Resource Conservation Manager (PM-05)
Health Canada
Terra Nova (Newfoundland and Labrador)
9d ago

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    Duties

    As a leader on the management team at Terra Nova National Park, you will be responsible for the protection of natural resources in a national park in Canada.

    The incumbent will work closely with Indigenous partners and with regional stakeholders to accomplish ecosystem management objectives.

    You will lead a diverse team of scientific and technical staff specializing in environmental monitoring, active restoration, environmental impact assessments and fire management.

    You will also be responsible for overseeing the park's visitor safety program. As a champion of the park's natural resources, you will foster close relationships with your colleagues in other functions to ensure Terra Nova is a leader in conservation while at the same time creating the conditions for visitors to experience and connect to Terra Nova as one of Canada's natural treasures.

    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

    Intent of the process

    One permanent full-time position. This process may be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, 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 2,000 words (maximum)

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

    Education

    Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in natural resource conservation management, ecosystem management, or other discipline relevant to the position.

    Experience

    E1 : Significant experience managing a program related to natural resource

    conservation (e.g. ecological restoration, species at risk, fire management,

  • environmental assessment);
  • E2 : Significant experience in human resources managing multi-disciplinary teams to plan, coordinate and deliver operational programs and / or projects;
  • E3 : Significant experience managing financial resources;
  • E4 : Significant developing and maintaining cross-functional internal and external relationships with partners* and stakeholders to achieve priority

    objectives.

    Significant experience is defined as gained over at least 3 years.

  • Partners refers to an organization with whom you are in a working relationship. This working relationship is based on mutual benefit and a clear agreement that sets out shared goals and objectives and the terms of the arrangement.
  • Partners can be from the not-for-profit sector (such as NGOs, academia, cooperative associations etc.), other governmental organizations (OGD) and the for-profit sector.

    Stakeholders refers to individuals or groups representing all sectors of Canadian society that have an interest in, or influence upon your actions and directions.

    Stakeholders self-select their level of involvement. Stakeholders may have a geographic sphere of influence or they may have a virtual constituency, with no actual geographic locations.

    Knowledge

    K1 : Knowledge of Parks Canada's vision, mandate and / or corporate objectives especially as they relate to conservation and visitor safety in national parks.

    K2 : Knowledge of key Government of Canada and Parks Canada acts, policies and programs utilized in management for ecological integrity and natural resource management.

    Abilities

  • A1 : Ability to build and manage a conservation-oriented program;
  • A2 : Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment;
  • A3 : Ability to manage and develop teams of professional and technical staff;
  • A4 : Ability to manage financial resources, including procurement;
  • A5 : Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    Leadership Attributes

  • LA1 : Sound judgment;
  • LA2 : Personally connects with people;
  • LA3 : Makes things happen;
  • LA4 : Takes responsibility;
  • LA5 : Strives for excellence

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    Additional Experience :

    AE1 : Experience managing programs related to more than one aspect of natural resource conservation (e.g. ecological restoration, species at risk, fire

  • management, environmental assessment);
  • AE2 : Experience managing an operational team focused on resource conservation in a national park or similar protected area with responsibilities to balance resource protection with visitor experience;
  • AE3 : Experience in public safety and emergency response;
  • AE4 : Working collaboratively with Indigenous partners on ecosystem management projects.

    Additional Abilities :

    AA1 : Ability to apply project management principles to advance significant resource management projects

    AA2 : Ability to provide strategic advice to senior management.

    Operational Requirements :

  • 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.

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

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance - Reliability Status security clearance

    Possess and maintain a valid driver's license

    A pre-employment medical examination 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.

    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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    Please contact Daniel Winter, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

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    800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

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