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Cultural Resource Management Student

Reference number: CAP23J-130498-000015
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-BNP-SU-EA-124
Parks Canada - Heritage Programs Banff Field Unit
Rocky Mountain House (Alberta)
$22.29 to $23.85 per hour

Closing date: 3 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from students 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.

To be considered for employment under one of the student employment programs, the individual must be:
• registered as a full-time or part-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited academic program.
• participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the authority of an accredited academic institution.
• should meet the minimum age requirement to be employed in the province or territory of work.

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

Note: Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

***Important Information and Instructions***

1. Students will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.
2. Living accommodations will not be provided.
3. No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application.

NOTE: When submitting your application to this selection process, you will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the essential qualifications (education and all essential experiences).

Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the pre-screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application. Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.


Parks Canada is seeking a reliable, motivated, and detail-oriented individual who is interested in history and cultural resources (historic buildings, archaeological sites, artifacts, cultural landscapes) from approximately May to September.
The key duties include:
- assisting with monitoring of cultural resources
- artifact collections management: including inventory, re-organizing, updating inventory data base, and basic condition assessment; and,
- assisting with historic research
You will be expected to work as part of a team and will be a representative of Parks Canada. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are a key factor for the successful candidate.

Work environment

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is a fine example of the fur trade in the west. Discover a historic trading post along the North Saskatchewan River and immerse yourself in stories of Indigenous Peoples and legendary explorers.

Intent of the process

The results may be used in the future to fill other temporary student vacancies that may arise in the Banff Field Unit, in various locations, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Open to students currently enrolled in secondary or post-secondary school in an accredited institution and/or those participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the authority of an accredited academic institution.

Degree equivalency

• Experience collecting data and recording it according to detailed instructions.
• Experience using MS Word/Excel/Power Point.
• Experience in project work related to archaeology, history, museum studies, artifacts, or archives.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Canadian history and archaeology

• Ability to plan, organize and set priorities.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to research, gather and assemble information from different sources.

• Exercises sound judgment.
• Communicates effectively.
• Demonstrates initiative.
• Personally connects with people.

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

Asset Qualifications:

The following qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process, so please describe how you meet any of the following criteria.

Asset Experience:
• Experience doing archaeological field work or working with collections in a museum environment.

• Willing and able to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal safety equipment.
• Willing and able to work varied hours, shift, weekends, evenings, overtime, and holidays.
• Willing and able to work outdoors including backcountry travel and be exposed to various weather conditions.
• Willing and able to perform tasks such as: lifting heavy boxes, cleaning historic buildings and exhibits, and minor maintenance.
• Willing and able to conduct repetitive tasks and make moderate effort to sit and stand for prolonged periods.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent

Conditions of employment

• Successful completion and maintenance of reliability security clearance including fingerprints.

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. In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as belonging to an employment equity group such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ youth, minority Francophones, and members of racially minoritized groups and encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.

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.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

Contact information

Kate Leonard, Cultural Resource Management Advisor, Heritage Programs
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