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Ecologist Team Leader

Reference number: CAP24J-021174-000203
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-EN-IND-RM-OC-11-2
Parks Canada
Glovertown (Newfoundland and Labrador)
PC-02 - Indeterminate
$81,177 to $97,315

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Closing date: 9 May 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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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.

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Employment Equity:
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. If you belong to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups, Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+, we encourage you to apply and fill out the Employment Equity (EE) section in your job application to let us know. As part of this selection process, we may conduct targeted screening of candidates based on one or more of these employment equity groups.


The Ecologist Team Leader works within Terra Nova National Park to lead the ecological monitoring program and to provide technical advice on conservation issues. The successful candidate will be open-minded and inclusive, have a passion for the natural world and will bring diversity of experience to strengthen our dynamic team.

The successful candidate will lead engagement, coordination, and communication with Indigenous communities, government, and non-government partner agencies. Their ability to demonstrate the sensitivities required to support reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledge will be an asset.

Leading a team of five, the Ecologist Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the ecological monitoring program. This involves managing field work, analyzing, and interpreting monitoring data, writing scientific reports, and providing input to corporate documents. This position also provides Parks Canada managers and partners with applied scientific advice on ecological integrity, rapidly emerging ecological issues, climate change and/or Species at Risk concerns. The position manages operational budgets and provides input to support acquiring resources and staffing.

Work environment

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

This process will be used to staff one (1) indeterminate, full-time position and may be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar position(s) with various tenures (terms, actings, assignments) in different locations across the Agency.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conservation biology or other environmental sciences relevant to the position (Environmental science includes biology, ecology, soil science, geology, botany, zoology and geography).

Degree equivalency

• EX1: Experience designing, implementing, and reporting on: ecosystem monitoring, active management, restoration, species at risk recovery, and/or environmental impact assessment;
• EX2: Experience providing science-based advice to support decision-making.
• EX3: Experience in preparing complex technical/ scientific reports, protocols, presentations, and public displays.
• EX4: Experience working with Indigenous people and communities on Resource Conservation programs or initiatives.
• EX5: Experience in supervision of staff including providing leadership, mentorship and evaluating performance.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• K1: Knowledge of ecosystem management issues, ecosystem stressors, and partnership opportunities related to resource conservation management.
• K2: Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis.

• A1: Ability to analyze and synthesize scientific information and provide science-based advice to support decision-making.
• A2: Ability to work effectively with people or groups with diverse perspectives, i.e., Indigenous Partners, colleagues, community partners and stakeholders.
• A3: Ability to make effective presentations adapted to diverse audiences (such as the public, media, technical and managerial).
• A4: Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct staff and assess staff performance.

• PS1: Exercises sound judgment
• PS2: Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• PS3: Mobilize people
• PS4: Achieves results

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

• 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 such as vehicles, snowmobile, boats, helicopters, planes etc..
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.
• Willingness to obtain the 40-hour Wilderness First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate.
• Willingness to participate in Parks Canada's visitor safety program to respond to visitor safety and fire-related issues both on a local and national level as needed.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession and maintenance of a valid unrestricted Class 5 driver license (or provincial equivalent);
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.

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

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 who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

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

Contact information

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