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Heritage Presenter

Reference number: CAP16J-015633-000064
Selection process number: 2016-PKS-JNP-ER-050
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
GT-01 - Heritage Presenter
Anticipatory, Summer 2017
$41,110 to $46,279 (Currently under review)

Closing date: 5 December 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Jasper (Alberta) and within a 1300 kilometre radius of Jasper (Alberta) who have a 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

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications directly to Jasper HR, either by email at jasper.hr@pc.gc.ca, or by fax to 780-852-6122.

Duties

Heritage Presenter’s deliver information, interpretive programs and events in a variety of settings that inspire and encourage visitors to enjoy and support the natural and cultural history of the national parks. Duties vary, depending on the team requirements and individual abilities. Positions available may include:
• Delivering Indigenous cultural programs (storytelling, demonstrations, music, etc.). Delivering hands-on family programs such as drumming, or tipi teachings at the campgrounds or evening campfire talks.
• Assisting at special events such as Parks Day, Aboriginal Day, and Canada Day.
• Delivering street theatre or theatre programs at Whistlers outdoor theatre. Preparing props and costumes for theatre programs.
• Roves, hikes and/or point duty at various locations sharing natural and cultural history with park visitors.
• Wildlife Guardian duties include patrolling busy areas of the park for wildlife jams and ensuring safe wildlife viewing. This includes providing visitors with safety and interpretive messages; traffic management and assisting resource conservation staff.
This is challenging, exciting and immensely rewarding work for the right person. Safety and job training is provided and you are usually not working alone. A summer season usually starts in early May and ends in early to mid- September, but opportunities for extended seasons sometimes are available.

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 is intended to fill anticipated vacancies with the same work description, various language requirements and various tenures (seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications. 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."

Contact information for 3 references.

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.

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

EDUCATION:
A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:
Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
• Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts); AND
• A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public;
• Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in delivering programs or participating in activities that share Indigenous knowledge, awareness and/or teachings;
• Experience in various types of acting and theatre productions that engage children and adults.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of Indigenous traditions and stories;
• Knowledge of stage and street theatre.

ADDITIONAL ABILITIES
• Creativity and Innovation - Generating viable, new approaches and solutions.

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

Various language requirements
English essential / Bilingual imperative (--B\--B)

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks;
• Knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage as it relates to Jasper National Park.

ABILITIES:
• Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise;
• Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
• Communication through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY/ LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES:
• Sound judgment;
• Personally connects with others;
• Demonstrate Integrity.

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

The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods (examples include: doing point duty or roving at high use areas, 4- 6 hours of standing/walking outdoors);
• Perform certain physical tasks as per job requirements.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Other information

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

Contact information

Brian Catto
brian.catto@pc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2022-09-26