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Impact Assessment Officer

Reference number: CAP23J-019430-000172
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-NNBFU-KOU-T-011
Parks Canada - Northern New Brunswick Field Unit
Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada (New Brunswick)
Term Employment until March 31, 2024, with possibility of an extension or to become indeterminate.
$63,720 to $77,523 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 26 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: 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.

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

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. In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as belonging to an employment equity group such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ youth, minority Francophones, and members of racially minoritized groups and encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.

Work location: Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Please DO NOT send applications directly to rhkouch-hrkouch@pc.gc.ca.

Please note: Housing is not provided.
Employees will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.


In this role, you will coordinate, conduct and prepare Impact Assessments (IA) to maintain the environmental and commemorative integrity of Parks Canada natural and cultural resources in Kouchibouguac National Park and Northern New Brunswick Field Unit National Historic Sites. You will conduct environmental surveillance to monitor the performance and efficacy of mitigation measures.

You will work in the field and in an office environment. You will be part of the resource conservation team and work closely with other functions.

Work environment

Kouchibouguac National Park extends over 238-square-kilometres of Maritime Plain Natural Region along New Brunswick’s scenic Acadian Coast. This mosaic of salt marshes, peat bogs, freshwater systems, Acadian woodland and sandy beaches has long captivated guests, one generation to the next.

Hundreds of species of birds, dozens of mammals as well as amphibians, reptiles, and rare plants inhabit this park, and the landscape welcomes exploration via its network of gentle hiking and cycling trails. Offshore, shifting sand dunes harbour the endangered piping plover and a colony of grey seals swims in the sea. Stargazing takes a unique perspective in this coastal Dark Sky Preserve. Kellys Beach is one of the region’s most popular summertime destinations. And in winter, the snowy side of Kouchibouguac invites soft adventure with cross-country trails and cozy warm-up huts.

PARKS CANADA - Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada's most amazing and special places? Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work, live and play in wonderful places and live the ultimate Canadian experience. Come and see what everybody from coast to coast to coast is talking about!


Intent of the process

This process is to staff the above-mentioned position and a list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions with various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time) for the Northern New Brunswick Field Unit.

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. 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."

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 resource management, environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology, forestry, geography) or other discipline relevant to the position, OR an acceptable combination of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency


- Experience with projects and activities involving the management of natural and cultural resources;
- Experience in developing mitigation strategies for construction projects;
- Experience preparing and reviewing environmental impact assessments.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBC/BBC)
Must be able to communicate (read, write and speak) fluently in English and French.
Second Language Evaluations will be completed for your second official language.

Information on language requirements


- Knowledge of the principles of impact assessment and legislation and regulations pertaining to impact assessment.


- Ability to analyze, interpret and prepare scientific and technical reports, and make recommendations to a variety of audiences;
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences (project managers, contractors, professional staff and team members);
- Ability to conduct environmental monitoring activities for construction projects, including the preparation of field notes and other technical or scientific reports.


- Exercises sound judgment and thinks things through;
- Makes things happen;
- Effective interpersonal skills.

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


- Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
- Willingness to perform tasks related to public safety, wildlife management and/or fire operations;
- Willingness and ability to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
- Willingness and ability to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required;
- Willingness and ability to work occasional irregular hours, overtime, weekend and/or statutory holidays when required and perform emergency stand-by work and in person response duties;
- Willingness to obtain Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL);
- Ability to occasionally hike up to 12 km and lift technical equipment up to 23kg.

Conditions of employment

- Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance;
- Possession of a valid driver's license;
- Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
- Obtain and maintain certification in First Aid/CPR;
- Obtain and maintain all other necessary required training and certification identified by the field unit;
- Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace.

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

Persons are entitled to be assessed in the official language of their choice.

1) 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.
2) Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.
7) 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.
8) 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 rhkouch-hrkouch@pc.gc.ca if you are one of these individuals to find out how
this applies to your particular situation.
9) 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.
10) Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
11) We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted
12) Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
13) 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.
14) Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.
15) An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive manager will be required before an offer can be made.

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

Contact information

Human Resources Kouchibouguac
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