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Parks Canada Wildlife Resource Management Officer
Jasper, AB 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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. Assessment accommodation We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. 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Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date. • 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. 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. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information. Duties The Resource Management Officer I (EG-03) delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring and active management related to a resource management program. This position works as part of the Resource Conservation team to ensure ecological integrity, and the safety and well-being of both the ecosystem and public in Jasper National Park. 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 Jasper National Park is accepting applications for anticipated term positions at the EG-03 level in the Resource Conservation Function. Positions offered will be in the Wildlife Management Program area. A list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time) and work locations. Positions to be filled: Number to be determined Information you must provide Your résumé. Contact information for 2 references. In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications) 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. Degree equivalency EXPERIENCE: • Experience in travelling or working in the field; • 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) • Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation; • Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays. The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job) English essential Information on language requirements KNOWLEDGE: • 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 Jasper National Park’s area. ABILITIES: • 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. PERSONAL SUITABILITY: • 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) ADDITIONAL EDUCATION: A bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university or a graduate degree in a program related to biology and/or the natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology). Degree equivalency ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: • Valid Immobilization certificate; • Advanced Search and Rescue and First Aid certification; • Advance firearms certification. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: • Experience working in the area of natural resource management, particularly wildlife management such as human wildlife conflict, including a variety of wildlife management techniques (ie hazing, aversive conditioning, capture, immobilization, radio collaring, posting warning and closures notices, use of wildlife deterrents and conducting wildlife necropsies); • Application of technical equipment, procedures or protocols specific to the various programs (wildlife, visitor safety, fire, aquatics, monitoring) in the Jasper Resource Conservation Program (e.g., capture, euthanize, sampling, marking, monitoring various organisms); • Experience with and operation of non-restricted firearms; • Experience with aspects of Mountain Rescue; • Experience effectively participating as part of an emergency response team (human/wildlife conflict, search and rescue, fire management, spill response); • Experience completing multi-day wilderness trips by foot, bikes, skis, boat, all terrain vehicles and horseback in mountainous terrain (active management, monitoring, research); • Experience with managing people in controlled or uncontrolled environments; • Experience working cooperatively with Indigenous Peoples, stakeholders or the public; • Experience preparing for and delivering effective field work, data collection and data management. OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • 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. Conditions of employment Reliability Status security clearance - All employees of the Federal Government are required to meet Reliability Status; details of the screening process and applications will be provided at the time of interviews Valid driver’s licence; Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks; 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)