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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

Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer IV

Generic Work Description Title

Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer IV




Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Indeterminate Year-Round

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

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

Work Profile

Advises on the design and delivery of field unit partnering and engagement programs, initiatives and products, and delivers field unit public relations and communications activities and services to engage the public, partners and stakeholders in the understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

Staffing Process

Area of Consideration

Persons who work or reside 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 16, 2015.

General Enquiries

Contact Pat Dunn (780) 992-2964 or 

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;
  • identifying your priority status in your cover letter, if applicable;
  • indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
  • your personal record identifier (PRI), 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


Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in business administration, commerce, or a field relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

  • Experience in the delivery and management of strategies, plans and programs related to:
  • Stakeholder and partner engagement in a public sector context, and;
  • Public relations and communications;
  • Experience developing tools to support:
  • Stakeholder and partner engagement, and;
  • Public relations and communications objectives;
  • Experience providing strategic and policy advice to management and staff for decision-making;
  • Experience in the analysis and development of partnering arrangements;
  • Experience dealing with the news media in Canada;
  • Experience planning and delivering public events;
  • Experience working collaboratively with the voluntary sector.
  • Knowledge
    • Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, objectives and programs;
    • Knowledge of the federal legislation, policies and guidelines related to partnering and communications;
    • Knowledge of issues, trends and best practices in stakeholder relations, partner engagement, public relations and communications;
    • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication media tools and techniques.
    • Ability to provide strategic analysis and advice to management and staff at operational and policy levels;
    • Ability to strategically identify, develop and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders and partners;
    • Ability to research and analyze opportunities, and successfully negotiate partnering arrangements;
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
    • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, to multi-task and to work under time-sensitive conditions;
    • Ability to plan and organize the logistics associated with special events, such as news conferences and press briefings;
    • Ability to develop and deliver products, services and advice in communications, particularly media relations.  
    Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
    • A leader who personally connects with people, makes things happen, exercises sound judgement, strives for excellence and ensures thoroughness. 
    Conditions of Employment
    • Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance.
    • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent.  
    Operational Requirements
    • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required i.e. ceremonial purpose;
    • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
    • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

    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.