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Visitor Safety Coordinator

Reference number: CAP23J-061097-000013
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-11


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Parks Canada - Pukaskwa National Park
Heron Bay (Ontario)
GT-04 - Seasonal - 10 months per year (0.8 FTE)
$66,807 to $75,963 (Salary under review + Isolated Post Allowance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 19 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: In accordance with park establishment commitments, members of 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 application 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

How to Apply:
You can apply to this competition in one of three ways;

1. Online
a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-11.
b. Complete the online application and answer the online screening questions (if applicable).

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: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SEA-11.

3. In Person
a. Visit the Pukaskwa National Park admin office in Heron Bay and drop off your resume in person with one of the Parks Canada staff.

Questions/ for more information: Call 807-371-0039 or email: rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca

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.


As the Visitor Safety Coordinator your primary responsibilities are to provide specialized technical advice and coordinates Pukaskwa National Park cross-functional visitor safety program. This includes visitor-risk management and incident management and response involving visitors and/or wildlife. It also includes the planning and organization of training for staff to maintain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the Visitor Safety Program safely and efficiently. The job can be physically and mentally demanding, requiring that you work in remote locations of the park, under adverse weather conditions with limited means of communications.

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.

Intent of the process

This is staffing process aims at backfilling the Visitor Safety Coordinator position. The list of qualified candidates may also be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the same level at Pukaskwa National Park or any other sites administered by the Parks Canada Agency for various lengths and tenures.

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."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Two-years post-secondary program in outdoor recreation, medical, physical or mental health, incident management or other fields related to the position

Degree equivalency

• Experience participating and leading in search and rescue operations
• Experience analyzing, assessing and providing advice on issues relating to visitor safety
• Experience maintaining specialized safety related equipment
• Experience providing first aid assistance

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to visitor safety
• Thorough knowledge of principles, standards, techniques and procedures involved in search and rescue operations, including the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS)

• Ability to make climatologic observations and maintain information on a computer database
• Ability to research and provide input into the development or revision of visitor safety program standards, requirements and/or techniques
• Ability to conduct search and rescue operations
• Ability to collect, analyze, prepare and present detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors

• Personally connects with people
• Exercises sound judgment
• Strives for excellence
• Communicates effectively

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

Level of experience being part of Incident Command Team at various level and functions;
Level of experience operating an ATV, paddling in remote locations, and the use of handheld VHF radio;
Level of competency using various informatics software.

• 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) as required
• Willingness to complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability status;
• Maintenance of a valid Driver’s License;
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
• Having completed the level 100 of ICS or higher level of incident management training;
• Successful completion of level 200 and 300 of ICS (organized by the park);
• Successful completion of Wilderness Advanced First Aids or higher level of training (organized by the park);
Successful completion of Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (organized by the park);

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

An interview will be administered.

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.

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.

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

Contact information

NOFU Human Resources
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