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Current Job Opportunities within Elk Island National Park


Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).

Position Information

Position Title

Administrative Services Officer I – Finance and Admin

Generic Work Description Title

Administrative Services Officer I




Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Term and/or Assignment
Duration Mid June, 2015 to May 4, 2020 

Rate of Pay (Based on full time year-round employment)

From $48,948 to $54,743 per year (currently under review)

Work Environment 

Explore. Discover. Build.
And make a difference.

Do you want to explore new challenges in your career, discover your full potential and help strengthen a world-class organization? Then become part of the Team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada’s natural, historical and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy.

As part of the Government of Canada’s unprecedented investment in the infrastructure of our national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Parks Canada is currently building its capacity and recruiting its leaders of the future. We are now hiring professionals, as well as establishing an inventory of qualified candidates for future openings, across the country. We will soon be embarking on a program of restoration work to heritage, visitor, water and highway assets, visitor centres, trails, campgrounds, and parkways to meet the needs of present and future generations and help them connect to nature, history and the very essence of Canada.

Take the next step

Seize this unique opportunity by submitting your résumé with a cover letter that clearly demonstrates how you meet the requirements as set out below.

Work Profile

Provides administrative services, support and advice in one functional area in a National Office, service centre or field unit corporate services unit.

Staffing Process

Area of Consideration

Open to Residents within a 1,500 km radius of the City of Edmonton, Alberta who are entitled to work in Canada.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have a 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.

General Information

Selection Process Number


Closing Date

Applications must be received on or before
June 11, 2015.

General Enquiries

Contact Stephen Flemming, 

Submit your application to:

Quote Selection Process Number:


By e-mail at

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
  • your résumé;
  • your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
  • your personal record identifier (PRI), if applicable
  • identifying your priority status in your cover letter, if applicable;

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of 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.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), will result in the rejection of your application.

Applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

We thank all applicants who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Statement of Qualifications

Language Requirement

English Essential


A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience as it relates to the position.

  • Experience in providing administrative support in a highly demanding work environment.
  • Experience in creating, maintaining, and managing files, records, and correspondence (electronic and printed).
  • Experience in preparing, monitoring and reviewing financial documents.
  • Experience in using financial management software.
  • Experience in preparation, minute taking, and general support for meetings and workshops.
  • Experience in using computers and various software including MS Word., Excel, and email.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities and the pressures of deadlines with accuracy and detail. 
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Demonstrates integrity;
  • Strives for excellence.
Conditions of Employment
  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.  
Operational Requirements
  • A Parks Canada Agency uniform must be worn.
  • Must be prepared to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as scheduled.

Selection Process Notes

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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 Bill Domanko, Human Resources Manager 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.