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COMPETITION

Position Information:

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 Title: Resource Management Officer II

Generic Work Description Title: Resource Management Officer II

Classification: EG-04

Location: Tulita, NT

Business Unit - Sub Unit: Southwest Field Unit – Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve

Language Requirement: English essential

Type of Employment: Term

Duration: July 2014 to July 2019

Rate of Pay: (Based on full time year-round employment) From $ 56,007 to $ 68,140 per year plus applicable Isolated Post Allowance

Work Profile: Delivers and leads/supervises applied science, monitoring and/or active management projects or environmental assessments in support of a resource management program.

Staffing Process:

Area of Consideration:

  • Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

    General Information

    Selection process Number:14.03.NANPR.T/Asg.RM.C.016ex

    Closing date:

    Applications must be received on or before July 14, 2014

    General Enquiries

    Contact: Laani Uunila,
    Superintendent

    Email: Laani.Uunila@pc.gc.ca

    Phone: (604) 666-6426

    Submit your application to:

    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 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.

    Statement of Qualifications

    Language Requirements: English Essential

    Education: Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology) or other discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology), training and experience in a field related to the 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 travelling or working in the field;
    • Experience in supervision, mentoring and/or leadership;
    • Experience leading two (2) or more phases of field research projects; (design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results);
    • Experience making recommendations regarding research project design;
    • Experience preparing technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.

      Preference may be given to qualified candidates who are able to communicate in Dene Kedeé and/or who have work experience with aboriginal communities and organizations or have worked in a cross cultural environment.

      Knowledge

      • Knowledge of methodology and procedures for scientific testing and data/sample collection;
      • Knowledge of specialized 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 area in and around Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve;
      • Knowledge of environmental and natural sciences theories and principles.

      Abilities

      • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
      • Ability to foster employee development by providing a supportive learning environment.
      • Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
      • Ability to manage human and financial resources;
      • Ability to conduct analysis and monitor spatial and non-spatial data using various automated software and applications;
      • Ability to determine data manipulation requirements in consultation with scientists;
      • Ability to conduct and coordinate field work in active management and monitoring projects;
      • Ability to prepare and present of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using variety of techniques.

        Preference may be given to candidates who can communicate effectively in Dene Kedeé.

      Personal Suitability

      • Exercises sound judgment;
      • Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
      • Makes things happen;
      • Communicates effectively;
      • Personally connects with people;
      • Takes responsibility;
      • Strives for excellence.

      Conditions of Employment

      • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
      • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License;
      • Must undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks (when position is located in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required);
      • Valid St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.

      Operational Requirements

      The position requires the incumbent to:
      • Willingness to reside in an isolated post;
      • 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 extensive and/or irregular hours including evenings, weekends and/or statutory holidays and overtime;
      • 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;
      • Experience handling and use of firearms is an asset, candidates must be willing to complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and obtain a valid 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.