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Resource Management Technician – Vegetation Management

Reference number: CAP21J-018333-000127
Selection process number: 2021-PKS-PWL-OC-066
Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes Field Unit – Resource Conservation
Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada (Alberta)
EG-01
Term/Acting/ Assignment-at-level/Seasonal
$47,872 to $58,244 (under review)

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Closing date: 21 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons who work or reside within a 1000 km radius of Waterton Park, AB.
Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals 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

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Assessment accommodation

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On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

Duties

General fieldwork to support the maintenance of ecological integrity within terrestrial ecosystems as part of the vegetation management program.

This program aims to maintain the ecological integrity of terrestrial communities by actively managing invasive plants and restoring native vegetation in damaged areas. Active management includes searching for, and documenting, occurrences of invasive plants; hand pulling, cutting, and applying herbicide to remove invasive plants; obtaining native plant materials; and, restoring damaged sites with native plants.

Work is focused primarily in the foothills fescue parkland. The crew may also assist with five-needle pine species recovery and other projects as required. Work is primarily conducted in teams, and teamwork is essential.

Work environment

Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada's largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.
Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada's most amazing and iconic places? Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.
Want to be part of ensuring a great legacy for Canada and Canadians? Parks Canada is embarking on an unprecedented program of restoration work to heritage, visitor, water and highway assets located within our special places across Canada.
If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career for the Parks Canada Agency? We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization:
An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill term vacancies and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise in various locations, with full or part-time hours for various tenures such as: Seasonal Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

EDUCATION
A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE
• Relevant experience in travelling and/or working outdoors in rough terrain or wilderness recreation and travel.
• Experience in handling, setting up and using field work equipment, including hand and/or light mechanized tools.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of terrestrial environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions specific to the Waterton Lakes National Park’s area.
• Knowledge of Southern Alberta non-native plant species and control methods.
• Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions.

ABILITIES
• Ability to conduct active resource management activities such as, invasive plant management, ecological restoration and other related tasks.
• Ability to follow procedures and protocol, and to report on issues.
• Ability to collect and record data in appropriate formats.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY
• Exercises sound judgment
• Takes responsibility
• Demonstrates integrity
• Strives for excellence
• Personally connects with people

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS :

EDUCATION
AE1 – Completion of two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology)

Degree equivalency

ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION
• Pesticide Application License

EXPERIENCE
AE1 – Experience in invasive plant management.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
The position requires the incumbent to:

• 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 holidays, when required.
• Work alone as required;
•Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods.

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class L, N or other graduated license will not be accepted);
• Possession and maintenance of St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR Certificate.
• All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Preference

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

Roderick Watt, Resource Management Officer I
Roderick.watt@pc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2022-11-15