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Resource Conservation Manager II

Reference number: CAP22J-031283-000015
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-SNWT-NNPR-I-EA-067
Parks Canada - Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
Fort Simpson (Northwest Territories)
PM-05
$85,742 to $92,694 (Under review; plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances)

Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency!

Closing date: 8 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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.

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

Work environment

The Resource Conservation Manager is one of three managers reporting to the Site Superintendent. The position is responsible for the delivery of programs aligned with the Agency’s mandate for protection, quality visitor experiences and public education.

The Resource Conservation Manager is responsible for the following program elements:
• Supporting Indigenous cooperative management activities;
• Environmental and impact assessment;
• Monitoring and management of natural and cultural heritage resources;
• Monitoring for Ecological Integrity;
• Scientific environmental research activities;
• Visitor safety and occupational health and safety; and
• Operational planning and implementation activities that support these programs.

The Resource Conservation Manager is expected to carry out the following activities in line with the Agency’s policies and guidelines:
• Working with Indigenous organizations and individuals;
• Financial management for procurement, contracting, planning and reporting;
• Hiring, performance management and training/development of team members;
• Demonstrating leadership in a variety of team settings;
• Partnering and engagement to support organizational outcomes; and,
• Exercising good judgement and critical thinking.

The work duties and program elements are characterized by significant complexity and scope. Past work history, experience, abilities, knowledge and personal suitability attributes will determine how well candidate can perform in this role. Usually, 2 - 3 years of experience in a management position in Parks Canada operations would offer greater potential for success in starting in this role. However, those who have developed practical knowledge of policies, guidelines, time management, critical thinking and who are coachable could be considered candidates that may grow into the role in a relatively short period of time. Operational experience is a strong consideration for this position.
The position must spend time providing managerial support to a team of technicians, ecologists and working along side Indigenous organizations. The park is accessed by air by a one (1) hour flight from Fort Simpson. The position will occasionally travel into the park to see and enjoy the spectacular landscapes, fantastic projects and outstanding team members.

Intent of the process

Who We Are
On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Nahʔą Dehé will be a model of cooperative management with First Nations of the Dehcho where ecological and cultural integrity is protected, visitor access & enjoyment is encouraged within the limits of ecological integrity and wilderness experience, and messages of natural and cultural heritage are communicated with excellence. Nahʔą Dehé will also serve as a national long-term ecological research and monitoring site, and will promote excellence in the conduct of science and cooperative resource protection. Source: Nahanni Ecological Integrity Statement 2001.

What we are looking for
This job is for those who can make things happen: Thriving with complicated challenges and solving problems. Working through dynamic situations, jumping into them, devising new options, figuring out new partnerships. Finishing challenging and exciting objectives in a team setting.

This job is for those who personally connect with people: Those who can be fun and that no matter the setbacks, will not waiver energy or enthusiasm or a sense of humour. Getting others excited about what they are going to do and have a talent for increasing people’s confidence and abilities. Building genuine relationships based on trust, and seeking collaborative and creative approaches to achieve common goals.

This job is for those who demonstrate integrity: Taking ownership of commitments, assignments and following through to completion. Conscientiousness, integrity, and commitment to doing things right and leading by example. When assigning new responsibilities, people look to you because they know it will get done.

This job is for those who have excellent judgment: Knowing when to take calculated risks to meet new challenges, to advocate for your beliefs, to deliver results. Others have confidence not only in your abilities but in your judgment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Your application must demonstrate that you meet the education and experience for the position. Please provide a cover letter that includes: 1. Why are you interested in this job; 2. What impact can you make in this job; 3. Your vision for the organization. When writing your application and resume use the education and experience criteria as headings and explain your professional experience from the past five years. Choose examples or events with sufficient complexity, impact and degree of difficulty to illustrate your ability to mobilize and lead teams. If you can describe the events/examples in past tense, this will help you ensure that you provide concrete examples rather than using vague statements such as “I managed complex financial and human resources”. It is recommended to avoid “we” phrases and when describing actions of others, do so only as part of the context in which you took actions or made decisions."

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

📌EDUCATION
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in natural resource conservation, ecosystem management, or other disciplines relevant to the position.

An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered if you do not have a university degree. For example, a technical diploma with relevant experience and career advancement in a resource management organization that includes at least three years of supervisory and/or management experience.

Degree equivalency

📌EXPERIENCE (Recent * experience):
- Managing complex financial and human resources (e.g., multiple sources of funding, grants and contributions, professional and technical staff);
- Leading initiatives to develop and/or enhance complex relationships with stakeholders (the relationship is characterized by multiple local and/or regional partners & stakeholders with the possibility of being national in scope, highly sensitive, with broad media attention);
- Leading a multidisciplinary team within an organization on an organizational or strategic goal or product;
- Providing strategic advice and guidance to senior managers and staff (of national significance, sensitive, complex, potential for high visibility);
- Managing complex ecosystem-based programs.
*Recent experience is defined as depth and breadth of experience gained within the last 2 to 3 years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

📌KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives especially as they relate to conservation and visitor safety in national parks;
- Knowledge of key Government of Canada and Parks Canada Acts, policies and programs utilized in management for ecological integrity and natural resource management;
- Knowledge of major issues, management challenges and/or partnership opportunities related to natural resource conservation management and visitor safety management;
- Knowledge of Treaty and land claim agreements/negotiations as they relate to cooperative management of Parks Canada places.

📌ABILITIES
- Ability to manage and develop teams of professional and technical staff;
- Ability to communicate complex messages effectively orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences (e.g., complex briefing note, media, large audiences);
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with partners, stakeholders, other agencies, Indigenous groups and/or communities;
- Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment;
- Ability to provide strategic advice that is regional or national in scope to senior management.

📌PERSONALSUITABILITY:
- Makes things happen;
- Personally connects with people;
- Demonstrates integrity;
- Exercises sound judgement.

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.

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 cover letter.

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

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 Vina Turner, A/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.


- As per the National Joint Council the isolated post allowance (annual) is $17,447 without dependents or $29,078 with dependents;
- Vacation Travel Assistance (annual) adult fare is $2,087 and child fare is $1,944;
- Housing can be provided at fair market rent;
- Moving and/or relocation support is included.

If you are serious about making an application, you are invited to contact the persons below to set up a call and obtain more information (partners and/or spouses are welcome to join and learn more about the community and employment options):

December 01 to 15
Tim Gauthier
A/Superintendent
Nahanni National Park Reserve
(867) 872-0000

December 16 to 23
Jonathan Tsetso
Superintendent
Nahanni National Park Reserve
(867)-445-2950

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

Contact information

Date modified:
2024-06-03