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Realty Advisor

Type of Employment: Term Opportunity, as soon as possible to March 2016
Location: Dawson City, Yukon
Salary: From $63,861 to $69,006 per year, plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances

Summary of Duties: Coordinates and delivers realty program services; provides technical advice, guidance and recommendations to management; provides functional guidance to realty officers on the occupancy, use and administration of Parks Canada Agency (PCA) land and buildings.

Area of Consideration: Persons working or residing in Canada

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have 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. Preference will be given to qualified Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation Land Claim beneficiaries.  We encourage applicants to self-identify.

Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-DCA-TEMP-ER-047

Closing Date: July 22, 2014 at 11:59 PDT

Language: English Essential

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;
  • Copy of your driver's license and driver's abstract.
  • A copy of your proof of Education

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors 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), may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
General Enquiries: Hugh Copland, Asset Manager III, 867-667-3902;
Submit your application to: 

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 Jamie Hlewka, 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.

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.
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Language Requirement: English Essential

Education: Minimum completion of two years of post-secondary program related to realty, business management or any other field relevant to the work to be performed, OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.


  • In the presentation of information and advice internally to staff including management level briefings; and to members of the public;
  • In the administration of various types of agreements, such as utility agreements, appraisals, surveys, leases, water permits, and licenses of occupation.


  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat policy related to the administration and occupancy of Federal Real property.
  • Legal terminology and instruments such as lease and license administration practices, land/property survey, appraisal and assessment methods, title searches, land registration and real estate transactions.
  • Parks Canada Agency mandate, Parks Canada regulations pertaining to real property management and legislation pertaining to Parks Canada.
  • Business planning development and analysis of financial feasibility plans.
  • Yukon First Nation land claims.
  • Parks Canada's Cultural Resource Management policy, and of programs that pertain to historic structures including Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designations and Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office.
  • Parks Canada Visitor Experience program, and specifically how heritage structures are or can be used by Parks Canada to enhance the visitor experience.


  • Analyze, interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations or policies.
  • Prepare briefing materials and realty instruments including associated financial analysis.
  • Analyze, interpret and make recommendations on options/acceptance of realty submissions
  • Negotiate and resolve contentious issues in a collaborative manner.
  • Perform professional development review work under limited supervision.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:

  • Personally connects with people.
  • Takes responsibility.
  • Exercise sound judgment.
  • Strives for excellence.
  • Makes things happen.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status Security Clearance.
  • Valid Class 5 driver's licence;
  • When position is located in area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required.

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.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.