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Partnering, Engagement & Communications Officer (PM04) *repost*

Reference number: CAP22J-015544-000064
Selection process number: 2022-024-CAP-NUN-I-EA
Parks Canada - Nunavut Field Unit
Iqaluit (Nunavut)
PM-04 - Partnering, Engagement & Communications Officer
To staff a 2 year full time term position position located in Iqaluit, NU.
$71,820 to $77,608 (Salary under review) + Isolated Post Allowances + Vacation Travel Assistance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 13 May 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals 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.

* In accordance with the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements, qualified Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area will be considered ahead of other applicants.

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

📌 Northern Allowances (rates and conditions subject to change):
▻ Isolated Post Allowances: approximately $ 20,000 / year to $ 38,000 / year
▻ Vacation Travel Assistance: $1,400 provided twice per year for each eligible member of the household. (Rates vary depending on work location)

📢 We Also Offer:
▻ Housing: Federal government housing is provided in Iqaluit, NU.
▻ Relocation Assistance: Applicants may be eligible for relocation assistance and may wish to review the Relocation Directive: https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d6/en
▻ Training, Development & Education Opportunities: Multi-year career development plans which include opportunities for education assistance funding and training opportunities
▻ Pension & Benefits: Advantageous pension regime and health benefits. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/pension-plan.html
▻ Flexible Work Arrangements: Relative to operational requirements, possibility of flexible hours and compressed work weeks

Important: On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees. 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.


We are looking for someone with an eye to seek opportunities to create new collaborations, great writing skills, and the ability to maintain existing relationships. Could that be you?

As Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer, you will develop collaboration tools and strategies; maintain relationships with a variety of external stakeholders such as representatives of the media, Inuit organizations, other levels of government and common interest groups; and support internal and external communications. As a member of the External Relations team, you will play a key role in engaging the public, partners and stakeholders to help them understand, appreciate and protect these natural and cultural heritage places co-managed by Inuit and Parks Canada in Nunavut.

Work environment

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

In Nunavut, Inuit and Parks Canada cooperatively manage five national parks, one national historic site and one national marine conservation area. They are: Auyuittuq National Park, Sirmilik National Park, Qausuittuq National Park, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ukkusiksalik National Park, the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site and Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. Long before these areas received federal protection, Inuit lived, harvested and travelled these lands and waters. Many staff have connections to these places through their families and ancestors. To this day, harvesting and use by Inuit remains a protected right under the Nunavut Agreement. As a Parks Canada team member in Nunavut, you will help protect, present and share these incredible places so they remain for generations, by implementing the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

Intent of the process

To staff a 2 year full time term position as a Partnering Engagement & Communications Officer IV (PM04) in Iqaluit, NU

This process may 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.

A covering letter "A cover letter (Maximum 3000 words)"

Contact information for 3 references.

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

• High school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative

Degree equivalency

• Significant* experience working with communities, partners** and stakeholders*** to attain mutually beneficial objectives
• Significant* experience writing and editing communications products such as news releases, media lines, briefing notes, response letters, speeches/speaking notes, blogs, web content and backgrounders.

* “Significant experience” is defined as the equivalent of the depth and scope of experience normally acquired in full time performance of these duties for a minimum of six months.
**Partner refers to an organization with whom you are in a working relationship. This working relationship is based on mutual benefit and a clear agreement that sets out shared goals and objectives and the terms of the arrangement. Partners can be from the not-for-profit sector (such as NGOs, academia, cooperative associations, volunteer groups, etc.), other governmental organizations (OGD) and the for-profit sector.
***Stakeholder refers to individuals or groups representing all sectors of Canadian society that have an interest in, or influence upon your actions and directions. Stakeholders self-select their level of involvement. Stakeholders may have a geographic sphere of influence or they may have a virtual constituency, with no actual geographic locations.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication media tools and techniques including planning and delivery.
• Knowledge of Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Inuit Impact Benefit Agreements and cooperative management principles, practices and issues and how they relate to external relations in Nunavut.
• Knowledge of issues, trends and best practices in stakeholder relations, partner engagement, public relations and communications.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to engage with various levels of stakeholders, including Indigenous organizations in developing relationships and agreements
• Ability to research and analyze opportunities, and successfully negotiate partnering arrangements
• Ability to deliver products, services and advice in communications, particularly in media relations.

• Makes things happen
• Personally connects with others
• Takes responsibility
• Exercises sound judgment

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

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in business administration, commerce, journalism, communications or a field relevant to the position

Degree equivalency

• Knowledge of Inuit culture, society, and economy
• Knowledge of Inuktitut

• Willingness to work irregular hours, weekends, overtime, evenings and statutory and provincial/territorial holidays
• Willingness to complete training as required and identified by the field unit
• Willingness to wear a uniform while performing your duties.
• Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - •Obtain and maintain reliability security clearance

• Obtain a pre-employment medical (and periodic medical assessments) as required
• All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

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.

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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application. Applicants are also asked to indicate if they prefer to use one of the Inuktut languages as their preferred language for correspondence and/or assessments in this process.

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

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

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.

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

Contact information

Robin MacKenzie, Human Resources Advisor, Nunavut Field Unit
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