Website Parks Canada
The incumbent will work as a member of the Resource Conservation team and report to the Resource Conservation Manager. They will be called upon to participate in, and/or lead technical visitor safety incident responses and non-technical cross-functional incident response activities. They will be asked to provide technical visitor safety advice and training to other park staff. They may be asked to participate in the development of program standards and/or techniques and to participate in technical responses to significant occurrences in other field units. They may be required to support other resource conversation functions such as the human wildlife conflict program. Duty/stand by shifts will be required.
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 Apprentice Alpine and Apprentice Ski certification courses from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).
If there are an insufficient candidates with Apprentice Alpine and Apprentice Ski certification, consideration may be given to individuals who possess Apprentice Ski guide certification and Apprentice Rock certification and who are enrolled the Apprentice Alpine certification or individuals who possess Apprentice Alpine certification and who are enrolled in the Apprentice Ski guide certification.
After submitting your application through the GC Jobs platform, proof of education must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Valid advanced first aid certification (minimum 80 hour course);
• Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 and eligible for CAA Professional membership.
• Mountain search and rescue operations;
• Avalanche forecasting and control;
• Analyzing, assessing and providing advice on issues relating to visitor safety;
• Maintaining specialized safety related equipment;
• Providing first aid assistance.
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;
• Thorough knowledge of principles, standards, techniques and procedures involved in search and rescue operations;
• Knowledge of helicopter rescue techniques and high angle techniques;
• Knowledge of mountaineering and ski touring, and avalanche control procedures and forecasting techniques.
• Ability to follow established practices and procedures as well as to adapt them to changing circumstances and conditions;
• Ability to make climatologic observations and maintain information on a computer database;
• Ability to research and provide input into the development or revision of visitor safety program standards, requirements and/or techniques;
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
• Ability to conduct search and rescue operations;
• Ability to collect, analyze, prepare and present detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors.
• 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 psjobs-emploisfp.psc-cfp.gc.ca.