COMPETITION

Position Information

Position Title: Visitor Experience Team Leader III

Generic Work Description Title:Visitor Experience Team Leader III

Classification: PM-03

Location: Tulita, NT

Business Unit – sub-unit: Southwest NWT Field Unit, Nààts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve

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 plus applicable Isolated Post Allowance

Work Profile: Plans, implements and coordinates park, historic site or marine conservation area visitor experience programs to enhance the visitor experience and engage Canadians and other visitors in the learning, enjoyment, connection to, and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

Staffing Process:

Area of Consideration: Persons employed or residing in Tulita, NT and within a 75 km radius of Tulita, NT.

Distances caluclated from Natural Resources Canada: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/geographical-name/11680

In accordance with obligations under the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and the Nààts’ihch’oh Impact and Benefit Plan, preference may be given to qualified persons who are beneficiaries of this Agreement.

General Information

Selection process Number:14.03.NANPR.I.RM.C.017

Closing date:

Applications must be received on or before May 1, 2014

General Enquiries

Contact: Laani Uunila, Superintendant,
Email: Laani.Uunila@pc.gc.ca
Phone: (604)-666-6426

Submit your application to: Laani Uunila, Superintendant (604)-666-6426

By e-mail at swnwt.hr@pc.gc.ca
OR
By fax to 867-872-4181

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);
  • a copy of 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 all 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.

Statement of Qualifications

Language Requirements: English Essential.

Education
Graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2 year program) or an acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

*Proof of education must be submitted with application. Failure to provide a copy of the certificate with your application will result in your application not being assessed further.

Experience

  • Experience planning, developing, implementing and monitoring programs, activities, operations, services or facilities;
  • Experience coordinating complex logistics;
  • Experience in working within multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary teams that could include stakeholder or partners;
  • Experience supervising staff and managing financial resources.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives
  • Knowledge of current trends in tourism and visitor experience
  • Knowledge of principles and practices for safe wilderness travel
  • Knowledge of modern land claim agreements and co-operative management obligations and arrangements
  • Knowledge of Sahtu Dene and Metis culture, society and economy

Abilities

  • Ability to plan, develop and deliver activities, logistics, programs and services consistent with national standards, local realities and evolving visitor demand
  • Ability to interact with various levels of government and partners, including Aboriginal organizations in developing relationships and agreements, and in decision-making
  • Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct staff/students and assess staff/student performance, within allocated budget
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to adapt in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals
  • Ability to Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others ,li>Ability to take initiative and with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
Preference may be given to candidates who can communicate effectively in Dene Kedeé.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes

  • An effective leader who:
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Strives for excellence.

Conditions of Employment

  • Obtain and maintain a Reliability level security clearance;
  • Possession of valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement medical checks (when position is located in an area classified as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependents may be required).

Operational Requirements

  • Willingness to reside in an isolated post
  • Sit/stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods
  • Willingess to work and/or travel in varied locations, terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
  • Willingess to travel extensively, including overnight and off-site
  • Supervise students and volunteers
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform, prescribed protective equipment and abide by the uniform policy
  • Willingess to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays, when required
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain valid Standard First Aid and CPR certification
  • 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.
  • Willingness to obtain certification as a swiftwater rescue technician.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain a Canadain Firearms Possesion and Acqusition Licence (PAL)

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.