Parks Canada - Nunavut Field Unit
GT-04 - Visitor Safety Coordinator
To staff 2 term positions located in Iqaluit, NU. There may be the opportunity to work from another Parks Canada office location in Nunavut. 1 full-time 12-month term position and 1 full-time 5 year term position.
$66,807 to $75,963 (Salary under review) Isolated Post Allowances + Vacation Travel Assistance (see Important Messages below)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada
Closing date: 10 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all 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.
- In accordance with the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements, qualified Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area will be considered ahead of other applicants.
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.
Northern Allowances (rates and conditions subject to change):
- Isolated Post Allowances: Approximately $ 24,445 / year to $ 42,668 / year
- Vacation Travel Assistance: $2,068.50 provided twice per year for each eligible member of the household. (Rates vary depending on work location)
We Also Offer:
- Housing: Federal government housing may be provided in Iqaluit, NU.
- 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 compressed work weeks
This exciting position provides specialized technical advice and coordinates park and field unit cross-functional visitor safety programs, including development of visitor or public safety plans.
The position plays a key role in visitor-risk management and incident response (which may include environmental emergencies) for Nunavut’s five beautiful and extremely remote national parks, one national historic site and one national marine conservation area.
The position also provides technical visitor safety advice and training to other field unit and park/site staff. The work has a field component and is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to build on their field skills in an arctic setting across many fields of study
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.
In Nunavut, Inuit and Parks Canada cooperatively manage five national parks, one national historic site and one national marine conservation area. They are: Auyuittuq National Park, Sirmilik National Park, Qausuittuq National Park, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ukkusiksalik National Park, the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site and Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. Long before these areas received federal protection, Inuit lived, harvested and travelled these lands and waters. Many staff have connections to these places through their families and ancestors. To this day, harvesting and use by Inuit remains a protected right under the Nunavut Agreement. As a Parks Canada team member in Nunavut, you will help protect, present and share these incredible places so they remain for generations, by implementing the Nunavut Agreement and Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreements.
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.
To staff 2 term positions located in Iqaluit, NU. There may be the opportunity to work from another Parks Canada office location in Nunavut.
- 1 full-time 12-month term position
- 1 full-time 5 year term position
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures including: indeterminate, acting, assignment, and specified period , full-time or part-time, with various security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of Nunavut and Canada.
Positions to be filled: 1
A covering letter "A cover letter up to 3,000 words (Maximum)"
Contact information for 3 references.
- A secondary school (high school) diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative
- Experience analyzing, assessing and providing advice on issues relating to visitor safety and/or public safety in a wilderness or remote setting
- Experience in coordinating and/or leading teams in incident management and response
- Experience preparing plans and guidelines for emergency response or other similar activities
- Experience working or participating in a cross-cultural environment or co-operative management setting
Information on language requirements
- Knowledge of the principles, standards, techniques and procedures involved in the prevention of visitor safety incidents, preparedness and emergency response planning, and incident management systems, processes and response
- Knowledge of risk management principles and guidelines, including activity risk assessments
- Ability to identify and analyze potential risks or hazards to the safety of visitors, and develop plans to prevent, manage and respond
- Ability to manage responses to visitor safety incidents
- Ability to monitor visitor safety incidents and responses, including collecting, analyzing, preparing and presenting detailed incident information to assist in understanding causal factors
- Ability to provide recommendations and advice to managers on standards and level of service for visitor safety program
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally verbally and in writing
- Exercises sound judgment
- Takes responsibility
- Strives for Excellence
- Makes things happen
- Personally connects with others
ASSET CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Certified instructor in: Certified Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid and/or Incident Command Systems
- Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), Small Domestic Vessel – Basic Safety – (MED), Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine (ROC-M)
- Experience living, working, or travelling in the North (preferably in Nunavut)
- Experience working effectively with Indigenous communities, committees or organizations.
- Boat operation
- Glacier travel
- Inuit culture, society, and economy
- Nunavut Agreement
- Communicate effectively orally in Inuktitut
- Communicate effectively in writing in Inuktitut
- Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment when required
- 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 (e.g. all- terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required
- Willingness to obtain a firearm Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and complete Parks Canada firearm training
Reliability Status security clearance - • Obtain a pre-employment medical (and periodic medical assessments) as required
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.
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. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application. Applicants are also asked to indicate if they prefer to use one of the Inuktut languages as their preferred language for correspondence and/or assessments in this process.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.