Heritage Architect / Conservation Architect
Federal Public Service
Edmonton (Alberta)
25d ago

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Intent of the process

A qualified pool of candidates may be established from this process to staff identical or similar positions within the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada with various tenures (Indeterminate, Acting, Term, Deployment, Assignment, Secondment) in Edmonton or Calgary.

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)

Education and Certification :

  • Graduation with a professional degree in architecture, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Certification as a registered architect in Canada.
  • Experience :

  • Significant experience in providing investigation and design services in architectural heritage conservation
  • Significant experience in leading multidisciplinary project teams
  • Significant experience in applying architectural heritage conservation standards and guidelines in the context of project reviews
  • Significant is defined as substantial responsibility and involvement in various projects of varying sizes (large to small and complex to simple) and approximately 5 8 years experience.
  • If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    Education :

  • Recognized training in architectural heritage conservation.
  • Experience :

  • Project management experience in the delivery of heritage building construction projects
  • Involvement in organizations that promote heritage conservation
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of investigative and testing techniques related to heritage building condition assessment
  • Knowledge of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
  • Knowledge of the principles of general architectural and engineering practices relating to the design and construction of buildings.
  • Knowledge of management in leading and organizing multidisciplinary conservation project teams
  • Knowledge of historic construction methods, trends, materials and techniques and their performance in the Canadian context.
  • Key Behaviours :

  • Values and Ethics
  • Thinking things through innovating through analysis and ideas
  • Engagement working effectively with people, organizations, partners
  • Excellence through results delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities
  • Client Service Level 1
  • The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

    Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of contract and procurement management in the public sector context
  • Operational Requirements :

  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Conditions of employment

    Conditions of Employment :

  • Reliability security status
  • Occupational certification : Registration as an architect in a Canadian provincial association. (NOTE : candidates are responsible for providing proof of registration from a provincial association).
  • 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 targeted groups when you apply.


  • Candidates MUST answer all screening questions as these will be used for screening purposes. You must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearlydemonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications and asset qualifications sections.
  • The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties.


  • Top-down consideration of scores may be used at any stage of this process to determine the number of qualified candidates who will be considered further in the process.
  • Essential qualifications and asset qualification will be evaluated against depth and breadth of activities.
  • Candidates must obtain the required pass mark for each qualification in order to be given further consideration in the selection process.
  • Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of screening.
  • Original proof of your education will be requested and must be provided during the selection process, in order to verify that candidates meet the education requirement.
  • Candidates who are unable to provide proof that they meet this essential qualification as requested may be eliminated from the process.

    Also note, if the name on your education credentials does not match the name on your current photo identification, you will need to provide proof of your name change.

  • Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http : / / www.cicic.ca /
  • For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening / assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).
  • Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

    It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

  • Failure to respond to communications may be construed as a withdrawal from this process.
  • A written exam may be administered.
  • Interviews will be conducted.
  • Reference checks will be conducted.
  • In addition to all assessment methods, correspondence and communication in relation to this selection process may also be used to assess certain qualifications.
  • Appointment decisions may be based on organizational needs. We therefore encourage candidates to self-declare their membership to any of the four employment equity designated groups in order to be considered should the organizational need be invoked during the appointment process.
  • Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and / or application form.
  • Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.
  • Applicants with disabilities : Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.
  • Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
  • Candidates from outside the federal public service may be required to pay for their own travel and relocation expenses.
  • Public service employees found qualified in this process may be considered for acting, assignment, deployment or secondment.
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