• Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Applications have closed.

Website Parks Canada

Opportunity Type:

Collections Specialist III
Reference number: CAP22J-038194-000003
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-CBFU-OC-0014
Parks Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
$67,538 to $76,420 (Salary under review)Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency! Parks Canada Web site

Closing date: 1 March 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.Apply online
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 students.

This position supports Cape Breton Field Unit’s cultural resource management activities.
Increasing knowledge and awareness about the Cape Breton Field Unit collections and sharing information with colleagues, visitors and external partners is an important aspect of this role.

This position includes administrative tasks such as contracting services, developing collaborative partnerships, report writing, supervising students, project development and oversight, cataloguing and organizing the artifact collection.

Other duties include:
• Participating in the development of collections management work plans, and objectives with a focus on supporting the priorities listed in the national historic site management plans and statements

• Making decisions regarding the interpretation and application of national collections standards, policies and practices in creating records

• Recording and handling of collection objects, reproductions, photographs and/or other data, locating, identifying, storing, moving, transporting and preserving collections objects and documents and facilitating availability and retrieval of objects

• Responding to inquiries on collections; maintaining a network of contacts with colleagues, researchers, professional staff, employees in other government departments, institutions and the private sector

• Developing and delivering training on the physical care, maintenance, handling and protection of archaeological items for new staff

• Working cross-functionally with Visitor Experience Product Development Officers and Interpretation Specialists on the development and delivery of public programs relevant to collections, historic objects, cultural resources and the field of conservation, and with your colleagues in the National Collections, Curatorial and Conservation Branch.

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 maybe used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

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 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 post-secondary institution, with an acceptable specialization in: Museum Studies; Archival Studies; Conservation Studies; Cultural Resource Management; History; Curatorial Studies, and other disciplines associated with archaeological collections.

Degree equivalency

Experience planning and executing large-scale projects involving the management, preservation, protection, presentation, and/or transportation of collections.

Experience using digital systems for data entry and collections management.

Experience developing visitor focused programs that raise awareness about collections and conservation practices.

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

Information on language requirements

– Knowledge of collections management practices, principles, policies and procedures.
– Knowledge of preventive conservation best practices.

– Ability to develop and maintain systems and processes for monitoring, physical care, maintenance, handling and protection of archaeological artifacts, while in storage, on display, or in transit.
– Ability to work with computerized records and online inventory systems and/or paper records.

Personal Suitability:
– Exercises sound judgement.
– Personally connects with people.
– Communicates effectively.
– Makes things happen.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Willing to work from various locations.

Willing and able to travel to various outdoor sites with some exposure to various weather conditions.

Willing and able to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, when required.

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.

Nova Scotia Driver’s License (Class 5), or other provincial equivalency.

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: 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.

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.
Living accommodations will not be provided.

While there may be a requirement for the work to be performed via telework on a temporary basis due to COVID-19, the expectation is that the work will be performed at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada.

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.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

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

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

Contact information
Maura McKeough, Cultural Resources Manager

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