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VE Product Development Officer III Nunatsiavut Community Visitor Experience Coordinator

Reference number: CAP22J-017056-000122
Selection process number: 2022-PCA-WNL-T-EA-025
Parks Canada
Rigolet (Newfoundland and Labrador)
1 Year Term with the possibility of extension. This competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions
$65,747 to $70,841 (Salary Under Review)

Closing date: 20 July 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: In accordance with the agreements to create Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, this competition is open to persons who are beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement. We encourage applicants to self-identify

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

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.

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.

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 Stephen Oliver, 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.


The successful candidate will work in the Parks Canada office in Rigolet and will occasionally work in various other office settings, such as the Parks Canada office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and outdoors in the National Park Reserve. Duties will include:
• Supporting relationship-building with community members in Rigolet and with Nunatsiavut Government
• Researching and evaluating new and existing visitor experience opportunities (e.g. recreational, special events, interpretive products, trails, visitor accommodations, facilities and services);
• Providing input, advice and recommendations for new visitor experience opportunities;
• Attending and organizing meetings to collaborate with staff, partners and stakeholders;
• Collaborating, often via e-mail, videoconference and phone when in-person meetings are not logistically possible;
• Providing analysis and support to develop agreements with partners/service providers (e.g. memoranda of understanding and service contracts);
• Identifying requirements and coordinating visitor experience training for staff and partners;
• Participating on local and sometimes national project teams, networks and working groups.

Work environment

Are you passionate about protecting and sharing your culture and history? Are you excited by the potential to create visitor programs for a new national park? If yes, this is the opportunity for you!

Parks Canada is seeking a Nunatsiavut Community Visitor Experience Coordinator to help make history and foster relationship building in the community of Rigolet and with Nunatsiavut Government and to begin planning visitor programs for Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve. Developing a new national park is an exciting undertaking, ideal for creative thinkers and talented multi-taskers. There will be no typical day: at times you may be working with your community to support awareness of Park Reserve development and to develop tourism capacity. Other days you will gather stories of the land and ideas about how to share those stories with visitors. At all times, you will be collaborating with your Parks Canada team on how Inuit perspectives will shape future visitor programs, and the Park Reserve as a whole.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Please describe how you meet the education and experience factors"

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

An acceptable combination of education, training and experience such as training courses; traditional knowledge acquired from time spent on the land, immersion in Inuit culture, and/or the teachings of elders; and/or graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2 year program) in marketing, tourism, recreation, leisure or museum studies, or other discipline relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Essential Experience
• Experience developing, coordinating and/or evaluating visitor experiences (e.g. recreational, special events, interpretive products, trails, visitor accommodations, facilities and services);
• Experience collaborating with staff, partners and varied stakeholders;
• Experience working with Inuit communities and within an Inuit cultural context in Labrador.

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

English essential
Knowledge of Inuktitut would be an asset

Information on language requirements

Essential Knowledge
• Knowledge of the National Park Reserve and its establishment, including knowledge of Indigenous groups, and partner groups and organizations within the Park Reserve and adjacent communities

Essential Abilities:
• Ability to analyse issues and develop creative solutions;
• Ability to work with multi-functional teams;
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English

Essential Personal Suitability:
• An effective leader who takes responsibility, makes things happen and exercises sound judgment.

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

Asset Knowledge
• Knowledge of trends and developments relevant to tourism, recreation and/or the visitor experience

• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;

• Willingness to travel regularly, including overnight, off site and/or weekends;

• Possession of a valid Class 5 driver's license OR personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid driver's license within the limits of the Treasury Board Policy;

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - required.

In accordance with the Treasury Board Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive, candidates proposed for posting to an isolated post will complete a confidential personal health declaration form for themselves and for their dependents (if any) prior to appointment and at specified intervals.

Other 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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

Information 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. You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Note: Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

Contact information

Lauren Gauthier
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