Parks Canada Inventory Administrative Assistant

 Jasper, AB
$47,877 - $51,678 a year - Full-time, Part-time - Remote

Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
CR-04 - Administrative Assistant
$47,877 to $51,678 (salary under review)
Be part of an inspiring team in Jasper National Park

Closing date: 15 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within an 80 kilometre radius of Jasper, AB; this includes Hinton (AB), Mountain Park, (AB), Valemount (BC), who have a 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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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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application.

*** 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.

Provides clerical and administrative/operational support services and related information/guidance, typically in support of a specific function or a program area in a field unit.

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.

We believe life is about more than just your job. We support our employees by encouraging work-life balance and employee wellness. We offer our employees a competitive salary, generous vacation, paid leave for family and health, comprehensive benefits, and an attractive pension plan.

We take the health and wellbeing of our team members to heart. Employees and their families have access to free confidential mental health support services such as counselors or psychologists through the Employee and Family Assistance Program that is available 24/7. Support services are provided by qualified mental health professionals, and be offered by phone for those living in small or remote communities.

Working with Parks Canada Agency in Jasper, a world-renowned innovative organization you will experience meaningful work and have a real impact on the daily operations as well as job satisfaction knowing you are making a real difference.

We want YOU to join us!

Intent of the process
You may have noticed this inventory doesn’t close for quite some time… this is because our organization and our team members are constantly evolving, allowing us to consistently offer opportunities. Our plan is to select names from the inventory as positions become available.

You should also know this inventory is anticipatory, which means you are not applying to a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancies with the same work description and may be used to staff various length of tenures (temporary, full-time, and part-time), for a maximum term length of 6 months.

A variety of positions may be filled from this competition. Positions could be located in a range of work locations in Jasper National Park such as the Visitor Information Centre, the Administration Building, the Maintenance Compound or the Palisades Education Centre.

The first anticipated draw from the inventory will take place in December 15, 2020 with interviews to build the inventory to take place in January 2021. Applicant draws will take place approximately quarterly for the duration of the time the inventory is open. It is anticipated that this inventory will be used to fill multiple short term (6 months or less) vacancies over the two next years.
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)
Successful completion of secondary school or Public Service Commission approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

Providing administrative support services such as: maintaining records and filing systems, recording meeting minutes, arranging travel and meetings, purchasing, processing financial and human resource paperwork;
Use of various software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and email applications;
Planning, organising and prioritising work within an office environment with changing demands;
Preparing, editing and formatting written correspondence such as: reports, letters and emails.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Prioritize work to meet deadlines;
Identify, analyze and resolve problems;
Use computer software to produce documents (Microsoft Word and Excel);
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to work in a team environment.
Personally connects with people;
Exercise sound judgement;
Attention to detail;
Takes responsibility;
Takes initiative.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience in budget administration;
Experience working with an online reservation system for campgrounds, hostels, hotels or other accommodation type.
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 the application will be provided at the time of interview.

Maintenance of a valid Driver's Licence.

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

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