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Indigenous Liaison Officer

Reference number: CAP22J-011557-000341
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-ECO-BPFF-TERM-ADV-057


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Parks Canada - Bruce Peninsula National Park / Fathom Five National Marine Park
Tobermory (Ontario)
Term Position - December 2022 to December 2023 with possibility of extension
$65,747 to $70,841 (Salary under review)

Closing date: 7 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to persons that are registered members of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation or Saugeen First Nation.

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


• Plans, organizes and hosts meetings and events related to conservation, restoration and Species at Risk projects, and cultural learning opportunities.

• Investigates opportunities for projects that support the mutual interests of Parks Canada and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Actively participates in the planning, development and consultation of these projects.

• Helps to administer agreements between the Parks Canada Agency and Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

• Supports consultation with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation related to communication/education programs, park management and other issues.

• Delivers presentations to the public or groups about Parks Canada's work, including partnership activities with the Saugeen Ojigway Nation.

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.

Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP) and Fathom Five National Marine Park (FFNMP) are located at the tip of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in the traditional territory of the
Saugeen Ojibway Nation. The parks are known for their rugged shoreline scenery ,turquoise water, unique rock formations, historic shipwrecks and high natural diversity. Located a few hours drive from the Greater Toronto Area, the parks welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, who come for inspiration, recreation and to connect with nature.

In this role, you will report directly to the Park Superintendent and work closely with many different Parks Canada team members to support our relationship and joint initiatives with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

The work is a mix of remote and in-person. You will work partly from the park office in Tobermory and partly in the communities of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, including working from home.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill one term position and may be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures: indeterminate, seasonal, term and/or acting.

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)


• Graduation with a diploma or degree in a related field from a recognized college or university or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in providing administrative or program support;
• Experience providing advice and recommendations to clients, managers or boards;
• Experience in developing and nurturing relationships with Indigenous individuals and communities; and
• Experience in public speaking, organizing events/workshops, coordinating presentations and chairing meetings.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Oral Communication
• Written Communication
• Integrity
• Adaptability
• Judgment
• Initiative
• Teamwork

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

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provinicial/territorial holidays, when required
• Willingness to work from various locations
• Willingness to travel, including overnight, off site, and/or weekends
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possess and maintain a valid Class G Driver's license

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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.


You may apply online or by email to HRECOFU-RHUECOFU@PC.GC.CA.

All candidates must clearly demonstrate, in the online screening questions or in an email, how they meet the education and experience factors listed in both the essential and asset qualifications listed.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening questions and/ or email - as appropriate.

Two (2) references are required, including one from a recent* supervisor.
Recent* is defined as within the past two years.

4. CURRENT POSITION (FOR Government of Canada Employees) (if applicable)
Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application and/or email.

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. Provide concrete examples of WHEN, WHERE & HOW.

Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at a later date.

∙ An interview will be administered
∙ Reference checks will be sought

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.

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.


PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail for competition purposes.
Please provide a valid e-mail address. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

The essential qualifications that are listed in the poster are mandatory. A pass mark will be established for each.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Jason Graham, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

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.

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.

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

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