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Resource Management Officer I (Marine)

Reference number: CAP20J-022274-000011
Selection process number: 2020-CAP-CBC-GI-OC-214
Parks Canada - Coastal BC Field Unit - Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Sidney (British Columbia)
3 year multi term (0.63 fte) / Approximately March til October
$53,776 to $65,424 (Currently under review)

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Closing date: 6 January 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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The Resource Management Officer I (Marine) delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring and active management related to the marine resource management program at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The position is responsible for assisting the Marine Ecologist Team Leader in accomplishing seasonal work goals; performing field duties as necessary; assisting in the preparation of technical reports and communications on the marine program; communicating with partners and stakeholders; and providing logistical support.

Work environment

Do you want to contribute to the conservation, management and enjoyment of Gulf Islands National Park Reserves diverse marine ecosystems? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team and workplace? Do you want to work outdoors and share your passion for conservation with visitors? If so, working in the marine program at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is the job for you!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff a temporary position for multi specified periods (approximately March 2021-March 2024) at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (Sidney, BC)

This process will also be used to generate a list of qualified candidates that may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures (seasonal, temporary, full-time or part-time), and various language profiles in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and other Parks Canada locations.

Positions to be filled: 1

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)

•Minimum completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology), or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

•Experience participating in two (2) or more phases of marine field research projects; (design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results).
•Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation associated with fieldwork in the marine environment.
•Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, and/or presentations, and/or public presentation and/or displays.
•Experience in developing and managing marine ecological monitoring programs.
•Experience with large data sets, including database development, management and statistical analyses.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of specialized technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements.
•Knowledge of the marine environment, vegetation, wildlife and weather conditions specific to southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and/or Salish Sea.
•Knowledge of principles of ecology and biodiversity, and a basic understanding of study design.
•Knowledge of monitoring programs and their purpose, including how programs are designed, conducted, reported, and shared, as well as how data factors in to decision-making.
•Knowledge of threats to marine ecosystems and key conservation priorities in and around the Salish Sea.

•Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity.
•Ability to conduct analysis of spatial and non-spatial data using various media and software.
•Ability to carry out data manipulation requirements as directed.
•Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using variety of techniques.
•Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases.
•Ability to use statistical software (e.g., R) and conduct analyses of marine ecological datasets.
•Ability to use a variety of marine sampling methods including water chemistry, zooplankton, phytoplankton, sediment and benthic macroinvertebrates for field monitoring.

•Exercises sound judgment
•Personally connects with people
•Shares Parks Canada’s vision
•Takes responsibility
•Makes things happen
•Communicates effectively

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

•Further post-graduate education (e.g. Master’s degree, diploma, PhD) from a recognized College or University in the field of resource management or natural sciences, and where a significant portion of course work was marine related.
•Completion of a major work focused on marine resource management, including: a Honour’s research project, thesis, published report(s) or article(s), peer-reviewed journal article(s).

Note: Significant defined as project work that occurred over an entire field season (e.g. 4 or more consecutive months)

Degree equivalency

•Experience working cooperatively with Indigenous Peoples, stakeholders and the public.
•Experience incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into a two-eyed seeing approach to conservation.
•Experience working with volunteers and/or working in teams in a field environment.
•Experience operating vessels in a marine environment.

Note: field environment means remote, wilderness or park environment.

•Knowledge of key Government of Canada acts and policies related to Parks Canada Agency (National Marine Conservation Areas Act, National Parks Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Species at Risk Act, Parks Canada Guiding Principles and Operational Policies).
•Knowledge of Coast Salish First Nations history and current relationships with the marine environment of the Salish Sea.

•Ability to work in small teams to effectively undertake ecological monitoring, active management, and/or data/sample collection.

Conditions of employment

•Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance.
•Valid Basic First Aid and CPR certificate.
•May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
•Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
•Valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).

•Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.
•Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
•Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
•Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) transport as required;
•Willingness to obtain certification and/or training as required for the position.

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Information on employment equity

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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.

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Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

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

Contact information

Meaghen McCord, Ecologist Team Leader
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