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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 Technician II

Generic Work Description Title: Resource Management Technician II

Classification: EG-02

Location: Fort Smith, NT

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

Language Requirement: English essential

Type of Employment: Seasonal

Duration:FTE: 0.80 - Approximately 41 weeks and 3 days per year, normally from April 2015 to December 2015 and March 2016

Rate of Pay: (Based on full time year-round employment) From $43,941 to $53,460 per year (under review) plus Isolated Post Allowance

Work Profile: Provides logistical and technical services in support of resource management program applied science, monitoring and active management projects.

Staffing Process:

Area of Consideration:

Distances caluclated 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.039A

Closing date:

Applications must be received on or before December 11, 2014

General Enquiries

Contact: Stuart Macmillan,
Resource Conservation Manager


Phone: 867-872-7938

Submit your application to:

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 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.
    *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 travelling and working in remote locations;
    • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation (including rotary and/or small fixed wing aircraft);
    • In conducting routine maintenance, calibration and basic programming of scientific/technical equipment.
    • Experience in collecting data/samples of vegetation, fauna, water and soil;
    • Experience applying scientifically and technically recognized methods and protocols;
    • Experience in using GIS software to create, organize, analyze and present spatial data;
    • Experience working with Aboriginal people.


      • Knowledge of 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 Wood Buffalo National Park;
      • 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;
      • To work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team atmosphere in a cross-cultural environment;
      • To plan, organize, direct and control activities
      • To collect, store and analyze data and other information using a variety of computer applications;
      • To organize workload and balance conflicting priorities.

      Personal Suitability

      • Exercises sound judgement
      • Takes responsibility
      • Demonstrates integrity
      • Communicates effectively
      • Shares Parks Canada’s Vision

      Conditions of Employment

      • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
      • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence;
      • Required to 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;
      • Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety course;
      • Valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL).

      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 under challenging conditions (including varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation) for extended periods of time;
      • 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/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.