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Resource Management Officer I (Fire Technician) - INVENTORY

Reference number: CAP23J-100295-000022
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-SNWT-WBNP-T/I-EA-046
Parks Canada - Wood Buffalo National Park
Fort Smith (Northwest Territories)
Term/Acting/Assignment-at-level/ Seasonal/Indeterminate
$57,924 to $70,474 (Salary under review; plus applicable isolated post allowance)

Closing date: 15 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
*Preference may be given to persons employed or residing in Fort Smith and within a 50 (km) kilometer radius of Fort Smith.
*Preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Métis applicants who are members of the Wood Buffalo National Park Indigenous organizations.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

✔️We also offer:
•Northern Allowances (rates and conditions subject to change and vary depending on number of dependents):
▻ Isolated Post Allowances: Approximately $14,011 per year to $23,352 per year
▻ Vacation Travel Assistance: approximately $1,442 per year for each eligible member of the household
•Housing: Federal government housing may be available
•Relocation Assistance: Applicants may be eligible for relocation assistance and may wish to review the Relocation Directive: https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d6/en
•Training, Development & Education Opportunities: Multi-year career development plans which include opportunities for education assistance funding and training opportunities
•Pension & Benefits: Advantageous pension regime and health benefits. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/pension-plan.html


Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring, active management and emergency response related to fire management. Duties include maintaining database for fire weather and fire behaviour and maintenance of specialized equipment. Assisting with maintaining GIS databases and creating mapping products, development of fuel management plans and environmental assessments in support of fire management in the field unit. Fills field unit fire duty officer role on a rotating basis.

Work environment

Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.

We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization; and,
• An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill a short-term vacancy from mid-September, 2023 until end of March, 2024. Extensions may be possible.

An initial pull of the inventory will be made on September 1, 2023 and September 21, 2023.

The results of this process may also be used to fill anticipatory future vacancies for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Please submit a cover letter clearly describing how you meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. *At least two out of three references must have been a direct supervisor."

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, forestry) OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

The following would be considered an asset:
• B.Sc. or higher related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, forestry);
• Successful completion of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre’s (CIFFC) Advanced Wildland Fire Behaviour course.
* Copies of current certification will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

• Experience travelling or working in the field under various climatic conditions;
• Experience participating in field research or active management projects (e.g. develop/implementing prescribed fire and/or fuel management plans);
• Experience using a variety of data/sample collection equipment and means of transportation;
• Experience contributing to the preparation of technical/scientific reports and manuscripts drafts, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays;
• Experience in fire management including prescribed fires and emergency wildfire operations.

The following would be considered an asset:
• Experience supervising crew(s) while on alert during period of high and extreme fire danger and on the fireline.
• Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including data management, mapping, and creating products including digital and printed maps.

• Knowledge of fire management activities including fire suppression, prescribed fire and fuel management projects;
• Knowledge of and application of the Incident Command System (ICS);
• Knowledge of wildland fire behaviour concepts and prediction, particularly as they relate to fireline safety.

• Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
• Ability to carry out data manipulation requirements as directed;
• Ability to conduct analysis of spatial and non-spatial data using various media and software;
• Ability to use a variety of computer applications in the development and maintenance of databases;
• Ability to determine operational requirements, activities and mechanisms for fuel management, prescribed fires and emergency wildfire response;
• Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of techniques.

• Exercise sound judgment
• Makes things happen
• Communicates effectively
• Demonstrates integrity
• Takes responsibility

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

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

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain a Reliability level security clearance;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted);
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
• Basic first Aid Certificate and CPR certificate;
• Successful completion of Moderate Fitness Test as per the Parks Canada Standard Operating Procedure (Fire Management Workplace Fitness Capacity Test).

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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their e-mail accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications. If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number in the subject field of your email.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

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.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. 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 have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Persons with a lay-off priority due to Parks Canada Agency Work Force Adjustment will be considered eligible candidates for the purpose of this selection process.

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

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

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 Vina Turner, A/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.

✔️Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Proof of education must be submitted with application to rhtsono-swnwthr@pc.gc.ca. Failure to provide a copy of the certificate with your application will result in your application not being assessed further.

You must clearly demonstrate in writing, with concrete examples, how you meet each essential experience requirement. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
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. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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).

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.
Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.

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

Contact information

David Tavernini – A/ Fire Program Manager, Wood Buffalo National Park Southwest NWT Field Unit Human Resources
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