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PM06 - External Relations Manager (Anticipatory)

Reference number: CAP22J-062001-000008
Selection process number: 2022-051-CAP-NUN-I-EA
Parks Canada - Nunavut Field Unit
Iqaluit (Nunavut)
PM-06 - External Relations Manager
To fill one full-time indeterminate position located in Iqaluit, NU.
$100,531 to $114,948 (Salary under review) Isolated Post Allowances + Vacation Travel Assistance (see Important Messages below)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 18 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: 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 the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements, qualified Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area will be considered ahead of other applicants.

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

📌 Northern Allowances (rates and conditions subject to change):
▻ Isolated Post Allowances: Approximately $ 24,595 / year to $ 45,868 / year
▻ Vacation Travel Assistance: $1,762.95 provided twice per year for each eligible member of the household. (Rates vary depending on work location)

📢 We Also Offer:
▻ Housing: Federal government housing may be provided in Iqaluit, NU.
▻ Relocation Assistance: Applicants may be eligible for relocation assistance and may wish to review the Relocation Directive: https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d6/en
▻ Training, Development & Education Opportunities: Multi-year career development plans which include opportunities for education assistance funding and training opportunities
▻ Pension & Benefits: Advantageous pension regime and health benefits. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/pension-plan.html
▻ Flexible Work Arrangements: Relative to operational requirements, possibility of flexible hours and compressed work weeks


Parks Canada is looking for a responsible, hardworking and dynamic individual to join the Nunavut Field Unit as External Relations Manager. In this exciting position, the Manager leads a team which is responsible for the development and delivery of the Nunavut Field Unit’s external relations program including public outreach education, media relations, communications, promotions, internet content and new media, and partnering and engagement.

Work environment

Parks Canada Agency is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

In Nunavut, Inuit and Parks Canada cooperatively manage five national parks, one national historic site and one national marine conservation area. They are: Auyuittuq National Park, Sirmilik National Park, Qausuittuq National Park, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ukkusiksalik National Park, the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site and Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. Long before these areas received federal protection, Inuit lived, harvested and travelled these lands and waters. Many staff have connections to these places through their families and ancestors. To this day, harvesting and use by Inuit remains a protected right under the Nunavut Agreement. As a Parks Canada team member in Nunavut, you will help protect, present and share these incredible places so they remain for generations, by implementing the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements.

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.

Intent of the process

To fill one full-time indeterminate position located in Iqaluit, NU (anticipatory)

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures including: indeterminate, acting, assignment, and specified period , full-time or part-time, with various security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of Nunavut and Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A cover letter up to 3,000 words (Maximum)"

Contact information for 3 references.

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

• A secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in the development, delivery and management of strategies and programs in at least two of the following four fields: stakeholder & partner engagement; public outreach education; internet content and new media; communications and media relations; promotions.
• Experience in developing and managing relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders, partners and rights holders;
• Experience in issues management including providing support, briefings and expert advice to senior management on strategic directions, sensitive external relations issues, priorities and policy positions with respect to external relations;
• Experience in the management of human and financial resources;

• Knowledge of theories and principles related to external relations***
• Knowledge of external issues and trends that impact on external relations
• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, corporate orientation, objectives and programs as they relate to external relations

***Note: the term “external relations” in this text includes stakeholder and partner engagement, public outreach education, media relations, communications, promotions, internet content and new media.

• Ability to manage human and financial resources
• Ability to strategically analyze and manage complex issues and initiatives and provide timely strategic advice to management
• Ability to identify potential partners and develop and maintain collaborative arrangements
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

• Exercises sound judgement
• Strives for excellence
• Personally connects with others
• Demonstrates integrity

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in communications, public relations, journalism, education, business administration or other discipline relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Knowledge of Inuit culture, society, and economy;
• Knowledge of the Nunavut Agreement

• 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 travel extensively, including overnight, off site and/or weekends.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Obtain a pre-employment medical (and periodic medical assessments) as 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

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. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application. Applicants are also asked to indicate if they prefer to use one of the Inuktut languages as their preferred language for correspondence and/or assessments in this process.

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

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.

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