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Cultural Heritage Manager (PM05)

Reference number: CAP21J-015544-000054
Selection process number: 2021-PCA-NFU-RM-OC-048
Parks Canada - Nunavut Field Unit
Iqaluit (Nunavut)
PM-05 - Cultural Heritage Manager
$85,742 to $92,694 ((Salary under review) Isolated Post Allowances + Vacation Travel Assistance (see Important Messages below))

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 19 December 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: 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.

* In accordance with the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements, qualified Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area will be considered ahead of other applicants.

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

📌 Northern Allowances (rates and conditions subject to change):
▻ Isolated Post Allowances: Approximately $ 20,000/ year to $ 40,000/ year
▻ Vacation Travel Assistance: provided twice per year for each eligible member of the household. (Approximately $1,500 every six months)

📢 We Also Offer:
▻ Housing: Federal government housing may be provided in Iqaluit, NU.
▻ 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
▻ Flexible Work Arrangements: Relative to operational requirements, possibility of flexible hours and compressed work weeks
▻ On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees. As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.


As Cultural Heritage Manager, you will lead a team of technical specialists in planning, developing, and implementing projects and programs supporting Parks Canada's mandate and policies related to Cultural Heritage. You will work in partnership and cooperation with Inuit to ensure that Inuit cultural heritage is collected, shared, and used in the management of Nunavut's seven Parks Canada sites. You will ensure that the hundreds of known cultural resources in these sites are protected and managed following Parks Canada policies and shared in appropriate ways with Canadians through a variety of methods of communication. Your work will include planning and implementing fieldwork in spectacular locations rich in cultural heritage and Inuit history.

Work environment

Parks Canada Agency is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Parks Canada Agency’s Mandate: On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

Intent of the process

Anticipatory: To fill one indeterminate PM-05 Cultural Heritage Manager position.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of Nunavut and Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A cover letter (Maximum 3000 words)"

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

• High school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative

Degree equivalency

•Experience in the management of human and financial resources
•Experience providing advice on cultural heritage management issues to senior managers and/or multidisciplinary teams
•Experience managing, developing and implementing projects related to cultural or heritage resources, including applied fieldwork
•Experience managing complex files and issues around heritage-related matters

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of Cultural Resource Management
•Knowledge of Parks Canada's legislative and policy framework related to cultural heritage
•Knowledge and understanding of how traditional indigenous knowledge is applied in natural and cultural resource management

•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
•Ability to manage human resources effectively including the direct supervision & performance management staff
•Ability to evaluate and analyze files and provide strategic advice to middle & senior managers on complex issues
•Ability to develop work plans to address cultural resource management issues and opportunities in Nunavut

An effective leader who:
•Personally connects with people
•Makes things happen
•Exercises sound judgment

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

•Post-secondary education in a field related to the position

Degree equivalency

•Experience living or working in Northern Canada, preferably in Nunavut
•Experience working effectively with partners and stakeholders, including Indigenous groups or organizations

•Knowledge of the Nunavut Agreement
•Knowledge of Inuit culture, society, and economy
•Knowledge of Inuktitut

Operational Requirements
•Willingness to complete training provided by Parks Canada
•Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment
•Willingness to fly in and work closely with both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters
•Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain and weather conditions
•Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

•Obtain a pre-employment medical (and periodic medical assessments) as required
•Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) *May be required depending on the position*
•COVID-19 Vaccination: All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

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.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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.

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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application. Applicants are also asked to indicate if they prefer to use one of the Inuktut languages as their preferred language for correspondence and/or assessments in this process.

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

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

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.

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

Contact information

Robin MacKenzie, HR Advisor, Nunavut Field Unit
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