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Geomatics Technician

Reference number: CAP24J-061097-000034
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-08
Parks Canada - Pukaskwa National Park
Heron Bay (Ontario)
EG-04 - Seasonal Position - 0.8 FTE (10 months per year)
$70,159 to $88,195 (+ Isolated Post Allowance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 11 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: In recognition of park establishment commitments, members from the following First Nation communities may apply:

Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan - Lake Nipigon; Bingwi Neyaahi Anishinaabek - Sand Point; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg; Fort William First Nation; Michipicoten First Nation; Long Lake #58 First Nation; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek - Rocky Bay; Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg; Pays Plat First Nation; Red Rock Indian Band; Whitesand First Nation; Kiashe Zaaging Anishinaabek - Gull Bay; Namaygoosisagagun First Nation.

Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their resume or cover letter or may be screened out.

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

You can apply to this competition in one of two ways.

1. Online
a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2024-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-08

2. By Email
a. Send in your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
b. In your email, please indicate you’re applying on process: 2024-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-08

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. 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. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.


In this job, you will work within the Resource Conservation Team at Pukaskwa National Park. You will provide geomatics technical services in the manipulation, analysis, integration, and presentation of geospatial and non-geospatial data in support of resources and land management programs. You will be responsible to maintain and coordinate the use of a variety of data sets and information to support management activities. You will participate and at times lead field work campaigns, monitoring, and other active management projects to support the resources conservation section. You will assist in statistical analysis, the preparation of complex technical/scientific reports and environmental impact assessments. You will be part of the Emergency Response Team to support the Visitor Safety and Human-Wildlife Coexistence Programs. You will operate or ride in various modes of transportation and work in a challenging and breath-taking natural environment.

Work environment

Pukaskwa National Park is a vast, wild, natural park found on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. It is a place where powerful waves collide with rugged, towering coastlines, a place of endless sunsets over sandy driftwood beaches. A place where everyone can catch a glimpse of the rich traditions, values, and contemporary life of the Anishinaabe.

Do you want to explore new challenges in your career, discover your full potential and help strengthen a world-class organization? Then become part of the team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada's natural, historical, and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they 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. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information. Make sure to read the "Other Information" section of this poster as it can provide further guidance on writing your cover letter."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Graduation with a diploma from a recognized university with a specialization in geomatics, geography, cartography, or other subjects related to geomatics OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Proof of education must be submitted with your application.

Degree equivalency

• Experience acquiring, storing, processing, analyzing, and disseminating scientific and geospatial data in a variety of formats
• Experience using GIS (ESRI ArcGIS) as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs (e.g., MS Office)
• Experience troubleshooting geomatics implementation
• Experience doing field work and using technical equipment in the field (e.g., GPS, Total Station, Lidar equipment, drones) for the purpose of natural or cultural resources study and management

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of geomatics methodologies, systems, standards, and tools
• Basic knowledge and understanding of Pukaskwa National Park natural and cultural resources and management functional programs
• Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture, and heritage of Northwestern Ontario

• Ability to acquire, store, process, analyze and communicate scientific and geospatial data
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to prepare and present technical reports to a variety of audiences
• Ability to understand and respond to a wide range of issues and user requirements involving geomatics and database management

• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with people
• Makes things happen

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability status
• Possess and maintain a valid Class G driver's license
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• Will be required to work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Will be required to wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and prescribed protective equipment
• Will be required to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays when required
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground vehicles and marine vessels as required

The following will be organized by Parks Canada:
• Successful completion of ICS100/200 or higher level of incident management training.
• Successful completion of Standard First Aid-CPR or higher level
• Successful completion of Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety

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

Reference checks may be sought. An interview may be administered. A test may be administered.

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 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. Parks Canada 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.

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 application.

🚩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.

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

Contact information

Northern Ontario Human Resources
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