Park/Site Manager II
Parks Canada

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Posted: 10-01-2019

Closes: 28 October 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time





Park/Site Manager II

Reference number: CAP19J-018180-000112
Selection process number: 2019-CAP-CTNHS-RM-ER-78

Parks Canada - Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and Vuntut National Park
Whitehorse (Yukon)
Indeterminate, Year-round
$80,524 to $87,053 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)
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Closing date: 28 October 2019 - 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

Assessments will be conducted in mid-late November 2019.

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 also; 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

The intent of this process is to staff a year-round, indeterminate position.

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.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum)

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

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in business administration, marketing, recreation, tourism, resource conservation, or other discipline relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Significant experience managing natural or cultural resource conservation and tourism and recreation programs
• Significant experience working with Indigenous partners and various types and levels of government to develop relationships, reach agreements and make decisions (i.e. Federal Government, First Nation Governments, US Government, Territorial Government)
• Significant experience providing strategic advice and recommendations on complex** issues to senior managers and partner organizations
• Significant experience managing and developing staff***, managing budgets*** and strategic work planning

*Significant experience is defined as experience acquired over a period of at least one (1) year and was a core part of the work performed

**Complex issues are defined as issues with two (2) or more of the following characteristics:
- multi-jurisdictional;
- sensitive and/or confidential;
- affecting relationships with partner organizations;
- precedent setting; or
- having potential for media coverage.

***Candidates must indicate the number of staff and duration and the size of budget and duration they have managed

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada
• Knowledge of land claim contexts and cooperative management principles and practices

• Ability to critically assess issues and work collaboratively to identify and implement solutions
• Ability to manage, develop and motivate teams of professional and technical staff
• Ability to communicate effectively and provide strategic advice to senior managers and partners
• Ability to lead and work effectively within multidisciplinary and cross-cultural settings

An effective leader, who:
• Makes things happen
• Exercises sound judgement
• Demonstrates integrity
• Personally connects with people

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

• Experience managing programs in a remote backcountry environment
• Experience managing an operational team focused both resource protection and visitor experience

• Willingness to travel frequently and work in both office and field environments under a variety of weather conditions
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Possession of a valid drivers' licence
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• This position is designated a safety sensitive position
• As 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 before an offer can be made.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by EMAIL for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants MUST include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Your personal suitability and your ability to communicate in writing may be assessed throughout the process, including but not limited to your responses to the screening questions, text question, or resume.

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 selection process.

A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: *written test, practical test, situational exercise, *oral interview, simulation, presentation, role play, work samples, performance appraisals, *reference checks, and/or personal knowledge on the part of board members. Some assessment tools may be administered electronically, others, in-person. (*indicates those tools that will most likely be used in this process.)

Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

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

Contact information

Pawan Bhardwaj, Manager, Human Resources

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Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Indeterminate, Year-round
Wage: $80,524 to $87,053 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)

Full Time Permanent

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Parks Canada