Parks Canada Impact Assessment Scientist II

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB

Job details
Shift & schedule
Weekends as needed
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
$73,727 to $88,384 (currently under review)
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Closing date: 20 August 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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Coordinates, conducts and prepares Impact Assessments (IA) to maintain the environmental and commemorative integrity of Parks Canada natural and cultural resources. Designs and implements environmental surveillance and monitoring programs to ensure implementation of approval conditions, terms and agreements for construction, clean-up, restoration and follow-up reporting programs for complex utility or development projects. Provides leadership and advice on locally sensitive projects or policies.

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.

The work location is Jasper, Alberta. Remote work is not possible for this position.
Come and fall in love with the mountains that surround us every day. Our laid-back mountain town offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.

Jasper is the largest and wildest of the Rocky Mountain National Parks extending over 11,000 square kilometres. Over 2 million visitors a year come to explore the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls and the twinkling galaxy of stars.

If you have a passion for the outdoors, come live and work in this beautiful place and explore these extraordinary mountains, We offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just taking in the beauty of your surroundings.

Be part of a dedicated team, working to protect and restore our national parks and historic sites. Play a role in enabling people to further discover and connect with our parks and heritage now and for generations to come.

Intent of the process
This process is intended to fill one indeterminate vacancy.

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

Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure will 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.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conservation biology or other environmental science relevant to the position (environmental science includes biology, ecology, forestry, soil science, geology or geography).

Degree equivalency

Significant experience* preparing impact assessments and/or facilitating environmental protection regulatory processes;
Significant experience* in projects and activities involving the management of natural and cultural resources, including performing environmental surveillance and monitoring for construction activities (e.g. site inspection and compliance verification, recording or documenting site surveillance information, data/sample collection, erosion/sediment control, procedures for working in or near water);
Experience working on impact assessments and providing surveillance for complex major resource, utility or development projects such as pipelines, transmission lines or work in/near water;
Experience working with government agencies, industry, the public and other stakeholders with respect to impact assessment and/or regulatory processes;
Experience providing advice to managers on mitigation strategies for construction projects, environmental management issues, and regulatory and/or assessment obligations.

Significant experience is defined as experience acquired during three (3) or more years of relevant experience.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience in hazardous material management, spill avoidance and response methods and techniques.
Experience in carrying out projects in collaboration with Indigenous groups or Indigenous organizations and/or experience in consulting with Indigenous groups or Indigenous organizations.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

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Knowledge of federal legislation and policies related to environmental and cultural protection.
Knowledge of the principles of impact assessment, site assessment, as well as of environmental protection in a regulatory context.
Knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic environments, and the vegetation and wildlife characteristics specific to Jasper National Park.
Knowledge of general environmental mitigations for construction projects on land and in/near water, and restoration practices.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences (project managers, contractors, professional staff and team members).
Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical reports, and make recommendations to non-scientific managers.
Ability to conduct environment surveillance for construction projects, including the preparation of inspection documentation and other technical/scientific reports.
Ability to plan and organize.
Makes things happen;
Exercises sound judgement;
Personally connects with people;
Takes responsibility;
Demonstrates integrity;
Strives for excellence.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - You are required to obtain and maintain this security level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency.

Other Conditions of Employment:
You will be required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence recognized by the province/territory applicable to this offer of employment.
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

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.

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.