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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 I

Generic Work Description Title: Resource Management Officer I

Classification: EG-03

Location: Fort Smith, NT

Business Unit - Sub Unit: Southwest Field Unit - Wood Buffalo National Park

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 October

Rate of Pay: (Based on full time year-round employment) From $50, 915 to $61,942 per year (under review) plus isolated post allowance

Work Profile: Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring and active management related to a resource management program.

Staffing Process:

Area of Consideration:

Distances calculated from Natural Resources Canada:
  • Open to persons who reside or are employed within a 232 km radius of Fort Smith, NT.
  • The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada's website. For information on how to use this website, please visit:
  • 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. In accordance with honouring our obligations with the First Nations and formal and informal agreements with local Aboriginal groups, preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Métis applicants from the Wood Buffalo National Park community.

General Information

Selection process Number:14.11.WBNP.IS.RM.CC/OC.38A

Closing date:

Applications must be received on or before December 9, 2014

General Enquiries

Contact: Stuart Macmillan,
Resource Conservation Manager

Email: Stuart.Macmillan,

Phone: 867-872-7938

Submit your application to: Human Resources

By e-mail at
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: Minimum completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology), or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

    Occupational Certification:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed the Parks Canada Basic Firearms Course (expired certification may be considered).
  • Experience

    • Experience in travelling and working in remote locations;
    • Experience participating in two (2) or more phases of field research projects; (project design, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, logistics, data/sample collection, data/sample analysis, presentation of results);
    • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation;
    • Experience in using GIS software to create, organize, analyse and present spatial data;
    • Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, Web site information, public presentation or displays;
    • Experience working with Aboriginal people and with a wide range of stakeholders.


      • 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 Wood Buffalo National Park area;
      • Knowledge of basic principles of environmental monitoring and environmental assessment; Knowledge specific to national parks is an asset;
      • Knowledge of Parks Canada’s mandate, policies and objectives related to ecosystem management and maintenance of ecological integrity;
      • Knowledge of the theories and principles of GIS, GPS & remote sensing and their application within a geographic information system context.


      • Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
      • Ability to conduct analysis of spatial and non-spatial data using various media and software;
      • Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using variety of techniques;
      • Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases;
      • To work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team atmosphere in a cross-cultural environment;
      • To plan, organize, direct and control activities.

      Personal Suitability

      • Exercises sound judgment
      • Shares Parks Canada’s vision
      • Communicates effectively
      • Takes responsibility
      • Strives for excellence

      Conditions of Employment

      • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
      • Valid driver’s license;
      • Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
      • Valid St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
      • Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety course;
      • Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL);
      • When position is located in area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependents may be required.

      Operational Requirements

      The position requires the incumbent to:
      • 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/moving water (motorized and non-motorized vessels) transportation as required.

      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.