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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

Visitor Experience Product Development Officer III

Generic Work Description Title

Visitor Experience Product Development Officer III




Elk Island National Park

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Indeterminate Year-Round

Rate of Pay

From $58,460 to $62,990 per year (under review)

Work Profile

Provides visitor experience product and service development advice, guidance and support to facilitate meaningful experiences for visitors at natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

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 
February 5, 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;
  • identifying your priority status in your cover letter, if applicable;
  • indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
  • your personal record identifier (PRI);

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 from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2 year program) in marketing, tourism, recreation, leisure or museum studies, or other discipline relevant to the position or acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in the analysis, identification, development, coordination and evaluation of visitor experience opportunities;
  • Experience in matching target market and audience needs to visitor experience opportunities;
  • Experience in collaborating with staff, partners and stakeholders in the context of visitor experience product development;
  • Experience in providing advice to managers and staff;
  • Experience in project coordination.
  • Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and its mandate, strategic direction, legislation and policies;
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, practices, tools and techniques associated with the analysis and evaluation of visitor experience opportunities;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends that relate to the development and delivery of recreational activities, special events, interpretive products and programs, accommodations, trails, visitor experience services and facilities;
  • Knowledge of the techniques used to analyze and apply social science information and evaluate visitor experience opportunities.
  • Ability to analyze issues and opportunities and develop creative solutions;
  • Ability to work with multi-functional teams;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • An effective leader who exercises sound judgment;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Strives for excellence;
  • Personally connects with others;
  • Demonstrates Integrity.  
Conditions of Employment
  • Obtain and maintain Reliability status security clearance.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.  
Operational Requirements
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
  • Willingness to travel regularly (training, workshops), including overnight, off site and/or weekends;
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when 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.