.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) “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)
Secondary school diploma, and Mountain Guide certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).
If there are an insufficient candidates with both Alpine Guide and Ski Guide certification, consideration may be given to individuals who possess Apprentice Ski guide certification and Alpine Guide certification and who are enrolled in the Ski Guide exam, or individuals who possess Apprentice Alpine guide certification and Ski Guide certification who are enrolled in the Alpine Guide certification.
After submitting your application through the GC Jobs platform, proof of education must be submitted to email@example.com.
• Valid advanced first aid certification (minimum 80 hour course);
• Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 and eligible for CAA Professional membership.
• Significant and varied experience participating in and/or leading search and rescue operations;
• Experience in program development and planning, as well as in work plans development;
• Experience forecasting resource requirements;
• Experience acquiring and issuing specialized equipment and services;
• Experience developing and delivering training;
• Experience in avalanche forecasting and avalanche control.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
• Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to visitor safety;
• Knowledge of visitor safety technical standards and techniques;
• Thorough knowledge of avalanche control, stabilization and safety principles, techniques, practices and initiatives.
• Ability to research and develop technical standards and program requirements;
• Ability to coordinate, supervise or lead/participate to, and evaluate specialized and/or emergency operations and activities on a local or national basis;
• Ability to work, supervise and coordinate activities in a multi-disciplinary environment;
• Ability to design, coordinate and/or conduct technical training;
• Ability to liaise, network and manage partnerships;
• Ability to collect, analyze, and prepare and present detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors;
• Ability to manage risk and the application of management theory and methods.
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Personally connects with people;
• Makes things happen;
• Communicates effectively;
• Takes responsibility;
• Knows oneself;
• Strives for excellence.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Reliability Status security clearance – All employees of the Federal Government are required to meet Reliability Status; details of the screening process and applications will be provided at the time of interviews
Maintenance of a valid Driver’s License
Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
Valid Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification
Possession and maintenance of Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) membership
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.
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 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.
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.
To apply for this job please visit emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca.