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Ecologist Team Leader I

Reference number: CAP22J-061097-000009
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-IND-08
Pukaskwa National Park - Parks Canada
Heron Bay (Ontario)
$73,727 to $88,384 (Under Review + Isolated Post Allowances)

For further information on the organization, please visit Pukaskwa National Park

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Closing date: 6 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: In recognition of park establishment commitments, members from the following First Nation communities may apply:
Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan - Lake Nipigon; Bingwi Neyaahi Anishinaabek - Sand Point; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg; Fort William First Nation; Michipicoten First Nation; Long Lake #58 First Nation; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek - Rocky Bay; Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg; Pays Plat First Nation; Red Rock Indian Band; Whitesand First Nation; Kiashe Zaaging Anishinaabek - Gull Bay; Namaygoosisagagun First Nation.

Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their resume or cover letter or may be screened out.

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

How to Apply:
You can apply to this competition in one of two ways.

1. Online

a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-IND-08
b. Complete the online application and answer the online screening question.

2. By Email

a. Send in your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
b. In your email please indicate you’re applying on process: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-IND-08

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.


Provides Parks Canada managers and partners with applied scientific project outputs and advice on ecological integrity, environmental issues, ecosystem management and/or Species at Risk issues related to national parks (including marine components), national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Also responsible for managing, coordinating and communicating resource management activities, programs and applied research, generally at a Field Unit or greater park ecosystem level.

Work environment

Pukaskwa National Park is a vast, wild, natural park found on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. It is a place where powerful waves collide with rugged, towering coastlines; a place of endless sunsets over sandy driftwood beaches. A place where everyone can catch a glimpse of the rich traditions, values and contemporary life of the Anishinaabe.

Do you want to explore new challenges in your career, discover your full potential and help strengthen a world-class organization? Then become part of the team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada's natural, historical and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter in 2000 words (maximum) "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."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conservation biology or other environmental science (biology, ecology, limnology, soil science, geology and geography) relevant to the position.

Proof of education must be submitted with your application.

Degree equivalency

• Experience designing, implementing, analysing and reporting on ecosystem monitoring, active
management, restoration, species at risk recovery, planning, or environmental impact assessment
projects and/or initiatives;
• Experience collecting, organizing, summarizing and analyzing scientific information from diverse
• Experience providing written and oral science-based advice to support decision-making;
• Experience in preparing complex technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols,
presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays;
• Experience in supervision of staff and/or volunteers;

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)

Level of experience operating a boat or vessel, ATV, Snowmobile, riding in an helicopter
Level of proficiency with various computer applications.

• Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to
natural resource conservation;
• Knowledge of key Government of Canada acts and policies related to ecological integrity and natural
resource management that apply to Parks Canada Agency;
• Knowledge of the theories and principles of ecosystem structure and functioning;
• Knowledge of ecosystem management issues, management challenges and/or partnership
opportunities related to resource conservation management;
• Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis

• Ability to analyse and synthesize scientific information;
• Ability to plan and direct the work of multi-disciplinary teams;
• Ability to make effective presentations adapted to diverse audiences (such as the public, media,
technical and managerial);
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of interests, ie. Colleagues, networks, external partners and
• Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct staff and assess staff
performance, within an allocated budget.

• Personally connects with people
• Communicates effectively
• Makes things happen
• Exercises sound judgement
• Takes responsibility

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid Class G driver’s license or equivalent

• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and prescribed protective equipment
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays when required
• Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground vehicles and marine vessels as required
• Successful completion of ICS100/200 or higher level of incident management training (organized by the park);
• Successful completion of Standard First Aid-CPR or higher level (organized by the park);
• Successful completion of Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (organized by the park).

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

Reference checks may be sought. An interview may be administered. A test may be administered.

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. 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.

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.

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

Contact information

NOFU Human Resources
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