When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.
As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
If candidates are pulled from this inventory and are unsuccessful, their application will not be given any further consideration.
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 inventory will be used to staff positions at the AS-02 group and level within Parks Canada Agency with employment tenures, language profiles, security requirements, conditions of employment and work locations that will vary depending on the needs of the positions being staffed.
Positions to be filled : Number to be determined
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.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training AND / OR experience.
EXP3 : Experience using word processing (e.g. Word) AND spreadsheet software programs (e.g. Excel).
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
A post-secondary school diploma in a field relevant to the position being staffed.
AEXP12 : Experience in at least one of the following areas :
o Experience in applying quality assurance techniques AND in performing functional testing in an HR system context.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative
Various language profiles : CCC / CCC, CBC / CBC, BBB / BBB.
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult :
A6 : Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
You may be assessed using one or more of the following tools : written exams, interview, reference check, and other assessment tools.
Candidates from outside the Federal Public Service will be required to pay for their own travel expenses for various phases of testing / assessment.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below).
Applicants must list both of these factors in the screening questions, 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 screening questions.
Failure to clearly demonstrate in your screening questions 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.
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.
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 encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.
Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for hich you are entitled to work in Canada : Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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 received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-
appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid.
Please contact ConcoursAPCACompetition pc.gc.ca if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.
Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-
800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.
If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official 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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
APCA Competitions Date modified : 2018-05-10