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Finance and Administrative Officer II

Reference number: CAP22J-023472-000055
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-NOFU-EA-IND-61
Northern Ontario Field Unit - Parks Canada
Heron Bay (Ontario), Nipigon (Ontario), Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario), St.Joseph Island (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario)
AS-02 - Term Position, Year Round until March 31, 2026
1.0 FTE
$61,341 to $66,089 (Currently under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Northern Ontario Field Unit

Closing date: 24 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Employees of Parks Canada and persons residing within 300 km of Thunder Bay, ON.

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 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.


Provides accounting services; information and advice; budget monitoring and reports; and general administrative services for purchasing, contract administration, information management, informatics support; human resources.

Work environment

Imagine a landscape where wind and waves caress the shores of tranquil sheltered bays and endless rugged coastlines - a place where a myriad of shipwrecks lay strewn on the lake floor offering silent testimony to the powers of Superior. The Anishinabek people call this place Gitchi Gumme or "The Big Lake". The natural and cultural heritage in the area is rich and diverse. Lake Superior encompasses remarkable features including: amazing biodiversity with over 70 fish species and rare arctic-alpine plants, dramatic terraced landscapes, shoals, some of the world's oldest known rocks, and many archaeological sites. Human history in the area spans millennia. The cultural heritage of the First Nations, Métis, and Euro-Canadians forms one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the area. .

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's 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

The results of this process will be used to build a list of qualified candidates to staff future vacancies at the same group and level with various tenures (indeterminate, seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time, casual/ as-and-when), security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

The position is located in Thunder Bay, ON but other site locations within Northern Ontario Field Unit might be considered depending on where the applicant resides.

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. 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."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to the position.

**Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed post-secondary training in a finance or administrative related field (bookkeeping, accounting, business administration, commerce, etc.)

Degree equivalency

• Recent experience in account, financial and budgetary analysis, monitoring and reporting;
• Recent experience in materiel management;
• Experience in creating, tracking and maintaining, files, records, and correspondence;
• Experience with various computer software applications including MS office and database;
• Experience in the use finance, tracking budgets & expenditures;
• Recent experience in supervision and training staff;
• Experience in setting up project meetings and assisting with planning;
• Experience in creating and managing task lists with upcoming, current and closed action items.
• Experience in providing project advice to managers.
• Experience providing budget and financial support services
• Experience using a financial system (such as SAP and/or BI).

*Recent experience is defined as experience earned within the last five years

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada Mandate and Goals;
• Knowledge of financial authorities, coding, auditing practices and procedures;
• Knowledge of contracting, procurement and material management;
• Knowledge of construction site Health and Safety policies and procedures;
• Knowledge of information file management;
• Knowledge of computer software applications; such as MS Office, MS Project, databases, and PCA’s AMS systems.
• Knowledge of Administrative systems.

• Ability to plan, organize and implement;
• Ability to analyse and evaluate;
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Ability to prioritize varied and demanding workloads;
• Ability to work with computer software’s including MS office, MS project, database, PCA’s AMS systems;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to supervise and train staff;
• Ability to learn about new systems / technologies / components.
• Ability to create weekly workflow.

• Shares our vision;
• Personally connects with others;
• Makes things happen;
• Demonstrate integrity;
• Communicates Effectively.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status security clearance;
• Must be willing to travel and work overtime on a variable schedule;
• Wear the Parks Canada uniform when required;
• Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license.

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.

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

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 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 cover letter.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

Contact information

Anna Watson - Human Resources
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