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Heritage Presenter

Reference number: CAP24J-160697-000003
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-NMCA-EA-TIND-09
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - Parks Canada
Nipigon (Ontario), Terrace Bay (Ontario)
GT-01 - 1 Term Position (English Essential, from May to October 2024) and 1 Seasonal position (Bilingual Imperative - BBB/BBB, May to October annually)
$50,905 to $57,305

For further information on the organization, please visit Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Closing date: 21 February 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

You can apply to this competition in one of three ways

1. Online
a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2024-CAP-NMCA-EA-TIND-09
b. Complete the online application.

2. By Email
a. Send in your resume to: rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
b. In your email please indicate you’re applying on process: 2024-CAP-NMCA-EA-TIND-09
c. Indicate which location you are willing to work at: Nipigon, ON and/or Terrace Bay, ON

3. In Person
a. Bring your cover letter and resume to the Nipigon Office at 22 Third Street, Nipigon, ON
b. Please indicate you’re applying on process: 2024-CAP-NMCA-EA-TIND-09

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. If you do not have access to e-mail, please contact Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area at (807)-887-5467.

Duties

Delivers and adapts interpretive presentations, programs, and activities on land and on Lake Superior (on-water programs in sea kayak and/or voyageur canoe) to provide visitors of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada. Assists with community events and outreach activities throughout the region, and visitor services such as merchandise sales, trip planning, light cleaning, etc.

Work environment

Join a dynamic and passionate team at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - one of the largest protected freshwater areas in the world. This is an opportunity like no other in the country.

Called Gichi-gamiing or “The Big Lake” by the Anishinaabe people of the region, Lake Superior is an inland freshwater sea of many moods. Experience the staggering beauty of the island archipelago, stand atop towering cliffs beneath an endless sky, listen to waves break along one of the best surfing beaches on the Great Lakes, or view the pictographs which serve as reminders of the area’s long, rich history. Be a part of a growing, energetic team that helps to present and protect the cultural and natural heritage of this vast living 'lakescape.’

Intent of the process

This process is intended to:
1. Fill one (1) full-time, English essential term vacancy (usually May-October) at the Lake Superior Marine Conservation Area in Terrace Bay, Ontario location.
2. Fill one (1) full-time, Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB) seasonal vacancy (usually May-October) at the Lake Superior Marine Conservation Area in Nipigon, Ontario location.

The results of this process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Make sure to read the "Other Information" section of this poster as it can provide further guidance on writing your cover letter."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

EDUCATION
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary school with a degree, diploma or PSC approved alternatives OR an acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to the position.

An acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as the following:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
• Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Indigenous* elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts); AND
• A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

*The term Indigenous is referred to as Aboriginal in Employment Equity Act.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE
• Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public

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

Various language requirements
1 - English Essential
1 - Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate
• Knowledge of communication, presentation, interpretive theories, and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, tours, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks

ABILITIES
• Adaptability
• Client Focus
• Communication through Interpretation

PERSONAL SUITABILITY
• Sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Communicates effectively
• Demonstrate Integrity and respect
• Teamwork

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS
The following are asset qualifications (non-essential). If you possess relevant certifications, please list them in your application:

• Experience leading sea kayak or canoeing adventures with the public
• Knowledge and experience paddling on Lake Superior
• Sea kayaking or canoeing proficiency certification levels
• Safety certification related to on-water programming
• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education, or storytelling
• Experience hauling/backing up trailers

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance
• Possession of a valid class G Driver’s License or personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid Driver’s license within the limits of the Treasury Board Policy

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Complete training provided by Parks Canada
• Willing to relocate (no virtual work). Housing is not provided
• Stand/walk/hike/paddle for prolonged periods
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Perform physical tasks as per job requirements such as sea kayaking on Lake Superior; lift and carry a minimum of 10kg (22lbs) over short distances
• Work irregular hours, shift work, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform
• Set-up, take-down and move equipment (including large and heavy equipment, tables and tents)

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.

Reference checks may be sought. An interview may be administered. A test may be administered. You must provide proof of your education credentials.

All correspondence between the candidate and the hiring board may be used in the overall assessment.

Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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.

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

Northern Ontario Human Resources
rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-04-15