Parks Canada Visitor Safety Specialist I

Parks Canada

Jasper, AB
$74,987–$85,260 a year - Full-time, Part-time

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$74,987–$85,260 a year
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Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
GT-05 - Visitor Safety Specialist I
$74,987 to $85,260 (currently under review)
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Closing date: 18 July 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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Provides specialized technical advice; leads and coordinates visitor-risk management and cross-functional incident management and emergency response for the field unit(s). Provides in-depth technical expertise, advice and information and coordinates the delivery of an avalanche control and prevention program. Develops, implements and leads field training programs and operational field activities. Train under and assist, with the supervision of Human Wildlife Co-Existence Specialists in times of high volume, human wild-life conflict operations.

Work environment
Be part of the Professional Rescue and Avalanche Forecasting teams working in the Mountain National Parks of Canada with Parks Canada, in Jasper National Park.

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
This selection process will be used to staff one indeterminate position.

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 in various locations.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. 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 in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION: Secondary school diploma, and Mountain Guide certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or affiliated IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations) Countries.

If there are an insufficient candidates with both Alpine Guide and Ski Guide certification, consideration may be given to individuals who possess Apprentice Ski guide certification and Alpine Guide certification and who are enrolled in the Ski Guide exam, or individuals who possess Apprentice Alpine guide certification and Ski Guide certification who are enrolled in the Alpine Guide certification.

Degree equivalency

Significant and varied experience participating in and/or leading search and rescue operations;
Significant experience in program development and planning, as well as in work plans development;
Experience forecasting resource requirements;
Experience acquiring and issuing specialized equipment and services;
Significant experience developing and delivering specialized training;
Experience in avalanche forecasting and avalanche control.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of visitor safety technical standards and techniques;
Thorough knowledge of avalanche control, stabilization and safety principles, techniques, practices and initiatives.
Ability to research and develop technical standards and program requirements;
Ability to coordinate, supervise or lead/participate to, and evaluate specialized and/or emergency operations and activities on a local or national basis;
Ability to work, supervise and coordinate activities in a multi-disciplinary environment;
Ability to design, coordinate and/or conduct technical training;
Ability to liaise, network and manage local and professional partnerships;
Ability to collect, analyze, and prepare and present detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors.
Exercises sound judgment;
Personally connects with people;
Makes things happen;
Communicates effectively;
Takes responsibility;
Knows oneself;
Strives for excellence.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Possession of a Class 4 driver's license
Conditions of employment
You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency
You are required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license recognized by the province/territory applicable to this offer of employment
You must be willing to work overtime
You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager
You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties
You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties
You must be willing 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
You are required to undergo and meet requirements for a pre-placement and periodic health evaluation as outlined in Parks Canada Occupational Health Monitoring Program
You are require to maintain a valid Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification
You are required to maintain a membership, in good standing, with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), or affiliate IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations) member Country
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 strongly encourage LGBTQ2+, 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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