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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

Public Outreach Education Officer III

Generic Work Description Title

Public Outreach Education 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

(Based on full time year-round employment)

From $58,460 to $62,990 per year

Work Profile

Develops and implements field unit public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians’ understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

Staffing Process

Area of Consideration

Persons who work or reside within 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
August 18, 2014

General Enquiries

Contact Pat Dunn, (306) 663-4537  or email

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 with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position.
  • Experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of public outreach education programs;
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Experience maintaining collaborations with networks and partners;
  • Experience contributing to contracted initiatives and related budgets.
  • Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, programs, strategic directions as provided in corporate and management plans;
  • Knowledge of the role of public outreach education in reaching the public on different and various issues;
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and practices used in public outreach education in the areas of natural and historical heritage;
  • Knowledge of natural and historical resources management issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to facilitate learning opportunities related to complex concepts for a diversity of audiences using a diversity of approaches;
  • Ability to prioritise workload, multitask and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to assess target audiences’ needs and interests to support the planning and development of public outreach education programs and initiatives;
  • Ability to work effectively within the context of networks and collaborative initiatives.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • A leader who personally connects with people, takes responsibility, makes things happen, exercises sound judgement and strives for excellence.
Conditions of Employment
  • Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.
Operational Requirements
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
  • 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.