Parks Canada Fire Crew Member

 Jasper, AB
$53,022 - $59,933 a year - Full-time, Part-time

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Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta), Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks (BC), Lake Louise, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks (BC)
GT-02 - Fire Crew Member
Anticipatory – Term, April to October 2021 (with possibility of extension)
$53,022 to $59,933
Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency!

Closing date: 18 February 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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.
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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 site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

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.
Fire Crew Members are a fundamental part of our Fire Management Team. These individuals help carry out the field unit’s fire management programs through wildland fuel management, prescribed fires and wildfire suppression services.

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
A qualifying list will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (Permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, As & When Required) in various locations.

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please ensure you clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

Work Locations
Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience working in remote areas for extended periods;
Experience working in a resource or environmental management field.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other related Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) issues;
Knowledge of fire management strategies and tactics.
Ability to maintain supplied equipment in state of readiness;
Ability to perform calmly and take direction under high stress;
Ability to collect and record information;
Ability to work safely and efficiently.
Personal Suitability:
Personally connects with others;
Communicates effectively;
Takes responsibility;
Demonstrates integrity.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Additional Education:
Minimum completion of two years of post-secondary education related to environmental and/or natural science (eg. Biology, ecology, forestry);
Parks Canada Basic fire management course and/or CIFFC Basic Fire management course (S-130) or equivalent;
ICS 100 and/or 200.
Degree equivalency

Additional Experience:
Experience in fire suppression, including mop-up and patrol on multiple fires of various sizes and complexities;
Experience in fire line construction using hand tools, power tools and water delivery systems;
Experience with aircraft use (both fixed and rotary-wing) in fire management operations.
Operational Requirements:
Willing and able to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
Willing and able to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
Willing and able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
Willing and able 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;
Willing and able to travel.
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.

Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted);
Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including:
Occupational Health Assessment for Firefighters
Meet and maintain certified status for Canadian physical performance exchange standard for type I Wildland fire fighters (WFX-FIT) in accordance with Canadian interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) requirements.
Possession and maintenance St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
Eligible to be “hover exit” certified in a light or intermediate helicopter.
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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

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 application.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
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.
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.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted
Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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