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IT Jobs at Parks Canada (Inventory)

Reference number: CAP22J-025787-000012
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-SPP-EA-7000
Parks Canada - Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate - Office of the Chief Information Officer
Various Parks Canada locations.
IT-01 - As a separate agency, Parks Canada has its own classification system and Collective Agreement. While posted as a position in the IT category, successful candidates will be appointed to a position in the Parks’ ‘CS’ category at the advertised rate of pay.
$60,603 to $76,217 (Salary under review)

Experience Canada by joining Parks Canada! Parks Canada Website

Closing date: 3 August 2024 - 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.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this process, you are not applying to a specific position, but to an inventory in the event that positions become available. As positions become available, candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for evaluation.

What makes inventories different from other job postings? You only apply once, but you may be considered for several jobs. Don't worry, even if you are not selected for a position, your application remains in the inventory and can be selected again throughout the lifespan of the inventory. The inventory will be updated every 45 days. You will receive an email with instructions on how to update your application if necessary, or to withdraw your application.

We strongly encourage you to demonstrate how you meet the Asset Experience (i.e. AEX1 - AEX3) at the time of your application. Depending on the number of applicants, strategies such as random selection, a top-down approach, and/or setting passing scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process may be used to manage the volume of applications. Please note that while you may achieve the established pass mark for any of the assessments used in this staffing process, management may decide to use a higher pass mark.

Since management may decide to view job applications at any time, it is best to submit your application as soon as possible.

You will fill out an online form describing your profile. Please have your current CV available to attach to your application. Also, if you have valid Second Language Evaluation (SLE) results, please provide them to us along with their expiry dates.

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria (including Asset Experience - i.e. AEX1 to AEX3 - if you meet them). You must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate that you meet each of the qualifications. It is not enough to state that you have the required qualifications, or to list your current responsibilities. The CV can be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described. However, a statement such as "please see my attached resume" is not acceptable, and may result in your application being rejected. All necessary information must be provided or your application may be rejected.

Job applications should be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (via the jobs.gc.ca site). 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.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

You may be assessed using a variety of assessment tools, such as, but not limited to: written exams, interviews, reference checks, recent and past performance evaluations, self-assessments, candidate achievement record, etc.

The Written Exercise Question will be used to evaluate:
Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
Ability to brief non-technical clients on technical issues.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Work environment

Help build the future of Parks Canada!

Be part of a Parks Canada IT team that does innovative work that matters.

We provide the latest tools and technologies to help Parks Canada protect, present and celebrate our special places and better serve Canadians and visitors.

There are many different ways you can become involved with Parks IT. We work on some pretty amazing things – here are some examples:
• Network connectivity in some of the most remote areas of our country
• Managing data that helps science research
• Making our parks and sites 'smart'
• Building apps and testing software that help our parks tell stories;
• Using geomatics in archaeology
• Developing new tech for our wardens

Our Service Desk staff are key to our success. They have the superpowers to swoop in and save the day when technology won’t cooperate.

Join us and be part of a friendly and highly-skilled team that is passionate about taking Parks Canada into the future ways of working.

Grow your digital career with opportunities for career advancement across a broad range of specializations. We welcome new ideas and approaches and support continuous learning.

Jobs available in locations across Canada. Parks Canada employs over 6,000 people in over 200 places across the country.

Be part of a collaborative and progressive team of professionals working to transform Parks Canada and the Government of Canada.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used to staff CS-01 positions within Parks Canada, with varying tenures (casual, term, indeterminate), linguistic requirements (bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB), English Essential or French Essential), security requirements (Reliability Status or Secret), terms and conditions of employment, and work locations based on organizational needs. Those receiving an offer of employment will be asked to follow the procedures for the conditions of employment (e.g. security) requested for the position.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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


EDU: Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Recent* experience in installing, configuring, troubleshooting, or providing detailed support software and/or hardware;
EX2: Recent* experience providing technical assistance, training and advice to clients with varying degrees of IT technical knowledge.

* Recent experience is defined as experience associated with having performed this function within the past (3) years.


AB1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
AB2: Ability to brief non-technical clients on technical issues.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
English or French Essential

Information on language requirements


K1: Knowledge of computer troubleshooting principles and concepts.


AB3: Ability to work in a collaborative team environment;
AB4: Ability to manage priorities within a fast-paced work environment;
AB5: Ability to communicate effectively orally.


PS1: Personally connects with people;
PS2: Exercises sound judgment;
PS3: Takes responsibility.

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


AEX1: Recent* experience with WAN connectivity;
AEX2: Recent* experience in supporting mobile device in a decentralized organization;
AEX3: Recent* experience in implementing, monitoring and administering Azure cloud services.

* Recent experience is defined as experience associated with having performed this function within the past (3) years


OR1: Must be willing to work occasionally during weekends and statutory holidays;
OR2: Must be willing to travel and work extended hours.

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.

Parks Canada is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the organization continue to be part of the Public Service. Parks Canada 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.

Travel costs 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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