Parks Canada Vegetation Restoration and Aquatics

Student Technicians 
Parks Canada 
Jasper, AB
$22.29–$25.52 an hour - Full-time

Job details

$22.29–$25.52 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
ST-DNT-00 - Student Technicians: Vegetation Restoration and Aquatics
Anticipatory Term Positions - Approximately from May 2024 to September 2024
$22.29 to $25.52 per hour
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Closing date: 14 January 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be considered for employment under one of the student employment programs, the student must:

Reside within British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan.
Have successfully completed at least one year at a recognized postsecondary institution (College, University, CEGEP, etc.) in a program leading to a degree in a field related to biological sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, or other fields closely related to natural science.
Be registered as a full-time (=> 3 courses/term) post-secondary student in a recognized institution (prior to employment) and be returning to studies for the next academic term (post-employment), or have recently graduated (<4 months since graduation). Proof of full-time student status or completed degree will be required.

Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, visible minorities or persons with disabilities. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application
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Vegetation Restoration Technician
Contribute to invasive vegetation management by conducting front country and backcountry field surveys, applying control, monitoring population trends and inputting data.
Provide semi-skilled plant identification.
Assist in vegetation maintenance and restoration projects including: prescribed fire, species at risk monitoring and plant surveys.
Support additional fire and vegetation activities.
Potential opportunity to also support the Ecological Integrity monitoring programs.

Aquatics Technician
Supports the park’s aquatics program by conducting field surveys and recording data following established protocols for freshwater ecosystem monitoring and restoration projects (e.g. monitoring fish and amphibian distribution and abundance, habitat assessment, aquatic invasive species, and water quality).
Potential opportunity to also supports the Ecological Integrity monitoring program.
Work environment
The Resource Conservation department is searching for students to join our Vegetation Restoration and Aquatics Programs for the 2024 summer season!

Students will do a diverse mix of field work in spectacular settings, researching a range of resource conservation issues, developing and conducting communication activities for a variety of audiences, and completing office work.

Intent of the process
The results of this process will be used to fill student positions for the Summer of 2024 in the Jasper Field Unit, and may be used to fill similar student positions in Fall 2024 or Winter/Spring 2025.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of at least one year at a recognized post-secondary institution in a program leading to a degree in a field related to biological sciences, ecology, geography, environmental sciences, or other field closely related to natural science.

Currently registered as a full-time post-secondary student in a recognized institution (prior to employment) AND be returning to studies for the next academic term (post-employment), OR have recently graduated (<4 months since graduation).
Degree equivalency

Strong wilderness travel skills including experience hiking long distances with a heavy backpack, in steep mountainous terrain, across unbridged rivers or creeks, in inclement weather conditions, and on day and overnight trips;
Experience collecting, compiling and managing field data as well as writing summary documents or reports;
Experience using scientific research computer applications such as database management software, spreadsheets, geographic information systems(GIS).
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the principles of ecosystem restoration, conservation and ecology;
Knowledge of vegetation and vegetation management (Vegetation Restoration Technician);
Knowledge of aquatic and ecological monitoring techniques (Aquatics Technician).
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to apply quality control and quality assurance methods in field data collection and data management;
Ability to provide information on park research to a variety of audiences including the general public and other park staff;
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as required.
Takes responsibility;
Personally connects with people;
Demonstrates integrity;
Exercises sound judgement.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Education and/or experience in plant identification (Vegetation Restoration Technician);
Certification and/or experience in pesticide application (Vegetation Restoration Technician);
Experience in electrofishing (Aquatics Technician);
Experience working in a water environment (Aquatics Technician).
Willingness to travel between various work sites;
Willingness to camp in the backcountry overnight.
Conditions of employment
You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance.
You are required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence recognized by the province/territory applicable to this offer of employment (– N and graduated license are acceptable (A Learner’s permit {L} will not be accepted).
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.
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 will be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties.
You must posses and maintain a valid Standard First Aid with CPR or equivalent.
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

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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 application.

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.

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