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Reference number: CAP21J-023472-000005
Selection process number: 2021-PCA-NMCA-I-RM-OC-43
Parks Canada - Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Nipigon (Ontario)
PC-02 - Ecologist Team Leader I
$73,727 to $88,384 (salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 31 October 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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

How to Apply
You can apply to this competition in one of two ways:

1. Online
a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number:
b. Complete the online application

2. By Email
a. Send in your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
b. In your email please indicate you’re applying on process: 2021-PCA-NMCA-I-RM-OC-43


Develops and manages an ecosystem-based natural resource management program in one or more fields (ecological sustainability monitoring, active management, applied science and environmental assessment). Provides Parks Canada managers, partners and stakeholders with applied science-based knowledge and advice.

Work environment

There’s a reason Lake Superior has been referred to as an inland ocean and you’ll discover that for yourself when you visit this immensely beautiful Great Lake. Called Gitchi Gummi or “The Big Lake” by the Anishinabek people and known for her furious storms, the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area will soon be recognized as one of the largest protected areas of fresh water in the world.

Intent of the process

This staffing process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures and locations, including indeterminate and term opportunities.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed 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." 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."

Contact information for 3 references.

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


Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conservation biology or other environmental science relevant to the position (environmental science includes biology and ecology).

Degree equivalency


• Experience in designing, implementing, analyzing and reporting on aquatic ecosystem monitoring, active management, restoration, species at risk recovery, planning, or environmental impact assessment projects and/or initiatives;
• Experience in collecting, organizing, summarizing and analyzing specific information from diverse sources;
• Experience providing written and oral science-based advice to support decision-making;
• Experience in preparing complex technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols, presentation, web site information, public presentation or displays;
• Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous communities, etc.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to natural resource conservation;
• Knowledge of key Government of Canada acts and policies related to ecological sustainability and natural resource management that apply to Parks Canada Agency (i.e. National Marine Conservation Areas Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Species at Risk Act, Parks Canada Guiding Principles and Operational Policies);
• Knowledge of the theories and principles of ecosystem structure and functioning;
• Knowledge of ecosystem management issues, management challenges and/or partnership opportunities related to resource conservation management;
• Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis.


• Ability to analyze and synthesize scientific information;
• Ability to make effective presentations adapted to diverse audiences (i.e. the public, media, technical and managerial);
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of interests (i.e. colleagues, networks, external partners and stakeholders);
• Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct staff and assess staff performance, within an allocated budget.


• Personally connects with others
• Communicates effectively
• Exercises sound judgment
• Makes things happen
• Shares Parks Canada’s vision

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.

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

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 Angel Gledhill, 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.

An interview will be administered.
A written examination may be administered.

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

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.

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.
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

Lisa Nyman
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