Student Urban Outreach Team Members in Halifax
Government of Canada
Halifax, NS
Parks Canada - Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
SU-01 - Student Urban Outreach Team Members in Halifax
$13.47 to $17.64 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: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.

Requirements:
  • Applicants must be registered in a recognized university, college or CEGEP education program
  • Applicants must have completed one year of full-time post-secondary education by May 2018
  • Applicants must be returning to full-time post-secondary education in September 2019 or January 2020
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a valid Emergency First Aid and CPR certification by the start of the work term
  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or have the legal documentation to work in Canada
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
Please apply online. 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.

Interviews will be conducted for these positions between March 18th and March 22th. These are the only times that these interviews can be conducted so please be prepared to make yourself available on these days.

Duties

Your job would be to:
  • Engage audiences through activities and programs at special events like festivals, celebrations, and public events, at diverse venues such as museums, beaches, public spaces, waterfronts, libraries, parks, and more.
  • Inspire and Connect urban families, young adults and new Canadian audiences with Parks Canada protected places to learn more about our environment, our history and Canada's rich heritage.
  • Create and Present innovative programs and interactive presentations to support trip planning to Parks Canada places in Atlantic Canada including National Parks and National Historic Sites.
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.

Passionate about connecting with the public, teaching and sharing new experiences?

Parks Canada is seeking highly motivated team-players with excellent communication skills to join our dynamic team and help deliver outreach activities in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Positions to be filled: 3

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)
Applicants must be registered in a recognized university, college or CEGEP education program

Applicants must have completed one year of full-time post-secondary education by May 2019

Applicants must be returning to full-time post-secondary education in September 2019 or January 2020

Degree equivalency

Experience delivering and leading public activities/programs/lessons

Experience working or volunteering at public/special events

Experience creating and delivering presentations/public speaking to a variety of audiences

Experience in interpretation and/or public engagement

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Preference will be given to bilingual (English / French) candidates or candidates with additional language skills.

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Parks Canada places and its mandate

Ability to work collaboratively with others

Ability to interact with and present to a wide variety of audiences

Advanced communications skills (oral and written) (English and/or French)

Ability to adapt to a variety of situations and changing work locations

Ability to lift and handle equipment of varying weight

Interpersonal and leadership skills

Reliable

Demonstrates sound judgement

Makes interpersonal connections easily

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and occasionally a mascot costume

Willingness to work varied hours, weekends, holidays, and overtime

Willingness to work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions

Willingness to set-up, take-down and move equipment of varying weight

Willingness to travel to various locations outside of Halifax and participate in overnight or multi-night trips

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or have the legal documentation to work in Canada

Preference may be given to applicants with a valid Emergency First Aid and CPR certification by the start of the work term

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license

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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process 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.