Employment Central - Heritage Presenter I

Heritage Presenter I

Parks Canada Agency

Description/Duties
Reference number: CAP22J-020293-000032
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-YU-KNPR-EA-TERM-67

Parks Canada - Yukon Field Unit - Kluane National Park and Reserve
Haines Junction (Yukon)
GT-01 - Heritage Presenter
Various
$46,234 to $52,046 (per year, plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)


Closing date: 29 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply:
Persons employed or residing in Haines Junction, YT and within a 200 kilometre radius of Haines Junction, YT, who have a 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.

* In the spirit of the Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement, and in accordance with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation Final Agreements, preference for this position in Haines Junction will be given to qualified Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Kluane First Nation members. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

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.
Isolated Post Allowance: approximately $9,601/year to $16,002/year

Vacation Travel Assistance: approximately $752.85/year prorated to length of contract per employee & eligible dependents, including spouse/common-law partner.

💻 HOW TO APPLY

💻 Apply online (through the link in the box above)

OR
📧 Apply via email – send us your resume to hr-yukon@pc.gc.ca – please make sure to include “GT-01 Haines Junction” in the email subject line

OR

💼 Drop off your resume at our office located at:

Haines Junction:
Parks Canada Administration and Operations Building
119 Logan Street, Haines Junction, YT
If the doors are locked, phone: 867-634-5248

OR

Whitehorse:
Parks Canada Office, Elijah Smith Building
Suite 205, 300 Main Street Whitehorse, YT

Duties


As part of Parks Canada's energetic Visitor Experience team in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Heritage Presenters deliver interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors to the park with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada. Heritage Presenters work at various sites in the park, working both outdoors and in the Visitor Centres alone and as part of a multigenerational and diverse visitor experience team.

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 Field Unit staff are truly outstanding and remarkable; over 90% of them 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.

As a Field Unit, diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

We welcome you to be part of our fantastic team!

Intent of the process


Anticipatory process to staff anticipated vacant positions from May- September 2023.

Target Assessment Dates: January 2023.

This process will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide


Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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


EDUCATION:
A secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to position.

EXPERIENCE:
• Experience providing quality service delivery to the public through direct contact and communication
• Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation
• Experience in performing cashier duties and handling all forms of payment

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


Various language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
• General knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage, services and facilities, and safety issues as it relates to Kluane National Park and Reserve
• Knowledge of local first nations language, history, traditions and culture
• Knowledge of computerized applications to complete administrative work including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

ABILITIES:
• Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.
• Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client
• Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.
• Communication through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
• Inclusiveness
• Personally connects with people
• Integrity and respect
• Communicates effectively (written and oral)
• Makes things happen
• Sound Judgement

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


The following additional qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening applications, during the interview or for determining right fit for this selection process. So, in your application, please describe if and how you meet any of the following criteria:

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Experience travelling and working in the field in remote wilderness settings using a variety of backcountry equipment

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, including evenings and/or weekends, and/or statutory and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy, as per Parks Canada requirements;
• Stand/walk for prolonged periods of time (for up to 9 hours a day and hiking up to 15 km a day with an elevation gain of 400m) ;
• Work in varied weather conditions;
• Work from various work locations both independently and in a team setting.

Conditions of employment


Reliability Status security clearance

• Mobility, usually associated with a driver's license, to travel to different work sites
• Possession of a valid Wilderness First Aid Certificate within two months of hire

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.

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 or your résumé.

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 are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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.

Contact information


Nirmolak Kang hr-yukon@pc.gc.ca

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