Resource Conservation Manager III (Full Time)


Parks Canada


Parks Canada – Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Skidegate (British Columbia)
Indeterminate full-time
$94,413 to $107,953 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review)

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Closing date: 18 November 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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.


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

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Gwaii Haanas is seeking a visionary, experienced manager committed to the principles and practice of cooperative management of protected places. The manager leads a diverse group of professionals who oversee ecological, cultural, and visitor safety programs in Gwaii Haanas. The manager collaborates directly with the Archipelago Management Board, supporting a well-established cooperative governance framework based on Haida principles and an emulated consensus decision making model. While working to sustain this proven cooperative governance approach, the manager also helps shape the future by developing and implementing agreements and programs with other levels of government and organizations. The managerial position is located in Skidegate on beautiful Haida Gwaii.

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.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to staff one indeterminate full-time position.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

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)


Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in natural or cultural resource management
an acceptable combination of a university degree in another discipline, training and experience.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Recent and significant* experience in planning, managing and implementing natural and cultural resource management in terrestrial and marine environments in an indigenous cross-cultural environment;

EX2: Experience in building relationships, partnerships, and agreements with other levels of government and organizations to develop and deliver resource conservation programs that result in measurable improvements;

EX3: Experience in providing leadership to a multidisciplinary team, including supervision, management and development of staff;

EX4: Experience in managing complex budgets from multiple funding sources, and strategic work planning.

*“Recent and significant” is defined by a minimum of five (5) years within the last ten (10) years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


K1: Knowledge of conservation priorities, issues, legislation, policies and programs of the Government of Canada, Haida Nation and Parks Canada Agency;

K2: Knowledge of principles, objectives and priorities of the Archipelago Management Board (AMB);

K3: Knowledge of the principles and practices of natural and cultural resource management, ecologically sustainable use, conservation biology, and public participation;

K4: Knowledge of providing strategic advice to and implementing direction provided by senior officials;

K5: Knowledge of the nature and application of aboriginal traditional knowledge in natural and cultural resource management;

K6: Knowledge of visitor safety and visitor risk management, planning and procedures related to terrestrial and marine Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.


A1: Ability to lead, direct and motivate staff;

A2: Ability to manage programs and financial resources to achieve organizational objectives;

A3: Ability to analyze and critically assess science and management issues concerning natural and cultural resources and work with Parks Canada managers, Aboriginal partners and others to effect good decisions that advance Parks Canada mandate;

A4: Ability to communicate orally and in writing, with the goal of engaging and influencing a range of stakeholders regarding resource management issues, practices and programs;

A5: Ability to lead and work effectively within committees and team involving a range of government and non-government personnel and stakeholders.

LA1: Shares our vision;

LA2: Exercises sound judgment;

LA3: Strives for excellence;

LA4: Personally connects with people;

LA5: Makes things happen;

LA6: Takes responsibility;

LA7: Demonstrates integrity.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance – Obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.

Obtain and maintain a pre-employment medical, as per the Isolated Post Policy.

Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required;

Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;

Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;

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

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the education and/or experience described in the screening questions.
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.

Applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Proof of education and references information must be submitted at the interview.

A written exam may be administered.

Interviews and reference checks will be conducted.

Successful candidates must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

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

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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

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 your 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.

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.


How to Apply

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

Contact information

Gwaii Haanas Human Resources