Parks Canada Realty and Municipal Services Manager

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB•Remote
$100,531–$114,948 a year

Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
$100,531 to $114,948 (currently under review)
Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency!

Closing date: 17 April 2023 - 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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You are proud to contribute to an organization committed to protecting this small but special part of the planet, and to sharing it with the millions of visitors who come each year to experience the wonder of these internationally recognized places.

You know that the quality of the visitor experience is enriched by the services offered in the community of Jasper, and by operators outside of the community. Environmentally responsible businesses and aesthetically pleasing development harmonious with the national park setting contribute to the enjoyment of visitors. Relationships with businesses, residents and advisory councils are nurtured.

Your staff of 8-10 share your conviction that the Realty and Municipal Services function contributes directly to Parks Canada’s corporate priorities: land use instruments include requirements for the protection of cultural and natural resources, and ensure a fair return to the Crown for Parks Canada lands; development, building, sign permits, and business licenses are issued once the requirements of management and community plans have been addressed; lessees understand and welcome their responsibilities to help visitors understand and appreciate these special places; advisory councils provide meaningful advice to Parks Canada on issues of local concern; and townsite facilities are maintained to ensure safe and attractive communities for residents and visitors.

Your management colleagues support each other in achieving shared goals throughout Jasper National Park. In particular, you often seek the advice of the Resource Conservation, Visitor Experience, Assets, and Planning Managers, and they yours. You are a member of a passionate team dedicated to the vision that created the national parks system.

You will love this job if you like to make things happen: You love complicated challenges and solving problems. You are at your best in dynamic situations, jumping into them, devising options, figuring out partnerships. You have the experience to be comfortable with multiple priorities and thrive in situations where you have many things going on at the same time.

You will love this job if you personally connect with people: You get others excited about what you are working on together and have a talent for bringing people together. You build genuine relationships based on trust, and seek collaborative and creative approaches to meeting common goals.

You will love this job if you demonstrate integrity: You take ownership of anything you commit to, and follow it through to completion. Your conscientiousness, your integrity, and your commitment to doing things right create your reputation. When assigning new responsibilities, people look to you because they know it will get done.

You will love this job if you have excellent judgment: You know you are able to take calculated risks, to meet new challenges, to advocate for your beliefs, to deliver. Others have confidence not only in your abilities but in your judgment.

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.

Work Profile:
This position develops, implements, and ensures compliance with long-range plans for Jasper National Park, Fort St. James National Historic Site, the Municipality of Jasper, Outlying Commercial Accommodations and Hostels, and other business operations and major attractions outside of the community; ensures compliance with applicable federal and provincial legislation, regulations and policies as they apply to Municipal and leasehold operations; develops and maintains partnerships with key stakeholders, including the Municipality of Jasper, the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, the Planning Development and Advisory Committee, the Government of Alberta, and commercial, recreational and visitor groups; implements and monitors measures to ensure ecological and cultural resource integrity within the Municipality and within the field unit on commercial and institutional leaseholds; manages the realty and development review programs for the field unit.

At Parks Canada, we believe that work life balance is key to a healthy work environment. This position is located in Jasper National park, and offers:
A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment;
A career among a dynamic and dedicated team;
Opportunities for advancement;
Occasional telework;
Flexible work arrangements;
Virtual work;
Flexible hours of work.

The Jasper Field Unit:
You arrive for work in the community of Jasper, Alberta located in Jasper National Park, stunningly beautiful, and ecologically and culturally important. The laid-back mountain town of Jasper offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. Most of the park is wilderness, yet you’ll find trail networks right on your doorstep and your favourite urban amenities at your fingertips in the welcoming town. You are proud to contribute to an organization committed to protecting this small part of the planet, and to sharing it with the millions of visitors who come each year to experience the wonder of these internationally recognized places.

At Parks Canada, we offer a total compensation package including:
Comprehensive health & dental benefits;
Defined benefit pension plan;
A variety of leave entitlements; and
Competitive salary range.
Intent of the process
This process is intended to fill one indeterminate vacancy in Jasper, Alberta.

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.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a university degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Business, Urban Planning, Public Administration or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

NOTE: Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

Experience in:
Representing an organization within an intergovernmental relations context;
Establishing, collaborating and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Leading goal oriented discussions/negotiations around complex issues;
Administering realty, development, business license or like processes;
Managing *human and **financial resources.

Human resources management: Applicants must clearly demonstrate they have recruited and supervised staff, assigned work, managed and assessed performance, and implemented training plans. Applicants must indicate the number of staff they have supervised.

**Management of financial resources: Applicants must show evidence of managing and being accountable for a budget for two (2) complete fiscal years. This experience is defined as being responsible for sound financial management planning, forecasting and reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size of the budget they managed directly.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Professional Designation:
Registered Professional Planner (RPP)

Significant experience* in:
Conflict resolution between parties with competing interests;
Representing an organization within an intergovernmental relations context;
Establishing, collaborating and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Leading goal oriented discussions/negotiations around complex issues;
Administering realty, development, business license or like processes;
Managing human and financial resources.

Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of the duties for a period of approximately three (3) or more years.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have significant experience in any of the above areas, please indicate so in your response to the screening questions.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of land use and administration;
Of Parks Canada’s corporate priorities and how Municipal and Realty operations contribute to these priorities;
Of legislation, regulations, policies, plans, and guidelines that apply to realty and development in Jasper National Park.
Ability to:
Build strong interpersonal relationships, and work collaboratively with others;
Effectively administer and work in a multi-jurisdictional environment involving federal, municipal and provincial governments, to review, analyze, interpret, negotiate and recommend innovative solutions to *complex problems;
Interpret and administer leases, licenses, development permits or other like agreements;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Manage human and financial resources.

Complex problems are defined as involving: multiple stakeholders and objectives; differing points of view on issues related to interpretation of regulations and plans; potential loss of revenue to Parks Canada and to leaseholders; and impacts on Parks Canada’s relationships with stakeholders such as major lessees, advisory councils, community residents, and other levels of government.
Personal Suitability:
Exercises sound judgement;
Demonstrates integrity;
Makes things happen;
Personally connects with people.
Strives for excellence (e.g. teamwork, delegation, embraces change, celebrates success).
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Knowledge of:
Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to townsite and realty operations in national parks;
General realty practices in managing land use development;
Development review processes.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - You are required to obtain and maintain this security level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency.

Possession of a valid driving license, or ability to move from site to site as with a valid driver's license.
You must be willing to work overtime.
You may 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 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

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.

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