*Various Locations – Glovertown (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalvay (Prince Edward Island), Cheticamp (Nova Scotia) and Maitland Bridge (Nova Scotia)
Term and/or Seasonal Indeterminate – Various lengths of season
$63,720 to $77,523 (salary under review)
Closing date: 4 February 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.
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Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. If you belong to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups, Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, we encourage you to apply and fill out the Employment Equity (EE) section in your job application to let us know. As part of this selection process, we may conduct targeted screening of candidates and/or preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as one or more of these employment equity groups.
You will lead a team of field staff within a boreal, or acadian, forest ecosystem and coordinate the delivery of the Ecological Integrity Monitoring Program and conduct environmental impact assessments. You will assist with data management, analysis, and reporting on various ecological measures. You will have the opportunity to work with species at risk such as marten, red crossbill and caribou. You will spend time travelling in a variety of terrain, such as coastal, wetland, freshwater and forest habitats. You will be part of a dynamic team and will assist with other operational requirements including emergency response (search and rescue). Opportunities for training and experiences in fire and wildlife management are also available.
Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada’s largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.
Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.
Want to be part of ensuring a great legacy for Canada and Canadians? Parks Canada is embarking on an unprecedented program of ecosystem conservation and restoration work at our national parks. If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career for the Parks Canada Agency? We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization:
An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.
Intent of the process
To fill positions of various length and tenure at Glovertown (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalvay (Prince Edward Island), Cheticamp (Nova Scotia) and Maitland Bridge (Nova Scotia). In your application please ensure you clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.
A qualifying list will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (Permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, As & When Required) in various locations.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry) or other discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry), and training and experience in a field related to the position.
E1 – Experience leading two (2) or more phases of field research (e.g., design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results), in environmental science projects such as ecological monitoring, invasive species management, species at risk protection/recovery.
E2 – Experience supervising a team of technical staff
E3 – Experience preparing technical/scientific reports, protocols, presentations and web site content.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
K1 – Knowledge of the primary habitat types, biotic communities and natural disturbance processes characteristic of Atlantic Canada.
K2 – Knowledge of sampling and collecting scientific data.
A1 – Ability to conduct analysis of biological data as part of Parks Canada’s ecological monitoring program.
A2 – Ability to prepare and present scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences.
A3 – Ability to conduct environmental assessments and to provide mitigation measures for limiting impacts to natural and cultural resources.
P1 – The candidate is action-oriented
P2 – Communicates effectively
P3 – Takes Responsibility
P4 – Effective interpersonal relationships.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AE1 – Experience conducting statistical analysis of biological data using ‘R’, or other similar statistical software.
AE2 – Experience in wilderness travel and navigation skills.
AE3 – Experience using various transportation vehicles including ATV’s, snowmobiles and boats.
AE4 – Experience in drafting requests for proposals for contracts
AK1 – Knowledge of GIS principles and approaches for gathering spatial data to support natural resource management.
• 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 holidays, including call-outs when required;
• Willingness to participate in emergency response (i.e. search and rescue, highway incidents); and record / document incidents
• 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.
• Willingness to share emergency stand-by and response duties with other team members.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Possession of a valid driver’s license
• St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.
• Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card or Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Card.
• May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
• 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.
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.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Only screened in candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
• Written test(s) may be administered.
• Interviews will be conducted.
• Reference checks will be sought
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 who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.
Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact the Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.
Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.