Waterton Lakes National Park - Parks Canada


Reference number: CAP17J-015634-000031
Selection process number: 17-PKS-PWL-OC-023

Parks Canada
APRIL – JUNE with possibility of extension
$54,543 to $58,764 (currently under review)

Closing date: 18 January 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons eligible to work in Canada who live within a 700 km radius of Waterton Park, Alberta. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

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.

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Develops, adapts and delivers field unit public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians’ understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

As part of a team of outreach education offers and interpreters, this position primarily adapts and delivers the Waterton EcoSystem Investigator day-camp and overnight camp programs within Waterton Lakes National Park to grade five students. The programs immerse students in nature and use inquiry-based techniques to connect students with nature, develop their ecological literacy and assist them in becoming empowered to make positive changes for the environment.

Intent of the process

The results of this selection process may be used to fill similar employment opportunities in Parks Canada within the area of competition.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 500 words (maximum)

Contact information for 2 references.

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)

Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education (minimum 3 courses), training and experience (minimum 1 year) relevant to this position. NOTE: Proof of education must be submitted with application.

Degree equivalency

  • Recent and significant experience in the development and delivery of public outreach education, interpretive and/or nature-based education programs to a wide range of audiences, using a variety of education or interpretation techniques.
    • Experience working within a team environment.

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

English Essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Parks Canada, its mandate, programs, strategic directions as provided in corporate and management plans;
  • The role of public outreach education and/or interpretation in reaching the public on different and various issues;
  • Principles and practices used in public outreach education and/or interpretation in the areas of natural and historical heritage;
  • Natural and historical resources management issues of Waterton Lakes National Park.


  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Communicate articulately to inform, influence and involve others;
  • Facilitate learning opportunities related to complex concepts for a diversity of audiences using a variety of approaches;
  • Organise and prioritise workload and meet deadlines;
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals; and
  • Deal with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Personal Suitability:

  • Makes things happen
  • Strives for excellence
  • Personally connects with people *
  • Exercises sound judgement
  • Takes responsibility
    * Non-Compensatory: You must achieve a satisfactory score in this factor in order to be found qualified in this competition. Nothing else on the Statement of Qualifications can compensate for a lack in this area.

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

  • Work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated and varied locations.
  • Work and/or travel where exposure to common environmental antigens (plants, pollen, insects, dust) is present.
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid (Class 5 minimum) driver’s license.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C”.
  • A valid Canadian passport.

Other information

  • Shared living accommodation may/may not be provided.
  • If selected for an interview, candidates will be responsible for their own travel costs to the interview. Interviews will be held at Waterton Park, AB

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 a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

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.

Contact information

Dianne Pachal


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Date modified: 2017-10-12