Public Outreach Education Officer II
Parks Canada

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Posted: 11-01-2019

Closes: 17 November 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time





Public Outreach Education Officer II

Reference number: CAP19J-018180-000115
Selection process number: 2019-CAP-DHC-RM-ER-88

Parks Canada - Yukon Field Unit
Dawson (Yukon)
$57,608 to $62,067 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)
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Closing date: 17 November 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All individuals who have legal status to work in Canada residing or employed in Dawson, YT and within 200 kilometre radius of Dawson, YT.

Preference for this position may be given to qualified Tr'ondek Hwech'in beneficiaries. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

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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

Anticipated Timeline:
• Interviews will be conducted first week of December 2019
• Start date will be in February 2020


Research, develop, adapt and deliver field unit public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians' understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

Work environment

The Yukon Field Unit is one of the most diverse field units across the country.

Geographically dispersed over 1200km across the Yukon, northern BC, and into Alaska, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and staff. Our sites offer diverse and varied opportunities to explore Yukon's beautiful landscape – from the glorious SS Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse, to the fabled Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, to Canada's largest ice field and extreme peaks in Kluane National Park and Reserve, extending to the colorful Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson, to Vuntut National Park located above the Arctic Circle.

Our staff are truly outstanding and remarkable; over 90% of our staff feel their job is a good fit with their skills and interests, understand how their job contributes to larger agency goals and objectives, and truly enjoy their work.

We are sure you'll fit right in with our fantastic team!

Intent of the process
This process is intended to fill a term position for six months with a possibility of extension.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures (indeterminate, term, seasonal, assignment, deployment, secondment, acting, casual, as and when required), security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position

Degree equivalency

• Experience in the delivery of public outreach education products and/or tools and/or events
• Experience working within a team environment
• Experience working with networks and partners
• Experience working on projects

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate and/or programs
• Knowledge of principles and practices used in public outreach education
• Knowledge of computer programs and technology needed to produce outreach and education products

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to deliver key concepts to a diverse audiences using various approaches
• Ability to organise and prioritise workload and meet deadlines

Personal Suitability
• Personally connects with people
• Takes responsibility
• Makes things happen
• Exercises sound judgement
• Strives for excellence
• Works independently while maintaining strong connection to the team

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Operational Requirements

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Willingness to travel, including overnight, off site, work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Willingness to work from various locations
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• When the position is located in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required

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

*** 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.

We will only accept on-line applications received via

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

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.

An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive manager will be required.

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.


Candidates must meet all the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

You may be assessed using a variety of assessment tools, such as, but not limited to: written exams, interviews, reference checks, recent and past performance evaluations, self-assessments, candidate achievement record, etc.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Depending on the position(s) to be staffed, additional qualifications may be used by the hiring manager(s). Candidates will be provided with the opportunity to submit all relevant information and will be informed prior to being assessed in relation to other qualifications that may apply.


Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Official language proficiency could be assessed and required solely upon appointment. Each candidate can only undergo a second language evaluation one time within the context of this selection process. Also, a person who initially failed linguistic testing could be introduced into the list of qualified candidates during the list's validity period if he/she is assessed again through another selection process or following linguistic training.


Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their email accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications.

If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number in the subject field of your email.

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

Contact information

Janille Rafanan, Human Resources Advisor

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Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Full-time
Wage: $57,608 to $62,067 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume

Apply to: Parks Canada