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Trent-Severn Waterway Student Recruitment Inventory 2024 (Anticipatory)

Reference number: CAP23J-014492-000202
Selection process number: 24-CAP-OWW-TSW-EA-SU-003
Parks Canada - Ontario Waterways
Peterborough (Ontario)
SU-01 - Office Administration (Peterborough), SU-02 - Communications and Social Media (Peterborough), SU-03 - Environmental Services Student (Peterborough), SU-04 - Videographer/Photographer (Peterborough), SU-05 - Visitor Experience & Special Events Team (Peterborough), SU-06 - Geomatics Student (Peterborough)
$16.99 to $20.80 per hour ((currently under review) Salary to be determined at the time of the hire.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Trent-Severn Waterway

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Closing date: 30 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
-registered as a full‑time or part-time secondary or post‑secondary student in an accredited academic program; or participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the authority of an accredited academic institution.
-to be considered, you must be registered as a student in a recognized institution (prior to employment). Proof of student status will be required.
- the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists.

All eligible students 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.

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

Apply early. Start your job search in now. Even though our advertisement states a closing date of end of June, we pull resumes for review from mid-February through June (The best jobs go fast!).

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.

Clearly identify in your application the opportunity(ies) for which you are applying. From the work stream locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

The Parks Canada team is proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers (2024).

Duties

SU-01 - Office Administration (Peterborough)

General administrative support within various departments, including Finance, Operations and Human Resources. Duties will include - among other things -filing, records management, data entry, revenue reconciliation, interview scheduling and client service.

SU-02 - Communications and Social Media (Peterborough)

Research & preparation of stories for media, magazines, and websites in collaboration with subject matter experts. Create information and special event posters, news letters, incorporating Parks Canada design standards. Create Facebook, Twitter posts, design S/M campaigns, website editing and monitoring.

SU -03 - Environmental Services Student (Peterborough)

Students will support our Environmental Services team by conducting in the field (on land and on water) resource management programs, for instance monitoring and control of invasive species, shoreline assessments, environmental stewardship and fish spawning surveys. Work will also include consolidating and summarizing data, developing program guidance documents, information management, improving training materials, collecting information and providing administrative support.

SU-04- Videographer/Photographer (Peterborough)

These students will use their skills in video and photography to document our celebrations and our many infrastructure projects.

SU-05 Visitor Experience & Special Events Team (Peterborough)

These students will deliver interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of our historic sites with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about them and their natural and cultural resources and their significance to Canada.

SU-06- Geomatics Student (Peterborough)

Provides geomatics technical services in the manipulation, analysis, integration, and presentation of geospatial and non-geospatial data to functional specialists and managers of the field unit. Maintains field unit geospatial and non-geospatial data and information in support of management activities and local implementations of national systems that utilize geomatics.

Work environment

Ontario's historic canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.

The Trent-Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site, 386 km in length, which links Lake Ontario at Trenton with Lake Huron at Port Severn on Georgian Bay and attracts about 1.4 million visitors each year offering heritage tourism and recreation.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for the summer of 2024, for a determinate period. Qualified students may be offered other student employment opportunities at the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) or stream(s) for which you are applying. From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

SU-01 - Office Administration (Peterborough)
SU-02 - Communications and Social Media (Peterborough)
SU-03 - Environmental Services Student (Peterborough)
SU-04 - Videographer/Photographer (Peterborough)
SU-05 - Visitor Experience & Special Events Team (Peterborough)
SU-06 - Geomatics Student (Peterborough)

In recognition of the Government of Canada support for youth facing barriers to employment through the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), preference may be give to Employment Equity applicants who self-identify as Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability. We encourage any youth facing barriers to employment to self-identify, including rural youth, persons who self-identify as 2SLGBTQI2+, and those who are not in education, training or currently working.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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)

EDUCATION (ALL STREAMS):

• Students who are currently enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at an accredited institution.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

SU-01 - Office Administration
• Experience working in a team environment.
ASSET EXPERIENCE:
• Experience working with financial data would be an asset.

SU-02 - Communications and Social Media
• Experience working in a team environment;
• Fluency with Hootsuite, Twitter, and Facebook.

SU-03 - Environmental Services Student
• Experience conducting field studies (e.g. ecology, biology, environmental studies, geography or botany).
Asset Experience:
• Experience using a canoe or kayak and/or operating a motorboat
• Experience to trailer a boat
• Experience swimming (e.g. treading water for 30 seconds, swimming 100m with ease)

SU-04 - Videographer/Photographer
• Experience, education or training in videography and photography;
• Experience utilizing photo and video editing software.

SU-05 - Visitor Experience & Special Events Team
• Experience teaching/presenting/performing in front of the general public;
• Experience working in a customer service setting;
ASSET EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in heritage interpretation, theatre/performing arts, or story-telling.
• Experience or training in special events logistics.

SU-06 - Geomatics Student
• Recent experience using ESRI software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online) and Microsoft Office Applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint);
• Experience in cartographic production and creating high quality maps in ESRI software.

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

Various language requirements
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

• English essential ; or
• Bilingual imperative - oral interaction

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

SU-03 - Environmental Services Student
• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the historic canals/waterways, and the services they provide to the public;
• Knowledge of aquatic ecosystem ecology.

SU-05 - Visitor Experience & Special Events Team
• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the historic canals/waterways, and the services they provide to the public.

SU-06 - Geomatics Student
• Knowledge of geospatial data analysis and geomatics methodologies, systems, standards and tools;
• Knowledge of cartographic and metadata standards;
• Knowledge of data management tools and techniques.

ABILITIES:

SU-01 - Office Administration
• Ability to use of various software programs (e.g. MS Word and MS Excel).
• Ability to provide administrative support services in an office environment, including preparing routine correspondence and maintaining files.

SU-02 - Communications and Social Media
• Ability to assist in web development, including web writing and editing;
• Ability to assist in photo cataloging, selection and preparation for web.

SU-03 – Environmental Services Student
• Ability to safely conduct field work/monitoring

SU-04 - Videographer/Photographer
• Ability to use technology.

SU-05 - Visitor Experience & Special Events Team
• Ability to take initiative and self-direct.

SU-06 -Geomatics Student
• Ability to assess information required to construct qualitative and quantitative products such as graphics, maps, charts, databases and reports;
• Ability to prioritize own workload and work independently with minimal supervision.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY (ALL STREAMS):

• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Takes responsibility;
• Communicates effectively.

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

ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS (ALL STREAMS):

Parks Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS):

• Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities, including members belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as 2SLGBTQI2+.
• We encourage you to indicate if you are a member of a designated employment equity group when you apply. Selection may be limited to members of employment equity groups (Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities, women).

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (ALL STREAMS):

• Willingness and ability to wear a Parks Canada uniform and Personal Protective Equipment, when required;
• Willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid certification;
• Willing and able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (ALL STREAMS):

• Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” or “G2” driver’s license, or a provincial/territorial equivalent;
• This position is designated as safety sensitive and the incumbent will be required to comply with the Agency’s zero tolerance policy and report fit for duty;

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

Apply early. Start your job search in now. Even though our advertisement states a closing date of end of June, we pull resumes for review from mid-February through June (The best jobs go fast!).

Please select only the SU (stream/location) for which position(s) you are submitting an application and for which you would be willing to report to work.

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

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

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.

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

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.

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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

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

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.

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, Ontario Waterways Unit
rhvnts-tswhr@pc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-04-15