Executive Assistant I / Administrative Services Officer I / Administrative Assistant
Federal Public Service
Banff (Alberta)
18d ago

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    As the Executive Assistant (AS-01) to the Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) or Asset Manager (AM), you are the central hub of a dynamic team responsible for a wide range of tasks.

    Duties include welcoming and providing information to visitors, booking resources, scheduling meetings, taking minutes, financial reporting, tracking various permit applications, ordering uniforms and supplies, and managing a wide range of human resources data such as staffing paperwork, medicals, fitness testing, and training records.

    As the Executive Assistant to the RCM, you report directly to the RCM, but provide support to various section heads including visitor safety, fire and vegetation, aquatics, wildlife, monitoring and equine management.

    As the Executive Assistant to the AM, you report directly to the AM, but provide support to project managers working on large infrastructure projects as well as the trades’ shops including water / wastewater, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, grounds, cleaning and trail crew.

    As the Asset Management Maximo Clerk (AS-01), you are responsible for developing and maintaining a complex asset management database for the purpose of supporting the long term sustainability of the Field Unit’s assets and guiding future funding decisions.

    While reporting directly to the AM, you will work closely with various members of the Asset team, make site visits to assets around the Field Unit, track / issue work orders to trades staff, capture recapitalizations to assets and complete periodic audits or reviews of data, all in support of your responsibility to maintain the accuracy of the information within the Maximo database.

    As part of an administrative team, you may also complete miscellaneous administrative tasks similar to the Executive Assistant to support the overall success of the department.

    As the Asset Management Clerk (CR-04), you provide valuable support to a diverse team of Assets staff to aid in the delivery of a complex ongoing operation.

    Reporting to that AM, you will work closely with the Executive Assistant and Maximo Clerk, as well as project managers and section heads to provide a wide range of administrative support to the department.

    Duties will include taking minutes and processing invoices as well as organizing files including, historical drawings, operation manuals, project files, maintenance records, training records and other records as required.

    For each of the available positions, the work is both challenging and diverse. This is a unique opportunity to join these teams and play a key role in the operation and maintenance of Banff National Park.

    Work environment

    We are seeking dynamic, responsible individuals with good judgment and integrity who can find innovative solutions and apply them with tact, diplomacy and efficiency in various Administrative roles within Resource Conservation (1 position) or Asset Management (3 positions) for the Banff Field Unit.

    All four of these positions are currently being offered as Term / Acting / Assignment-at-level opportunities for known, immediate needs and for upcoming needs for various tenures that are not finalized at this time.

    However, this process may be used to fill indeterminate positions, should they become vacant.

    This is your opportunity to show us what you’ve got, by excelling in some of the most interesting and challenging Executive Assistant positions in Banff National Park.

    If you wish to be considered for any of the listed CR-04 or AS-01 positions in the upcoming year, you are encouraged to apply at this time.

    Intent of the process

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

    Positions to be filled : 4

    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 : Stream 1 & 2 :

    Stream 1 & 2 :

    A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

    EXPERIENCE : Stream 1 & 2 :

    Stream 1 & 2 :

  • E1 : Experience in providing administrative support at a management level or in a specialized capacity;
  • E2 : Experience in preparing documents, scheduling and making arrangements for meetings, appointments or events for team members

  • E3 : Experience in maintaining, creating and managing files, records, correspondence;
  • E4 : Extensive experience in using software programs such as Excel, Word and E-mail;
  • E5 : Managing internal and external flow of information (dealing with confidential information, responding to requests, meeting deadlines, etc)

    E6 : Experience working with tight deadlines and managing competing priorities

  • Stream 1 : Requires minimum 2 years of recent (defined as experience acquired within the past 4 years) experience for the AS-01 positions.
  • Stream 2 : Requires minimum 1 year of recent (defined as experience acquired within the past 2 years) experience for the CR-04 position.
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    KNOWLEDGE : Streams 1 & 2 :

    Streams 1 & 2 :

    K1 : Knowledge of administrative procedures and practices

    K2 : Knowledge of Parks Canada, Banff National Park and the Banff Field Unit

    K3 : Knowledge of customer service protocols

    ABILITIES : Streams 1 & 2 :

    Streams 1 & 2 :

    A1 : Interactive Communication : Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering open communication

    A2 : Adaptability : Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups

    A3 : Analytical Thinking : Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making

    A4 : Attention to Detail : Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner

    A5 : Client Focus : Providing service excellence to internal and / or external clients

    A6 : Managing resources : Manages resources (time, financial, human, physical and information resources) to achieve planned goals

    A7 : Positive Attitude : Able to maintain a positive attitude and continue to perform when experiencing challenges, setbacks or other obstacles in the workplace

    A8 : Proactive Nature : Eagerness to learn new skills and proactively seek out additional tasks when there is capacity to do so

    PERSONAL SUITABILITY : Stream 1 & 2 :

    Stream 1 & 2 :

    PS1 : Communicates effectively, orally and in writing

    PS2 : Exercises sound judgment

    PS3 : Makes things happen

    PS4 : Takes responsibility

    PS5 : Personally connects with people

    PS6 : Strives for excellence

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

    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION : Stream 1 & 2 :

    Stream 1 & 2 :

    A post-secondary school diploma and relevant experience to the position will be considered an asset.

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE : Stream 1 & 2 :

    Stream 1 & 2 :

  • AEX1 : Prior experience working with federal government software systems and processes (eg. STAR, phoenix, Lotus Notes, HR policies and practices, etc).
  • AEX2 : Experience with developing and managing databases and report editing
  • AEX3 : Experience providing administrative support to multiple managers simultaneously
  • AEX4 : Experience processing large amounts of information into useable and organized formats
  • Stream 1 : AS-01 Asset Management Positions only :

  • AEX5 : Awareness of built assets and their interaction with day to day operations
  • AEX6 : Experience supporting the management of large budgets and delivery of complex programs and operations

    Stream 1 & 2 :

  • Willing and able to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, statutory holidays
  • Stream 1 & 2 :

  • Obtain and maintain a reliability status security clearance including fingerprints
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License
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    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.

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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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    We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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