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Parks Canada Fire Management Officer

 
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta) 
EG-05 - Fire Management Officer 
Indeterminate 
$61,604 to $74,956 (Currently under review) 
Be part of an inspiring team in Jasper National Park of Canada 
Closing date: 16 March 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time (more on closing date) 
Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals 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. 
Important messages
Applicants must submit their applications directly to Jasper HR, either by email at jasper.hr@pc.gc.ca, or by fax to 780-852-6122.
Duties
Implements an applied science fire management program. Leads a dedicated team for fire operations, wildland fuel management, prescribed fire and wildfire suppression services in support of field units' fire management programs.
Intent of the process
The intent of the process is to fill one full-time position.
Positions to be filled: 1 
Information you must provide
Your resume.

A covering letter in 2,500 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications. 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. The quality of the cover letter will be assessed in the screening process. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter." 

Contact information for 2 references.

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. 
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology) or other discipline relevant to the position.
Degree equivalency
EXPERIENCE:
•Experience in collecting, manipulating and analyzing spatial and non-spatial data;
• Experience in managing contracts;
• Experience in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships;
• Experience in assuming a leadership role in delivering fire management services.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Occupational Certiication:

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The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential
Information on language requirements
KNOWLEDGE OF: 
•Knowledge of Parks Canada's vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to conservation and visitor safety in national parks;
• Key Government of Canada and Parks Canada acts, policies, programs and procedures utilized in management for ecological integrity and natural resource management;
• Knowledge of climate, geography, vegetation and facilities specific to the location and surrounding area;
• Knowledge of Parks Canada's policies and directives related to human resources management, contracting, and occupational health and safety;
• Knowledge of fire management strategies and tactics for both wildland and prescribed fires and delivering related training.
ABILITIES:
•Ability to plan and implement complex prescribed fire or fuel management projects;
• Ability to coordinate cross-functional delivery of fuel management, wildfire and prescribed fire operations;
• Ability to plan, organize and supervise a team of fire operations specialists;
• Ability to monitor weather and fire indices and make appropriate decisions regarding fire preparedness;
• Ability to resolve operational issues;
• Ability to represent Parks Canada and develop collaborative partnerships;
• Ability to communicate in writing to prepare briefing notes and scientific/ technical reports;
• Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions;
• Ability to plan, organize and supervise training programs for staff certification;
• Ability to conduct field studies on factors impacting on fire management (e.g., topography, vegetation growth, climate, etc.).
PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
• Personally connects with others
• Share Parks Canada's vision
• 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 irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• 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
• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance;
• Maintenance of a valid Driver's Licence;
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including:
o Occupational Health Assessment for firefighters;
o Moderate fitness status as outlined in the Parks Canada Fire Management Workplace Fitness Capacity Test SOP;
• St. John's Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.
Other information
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Preference will be given to any modern day 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.

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 cover letter.

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.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Contact information
Salman Rasheed	
salman.rasheed@pc.gc.ca
780-852-6186 	





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