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Rideau Canal Student Recruitment Inventory 2023 (Anticipatory)

Reference number: CAP23J-014492-000141
Selection process number: 23-CAP-OWW-RC-EA-SU-016
Parks Canada - Ontario Waterways- Rideau Canal
Elgin (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Smiths Falls (Ontario), Eastern Ontario - Other locations (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario)
SU-01 - Office Administration (Smiths Falls), SU-02 - Geomatics Student (Smiths Falls), SU-03 - Communications and Social Media (Smiths Falls), SU-04 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa), SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Ottawa), SU-06 - Resource Management Student (Smiths Falls)
$16.00 to $20.80 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the hire, is based on the current academic level of the student, and is currently under review.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 30 June 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
- a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
- currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled;
- the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists.

All eligible students 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

Apply early. Start your job search in now. Even though our advertisement states a closing date of end of June, we pull resumes for review from mid-February through June (The best jobs go fast!). When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Salary to be determined at the time of the hire and is based on the current academic level of the student.

Duties

SU-01 - Office Administration (Smiths Falls)

General administrative support within various departments, including Finance, Operations and Human Resources. Duties will include - among other things - filing, records management, data entry, revenue reconciliation, interview scheduling and client service.

SU-02 - Geomatics Student (Smiths Falls)

Provides geomatics technical services in the manipulation, analysis, integration, and presentation of geospatial and non-geospatial data to functional specialists and managers of the field unit. Maintains field unit geospatial and non-geospatial data and information in support of management activities and local implementations of national systems that utilize geomatics.

SU-03 - Communications and Social Media (Smiths Falls)

Research & preparation of stories for media, magazines, and websites in collaboration with subject matter experts. Create information and special event posters, news letters, incorporating Parks Canada design standards. Create Facebook, Twitter posts, design S/M campaigns, website editing and monitoring.

SU-04 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa)

These students will deliver retail services, trip-planning support, reception, and interpretive programming at the historic site, facilitating opportunities to discover, appreciate, and learn about the site’s natural and cultural significance. In addition, they will have light cleaning duties and provide some administrative support as needed.

SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Ottawa)

These students will deliver basic canoe skills for the Learn to Paddle program, offer guided tours by canoe, historical and interpretive story telling relevant to our historic site. They will facilitate opportunities to discover, appreciate, and learn about the site’s natural and cultural significance. In addition, they will have light cleaning and maintenance duties.

SU -06 Resource Management Student (Smiths Falls)

The Resource Management Students will support our Environmental Services team by conducting in the field (on land and on water) resource management monitoring programs, including invasive species, site restoration assessments, shoreline assessments and fish spawning surveys. Work will also include consolidating and summarizing data for project sites and making figures, developing program guidance documents, information management, improving training materials, collecting information and providing administrative support.

Work environment

Ontario's historic canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.

From the heart of Canada’s capital, the historic Rideau Canal waterway winds south from Ottawa through towns, farms and woodlands for 202 kilometres (126 miles) towards Kingston on Lake Ontario. Constructed after the War of 1812 on fears of an American expansion across the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau Canal served as an alternative shipping route between Montréal and Kingston.

The working canal, with its 19th century locks and structures, links rivers and lakes with man-made channels - an ideal landscape for outdoor activities and glimpses of Old Ontario.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for the summer of 2023, for a determinate period. Qualified students may be offered other student employment opportunities at the Rideau Canal.

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) or stream(s) for which you are applying. From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

SU-01 - Office Administration (Smiths Falls)
SU-02 - Geomatics Student (Smiths Falls)
SU-03 - Communications and Social Media (Smiths Falls)
SU-04 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa)
SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Ottawa)
SU -06 - Resource Management Student (Smith Falls)


In recognition of the Government of Canada support for youth facing barriers to employment through the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), preference may be give to Employment Equity applicants who self-identify as Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability. We encourage any youth facing barriers to employment to self-identify, including rural youth, persons who self-identify as LGBTQ2+, and those who are not in education, training or currently working.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

EDUCATION (ALL STREAMS):

• Students who are currently enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution. High school students and post-secondary students may apply.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

SU-01 - Office Administration (Smiths Falls)
• Experience working in a team environment.
ASSET EXPERIENCE:
• Experience working with financial data would be an asset.

