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Guided Hikes Team Lead, FT/Term, Parks Canada - LLYK Field Unit, Field - B.C., January 27, 2021

  • 13 Jan 2021 8:47 AM
    Message # 9854692

    English Post: https://psjobs-emploisfp.psc-cfp.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1543498

    French Post: https://psjobs-emploisfp.psc-cfp.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1543498&toggleLanguage=fr


    In this leadership role, you will plan and conduct interpretation program research, design and development while you coordinate, and deliver interpretation programs with your team to provide visitors of the park opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
    Your regular tasks include (but are not limited to):
    - Setting your team up for success
    - Talent/Performance Management
    - Programming and/or hiking in the beautiful mountain parks
    - Delivering, adapting and writing interpretive programs
    - Effectively managing resources for the guided hike program
    - Documenting, researching and providing feedback to inform future operating seasons

    Work environment

    Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada's largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.

    Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada's most amazing and iconic places? Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.

    Want to be part of ensuring a great legacy for Canada and Canadians? Parks Canada is embarking on an unprecedented program of restoration work to heritage, visitor, water and highway assets located within our special places across Canada.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career for the Parks Canada Agency? We offer:

    • Rewarding work in every corner of the country
    • Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence
    • An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand
    • Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization
    • An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures

    Intent of the process

    The results of this process will be used to fill anticipated temporary vacancies for 2021 and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the Interpretation Officer III, PM 03, level in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Seasonal Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

    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)

    A minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education or an acceptable* combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

    *Acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as:

    • A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives; AND
    • Successful completion of a minimum of six (6) courses relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts); AND
    • A minimum of 24 months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

    Degree equivalency

    • Experience in planning, developing and delivering interpretive education programs to a wide range of audiences using a wide range of presentation techniques
    • Experience in evaluating interpretive or education programs and/or products and their delivery
    • Experience working with multi-functional and/or multi-disciplinary teams that could include stakeholders or partners
    • Experience in the management of financial resources, including forecasting and/or managing budgets
    • Experience in the management of human resources, including supervising staff and leading teams
    • Experience in the delivery of programming in an outdoor environment

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

    English essential

    Information on language requirements

    • Knowledge of interpretive theory and techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
    • Knowledge of natural and cultural heritage specific to Banff, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks

    • Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups
    • Managing Resources - Manages resources (time, financial, human, physical and information resources) to achieve planned goals
    • Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
    • Communication through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve
    • Analytical thinking - Analysing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making
    • Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients

    • Strives for Excellence
    • Personally connects with others
    • Takes Responsibility
    • Makes Things Happen
    • Exercises Sound Judgement
    • Communicates Effectively (Written and Oral)

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

    • Experience leading guided hikes in mountain environments
    • Experience delivering interpretive paleontology programs

    • Knowledge of the Burgess Shale

    • Ability to facilitate interpretive activities that are inspiration-based, participatory and visitor-directed

    The position requires the incumbent to:
    • Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
    • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
    • Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
    • Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods
    • Carry up to 25 kg (55lb) backpacks and/or heavy audio-visual equipment or props
    • Work from various work locations
    • Possess physical ability to fill in or provide back up to hikes when needed, as well as for program evaluation (8 to 11-hr hikes up steep trails for up to 23km distances)

    Conditions of employment

    • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status
    • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class L, N or other graduated license will not be accepted)
    • Possession and maintenance of valid 40-Hr Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification (required prior to start date)
    • Possession of a Group Management course (i.e. Interpretive Guides Association, ACMG Hiking Guide) (required prior to start date)

    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

    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 LLYK Human Resources (LLYK.HR@pc.gc.ca), 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

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

    Contact information

    Amber deKam, Interpretation Coordinator V

    Last modified: 13 Jan 2021 8:47 AM | Anonymous member

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