Public Outreach Education Officer II

Reference number: CAP18J-018180-000063
Selection process number: 2018-PKS-SSK-SEAS-ER-121

Parks Canada – Kluane National Park and Reserve
Haines Junction (Yukon)
Seasonal Indeterminate
$54,543 to $58,764 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks CanadaClosing date: 16 April 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All individuals who have legal status to work in Canada residing or employed in Haines Junction, Whitehorse, Old Crow or Dawson, YT.

**In the spirit of the Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement, and in accordance with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation Final Agreements, preference for this position in Haines Junction will be given to qualified Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation members. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

Work environment

Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada’s largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.

Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.

Want to be part of ensuring a great legacy for Canada and Canadians? Parks Canada is embarking on an unprecedented program of restoration work to heritage, visitor, water and highway assets located within our special places across Canada.

If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career as a Public Outreach Education Officer for the Parks Canada Agency?
We offer:
. Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
. Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
. An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
. Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization;
. An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill a seasonal indeterminate position.

This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) and may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) and/or used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the Yukon Field Unit.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum)

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in the delivery of public outreach education products and/or tools and/or events;
• Experience working within a team environment;
• Experience working with networks and partners;
• Experience working on projects.

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate and programs
• Knowledge of principles and practices used in public outreach education as applied to natural and historical heritage;
• Knowledge of computer programs and technology needed to produce outreach and education products

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Ability to facilitate learning opportunities related to complex concepts for a diversity of audiences using a diversity of approaches;
• Ability to organise and prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Personal Suitability:
• Personally connects with people
• Takes responsibility
• Makes things happen
• Exercises sound judgement
• Strives for excellence
• Works independently while maintaining strong connection to the team

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Operational Requirements:
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Willingness to travel, including overnight, off site, work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to work from various locations
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by EMAIL for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants MUST include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: *written test, practical test, situational exercise, *oral interview, simulation, presentation, role play, work samples, performance appraisals, *reference checks, and/or personal knowledge on the part of board members. Some assessment tools may be administered electronically, others, in-person. (*indicates those tools that will most likely be used in this process.)

Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

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 Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

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.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Janille Rafanan, Human Resources Advisor