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Public Relations and Communications Officer III

Reference number: CAP22J-020343-000029
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-GAS-EA-TERM-025
Parks Canada - Gaspésie Field Unit
Forillon National Park of Canada (Québec), Gaspé (Québec)
Fixed duration. Period of employment from April 2023 to January 2024.
$65,747 to $70,841 (salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

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

Important messages


Persons employed or residing in Gaspé and within a 750 kilometre radius of Gaspé 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.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Ressources Canada, Geomatic's Canada Website.

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Delivers field unit public relations and communications activities and services to engage the public, partners and stakeholders in the understanding, appreciation and support of the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

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.

Feel like escaping, unwinding, experiencing the stunning beauty of nature? Located on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon Park is a mountainous area that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Gaspé. Its boreal forest is home to an diverse wildlife that can be easily observed. The park’s steep cliffs welcome thousands of sea birds and its shores harbour colonies of seals. Its stunning vistas and rock formations are a testament to our planet’s captivating history. The Forillon Peninsula has been inhabited for thousands of years and Forillon Park bears witness to the lives of the men and women who lived there, including Micmacs, fishermen, cod merchants, whale hunters and lighthouse keepers.

Forillon, YOUR land's end!

Intent of the process

Currently, a term position is available. Employment period from April 2023 to January 2024 with possibility of extension. This process will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions on a temporary or permanent basis.

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)


Degree from a recognized university with specialization in communications, journalism, public relations or another discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Note: The acceptable combination of education, training and experience consists of:

• A post-secondary diploma; AND

• Minimum of two successfully completed courses relevant to the duties of the public relations and communications position (e.g., courses taken in continuing education, at a college, university, or a professional or government agency); AND

• Minimum of two years' experience working in public relations or communications.

Degree equivalency


• Experience in providing advice and guidance related to communications to management and employees.
• Experience in media relations.
• Experience in assisting with the development of communications products, including press releases, newsletters and information analysis materials.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of communications and public relations principles, practices and products, including planning and implementation.


• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to provide communications products and services pertaining to media relations.
• Ability to set priorities, multitask and meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to work effectively in a team.


• Takes responsibility
• Exercises sound judgment
• Exercises diplomacy

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


• Obtaining and maintaining reliability status
• Holding a valid class 5 driver's licence


• Consents to work in person for three days per week in the Parks Canada offices either in Gaspé, Pointe-au-Père or Pointe-à-la-Croix.
• Holds a valid class 5 driver's licence.
• Consents to work irregular hours, overtime and on weekends, holidays and provincial holidays, as required.
• Willing to wear a Parks Canada uniform, when required.
• Willing to work and travel in different environments and weather conditions, in isolated locations and using various means of transportation.
• Willing to work from different locations when required.

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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (above). 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.

When you apply, you must also submit the required documents (diplomas, references, etc.) by email to the following address: rhgaspe-hrgaspe@pc.gc.ca . In the subject of your email indicate the reference number and job title.

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

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 are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

Contact information

Marie-Ève Murray, Acting External Relations Manager
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