Mountain National Parks Careers

Human Resources Advisor- PE 02

Type of Employment – Indeterminate, Permanent, Full-Time
Business Unit: Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit- Human Resources
Banff Field Unit – Human Resources

Note: There are two (2) positions, one for each business unit.

Work Location: Banff, Alberta and

Lake Louise, Alberta* or Field, British Columbia* or Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia*

*Note: The work location of this position may be Lake Louise, AB or Field, BC or Radium Hot Springs, BC depending on the operational requirements at the time of appointment.

Salary: $62,657 to $69,545 per year

We are looking for two energetic individuals to join our human resources teams in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit (LLYK) and Banff Field Unit (BFU). The work location for LLYK will be Radium Hot Springs, BC or Field, BC or Lake Louise, AB. The work location for BFU will be in the town of Banff, AB.

Summary of Duties:

Provides operational human resources services in one or more human resources disciplines, such as resourcing, classification and organization, learning, labour relations, employment equity, occupational safety and health or human resource planning within a field unit, service centre or at National Office at Parks Canada Agency.

Area of Consideration: Persons residing within Canada

Open to: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from 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.

Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-LLYK-RM-031

Closing Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

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;
  • the completed education and experience questionnaire;
  • additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

Please note which business unit you are interested in: Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit OR Banff Field Unit OR both.

Note: Interviews will be scheduled to take place the week of May 5, 2014

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:

Suzy Whitty
A/Human Resources Manager
Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit
780-820-2107 or


Tammy Hinsche
Human Resources Manager
Banff Field Unit
(403) 762-1538 or

Submit your application to: By e-mail :

Intent/ Results of Process: The results of this process may be used in the future to fill similar positions in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit and Banff Field Unit for various locations and tenures including indeterminate, acting, assignment, and specified period, full-time or part-time.

We thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.




Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or any other field relevant to the work to be performed;


Certification as Human Resources Professional;


Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable experience in human resources.

Grand parenting clause

Indeterminate and term incumbents of positions in the PE group on September 1, 2004 at Parks Canada and the Public Service who do not possess the education level prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. This clause also applies to Parks Canada employees appointed, for an indeterminate period, to positions in the PE group after that date as the result of staffing transactions started before October 1, 2008.


  • Recent* and **significant experience in Human Resources;
  • Experience providing HR services at the advisory level to managers in an operational capacity in one of the following HR areas:
    • Scope: in one of the following HR areas
      • Staffing/resourcing
      • Labour relations
      • HR planning
      • Classification and organizational design
      • Health and safety
      • Learning
      • Compensation
      • Career counselling
      • Employment Equity
      • Official Languages
    • Depth: Delivery must be at the operational level and includes providing advice and guidance.
    • Context: Delivery can be within or outside the public service.
    • Clientele: Delivery to employees and front line managers.
  • Experience in using software programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and email applications.

*Recent is defined as normally gained within the past 2 years.

** ”Significant experience” means a depth and scope of experience normally acquired over approximately one (1) year or more by working full time at an advisor level.

Note: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in Staffing, Labour Relations and/or health and safety.


  • Human Resources Management : Understanding and applying human resource management (HRM) practices, policies and principles (proficiency level 2: basic).
  • Legislation, Policies, Procedures and Standards : Understanding and using relevant legislation, policies, procedures and/or standards in performing one’s work (proficiency level 2: basic).


  • Adaptability : Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups (proficiency level 2: Adapts to the situation).
  • Analytical Thinking : Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making (proficiency level 2: Identifies critical relationships in information).
  • Business Perspective : Using an understanding of business issues, processes and outcomes to enhance business performance (proficiency level 2: Makes recommendations to improve business operations).
  • Client Focus : Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients (proficiency level 2: Maintains client contact).
  • Impact and Influence : Influencing and gaining others' support (proficiency level 2: Appeals to others interests).
  • Interactive Communication : Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering open communication (proficiency level 2: Fosters two-way communication).
  • Organizational Awareness : Understanding and using the working structure, climate and culture of the organization to achieve results (proficiency level 1: Understands and uses formal structures).


  • Makes things happen;
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Demonstrates integrity;
  • Knows oneself.


  • Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license.


  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform if required;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
  • Willingness to work and travel within the geographical area of the Field Unit.

Education and Experience Questionnaire
Human Resources Advisor – PE 02


  • When completing this questionnaire, you must provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience as they relate to the requirements of the Human Resources position in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit and Banff Field Unit.
  • Be sure to include education, work and volunteer experience, accomplishments and any background information that represents the qualifications outlined for this competition. Be sure to provide specific dates for all education, work experience, volunteer experience, accomplishments and background information.
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/ details, as applications will be screened only on the information provided. Please note that responses to the questionnaire must be linked to your resume.

Please note: Failure to provide the Education and Experience Questionnaire will result in your application being screened-out of the competition. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possibly missing information. Please ensure your answers are clear and concise.


Question #1 (1 page maximum, single spaced)

Clearly demonstrate how you meet the education requirement by providing:

If you do not fall within bullets 1, 2 or 4 or education, but fall within bullet 3, please provide the following information:

Bullet #3 : Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable experience in human resources.

1. Describe your experience working as an advisor/officer in the field of human resources. Please include dates and describe the context, including your role, the nature of the organization and your areas of responsibility.

Proof of education will be required at the interview.

Question #2 (1 page maximum, single spaced)

Clarification regarding description of experience.

As per the poster, your cover letter must demonstrate clearly how you meet the requirements of the position.

In providing written demonstration of how you meet the experience qualifications, please include the following information:

  • Clearly indicate how your experience is at the operational level;
  • Clearly indicate how your experience constitutes providing advice and guidance;
  • The dates/ periods of employment in which your experience was gained;
  • Your role and the work environment in which the experience was gained;
  • The nature of your clientele (i.e. employees, supervisors, front line managers etc.);
  • Describe the nature of your supporting work unit/ team (if applicable).

Question #3 (1 page maximum, single spaced)

If you would like to include any additional relevant HR experience, please do so.

We are specifically interested in details on any experience you may have in Staffing, Labour Relations and Health & Safety.


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 Suzy Whitty, A/ 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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