Heritage Presenter I | Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Heritage Presenter I | Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Location: Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Fort Walsh National Historic SiteHeritage Presenter I

Reference number: CAP18J-015121-000085
Selection process number: 2018-PKS-SKS-FW-VE-006
Parks Canada
Fort Walsh National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
GT-01
Various lengths of season: May – August 2018, June – August 2018. Indeterminate Seasonal and/or Term. This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) and may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the same work description, location(s), language requirements and FTE’s.
$41,110 to $46,279 (currently under review)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks CanadaClosing date: 5 February 2018 – 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.

Important messages

Housing is not provided.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

– Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
– Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
– Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
– Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
– For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Duties

Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum)

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.

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

A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public
• Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation
• Experience in handling cash
• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education or story telling

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
• General knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage

• Adaptability – Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups
• Analytical Thinking – Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making
• Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client
• Creativity and Innovation – Generating viable, new approaches and solutions
• Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
• Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
• Communication through Interpretation – Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve

• Sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Share our vision
• Make things happen
• Demonstrate Integrity
• Strives for excellence

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence.

The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods
• Handle historic weapons or other types of materials
• Handle of livestock or wild life

Other information

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications. Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications, may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

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.

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 cover letter.

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.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

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 who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Shirley Johnson, A/Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

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.

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

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also 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 Public Service Commission or the departmental 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.

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

Contact information

Saskatchewan South Field Unit
SS-HR.Competition@pc.gc.ca