Mountain National Parks Careers

Parks Canada Agency

PARKS CANADA AGENCY
Seasonal Employment Opportunity


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN II, EG-02 (Ecological Integrity Monitoring )
April to August annually
Salary: $46,288 to $56,316
Resource Conservation – Banff Field Unit

Summary of Duties: Provides logistical and technical services in support of resource management program applied science, monitoring and active management projects.

Closing date: Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. APRIL 8, 2014.

Quote selection process number: 14-PKS-BNP-OC-028(a)

Open to: Persons residing within a 250 km radius of the Town of Banff, Alberta.

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.

(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 Tammy Hinsche, 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.)

SCREENING CRITERIA

Applicants will be screened against the following criteria and must clearly indicate they meet those established criteria. Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.

EDUCATION:

Minimum completion of a two year post secondary diploma related to environmental sciences OR an acceptable combination of education (e.g. 2 years of BSc including 5-7 core science courses), training and experience in a field related to the position.

LANGUAGE: English Essential

EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Experience in travelling or working in the field in different types of terrain and conditions;
  • Experience collecting data/samples on vegetation, fauna, water and soil;
  • Experience applying scientifically and technically recognized methods and protocols, and;
  • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation.

Note: Only candidates who clearly demonstrate in their application that they meet the screening requirements of the position will be assessed through the rating process. The screening board cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is important that candidates clearly demonstrate to what degree they meet the above experience elements, giving examples for each element.

Conditions of Employment :

  • Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance;
  • Maintain a valid driver’s licence;
  • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
  • 40 hour wilderness First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
  • Valid 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.

**Important Information**

  1. If selected for an interview, candidates will be responsible for their own travel costs to the interview.
  2. Living accommodations will not be provided

Contact person for further information: Derek Petersen, Consolidated Monitoring Coordinator

Telephone: 250-347-6171 email: derek.petersen@pc.gc.ca

HOW TO APPLY:

Forward your application (resume, cover letter, reference contact information) quoting selection process number 14-PKS-BNP-OC-028(a) to: Banff.HR@pc.gc.ca or to fax number: 403-762-1506.

The results of this selection process MAY be used for filling similar specified period positions as well as acting assignments and/or similar positions. We thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Career site: For further career information on working for Parks Canada or on living in Banff please visit our Career site: www.pc.gc.ca/mpcareers

Parks Canada is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage members of the designated groups to apply and to self-identify.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Public Service Staff Relations Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
PARKS CANADA AGENCY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN II, EG-02
Resource Conservation – Banff Field Unit

Screening Criteria:

Applicants will be screened against the following criteria and must clearly indicate they meet those established criteria. Failure to do so may result in your being screened out.

EDUCATION:

Minimum completion of a two year post secondary diploma related to environmental sciences OR an acceptable combination of education (e.g. 2 years of BSc including 5-7 core science courses), training and experience in a field related to the position.

LANGUAGE: English Essential

EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Experience in travelling or working in the field in different types of terrain and conditions;
  • Experience collecting data/samples on vegetation, fauna, water and soil;
  • Experience applying scientifically and technically recognized methods and protocols, and;
  • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation.

Rating Criteria:

Candidates will be rated against the following criteria and may be rated against education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Knowledge of technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements;
  • Knowledge of terrestrial/marine environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to the Banff National Park’s area.

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
  • Ability to follow procedures and protocol, and adapt as required to meet unexpected conditions;
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY

  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Demonstrates integrity;
  • Strives for excellence.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance;
  • Maintain a valid driver’s licence;
  • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
  • 40 hour wilderness First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
  • Valid 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.

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