Public Outreach Education Officer IV, contract, Parks Canada, Vancouver, BC (16/04/18)

  • 12 Apr 2018 5:47 PM
    Message # 6097244
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reference number: CAP18J-013460-000131

    Selection process number: 2018-CAP-CBC-ER-109

    Parks Canada - Coastal BC Field Unit, External Relations

    Vancouver (British Columbia)


    Temporary, full time, from June 2018 to 31 August 2019

    $63,861 to $69,006 (currently under review)

    For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

    Closing date: 16 April 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

    Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

    Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada and does not give preference to Canadian citizens. 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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    Plans, develops and implements field unit public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians’ understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

    Intent of the process

    The intent of this process is to fill one temporary full time position.

    A list of qualified candidates WILL NOT be established as a result of this selection process.

    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 degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position.

    Degree equivalency

    Recent and significant* experience in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of public outreach education programs;

    Experience in project management and in working with multidisciplinary project teams;

    Experience establishing and maintaining collaborations with networks and partners;

    Recent and significant* experience managing human resources;

    Experience managing financial resources.

    Note: *Recent and significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would have normally been acquired over a period of approximately two (2) years within approximately the past five (5) years.

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    Additional Education:

    Formal interpretation training (for example: Interpretation Canada, National Association for Interpretation certifications).

    Additional Experience:

    Experience supervising young adults

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

    English essential

    Information on language requirements

    Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, and of the programs offered at the national park reserves and national historic sites of Coastal British Columbia;

    Knowledge of theories, principles and practices used in the management and evaluation of public outreach education programs.

    Knowledge of current practices and trends in marketing and promotions.

    Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management issues.

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

    Ability to develop and facilitate learning opportunities related to complex concepts for a diversity of audiences

    Ability to manage conflicting priorities, to multi-task and meet deadlines

    Ability to use public outreach education strategically to achieve expected results and provide relevant advice to managers and practitioners

    Ability to identify potential networks and partners and to develop and maintain respectful and effective collaborative arrangements

    Ability to manage and supervise staff

    A leader who personally connects with people, takes responsibility, makes things happen, exercises sound judgement, strives for excellence and shares our vision.

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

    Additional Abilities:

    Ability to connect with and motivate young adults

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    Possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license

    Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required

    Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required

    Willingness to travel, including overnight, and/or weekends

    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 targeted groups when you apply.

    Information on employment equity

    Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

    Interviews will be conducted – Written test(s) may be administered - Reference checks will be conducted.

    The work description is available on request.

    You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and/or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through your resume, cover letter, and/or in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiated by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in a cover letter or screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

    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 who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

    Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

    Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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

    Contact information

    Dennis Wasylenko, Acting External Relations Manager

Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada  T4N 3M4

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