Expired on: Feb 4, 2022

Parks Canada
Glovertown (Newfoundland and Labrador)
$66,807 to $75,963 (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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Are you passionate about public safety and team leadership and have a background in operating vessels in working in a coastal or boreal forest environment?

Terra Nova National Park (TNNP) is looking for a Visitor Safety/Fire Coordinator (GT-04) to provide leadership and work collaboratively with partners to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

In this role you will lead a cross-functional team made up of staff from across TNNP programs to deliver the visitor safety program to a high standard. While you do not directly supervise staff, you work closely with other programs to lead an “all hands on deck” approach when an incident or event occurs, including organizing training and collaborating with other emergency response providers in the region.

Each day brings diverse opportunities and experiences while you lead the overall visitor safety program. You start each day identifying, analyzing and monitoring potential hazards to the safety of visitors (e.g., marine weather, high-extreme fire weather) in preparation for any response activities you may be required to take. Some days are spent out on the water or on hiking trails, while other days are spent leading training exercises in the field or meeting with local, regional, and provincial partners. Other days are spent in the office, ensuring agreements are developed and/or maintained, developing training and other plans, or in planning meeting with colleagues.

If you’re passionate about ensuring visitor safety and have a strong background in emergency response, this is the opportunity for you!

Work environment

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

This process will be used to fill a 4 year Term position in Glovertown, NL.

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 including Dalvay, PEI and Cheticamp, NS. If interested in working in Dalvay, PEI and/or Cheticamp, NS please indicate your interest when completing your application.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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


Graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program) in outdoor recreation, public safety or other discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in visitor safety and/or public safety activities in a wildland setting
• Experience in developing and coordinating search and rescue procedures and response plans for a wildland setting;
• Experience in coordinating and/or leading teams in visitor safety incident management and response within a wildland setting.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, corporate orientation, objectives, programs and policies relative to visitor safety;
• Knowledge of the principles, standards and techniques involved in incident management processes and systems;

• Ability to identify, analyze and monitor potential threats or hazards to the safety of visitors, and develop plans to prevent and respond;
• Ability to coordinate cross-functional capabilities and organize training in incident management and response;
• Ability to provide recommendations and advice to managers on standards and level of service for visitor safety program;
• Ability to develop and maintain local, regional and/or provincial/territorial community partnerships, agreements and networks for public/visitor safety and/or emergency services;

Personal Suitability:
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Personally connects with others;
• Makes things happen;
• Works collaboratively in a cross-cultural environment.
• Communicates Effectively

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

Asset Experience:
• Experience in assessing visitor safety hazards and safe travel in wilderness boreal forest, coastal and marine environments.
• Experience in Wildland fire management or response

Operational Requirements:
• 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;
• Willingness to obtain other certification as required and identified by the field unit.
• Willingness to lead an emergency response team
• Willingness to share emergency stand-by and response duties with other team members.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card
• Obtain and maintain Parks Canada Long Arms Certification
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
• Obtain and maintain Advanced Wilderness First Aid (or equivalent minimum 80-hour course) and CPR certificate.
• 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 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

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.

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

Contact information

Human Resources
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