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Summer Students: Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks

Reference number: CAP22J-038499-000004
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-MRG-ER-RM-007
Parks Canada - Visitor Experience / External Relations
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, British Columbia
May-August (approximately)
Salary to be determined at the time of the hire and is based on the current academic level of the student and previous work history with the Government of Canada. www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/pay/rates-pay/student-rates-pay.html

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 30 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
• Registered as a full-time, post-secondary student in a recognized institution.
• Returning to full-time studies in the next academic term
• The minimum age to work in the province where the job exists
• Have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit).

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

Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, including indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.

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

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.


STU-01 - Community Outreach Team Student
• Assist in the planning and implementation of outreach events in urban areas and regional centres.
• Present Parks Canada stories and information in engaging ways at community events.
• Assist in the development and implementation of resources and educational material to share Parks Canada stories and information with audiences outside the parks.
• Assist in the development and implementation of social media and website content, including photography.
• Other duties as required to support External Relations initiatives.

*50 to 60% of work time will be spent in the Parks Canada Revelstoke Office planning, preparing for and evaluating events and building program resources for outreach. The remainder of the time will be spent travelling to and running outreach events in urban areas, and at community events in Revelstoke and Golden, and supporting in-park outreach programs. Students will be part of the everyday work of the External Relations Team and will build professional working relationships with members of the Mount Revelstoke & Glacier staff.*

STU-02 – Visitor Experience Retail Sales Student
• Provide Parks Canada retail services to visitors at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
• Manage cash, debit and credit sales on a Point of Sales (POS) Machine
• Greet and welcome visitors to the national parks and national historic site.
• Provide informal park interpretation, primarily focused on historical stories, of Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass National Historic Site.
• Other duties as required to support Visitor Experience initiatives

STU-03 – Bear Awareness Student
• Greet and welcome visitors to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks
• Provide bear information visitors, including how to hike and camp safely in bear country and basic bear biology and behaviour.
• Provide an orientation of the parks to visitors. Eg: hiking directions, park information and regulations.
• Provide other specialized park information – eg: fire and trail safety, flora and fauna, history of the park.
• Assist in the organization and delivery of special events (Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, TranSelkirks Run).
• May help run evening park interpretation programs (educational programs about flora and fauna of the park)

Work environment

Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada’s most amazing and iconic places? Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience. We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization; and, an opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to recruit students for the 2022 Summer season in Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Why do you want to work for Parks Canada? Please state which position you are interested in and why (STU-01 – 03). What skills or abilities do you possess that will help fulfill the duties of the position you are interested in?"

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Minimum completion of one year post-secondary education at an accredited university, in a field relevant to the duties of the position such as:

• Education
• Biology
• Marketing/ Communications
• Tourism/Recreation
• Environmental Studies
• Natural History
• Geography
• Park Planning
• Other fields of study may be considered

• History
• Cultural Studies
• Acting or theatre
• Tourism Management
• Other fields of study may be considered

• Biology
• Environmental Studies
• Natural History
• Other fields of study may be considered

Degree equivalency

Possession & maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence (or provincial equivalency).

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

English essential
Preference may be given to bilingual candidates

Information on language requirements

• Ability to work individually and in a team setting
• Ability to share information related to complex concepts in simple, accessible ways
• Ability to keep an audience engaged with strong public speaking skills
• Ability to manage cash and practice correct cash handling procedures (STU-02 only)

Personal Suitability:
• Exercises sound judgment
• Organized
• Takes initiative
• Communicates Effectively

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements:
• Willingness to wear Parks Canada uniform and personal safety equipment;
• Willingness to wear a period costume (STU-02 only)
• Willingness to work shift work, weekends, holidays, overtime and in various weather conditions;
• Willingness to travel between various work sites and in inclement weather conditions.
• Willingness to report to work at Rogers Pass, BC if/as required. Affordable staff housing may be available to those working on Rogers Pass daily. (STU-02/03 only)

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Reliability Security Status

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Parks Canada Agency requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that they either attest to their vaccination status or have been accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act prior to the date of their appointment.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Tips for applicants:
• When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
• You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
• Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.

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.

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

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

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

Contact information

Human Resources - Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks
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