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Social Science Analyst

Reference number: CAP22J-025785-000014
Selection process number: 2022-08-CAP-OC-0334
Parks Canada - External Relations and Visitor Experience Directorate
Calgary (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Cornwall (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec), Québec (Québec)

For Parks Canada employees: Where the employee is currently working (pending approval of the hiring manager and of the local manager).

For the public and Public Service employees: Closest Parks Canada office to the candidate's residence (pending approval of the hiring manager and of the local manager).

*Possibility of remote work, with approval of the Delegated Manager.*
Tenure: Indeterminate
$72,904 to $84,369

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 13 September 2022 - 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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We are a team of professional social scientists who love data and research. As a small but mighty team, we undertake strategic and operational market research and business analytics to position, inform, and shape how people think about, use, and support national parks and historic sites. We make projections, with research, not crystal balls! And we tap into the creative right side of our brains and design infographics to help managers consume all our left brain work!

Our areas of work include:
• Visitor surveys (study design, implementation, analysis)
• Visitation (study design, implementation, analysis, formula creation)
• Audience research (study design, public surveys, audience needs, issue analyses)
• Visitor and market research/analytics (e.g., market draw, camping /tourism/sales analytics)
• Performance measurement (corporate indicator design and measurement, projections)
• Economic analysis (economic impact, ecosystem services)

We are looking to expand our team to respond to research /analytic demands, and to redeploy some of our signature measurement programs after three years of the pandemic. If you get excited by frequencies, r2, chi-squares, probabilities, margins of error, and really big Excel files, designing and implementing surveys to gain insights into the public or specific audiences, and enjoy helping clients address their research/analytic needs, consider joining the Social Science Team in Parks Canada.

National Office Parks Canada employees may adapt to a hybrid telework environment at a later date. Details are not yet available.

The Parks Canada Social Science Team employs a range of software and tools (e.g., Excel, SPSS, online survey software, segmentation software, form creation/processing software, pedestrian/traffic counters).

Intent of the process

This process will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or language requirements in same or other parts of the country. Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure may be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Indeterminate incumbents who hold positions in the former ES group in Parks Canada Agency on June 17th, 2019 and indeterminate incumbents who became an EC in the Public Service on June 22nd, 2009, and who do not possess the education level prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Recent* experience in preparing datasets for statistical analysis;**
EX2: Recent* experience in statistical analysis of datasets;***
EX3: Recent* experience in planning research studies for market or tourism research;
EX4: Recent* experience in creating surveys for market or tourism research.

* Recent is defined as within the last seven years.
**Preparing is defined as including but not limited to verifying cells, creating variables, transforming variables, coding open ended content.
*** Statistical analysis is defined as including, but not limited to, frequencies, cross tabs, margin of error calculations, regression.

Market research is focused on understanding the needs, preferences, interests, and attitudes of current and potential customers /users of a product, service, or place and understanding societal trends/issues that will impact business operations. Tourism research is focused on understanding current and potential visitors, their characteristics, needs, preferences, and use of products, services, places.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
English essential

Information on language requirements

A1: Ability to design and communicate research to meet client needs;
A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Personally connects with people;
Takes responsibility;
Communicates effectively;
K1: Knowledge of methods employed in market and tourism research;
K2: Knowledge of market trends.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

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

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.

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

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.

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