Parks Canada - Human Resources - Banff Field Unit
Indeterminate - Starting November 2023
$100,011 to $111,435 (currently under review)
Closing date: 16 October 2023 - 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.
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.
No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application. We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line should contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.
*** 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.
Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors when responding to the questions in the on-line application, may result in the rejection of your application.
Your role encompasses the planning, coordinating and managing the development and delivery of the Banff Field Unit Human Resources program, and associated services and activities.
You will manage a dedicated team of human resource staff, and work with, and support a diverse team of managers with a range of backgrounds including operations, asset management, environmental services, realty, external relations and finance.
As a member of the field unit management team you will you will be expected to exert influence and provide guidance to help managers exercise their authorities in an ever evolving HR landscape. Your challenges will include: leading human resources projects/initiatives, formulating strategies to advance people management/employee development, providing strategic advice and leadership for the resolution of issues, grievances and investigations, and developing/maintaining collaborative working relationships with the local employee organizations.
You will love this job if you like showing initiative and being action-oriented and you’re in your element working directly with managers, supervisor and staff. You love complicated challenges and solving problems. You thrive in situations where you have many things going on at the same time. The promotion of teamwork in a healthy, positive and productive workplace is important to you.
You will love this job if you enjoy working effectively with others: You build genuine relationships based on trust, and seek collaborative and creative approaches to meeting common goals. You are receptive and sensitive to the diverse views of others.
You will love this job if you demonstrate integrity and respect: You take ownership of anything you commit to and follow it through to completion. Your conscientiousness, your integrity, and your commitment to doing things right create your reputation.
You will love this job if you like thinking things through: You know you are able to take calculated risks, to meet new challenges, to deliver. You encourage open discussion with the right people to assess and solve problems. You take action based on the sound understanding of situations.
The mountains are calling...
Come and fall in love with the mountains that surround us every day. Our mountain town offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
Over 4 million visitors come to explore Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, and adventure in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you have a passion for the outdoors, come live and work in this beautiful place and explore these extraordinary mountains, we offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just taking in the beauty of your surroundings.
You’ll be able to call a Banff National Park “HOME”.
Parks Canada’s may be able to provide staff accommodation if you meet the eligibility requirements.
This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancies of various tenures (indeterminate, temporary, full-time, and part-time) and will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels, language requirements, and locations.
Note: A qualifying list will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (Indeterminate, Seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time) and various language profiles (English Essential; Bilingual Imperative)
Positions to be filled: 1
Contact information for 3 references.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.
Certification as Chartered Professionals in Human Resources;
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable experience in human resources.
Indeterminate and term incumbents of positions in the PE group on September 1, 2004 at Parks Canada or in the Public Service who do not possess the education level prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. Further, employees at Parks Canada who were appointed in the PE group on an indeterminate basis between September 1, 2004 and October 3, 2008, when this standard was amended, are also deemed to meet the minimum education standard.
EX1: Recent* and **significant** experience in providing corporate or operational human resources services in at least two (2) of the following disciplines and/or functions including but not limited to: Labour Relations; Classification; Staffing/Resourcing/Recruitment; Learning and Professional Development; Human Resources Planning; Disability Management.
EX2: Experience in providing ***strategic***advice and support to management on wide variety and scope of HR issues.
EX3: Experience in providing advice and guidance to senior management on ****complex**** human resources files. (see notes)
EX4: Experience managing or leading human resources. (see notes)*****
- Recent refers to experience acquired within the last five (5) years.
**Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth normally acquired through performance of the duties for a period of approximately three (3) years.
*** Strategic advice includes planning, consultation, analysis and/or implementation of HR services for an organization and in consultation with management of an organization in order to effectively achieve program and/or client operational objectives.
****Complex files include those that have multiple interrelationships and interdependencies, as well as, those that involve multiple stakeholders.
***** EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES is defined as: having supervised staff, assigned work, managed and assessed performance, and developed or contributed to the development of staffing plans. EXPERIENCE LEADING HUMAN RESOURCES is defined as: applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have led people or work teams and oversaw work activities, provided day-to-day operational and functional guidance to staff, coordinated and assigned workloads, developed job aids, and provided coaching, mentoring and formal training.
Information on language requirements
K1: Knowledge of people management legislation, policies, trends, and practices.
A1: Thinking things through;
A2: Showing initiative and being action-oriented;
A3: Working effectively with others;
A4: Demonstrating integrity and respect;
A5: Client service orientation;
A6: Business acumen;
A7: Communicate effectively orally;
A8: Communicate effectively in writing.
PS1: Effective leader
PS2: Exercises sound judgment
PS3: Personally connects with people
PS4: Demonstrate Integrity
PS5 : Strives for excellence
PS6: Takes responsibility
- Willing and able to travel and work in a variety of climatic and geographical conditions
- Willing and able to work weekends, shift work, on-call, statutory holidays and overtime, if required
Must be met prior to employment:
- Obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance, including fingerprints;
- Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted)
- Willing and able to travel and work in a variety of climatic and geographical conditions
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
We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact [email protected] prior to the closing date.
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.
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.