Parks Canada Palisades Education Centre Administrative Assistant

Jasper, AB
$51,669 - $57,820 a year

Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
AS-01 - Administrative Assistant
$51,669 to $57,820 (salary under review)
Be part of an inspiring team in Jasper National Park

Closing date: 26 November 2022 - 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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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 type of 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.

A variety of positions may be filled from this inventory. 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.

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.

This position 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
The mountains are calling……
Come and fall in love with the mountains that surround us every day. Our laid-back mountain town offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.

Jasper, a Dark Sky Preserve, is the largest and wildest of the Rocky Mountain National Parks extending over 11,000 square kilometres. Over 2 million visitors a year come to explore the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls and the twinkling galaxy of stars.

If you have a passion for the outdoors, come live and work in this beautiful place and explore these extraordinary mountains, We offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just taking in the beauty of your surroundings.

Be part of a dedicated team, working to protect and restore our national parks and historic sites. Play a role in enabling people to further discover and connect with our parks and heritage now and for generations to come.

You’ll be able to call a beautiful national park “HOME”.

Intent of the process
A list of qualified candidates will be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Jasper National Park, whose duration could vary depending on the position being staffed (i.e. determinate period or permanent).

At this time, this process is intended to fill one (1) anticipated vacancy at the Palisades Education Centre in the position of Administrative Services Officer I.

**IMPORTANT: Applications received on this inventory will be reviewed starting on December 15, 2020**
Positions to be filled: 1

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

Recent and significant** experience in providing administrative and/or financial support services.
Experience in working in a client serviced environment such as responding to requests for information from internal and/or external clients.

**Recent and significant is defined as a minimum of 1 year within the last 5 years
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to plan and organize an administrative support workload;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to interpret and apply guideline or policies;
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment;
Ability to use a variety of computer software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
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.

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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