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Resource Management Officer II

Reference number: CAP18J-014846-000053
Selection process number: 2018-PCA-NMCA-SEA-RM-OC-36
Parks Canada - Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Nipigon (Ontario)
Seasonal: 0.80FTE - Approximately 42 weeks per year, normally from February 1 to November 18
$59,154 to $71,970

Closing date: 14 August 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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Reporting to the Ecology Team Leader, the successful candidate will deliver and lead applied science, monitoring and/or active management projects or environmental assessments in support of a resource management program. Duties will include: marine vessel operations, student supervision organizing projects, documenting and coordinating logistics, and leading project implementation; assisting in the preparation of complex technical/scientific project reports, preparing environmental assessment reports and presenting technical information; leading applied science, monitoring and active management data acquisition and manipulation; and developing and overseeing preparation of presentations, web site information, guidelines, posters and displays or other material relating to resource management issues intended for Agency personnel, research and cooperative management partners and other audiences.

Work environment

There’s a reason Lake Superior (called “Gitchi Gummi or “The Big Lake” by the Anishinabek people and known for her furious storms) has been referred to as an inland freshwater ocean and you’ll discover that for yourself when you visit this immensely beautiful Great Lake. The Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area will soon be recognized as one of the largest protected areas of fresh water in the world.

The Lake Superior NMCA administration office is located in the township of Nipigon situated on the edge of the Nipigon River, the largest river that flows into Lake Superior. Located just one hour east of the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay International Airport, Nipigon and the surrounding Superior region are full of opportunities for outdoor adventure and entertainment. With beautiful dramatic shorelines, rugged landscapes, spectacular hiking trails, world class fishing and endless wildlife, the welcoming communities at the top of Lake Superior are an amazing place to call home.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill an existing vacancy but may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the same work description and language requirements, including indeterminate (permanent) and term opportunities.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 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 3 references.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology) or other discipline relevant to the position, OR an acceptable combination of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Preference may be given to qualified candidates with specialization in aquatic ecosystems.

Degree equivalency

•Experience in travelling or working in large water bodies, including boat operations;
•Experience leading two or more phases of aquatic research projects (design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis presentation of results);
•Experience making recommendations regarding research project design;
•Experience preparing and delivering technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols, presentations, web site information, public presentation or displays.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of methodology and procedures for scientific testing and data/sample collection;
•Knowledge of specialized technical and scientific equipment operation and maintenance requirements;
•Knowledge of terrestrial/marine environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area;
•Knowledge of Environmental Assessment requirements in and around National Marine Conservation Areas.

•Ability to follow appropriate protocols for data/sample collection and compilation, and to conduct active resource management activity;
•Ability to conduct analysis and monitor spatial and non-spatial data using various automated software and applications;
•Ability to determine data manipulation requirements in consultation with scientists;
•Ability to conduct and coordinate field work in active management and monitoring projects;
•Ability to prepare and present scientific reports and to communicate with a variety of audiences using a variety of techniques.
• Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct students and assess student performance.

•Exercises sound judgment
•Makes things happen
•Communicates effectively
•Takes responsibility
•Strives for excellence
• Shares Parks Canada’s vision

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

•Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform 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 and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
•Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (i.e. all-terrain vehicles) and marine equipment (motorized and non-motorized vessels, radio operator's certificate) as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

•Possess and maintain valid Class G driver’s license;
•Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
•Standard First Aid and CPR certificate

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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

An interview will be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

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

Contact information

Lisa Nyman
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