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As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and / or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
Do you want to explore new challenges in your career, discover your full potential and help strengthen a world-class organization?
Then become part of the Team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada’s natural, historical and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy.
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 process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).
Positions to be filled : 2
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) "Demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position."
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.
Note : Acceptable combination of education, training and experience :
Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts)
Experience in delivering programs / information / demonstrations to groups, in person, for the purposes of education, engagement, or entertainment.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative
Level ( B / B); Level ( C / C) oral proficiency.
Knowledge of communication and heritage interpretation techniques.
Client Focus Responds to client needs in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner, regardless of client attitude. Looks for ways to add value.
Initiative Without prompting, undertakes straightforward tasks that go beyond the job’s routine demands. Identifies and acts on issues or problems in own area of responsibility instead of waiting for the problem to solve itself.
Teamwork Does own fair share of the work. Assists other team members. Deals with conflict in a constructive manner within the team. Contributes to team spirit.
Communication through Interpretation Delivers presentations using effective communication techniques. Actively engages visitors in conversations with an education purpose.
Engages and entertains an audience while communicating heritage values and messages.
Personally connects with others is sensitive and receptive to the diverse backgrounds and views of others; creates an inclusive environment.
Share the PC Vision is passionate about our work and shares this with others, both inside and outside the organisation.
Strives for Excellence embraces change and new ideas, and fosters continuous improvement in the organisation.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Additional Experience :
Gardening, animal-care such as working with barnyard animals.
Additional Knowledge :
Knowledge of any of the following : Gardening, animal-care, blacksmithing, theatrical performance, domestic crafts.
Operational Requirements :
Work shift-work, and / or weekends, and / or statutory holidays and provincial / territorial holidays.
Wear a reproduction 18th century costume or Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy.
Work in varied terrains and inclement or hot weather conditions.
Frequently stand for long periods. Frequently walk distances up to 2 kilometres (1 mile).
Occasionally climb stairs. Occasionally bend and crouch.
Occasionally lift up to 10 kg (20 lbs).
Be exposed to dust, smoke from wood and coal fires, and other airborne irritants.
May handle and fire historic weapons.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - with credit check.
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.
Applicants must scan proof of their education and / or occupational certification by e-mail to cbfu.staffing pc.gc.ca or fax to (902) 733-
2362. Faxes should include a cover page. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line or on the fax cover page : your name, process number, and position title for which you are submitting documents.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
Tips for applicants :
Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.
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 (Name of HRM), Human Resources Manager 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.
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 will accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.
All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Sandy Anthony, Interpretation Officer / Coordinator IV Date modified : 2018-05-10