Parks Canada Public Outreach Education Officer II

Parks Canada

Jasper, AB
$61,341 - $66,089 a year


Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
PM-02 - Public Outreach Education Officer II
Term, Acting, Assignment
$61,341 to $66,089
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Closing date: 10 April 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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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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
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For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

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

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.
Duties
Develops, adapts and delivers both virtual and in-person public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians' understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada. You will work with the Education Team at the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre to develop and deliver programs both virtually, and in person for youth from grades K–12. In person programming takes place over 1 to 4 days. Activities are hands on, experiential and mostly outdoors. Some activities are based out of the Palisades Centre, while others, including mountain biking, hiking canoeing and cross country skiing take place throughout the park. Virtual education programs may also be delivered to school groups in Alberta, British Columbia, across Canada and internationally.

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 will be used to fill one or more anticipated term vacancies for the summer of 2022, with possibility of extension.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in the same or other parts of the country.

Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure may be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter "In a maximum of 2000 words, applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter why they are interested in the position and 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)
EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE :
Experience in the delivery of public outreach education products and/or tools and/or events;
Experience working within a team environment;
Experience working with networks and partners;
Experience working on projects.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, programs, strategic directions as provided in corporate and management plans;
Knowledge of the role of public outreach education in reaching the public on different and various issues;
Knowledge of principles and practices used in public outreach education in the areas of natural and historical heritage;
Knowledge of natural and historical resources management issues.
ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to facilitate learning opportunities related to complex concepts for a diversity of audiences using a diversity of approaches;
Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
A leader who personally connects with people, takes responsibility, makes things happen, exercises sound judgment and strives for excellence.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
40-hour Wilderness First Aid;
Interpretive Guide Association, Basic or Apprentice;
Paddle Canada Waterfront Instructor 1;
Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors community coaching;
Kayaking Lake Instructor;
Avalanche Skills Training 1 or higher.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - You are required to obtain and maintain this security level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency.

Covid-19 Vaccination Attestation - 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 conditions of employment:
You will be required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
You must be willing to work overtime.
You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager. Compensation will be as prescribed in the Terms and Conditions of Employment applicable to you.
You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties.
You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties. In this case, Parks Canada will provide you with the uniforms you require in accordance with the Parks Canada Uniform Policy.
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.

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.

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