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Interpretation Officer/Coordinator II - Bilingual (Term) Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - Parks Canada (Terrace Bay, ON) (30/11/22)

  • 17 Nov 2022 7:33 PM
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    Interpretation Officer/Coordinator II

    Reference number: CAP22J-061097-000007
    Selection process number: 2022-CAP-NMCA-EA-TERM-60

    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - Parks Canada
    Terrace Bay (Ontario)
    PM-02 - Bilingual Imperative - Term
    $61,341 to $66,089 (Currently under review + Bilingual Bonus)

    For further information on the organization, please visit Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    Closing date: 30 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

    Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada whom reside within 500kms of Terrace Bay, ON.

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    Plans, adapts, develops and delivers interpretive presentations, programs, events and activities to provide visitors of the marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.

    May assist in supervision and share team lead duties related to visitor services, students and Heritage Presenters.

    Work environment

    Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area is the largest Freshwater protected Area in the world. As an Interpretation Officer/Coordinator II, you will be living and working in an area of uncompromising beauty, where an inland ocean meets rugged shoreline. You will help introduce visitors to remarkable features encompassing rich natural and cultural resources that Parks Canada helps protect and present. Help us redefine the visitor experience offer in this spectacular place of vibrant north shore communities, festivals, world-class hiking and water trails. Explore, discover, and make a difference.

    Intent of the process

    The results of this process will also be used to build a list of qualified candidates to staff future vacancies at the same group and level with various tenures (indeterminate, seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time, casual/ as-and-when), security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

    Positions to be filled: 1

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    A covering letter "A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Essential 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. Make sure to read the "Other Information" section of this poster as it can provide further guidance on writing your cover letter."

    Contact information for 3 references.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    Minimum of 2 years post-secondary education or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position

    Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:

    A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives;

    Additional courses or training relevant to the work, including courses taken through continuing education facilities, or other training provided by Indigenous elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts;

    A minimum of 12 months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

    Degree equivalency

    • Experience in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating interpretive and/or educational cultural and/or natural heritage programs for a wide range of audiences using a variety of presentation techniques
    • Experience in working with stakeholders and partners (i.e. committees, cooperating associations, teachers, school boards, communities and Indigenous groups/and/or partners in the development and delivery of interpretive programs and events)
    • Experience in supervision

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

    Information on language requirements

    • Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate, policies and strategic direction
    • Knowledge of interpretive theory and techniques
    • Knowledge of the role of interpretation relevant to delivering Parks Canada’s mandate
    • Knowledge of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area’s natural and cultural heritage
    • Knowledge of services, activities and facilities specific to Lake Superior NMCA and region

    • Adaptability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Client Focus
    • Initiative
    • Managing Resources
    • Communication through Interpretation
    • Leadership

    • Integrity and Respect
    • Sound judgment
    • Communicates effectively
    • Takes Responsibility
    • Strives for excellence
    • Teamwork

    The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

    • Experience in developing non-personal media, promotions and social media
    • Experience managing inventory, handling cash and/or point of sale machine
    • Experience in marine environments (i.e. boating, kayaking, sailing, etc…)
    • Experience delivering knowledge of Indigenous groups or Indigenous Traditional Knowledge of the North Shore of Superior
    • Previous Parks Canada experience

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    • Valid Ontario driver’s license – min class G
    • Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
    • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy
    • Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
    • Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods
    • Work from various locations
    • Travel (may include driving 1-3 hours for programming or meetings, potential overnight, off site)

    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

    Reference checks may be sought. An interview and test may be administered.

    Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

    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.

    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 cover letter.

    Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

    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.

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

    Contact information

    NOFU Human Resources

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