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Impact Assessment Practitioner / Officer

Reference number: CAP22J-023112-000024
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-RMFU-EA-TERM-747
Parks Canada - Riding Mountain National Park & Northern Prairies Field Unit
Elk Island National Park of Canada (Alberta), Riding Mountain National Park of Canada (Manitoba), Prince Albert National Park of Canada (Saskatchewan)
Indeterminate Full-Time, Term, Acting, Assignment
$63,720 to $77,523 (Salary Under Review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 28 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: 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

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

We prefer to accept online applications for this process. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact Human Resources rhpnmr-rmnphr@pc.gc.ca prior to the closing date with a resume and cover letter that clearly demonstrates how they meet the education and experience requirements; quoting the selection process number (located in the top right corner of the advertisement) in the subject line.

Assessment accommodation:
In support of achieving a representative workforce and our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, preferred consideration may be given to qualified candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the equity seeking groups: *Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+.

*In this process, we are using the terms “Indigenous Peoples’’ and “Racialized Communities” as they align with international usage and in this process, replace the legislative terms “Aboriginal peoples” and “Visible Minorities’’ that appear in the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations. The definitions have not changed.

An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive manager will be required before an offer can be made.


In this role, you will coordinate, conduct and prepare Impact Assessments (IA) to maintain the environmental and commemorative integrity of Parks Canada natural and cultural resources. You will conducts environmental surveillance to monitor the performance and efficacy of mitigation measures.

You will work in the field and in an office environment. You will be part of the resource conservation team and work closely with the other functions in the delivery of park programs and visitor experience.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff positions in Riding Mountain National Park, Prince Albert National Park and Elk Island National Park.

This process may also be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar position(s) with various tenures, security levels and/or language requirements.

Positions to be filled: 3

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)

Graduation from a recognized university with an undergraduate degree in resource management, conservation biology or other environmental science relevant to the position (environment science includes biology, ecology, forestry, soil science, geology or geography). Or a suitable combination of formal training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience reviewing and preparing environmental impact assessments and/or facilitating environmental protection regulatory processes;
• Experience with projects and activities involving the management of natural and cultural resources, including performing environmental surveillance and monitoring for construction activities (e.g. logistics, site inspection, delivering environmental briefings, recording or documenting site surveillance information and/or data/sample collection).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

The following additional qualifications are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position (nice-to-have). If you meet any of these requirements, please let us know in your application:

Additional Experience:
• Experience in carrying out projects in collaboration with Indigenous groups or Indigenous organizations and/or experience in consulting with Indigenous groups or Indigenous organizations.
• Experience developing and implementing erosion/sediment control plans.
• Familiarity with procedures for working in or near water.
• Experience working with species at risk.
• Experience working with contaminated site remediation.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the principles of impact assessment, including general environmental mitigations for construction projects and land restoration practices;
• Knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic environments, and the vegetation and wildlife characteristics of the central prairies/Boreal parkland.

• Ability to communicate and network effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences (project managers, contractors, professional staff and team members).
• Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical reports, and make recommendations to non-scientific audiences.
• Ability to conduct environment surveillance for construction projects, including the preparation of field notes and other technical/scientific reports.
• Ability to plan and organize.

• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented – getting things done

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

Additional Knowledge:
• Knowledge of pertinent Acts, legislation, and regulations as they apply to environmental assessments.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Reliability Status security clearance;
• You will be required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence recognized by the province/territory applicable to this offer of employment.
• Undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.

• You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager. Compensation will be as prescribed in the Terms and Conditions of Employment applicable to you;
• You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties;
• You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions;
• You may be required to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

∙ A written examination may be administered
∙ An interview will be administered
∙ Reference checks will be sought

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.

Parks Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the contact identified below or the agency official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the following information:
∙ Names of their references
∙ Proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

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.

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.

Contact information

Debbie Kilfoyle, Ecologist Team Leader I, Riding Mountain Field Unit Aynsley D. Hygaard, Human Resource Advisor II, Riding Mountain Field Unit
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