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Visitor Safety Technician

Reference number: CAP24J-022695-000083
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-HOU-EA-TERM-001
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit - Avalanche Control Services
Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks (Rogers Pass, BC)
Term, Acting, Assignment
$73,557 to $83,639

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 23 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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

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


• Lead and/or participate in non-technical and technical search and rescue operations
• Lead and/or participate in non-technical and technical training in all terrain
• Collect, analyze, and document weather and snowpack data for the purpose of avalanche control and avalanche related operations
• Research and procure equipment for a highly specialized government department

Work environment

Operations are based at the historic Rogers Pass, BC approximately 1 hour from the communities of Golden and Revelstoke. While there are administrative duties involved with this position, there is a strong field component and the successful applicant must be ready to be in the field everyday. Strong skiing, climbing, and search/rescue skills are mandatory for this position, as is a willingness to assist your colleagues in this tight knit group.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill a term position from June 2024 –May 2025. This process may also be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

• Secondary school diploma
• Apprentice Alpine Guide and Apprentice Ski Guide certifications from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)

Degree equivalency

• Valid advanced first aid certification (minimum 80 hour course).
• Canadian Avalanche Association Level 2 and eligible for CAA Professional membership

EX1: Experience participating in search and rescue operations
EX2: Experience analyzing, assessing and providing advice on issues relating to visitor safety
EX3: Experience maintaining specialized safety related equipment
EX4: Experience providing first aid in a professional setting

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Thorough knowledge of principles, standards, techniques and procedures involved in search and rescue operations
K2: Knowledge of helicopter rescue techniques and high angle techniques;
K3: Knowledge of mountaineering and ski touring, and avalanche control procedures and forecasting techniques

A1: Ability to follow established practices and procedures as well as to adapt them to changing circumstances and conditions
A2: Ability to make climatologic observations and maintain information on a computer database
A3: Ability to research and provide input into the development or revision of visitor safety program standards, requirements and/or techniques
A4: Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
A5: Ability to collect, analyze, prepare and present detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors.

PS1: Exercise sound judgement
PS2: Communicates effectively
PS3: Takes responsibility
PS4: Strives for excellence

Conditions of employment

• Reliability status
• Valid class 5 driver’s license.
• Possession and maintenance of valid advanced first aid (minimum 80 hr course) and CPR certification.
• Candidates will be required to undergo and meet the requirements for a medical examination and/or periodic medical checks.
• Possession and maintenance of Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) membership
• 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 travel over roads closed to the general public and to work under avalanche hazard conditions.
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and as required.
• Willingness to report to work at Rogers Pass, BC.

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.

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.

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

Contact information

Human Resources - Highway Operations Unit
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