STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Promotions Assistant
Government of Canada
Halifax, NS
Parks Canada - Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
$13.47 to $15.42 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the hire and is based on the current academic level of the student as well as experience)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 28 February 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
  • a full-time post-secondary student in an accredited institution
  • currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term
  • the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists
All eligible students 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.
Apply online

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Please apply online with a resume and cover letter showing how you meet the position requirements and each previous experience. The onus is on the candidate to submit an application that addresses directly the skills and requirements we are looking for. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected. Only successful candidates will be invited to move on to the next stage in the selection process.

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

Position is well suited towards students enrolled in Business, Commerce, Tourism and/or related fields including communications, marketing, and promotions.

Students who are in their final year of academic study and who are not intending to return to full-time studies are eligible to work part-time up until the time they graduate.

Seeking a highly motivated individual with strong communications and organizational skills to help the Promotions Officers in promoting visitation to the Parks Canada sites in Mainland NS. Duties will include assistance with the development of promotional communications for online and traditional media, coordinate the ongoing fulfilment of promotional literature across the province, assist and help coordinate promotion of on-site and off-site special events including mascot appearances and interacting with the public, providing general office support, assist with evaluation reporting and other duties as directed.

Work environment
During the tourism season (May-October), Parks Canada welcomes thousands of visitors to enjoy the beauty and historical significance of its national parks and national historic sites across the country. The Mainland Nova Scotia field unit manages several national historic sites and a national park. Working as part of the Promotions and Communications team, the Promotions Assistant student will have the opportunity to experience our natural and historic treasures alongside fellow Canadians and visitors from around the world.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 800 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the essential 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"

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Experience working or volunteering at special events

Experience working independently with minimal supervision

Experience in writing communications and/or promotions material

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential
Preference may be given to bilingual candidates (English & French)

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Must wear a Parks Canada uniform, period costume, or mascot costume

Willingness to work weekends, holidays and evenings as required

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license

Be able to find own housing in area. Accommodation is not provided

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

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.

You will have to submit a proof of enrollment.

Persons are entitled to be assessed in the official language of their choice.

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.

The Public Service of 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 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.