Cultural Resource Management Advisor I
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-JAS-EA-VAR-098
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Reporting to the Indigenous Relations Manager, your work may include fieldwork in spectacular locations rich in cultural heritage and Indigenous history, working with national park management to coordinate projects, and advising your Parks Canada colleagues on a variety of topics from historic building maintenance to visitor experiences.
As part of the Indigenous Relations team, you will work in partnership and cooperation with more than 20 First Nation and Métis partner communities to ensure that Indigenous cultural heritage is incorporated in the management of Jasper National Park sites. You will ensure that the known cultural resources in these sites are protected and managed following Parks Canada policies and shared in appropriate ways with Canadians through a variety of methods of communication.
Parks Canada Agency is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
Parks Canada Agency’s Mandate: On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.
The Jasper Field Unit is comprised of Jasper National Park and Fort St. James National Historic Site (NHS), with
staff located in Jasper, Alberta and Fort St. James, British Columbia. The Field Unit Superintendent is
located in Jasper. In addition to Fort St. James NHS, the Field Unit is also responsible for five other national historic sites located within Jasper National Park: The Jasper Park Information Centre NHS, Athabasca Pass NHS, Yellowhead Pass NHS, Jasper House NHS and the Maligne Lake Chalet and Guest House NHS.
Due to the location of Parks Canada’s heritage places, we work with a wide diversity of Indigenous peoples across the country. Of the lands and waters in our care, more than three quarters of these are managed with the support of
First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In recent decades, Parks Canada has worked hard to strengthen relationships with Indigenous partners. Our current approach, which views Indigenous peoples as partners in the management of
Canada’s heritage places, is reflected in all of the work we do, and is a shared responsibility of all Parks Canada team members.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.
We Also Offer:
Housing: Federal government housing may be available for this position.
Relocation Assistance: Applicants may be eligible for relocation assistance and may wish to review the Relocation Directive: https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d6/en
Training, Development & Education Opportunities: Multi-year career development plans which include opportunities for education assistance funding and training opportunities
Pension & Benefits: Advantageous pension regime and health benefits. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/pension-plan.html
Flexible Work Arrangements: Relative to operational requirements, possibility of flexible hours and/or compressed work weeks
Intent of the process
This process will be used to fill one indeterminate position
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures (temporary or permanent), security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
- Successful completion of post-secondary education in a field relevant to the position such as archaeology, anthropology, history, cultural resource management, Indigenous studies, etc or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
- Experience participating in field work.
- Experience providing advice and recommending options regarding cultural heritage topics to colleagues and managers that supports their decision making
- Experience working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders, including Indigenous communities and organizations.
- Experience managing, developing and implementing projects related to cultural or heritage resources.
- Experience writing technical reports and coordinating meetings with colleagues and partners.
- Experience with information management (e.g. Excel, databases, digital filing).
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
- Knowledge of the principles, tools and methods associated with cultural resource management such as: archaeology, historic buildings, oral history, mapping/survey, archives, collections and/or museums.
- Knowledge of Parks Canada’s legislative and policy framework related to cultural heritage.
- Ability to work with others in a cross-cultural environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including presenting to a group.
- Ability to work in a lead role with other staff including providing training, mentoring or supervision.
- Ability to develop, organize and implement cultural resource management strategies and initiatives.
- Ability to evaluate and analyze complex files and make appropriate recommendations within specific time frames.
- Personally connects with people
- Take responsibility
- Demonstrates integrity
- Exercises sound judgment
- Makes things happen
- Shares the vision
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
- Experience coordinating field work (e.g. organizing permits, hiring contractors, onboarding volunteers, booking travel, preparing equipment, etc.).
- Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and relationships with the land, cultural heritage, or natural laws obtained through lived experience and being part of an Indigenous community, connecting with Elders, knowledge holders and community members.
- Knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing, governance systems and understanding of traditional and contemporary cultural practices.
Conditions of employment
- Obtain and maintain reliability security clearance.
- Possess a Class 5 drivers license.
- Willingness to complete training provided by Parks Canada.
- Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment as required.
- Willingness to fly in and work closely with both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
- Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain and weather conditions.
- Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
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