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Impact Assessment Scientist I & II

Reference number: CAP22J-015950-000130
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-BNP-EA-095
Parks Canada - Integrated Land Use Policy & Planning - Banff Field Unit or Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta), Lake Louise (Alberta), Radium Hot Springs (British Columbia)
PC-01, PC-02
Anticipatory - Term/Acting/Assignment-at-level/ Indeterminate/Possibility of indeterminate. Starting February 2023
$64,569 to $88,384 (PC-01: From $64,569 to $75,242 (salary under review) PC-02: From $73,727 to $88,384 (salary under review)

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Closing date: 25 November 2022 - 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.

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

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

* Clearly identify in your application the position(s) or stream(s) for which you are applying (PC-01 or PC-02).

*** 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.


Come and be a key part of one of the most exciting and accomplished teams in Parks Canada! Banff National Park is looking for staff to conduct and coordinate Impact Assessments for internal and external project proposals in the Park to provide advice and recommendations to Project and Park Managers.

Duties will include, but are not be limited to:

• Conducts Impact Assessments to support maintenance of the environmental and commemorative integrity of Parks Canada natural and cultural resources.
• Conducts environmental surveillance and liaises with park staff and project proponents to monitor the performance and efficacy of mitigation measures.
• Lake Louise Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit ONLY - Coordinates and conducts spill preparedness/response.

• Coordinates, conducts and prepares Impact Assessments to support maintenance of the environmental and commemorative integrity of Parks Canada natural and cultural resources.
• Conducts environmental surveillance and liaises with park staff and project proponents to monitor the performance and efficacy of mitigation measures.
• Coordinates environmental management system programs, including local contaminated site management.
• Provides leadership and scientific advice on locally sensitive projects or policies.
• Lake Louise Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit ONLY - Coordinates and conducts spill preparedness/response.

Do you have excellent organizational skills, use sound ethics and value-based judgement, possess tact, diplomacy and persuasion, and a strong orientation toward client services? Do you have experience contributing solutions-oriented ideas and working with a team? If this sounds like you, consider applying.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

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.

Please clearly identify in your application the positions or streams for which you are applying.

Positions to be filled:
• One anticipatory indeterminate PC-02 in Banff Field Unit
• One anticipatory term and/or indeterminate PC-01 in Banff Field Unit
• One anticipatory term PC-02 in Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit
• One anticipatory term PC-01 in Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit

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: 4

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)

EDUCATION (PC-01 and PC-02):
Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conversation biology or other environmental science relevant to the position (environment science includes biology, ecology, forestry, soil science, geology or geography).

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE (PC-01 and PC-02):
EX1: Experience working with other government agencies, industry, the public and other stakeholders with respect to resource management, impact assessment and/or regulatory processes;
EX2: Experience researching, analyzing and writing resource management related documents, such as impact assessment reports, plans and/or strategies, and;
EX3: Significant* experience in performing environmental surveillance and monitoring for construction activities (e.g. logistics, site inspection, delivering environmental briefings, recording or documenting site surveillance information, data/sample collection, erosion/sediment control, procedures for working in or near water).

EX4: Significant* experience preparing impact assessments and/or facilitating environmental protection regulatory processes;
EX5: Experience providing advice to managers on mitigation strategies for construction projects, environmental management issues, and regulatory and/or assessment obligations.

*Significant is defined as experience acquired during two (2) or more years of relevant experience.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE (PC-01 and PC-02):
K1: Knowledge of related legislation and policies, and their application to land use planning and projects.
K2: Knowledge of scientific, ecological, and planning concepts as they relate to preparation of impact assessment and planning documents and monitoring of project implementation;
K3: Knowledge of methods, techniques and practices for conducting implementing impact assessments and developing impact avoidance and mitigations recommendations.

K4: Knowledge of contaminated site management involving one or more of the
following disciplines:
o Phased Environmental Site Assessments
o Environmental Risk Assessments
o Remediation

ABILITIES (PC-01 and PC-02):
A1: Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences (project managers, contractors, professional staff and team members).
A2: Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical reports, and make recommendations to non-scientific managers.
A3: Ability to prepare environment surveillance plans and reports (including field notes or documentation) and other technical /scientific reports.
A4: Ability to plan and organize.

PS1: Makes things happen
PS2: Exercises sound judgment
PS3: Personally connects with people
PS4: Takes responsibility
PS5: Demonstrate Integrity
PS6 : Strives for excellence.

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.

AEX1: Experience in carrying out projects in collaboration with Indigenous groups or Indigenous orga__nizations and/or experience in consulting with Indigenous groups or Indigenous organizations.
AEX2: Experience in spill preparedness or response.

AEX3: Experience in the preparation of statements of work or review of proposals and working with contractors or consultants (including subcontractors) during the execution of environmental projects.

• 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

Conditions of employment

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).

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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact pc.rhbanff-banffhr.pc@canada.ca prior to the closing date.

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) in order 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.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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

Contact information

Anna Brown, Senior Impact Assessment Scientist
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