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Park/Site Manager II

Reference number: CAP22J-031283-000014
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-SNWT-NAA-I-EA-066-2
Parks Canada - Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve
Tulita (Northwest Territories)
$85,742 to $92,694 (Under review; plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances)

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Closing date: 15 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.

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The Park/Site Manager II manages Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve. The Park/Site Manager II will:

• Manage and maintain relationships with Indigenous partners, tourism stakeholders and regional government partners;
• Manage the financial and human resources for the park (approx. 6 summer staff / 3 full time employees – including 2 functional supervisors);
• Manage and mentor staff, including hiring, developing work plans and training plans, coordinating essential training, and managing performance;
• Prepare reports and briefing material;
• Lead visitor experience and business licensing programs;
• Serve as Parks Canada’s lead for the park Management Committee;
• Deliver on commitments in both the park’s Impact and Benefit Plan and the Park Management Plan.

The Park/Site Manager II, known locally as the Park Superintendent, is the manager responsible for Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve operations and is based in Tulita, NT. The Park/Site Manager II reports to the Field Unit Superintendent, SWNWT who is located in Fort Smith, NT. The selected candidate must work well independently and with minimal guidance. They must administer complex logistics from a remote town. This is a challenging but rewarding position that will allow the successful candidate to explore an amazing part of Canada and to work with the Sahtu Dene and Métis of the Tulita District.

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.

Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is one of the newest additions to Canada’s national park system. It protects 4,895 square kilometers of the upper South Nahanni River watershed in the Northwest Territories, and is located in the traditional territory of the Sahtu Dene and Métis. Nááts’įhch’oh is remote and mountainous, and home to grizzly bear, Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, and woodland caribou. The park offers spectacular paddling, packrafting and hiking opportunities.

The headquarters for Nááts’įhch’oh are located in the Hamlet of Tulita. A beautiful new visitor centre/ office building is being planned for construction in 2024. Tulita (“where the waters meet”) is located at the confluence of the Great Bear and Mackenzie Rivers. It has a population of around 500 people, predominantly Sahtu Dene and Métis. Tulita is an isolated community, accessible year-round by air and by ice road in the winter. The summers have average high temperatures in the low 20s while winter temperatures are in the low -20s and occasionally drop to -50. Summers have long days with almost perpetual daylight. Paddling the Bear River under the midnight sun is an experience like no other. The winter offers opportunities for aurora viewing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Amenities in town include a general store, post office, gas station, school (K-12), library, gymnasium, fitness centre, arena (seasonal), swimming pool (seasonal), hotel, airport, RCMP detachment, and health centre.

Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is a fly-in park, so the Park/Site Manager II must be comfortable flying in small aircraft (float planes and helicopters). The successful candidate will work in Tulita and sometimes in the park. The park offers breathtaking mountain views, chances to swim in remote lakes and sacred hot springs and incredible wildlife viewing. The candidate, must be willing to work shift work, including work on holidays, evenings and weekends. Shifts may include multi-day trips into remote areas of Nááts’įhch’oh. There are no facilities or infrastructure in the park, so all field work will involve overnight camping in tents.

Intent of the process

The results of this process may be used to fill an anticipatory future vacancy for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate

Must be willing to relocate.

In accordance with the Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve Impact and Benefit Plan, preference may be given to qualified members from the Tulita Land Corporation, Fort Norman Métis Land Corporation and Norman Wells Land Corporation.

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see 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. 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. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

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 specialization in business administration, marketing, recreation, resource conservation, tourism or other discipline relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in leading teams and mentoring staff;
• Experience in managing financial resources;
• Experience in working collaboratively with Indigenous partners, communities and/or organizations;
• Experience in managing or participating in Design/ Build infrastructure projects;
• Experience with developing visitor opportunities in a remote setting.

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)

• Experience implementing an Impact and Benefit Plan or similar agreement;
• Experience acting as a representative in dealings with the media, stakeholders, industry and/or local communities;
• Experience managing a multi-functional team;
• Experience managing a park, historic site or protected area;
• Experience working for Parks Canada.

• Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, corporate objectives, programs and related federal legislation and policies.
Preference may be given to candidates who also have:
• Knowledge of Sahtu Dene and Métis culture, society, language and way of life;
• Knowledge of the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement;
• Knowledge of Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve;
• Knowledge of reconciliation as it relates to Parks Canada.

• Ability to work and live in small isolated remote Northern community;
• Ability to manage human and financial resources;
• Ability to develop and mentor staff and/or trainees;
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Ability to identify potential partners and develop respectful and collaborative arrangements;
• Ability to plan, develop and deliver activities, programs and services consistent with national standards, resource management practices, local realities and evolving visitor demand.

An effective leader who:
• Exercises sound judgement;
• Personally connects with people;
• Demonstrates integrity;
• Communicates effectively;
• Strives for excellence.

• Reside in an isolated post;
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and territorial holidays, when required;
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation including float plane, helicopter, boat, etc.;
• Willingness to work from various locations when required;
• Willingness to obtain a valid Wilderness First Aid certification.
*May require a pre-placement medical as per the Isolated Post Policy (in remote locations).

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status security clearance;
*May be required to obtain a secret security clearance for acting purposes;
• Obtain and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s licence.

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 cover letter.
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.

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

Contact information

Southwest NWT Field Unit Human Resources
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