Position Title: Interpretation Officer/Coordinator III
Generic Work Description Title: Interpretation Officer/Coordinator III
Location: Fort Simpson, NT
Business Unit – sub-unit: Southwest NWT Field Unit, Nahanni National Park Reserve
Language Requirement: English Essential
Type of Employment: Seasonal
Duration OR Length of Season: FTE: 0.50 - Approximately 26 weeks per year, normally from April to September.
Rate of Pay: From $ 55,496 to $ 59,796 per year (currently under review)
Maximum Isolated Post Allowance Ft Simpson, NT
Work Profile: Plans and conducts interpretation program research, design and development and coordinates, leads and delivers interpretation programs to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
Area of Consideration: Persons working or residing within a 551 kilometer radius of Fort Simpson, NT including Hay River, NT, Fort Smith, NT and Yellowknife, NT.
In accordance with honouring our obligations, formal and informal agreements with local Aboriginal groups, preference may be give to qualified First Nations and Métis people from the Dehcho region.
Distances caluclated from Natural Resources Canada: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/geographical-name/11680
Selection process Number: 2012-PKS-WNC-NWT-521-EX
Applications must be recieved on or before:
Friday May 3, 2013 at 5 o’clock MST
Contact: Vanessa Murtsell, Product Development Officer
Submit your application to: Christen Turner, Human Resources
By e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax to 867-872-4181
Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
copies of proof of education or certification.
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 from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2 year program) or an acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.
Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience: A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives;
Successful completion of a minimum of five (5) courses relevant to the duties of the position (e.g. courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts);
A minimum of 12 months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.
*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.
1. Experience in planning, developing and delivering interpretive or education programs to a wide range of audiences using a variety of presentation techniques;
2. Experience in conducting research and evaluation of interpretive or education programs and/or products;
3. Experience managing projects, which can include planning, budgeting, etc.;
4. Experience in working within multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary teams that could include stakeholders or partners (e.g., committees, cooperating associations, teachers, school boards, communities and Aboriginal groups);
5. Experience in planning, developing and delivering nonpersonal media;
6. Experience in supervision and/or mentoring and leadership;
7. Experience in developing and/or delivering programs;
8. Experience living and/or working on the land.
1. Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate, policies and strategic direction as provided in the corporate and management plan;
2. Knowledge of personal and non-personal interpretive theory, techniques, planning and evaluation;
3. Knowledge of the role of interpretation relevant to delivering Parks Canada’s mandate;
4. Knowledge of project and/or program management;
5. General knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage;
6. Knowledge of public safety issues and prevention as it relates to Nahanni National Park Reserve;
7. Knowledge of services, activities and facilities specific to Nahanni National Park Reserve and region;
8. Knowledge of natural and cultural management issues and initiatives relevant to Nahanni National Park Reserve;
9. Knowledge of natural and cultural heritage specific to Nahanni National Park Reserve;
10. Knowledge of the trends of the park audience.
1. Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups (proficiency level 4: adapts plans and goals);
2. Analytical Thinking - Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making (proficiency level 3: Analyses complex situations);
3. Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client (proficiency level 4: Provides advice on complex issues);
4. Continuous Learning - Identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance (proficiency level 4: Expands own skill for current job);
5. Creativity and Innovation - Generating viable, new approaches and solutions (proficiency level 4: Fosters creativity and innovation);
6. Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise (proficiency level 4: Seized opportunities to enhance organizational performance);
7. Managing Resources - Manages resources (time, financial, human, physical and information resources) to achieve planned goals (proficiency level 4: Evaluates effective use of resources);
8. Partnering - Seeking and building alliances that further the organization’s objectives (proficiency level 4: Facilitates partnerships);
9. Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals (proficiency level 5: Builds bridges between teams);
10. Communication through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve (proficiency level 5: Communicates strategically);
11. Developing Others - Fostering employee development by providing a supportive learning environment (proficiency level 3: Ensures ongoing learning).
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
1. Shares our vision;
2. Makes things happen;
3. Exercises sound judgement;
4. Communicates effectively;
5. Takes responsibility;
6. Knows oneself;
7. Demonstrates integrity;
8. Strives for excellence.
Conditions of Employment
Obtain and maintain a Reliability status;
Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence;
May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement (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)
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 stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods;
Willingness to work from various locations;
Willingness to travel extensively (including overnight, off-site).
Selection Process NotesParks 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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