SU-02 - Geomatics Student (Smiths Falls)
• Recent experience using ESRI software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGISOnline, ArcGIS Server) and Microsoft Office Applications (e.g. Excel, Word,Access and PowerPoint);
• Experience maintaining, editing, compiling, processing and manipulatinggeospatial data;
• Experience troubleshooting geomatics implementations and softwarechallenges;
• Experience in cartographic production and creating high quality maps inESRI software.
ASSET EXPERIENCE:
• Experience using ArcGIS Online to produce complex interactive maps;
• Working with geomatics-related multimedia;
• Experience using/flying UAVs.

SU-03 - Communications and Social Media (Smiths Falls)
• Experience working in a team environment.
• Fluency with Hootsuite, Twitter, and Facebook.

SU-04 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa)
• Experience in providing guest and client services.
• Money handling skills will be required as these students will be handling cash, operating point of sales, compiling sales reports and preparing bank deposits.
• Experience, training or presentation skills in heritage interpretation, theatre/performing arts, or story-telling;

SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Ottawa)
• ORCKA or acceptable canoe/kayak certification
• Experience in public speaking, heritage interpretation, theatre/performing arts, or story-telling;
ASSET EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in outdoor recreation, canoeing, kayaking, and/or camp councelling an asset;

SU-06 - Resource Management Student (Smith Falls)
• Experience conducting field studies (e.g. ecology, biology, environmental studies, geography or botany)

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

Various language requirements
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

• English essential ; or
• Bilingual imperative - oral interaction

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

SU-02 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa)
• Knowledge of geospatial data analysis and geomatics methodologies,systems, standards and tools;
• Knowledge of cartographic and metadata standards;
• Knowledge of data management tools and techniques.

SU-06 - Resource Management Student (Smith Falls)
• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the historic canals/waterways, and the services they provide to the public;
• Knowledge of aquatic ecosystem ecology

ABILITIES:

SU-01 - Office Administration (Smiths Falls)
• Ability to use of various software programs (e.g. MS Word and MS Excel).
• Ability to provide administrative support services in an office environment, including preparing routine correspondence and maintaining files.

SU-02 - Geomatics Student (Smiths Falls)
• Ability to assess information required to construct qualitative andquantitative products such as graphics, maps, charts, databases and reports;
• Ability to prioritize own workload and work independently with minimalsupervision.

SU-03 - Communications and Social Media (Smiths Falls)
• Ability to assist in web development, including web writing and editing;
• Ability to assist in photo cataloging, selection and preparation for web.

SU-04 - Visitor Services Attendant, (Smiths Falls, Ottawa)
• Ability to use technology.
• Ability to provide administrative support for special event logistics will be an asset.

SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Smiths Falls)
• Ability to take initiative and self-direct;
• Ability to provide clear directions;
• Ability to guide and manage group of canoeist.

PERSONAL SUITABLITY (ALL STREAMS):

• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Takes responsibility;
• Communicates effectively.

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

ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS (ALL STREAMS):

Parks Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS):

• Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities, including members belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+.
• We encourage you to indicate if you are a member of a designated employment equity group when you apply. Selection may be limited to members of employment equity groups (Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities, women).

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (ALL STREAMS):
• Willingness and ability to wear a Parks Canada uniform and Personal Protective Equipment, when required;
• Willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid certification;
• Willing and able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.

SU-05 - Learn to Paddle - Canoe Guide (Ottawa)
• ORCKA or acceptable canoe/kayak certification

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (ALL STREAMS):

• Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” or “G2” driver’s license, or a provincial/territorial equivalent;
• This position is designated as safety sensitive and the incumbent will be required to comply with the Agency’s zero tolerance policy and report fit for duty;

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

Apply early. Start your job search in now. Even though our advertisement states a closing date of end of June, we pull resumes for review from mid-February through June. (The best jobs go fast!)

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

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

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 abovementioned 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.

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

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.

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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

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

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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.

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

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Ontario Waterways Unit
rhcr-rchr@pc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-07-10