Parks Canada Resource Management Officer I

Parks Canada

Jasper, AB•Temporarily remote
$57,924 - $70,474 a year - Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
EG-03 - Resource Management Officer I
Anticipatory, Summer 2022
$57,924 to $70,474 (salary under review)
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Closing date: 13 January 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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The Resource Management Officer I (EG-03) manages wildlife and people as a Field Technician in the Human-Wildlife Coexistence Program. This position is an active participant in a multifaceted team providing support to other functions such as Visitor Safety, Fire Management and Environmental Protection. A Resource Management Officer I 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.

Key duties include:
Responding to human-wildlife conflict incidents;
Assessing wildlife behaviour and making risk assessments in a dynamic environment;
Using a variety of tools and techniques including firearms and deterrents;
Ecological monitoring, restoration, and applied scientific research in both front-country and back-country settings.
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.

If you have a passion for wildlife in protected mountain environments, come live and work in Jasper National Park and explore the extraordinary peaks, rivers, and trails. We offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just absorbing the natural splendour of one of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes. Be part of a dedicated team, working to protect and restore our national parks and historic sites, now and for generations to come.

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 Human-Wildlife Coexistence Program.

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)
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 in travelling or working in mountain wilderness areas;
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 of specialized technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements;
Knowledge of natural environments, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, and ecological relationships specific to mountain ecosystems.
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)
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

Valid Immobilization certificate;
Advanced Search and Rescue and First Aid certification;
Advance firearms certification.
Experience in the application of technical equipment, procedures or protocols specific or similar 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;
Experience working in the area of natural resource management, particularly wildlife management such as human wildlife conflict, including a variety of wildlife management techniques (i.e. hazing, aversive conditioning, capture, immobilization, radio collaring, posting warning and closures notices, use of wildlife deterrents and conducting wildlife necropsies).
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

Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license;
Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
Valid 40-hour wilderness First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate;
Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety course;
Valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL);
Pass (and maintain) the Parks Canada Firearm Certification within the first 12 months of employment;
All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

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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.

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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.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.
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.

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