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Park Superintendent

Reference number: CAP21J-019719-000030
Selection process number: 2021-CAP-CBC-GI-OC-142
Parks Canada - Coastal BC Field Unit, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Sidney (British Columbia)
PM-06 - Park/Site Manager III
Indeterminate / permanent, full-time position
$100,531 to $114,948

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 30 May 2021 - 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.

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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.

Assessment accommodation


** If you would like more information about this position, a conference call will be held on 27 May 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific Time). Please dial in 5 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin, using the number below.

Dial: 1-855-288-0982
Attendees access code: 95570362

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact pc.rhugcbcotiere-coastalbcfuhr.pc@canada.ca prior to the closing date.

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


Does the idea of leading a team in a dynamic work environment, working with Indigenous partners and stakeholders in one of the most beautiful places in Canada appeal to you? If so, then you may be interested in an exciting and challenging position as the Park Superintendent for Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

In this role, you work collaboratively with Indigenous partners and stakeholders to build respectful, trusting relationships. You understand that Parks Canada is committed to a system of heritage places that recognizes and honours the contributions of Indigenous peoples. You know, by working together, we can do more to recognize Indigenous peoples’ leadership in the stewardship of their traditional lands, which often encompass heritage places administered by Parks Canada, and you are committed to working collaboratively with Indigenous partners to realize the (re)connection of communities to the lands and waters of their traditional territories and celebrating Indigenous cultures and histories.

You recognize the opportunities and challenges of leading a team in a complex, marine-based, operating environment and you approach your work with an open heart and mind, looking for creative solutions, opportunities to build connections, and lead change. While you demonstrate strong management competencies, this is much more than an office job. You spend time in the park reserve getting to know the work of your team and the places that we steward with Indigenous partners. You connect with various communities, meeting with Indigenous partners and stakeholders, attend community events and work collaboratively to advance shared interests. Given the diversity of issues you address during any given work day (e.g. overseeing park operations, including managing a capital program and associated assets, working with representatives from other levels of government, responding to queries from the general public or media, managing labour relations issues, working with partners, etc.) you are flexible, adaptable and able to change course.

Clear, respectful communication is fundamental to your success, as is a commitment to achieving results. You listen and seek to understand, recognize when you don’t know something, and reach out, in a timely fashion, and ask the right people the right questions. If this position sounds like a fit for you, then you are invited to apply for the following employment opportunity.

Work environment

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

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

The intent of this process is to fill one permanent full-time position.

A qualifying list will be established and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (indeterminate, seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time), linguistic requirements and various locations within the Parks Canada 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 with a degree from a recognized university with a specialization in a field relevant to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Significant and recent experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with Indigenous Peoples and local communities (e.g. boards, stakeholders, other levels of government, not-for-profit sectors, etc.) to build relationships and achieve common goals in a complex environment.
• Significant experience in managing human and financial resources, including supervision of staff.
• Significant experience in complex negotiation and conflict resolution.

Note: Significant is defined as a depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of activities related to this task, which are acquired over a period of at least two (2) years at a management level. Recent is defined as within approximately the last five (5) years.

Note: Some examples of managing human resources may include: supervising staff in a unionized environment and addressing labour relations, establishing vision, priorities, work plans or establishing work objectives, conducting performance assessments and feedback, approving training, demonstration of experience in managing various service delivery and resources allocation frameworks, etc. Applicants must also indicate the number of staff they have supervised.

Note: Some examples of managing financial resources may include: full delegation for a budget for at least one fiscal cycle, being responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size of the budget they managed directly.

Note: Complex issues are issues with at least three (3) of the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, confidential, affecting many partners or stakeholders, precedent setting or having a major impact on the program delivery for the public service.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Government of Canada priorities and objectives for a renewed, nation-to-nation, government-to-government relationship, including the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, Treaty commitments, Principles respecting the Government of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples, the provincial Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and how they relate to the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights and self-determination and cooperative management.
• Knowledge of federal, provincial and local government legislation that apply in national protected areas (both marine and terrestrial).
• Knowledge of Parks Canada Agency priorities.

• Ability to develop and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with Indigenous partners and stakeholders.
• Ability to facilitate team building and the development of leadership.
• Ability to manage complex issues.
• Ability to promote innovation & guide change.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, listen and seek to understand.
• Ability to work collaboratively to identify solutions.
• Ability to follow-up & achieve results.

• Exercise Sound Judgement.
• Mobilize People.
• Collaborate with Partners & Stakeholders.
• Uphold integrity and respect.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license.
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
• Willingness to work from various locations.
• Willingness to travel extensively, including overnight, off site and/or weekends.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

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 application.

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

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.

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

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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.

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Coastal BC Field Unit
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