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Current Job Opportunities within Elk Island National Park


This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) and may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the same work description, location(s), language requirements and FTE’s.

Position Information

Position Title

Resource Management Officer I

Generic Work Description Title

Resource Management Officer I




Elk Island National Park

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Indeterminate Seasonal
Duration OR Length of Season FTE: 0.50 - Approximately 26 weeks per year.
Summer Position normally from April to October.
Rate of Pay
(Based on full time year-round employment)

From $50,915 to $61,942 per year (under review) 

Work Profile

Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring and active management related to a resource management program.

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 
January 31, 2015.

General Enquiries

Contact: Stephen Flemming at (780) 992-2973 

Submit your application to:

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;
  • indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
  • 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


Minimum completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology), or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

  • Experience in travelling or working in the field;
  • Experience participating in two (2) or more phases of field research or active management projects; (design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results);
  • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation;
  • Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.
  • Knowledge of specialized technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements;
  • Knowledge of terrestrial/marine environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to grassland environments, the boreal forest and aspen parkland. 
  • Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
  • Ability to conduct analysis of spatial and non-spatial data using various media and software;
  • Ability to carry out data manipulation requirements as directed;
  • Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using variety of techniques;
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Strives for excellence.  
Conditions of Employment
  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability security status;
  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent;
  • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Canadian Firearm Safety certificate;
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).  
Operational Requirements
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required. 

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.