Canada nationals: Resource Management Officer l (Aquatic Resources)

Parks Canada
Banff, AB, Canada
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Assessment accommodation

• No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application.
• We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

NOTE: When submitting your application to this selection process, you will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences) as well as any Additional Qualifications (if applicable).

- Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications when responding to the questions in the on-line application. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE and HOW you meet each factor. 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 when responding to the questions in the on-line application.

- Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors when responding to the questions in the on-line application, may result in the rejection of your application.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive manager will be required before an offer can be made.


Delivers technical and analytical services in applied aquatic science. Monitoring and active management related to fisheries and water resources.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill term vacancies and may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

• Term position - 0.75 FTE
• Possibility of indeterminate position – 0.75 FTE

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

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

NOTE: Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience in travelling or working in the field;
EX2: Experience participating in two (2) or more phases of field research projects; (design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results)
EX3: Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation;
EX4: Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology) or other discipline relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

AEX1: Experience with fisheries stock assessment;
AEX2: Experience with fisheries eradication/control of undesirable species;
AEX3: Experience with environmental impact analysis and/or environmental monitoring for construction projects;
AEX4: Experience with large data sets, including database management and statistics.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• 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 Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national park’s area;
• Knowledge of a variety of aquatic sampling methods for samples such as water chemistry, zooplankton, phytoplankton, sediment and benthic macroinvertebrates.

• 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 carry out data manipulation requirements as directed;
• 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.

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

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

• 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 (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.
• Willingness to obtain an electrofishing certification and/or other training as required for the position.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - with fingerprints

• Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• 40 hour wilderness First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate
• Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety course
• Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms, and maintain the Parks Canada long-arms certification

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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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 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.

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

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• 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 for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

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

Contact information

Mark Taylor, Aquatic Ecologist – Banff Field Unit

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