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Interpreter Officer Coordinator II (Indigenous Programs) Positions at Kejimkujik

Reference number: CAP23J-019343-000115
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-MNS-EA-TERM-65
Parks Canada - Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Kejimkujik National Park of Canada (Nova Scotia), Maitland Bridge (Nova Scotia)
Anticipatory/Seasonal/Term 0.33FTE to 0.33 FTE
$67,539 to $72,767 (Based on full time year-round employment)

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Closing date: 31 October 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 200 kilometres radius of Maitland Bridge, NS who have a 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.)

If an insufficient number of candidates are found within this area, candidates outside this radius may be considered so all persons with legal status to work in Canada are welcome to apply.

Persons in the following Employment Equity group or groups: Indigenous peoples, can apply and are not required to meet the postal code restriction.

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 will accept applications received online via the Public Service Resourcing System (GCJobs site), by email at ashley.moffat@pc.gc.ca, or by mail to the attention of Ashley Moffat at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, P.O. Box 236, Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia, B0T 1B0.

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 can’t make any assumptions about your experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties is not enough. Instead, provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. We’ll only use your résumé as a secondary source of information. If you don’t clearly demonstrate you have the required experience, we won’t ask for additional information and you may be screened out.

If at any point you are struggling with your application or have questions about what we are asking for, please reach out to the contact listed at the bottom of this poster.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their email 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.

For Parks Canada employees: An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive manager will be required before an offer can be made.

****We will be pulling a first round of candidates for the 2024 operational season on January 14, 2024. If you want to be considered, apply by this date.****


Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site seeks to fill Interpretation Officer/Coordinator (Indigenous Programs) positions on our Visitor Experience Team. We’re looking for candidates with a passion for Mi’kmaw cultural interpretation and connecting our visitors to the natural and cultural wonders of Kejimkujik! As a member of the visitor experience team, your passion for Indigenous history, culture, and interpretation will contribute to the delivery of engaging memorable, high quality Parks Canada programs, activities, and experiences.

More specifically, Interpretation Officer/Coordinators:

• Create, plan, adapt and deliver cultural interpretive presentations, programs and activities to visitors at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
• Customise programming to a variety of visitors of all ages and origins, relating to the Indigenous (Mi’kmaw) cultural significance of the site;
• Connect visitors with site specific themes and share the stories related to the site in a dynamic and culturally sensitive way to visitors of all ages;
• Assist with Special Events at the site;
• Observe and mitigate any threats to the site, cultural resources, or artefacts, including patrolling Mi’kmaq petroglyph sites.
• Supervise students and Heritage Presenters
• May be asked to deliver programs with very little lead up time

Work environment

Parks Canada has an amazing mandate. We protect and present some of the most iconic places in Canada! Join thousands of colleagues from across the country who do amazing things every day so that Canadians and visitors from other countries can discover the natural and cultural treasures protected and presented by Parks Canada.

If you have what it takes to make a strong connection between our visitors and Kejimkujik, please seize this opportunity to apply to join our team.

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

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff future and current vacancies on the interpretation team.

This process is an inventory. We will be extracting the first round of applications for the 2024 operational season on January 14, 2024. If you want to work this upcoming season apply by this date or you may only be considered should we have staff shortages later in the season.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the Employment Equity groups: *Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, and Persons with Disabilities. *In this process, we are using the terms “Indigenous Peoples’’ and “Racialized Communities” as they align with international usage and in this process, replace the legislative terms “Aboriginal peoples” and “Visible Minorities’’ that appear in the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations, as well as on the online application. The definitions have not changed.

Given that the positions are located in Nova Scotia, we encourage members of the African Nova-Scotian and Mi’kmaq communities to apply and self-identify.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

If you’re ready to be an ambassador for the largest tourism provider in the country, we invite you to apply today.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "(1500 words maximum) Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience in the Essential Qualification (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)

A minimum of 2 years post-secondary education or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position

Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:

▪ A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives; AND
▪ Successful completion of a minimum of three (3) courses relevant to the duties of the position (e.g. courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Indigenous elders or groups that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts).

Degree equivalency

▪ Experience delivering cultural and/or natural heritage programming to groups including children, families or international visitors;
▪ Experience in delivering information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of educating, informing, engaging, entertaining and/or motivating.
▪ Experience in the development of interpretive programs to a wide range of audiences using a variety of presentation techniques
▪ Experience in the planning, promoting, and delivery of interpretive events
▪ Experience with audio/visual equipment, computer equipment and software
▪ Experience supervising staff or volunteers.
▪ Experience working with Mi’kmaq communities and/or elders.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate and the role of interpretation relevant to delivering this mandate
• Knowledge of natural and cultural heritage and features specific to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
• Knowledge of interpretive theory and techniques such as storytelling, cultural demonstration, dialogic interpretation, theatre programs or guided walks
• Knowledge of the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia
• Knowledge of traditional teachings from Mi’kmaw culture

• Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups;
• Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
• Communication through interpretation - listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

• Demonstrating integrity and respect;
• Personally connects with people;
• Communicates effectively;
• Exercises sound judgement.

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

The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or evenings, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Perform certain physical tasks, such as heavy lifting, as per job requirements;
• Work from various locations.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status security clearance - A security status screening is undertaken by Parks Canada for candidates who are successful in the competition. Our Human Resources team (rhugnec-mnsfuhr@pc.gc.ca) is available to answer any questions applicants may have on this process and are able to make accommodations during this process if requested.
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence.

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 racialized communities to self-identify in their application.

Information on employment equity: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/employment-equity.html

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

Parks Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1400782178444/1529183710887

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

Ashley Moffat, Interpretation Officer/ Coordinator III
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