Public Outreach Education Officer
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB
Parks Canada
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
PM-03 - Public Outreach Education Officer
.50 FTE - season normally February to September, 30 hours per week
$61,746 to $66,529 (under review, based on full time year-round employment)
Closing date: 27 February 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency employees of the Manitoba Field Unit and persons residing within commuting distance of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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.
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Leading in the development and delivery of public-facing outreach programs to promote understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada’s Manitoba Field Unit – with some focus on local Indigenous culture. Hiring, scheduling and supervising post-secondary students, planning and executing special events, working closely with Parks Canada partners.

Work environment
Would you like to be part of a dynamic team of communicators, sharing your passion for history and the natural environment, engaging the public with creative, fun, educational programming such as Green Screen Photo Booth and Airbrush Tattoos, at some of the most exciting festivals and venues in the Winnipeg area and beyond? If so, Parks Canada is looking for you!

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.

The hours and dates of this part-time employment opportunity are variable and subject to the terms of Parks Canada’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is largely seasonal with primary duties focused around spring and summer outdoor festival months. Weekly work hours are loosely based around a standard 30 hour work week with frequent evenings and weekend work required. The specifics of your schedule may be negotiated with your manager.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to staff one indeterminate part time position (.50 FTE). Seasonal part time, approximately February to September (30 hours per week).

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic (profiles OR requirements) in same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 750 words (maximum)

Contact information for 3 references.

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

  • A university degree with preference given to a focus on social sciences, humanities, biology, environmental science, ecology
Preference may be given to applicants with relevant post-secondary education identified above, however, consideration will be given to applicants with an acceptable combination of education training and experience relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

  • Experience organizing events and presenting to the public;
  • Experience working on projects independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience maintaining collaborations with networks and partners;
  • Experience working with computers (such as Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Additional Language(s):
Anishinaabe, Cree or Dene languages considered an asset

Information on language requirements

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

Additional experience:
  • Experience interpreting complex scientific and cultural heritage topics for a general public audience;
  • Experience scheduling and organizing people, events and equipment.

  • Knowledge of planning and working in a cooperative management environment.
  • Knowledge of the Parks Canada mandate;
  • Knowledge of the role of interpretation in reaching the community and visitors.
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous History in Manitoba

  • Communicate articulately both orally and in writing, to inform, influence and involve others;
  • Facilitate learning opportunities for a diversity of audiences using a variety of approaches;
  • Organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
  • Assess target audiences’ needs and interests to support the planning and development of public outreach education programs and initiatives.
Personal Suitability

  • Exercises sound judgment
  • Makes things happen
  • Personally connects with others
  • Strives for excellence
  • Takes initiative
Operational Requirements

  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
  • 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 transport) as required.
Skill Proficiency

  • Should you pass the initial application process, you may be invited to a test which will assess your writing abilities, your resourcefulness and attention to detail.
Conditions of employment
Conditions of Employment

  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status
  • Possession of a Driver’s License, Class 5
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

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.

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.

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