Parks Canada Landscape Ecologist

Jasper, AB Temporarily remote
$73,727 - $88,384 a year


Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
PC-02
$73,727 to $88,384 (salary under review)
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Closing date: 4 January 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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Assessment accommodation

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

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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
As a Landscape Ecologist your role is to ensure that Parks Canada has access to science and knowledge to undertake landscape-scale conservation planning and cumulative effects assessment to support effective management of an interconnected network of protected areas.

In your role you will:
Conduct analysis and provide advice with respect to landscape-level ecological issues that have the potential to impact biodiversity within and beyond Parks Canada heritage places.
Play a key role in developing and implementing multi-disciplinary applied research, management and monitoring projects aimed at the maintenance and/or restoration of ecological integrity and sustainability and/or enhancing connectivity.
You will collaborate with partners and stakeholders to understand landscape-level issues and propose measures to address them, including measures to improve connectivity between park ecosystems and the surrounding landscape.
You will be responsible for providing advice and expertise with respect to the planning and implementation of recovery measures for species at risk, particularly in the context of multi-species and/or ecosystem based action plans, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
You will evaluate and analyze technical information and data and, wherever possible, work with partners to bring forward Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, to support EI decision-making and strategic planning in relation to park conservation areas and regional ecosystem management, including recovery of species at risk.
Work environment
Want to make a difference?
Parks Canada, along with many partners, is embarking on an ambitious initiative to enhance the conservation of biodiversity across the country. Our approach to conservation is evolving. Instead of managing our parks as isolated islands of wilderness, we’re moving toward managing them as part of a broader landscape and integrated network of protected areas.

What impact do you want to leave?
We are seeking motivated leaders to work with us to ensure that Canada's wilderness, ecosystems and species are protected using innovative approaches. These leaders will work, along with Indigenous peoples and other partners, to deliver science and conservation projects that help ensure protected areas are resilient to ecosystem changes within and beyond their boundaries. If you are creative, skilled at working with diverse partners and passionate about protecting some of Canada's most iconic places, this could be the opportunity for you.

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
The intent of this process is to offer one indeterminate appointment in Jasper National Park.

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 same or other parts of the country.
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)
EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in conservation biology, natural resource management, earth sciences, environmental science or a related scientific field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:
Recent* experience working on science or conservation initiatives related to the management of protected areas in the Rocky Mountains (or in similar ecosystem to Jasper National Park);
Experience in analysing issues and providing science-based advice;
Experience in analysing and interpreting data, including geospatial and statistical analysis;
Experience working with multiple stakeholders or partners to advance projects or initiatives.

Recent is defined as experience acquired within the last three (3) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
ASSET EDUCATION
Graduation with a Master's degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in conservation biology, ecological science, resource management, or related environmental science relevant to the position;
Post-secondary diploma in Geographic Information Systems or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
Degree equivalency

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
Experience working on science or conservation initiatives related to the management of protected areas;
Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with Indigenous peoples;
Experience integrating traditional knowledge (Indigenous or local) into analysis or decision making;
Experience delivering projects related to ecosystem recovery or the recovery of species at risk;
Field experience working on science-based projects in the natural environment.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of Parks Canada policies and legislation relating to ecosystem and species conservation;
Knowledge of current practices and techniques for ecosystem and species conservation;
Knowledge of the key concepts, principles, and techniques in GIS, and statistical analysis.
ABILITIES:
Ability to analyse and evaluate data and determine appropriate recommendations for senior management;
Ability to work with a variety of people with diverse perspectives;
Ability to deliver science-based projects;
Effective oral communication;
Effective written communication.
PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
Makes things happen
Exercises sound judgement
Strives for excellence
Respectful of diversity
Personally connects with people
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

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 will vary depending on the position being staffed and may include any of the following:
Possession of a valid driver's license (Class 5);
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 and/or overtime, including evenings and weekends;
Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles, equine travel) and aquatic (motorized and non-motorized vessels) transportation as required.
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.

All communication relating to this process, including telephone and email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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