JOB POSTING | Geomatics Technician and Resource Management Officer(s)

EG 04 – Various Streams: Geomatics Technician and Resource Management Officer(s)

Reference number: CAP19J-011557-000252
Selection process number: 2019-CAP-GBOE-BPFF-IND-RM-OC-047
Parks Canada – Bruce Penninsula National Park/ Fathom Five National Marine Park
Tobermory (Ontario)
$59,154 to $71,970 (under review)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks CanadaClosing date: 11 October 2019 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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


Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring and active management related to a resource management program.

Maintains spatial and non-spatial databases in support of resource conservation and park management.Provides geomatics technical advice in the manipulation and analysis of spatial and non-spatial resource conservation and other management data to other functional specialists, park managers and partners.

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

This process will be used to staff two (3) positions within the Georgian Bay Ontario East Field Unit, specifically Bruce Peninsula National Park/ Fathom Five National Marine Park (Tobermory).

This process may be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar position(s) with various tenures, security levels and/or language requirements or in different locations.

This process consists of the following two (2) streams:
STREAM 1: EG-04 Geomatics Technician
STREAM 2: EG-04 Resource Management Officer II (with an emphasis in Environmental Assessments and Cultural Resource Management)

IN YOUR APPLICATION, you must clearly demonstrate for WHICH STREAM(S) YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION and HOW you meet the essential requirements regarding the experience criteria listed in this or these stream(s). PLEASE RESPOND WITH N/A, questions related to the stream(s) for which you did not apply.


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)


Graduation with a diploma and/or post graduate certification from a recognized college or university in GIS, Geomatics, Remote Sensing, Geography, Social Science, Environmental Science or another specialty relevant to the position.

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in environmental and/or natural sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, geology) or other discipline (e.g. history, geography, aboriginal studies, archaeology) relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education (two years of a post-secondary program related to environmental and/or natural sciences), training and/or experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency


* Experience using GIS (ESRI ArcGIS) as well as, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or database programs (e.g. MS Office)
* Experience leading two (2) or more phases of field research projects (i.e. design, logistics, synthesis of background information, definition of data/ sample collection requirements, data/sample analysis, presentation of results);
* Experience preparing technical/ scientific reports, manuscripts, protocols, presentations, web site information and/ or public presentations or displays;
* Experience working with stakeholders and/or multi-jurisdictional and/or diverse teams.

* Experience writing environmental assessments for projects in protected areas;
* Experience researching and evaluating complex information and providing advice to senior managers and staff.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


* Knowledge of geomatics methodologies, systems, standards and tools;
* Knowledge of Species at Risk policy and legislation as applied to Parks Canada;
* Knowledge of equipment, methodology and procedures for data collection and analysis;
* Knowledge of trends and technical developments in field equipment and/or techniques and/or geographic information systems

* Knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics within the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five Marine Park;
* Knowledge of the principals and techniques associated with cultural resource protection
* Knowledge of environmental assessment requirements in and around national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas.


* Ability to communicate effectively, orally, graphically, and in technical writing;
* Ability to maintain relationships with stakeholders including clients, colleagues, external networks, and Indigenous partners;
* Ability to deal with deadlines, multiple and competing priorities;
* Ability to acquire, analyze and disseminate scientific and geospatial data in a variety of formats.

* Ability to understand and respond to a wide range of issues and user requirements involving geomatics and database management.


* Exercises sound judgement;
* Personally connects with people;
* Demonstrates Integrity.

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


* Experience using Remote Sensing software for data analysis;
* Experience developing, managing and/or implementing geomatics tools and/or products.

* Experience preparing terms of reference for procurement of specialized environmental services through consultants;
* Experience identifying potential networks and partners and developing and maintaining respectful and effective colaboration arrangements;
* Experience coordinating, participating in and providing advice to Indigenous working groups to support agreements and contracts related to cultural resource management.


* 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 travel for work and/or training purposes, using various modes of transportation.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” or higher 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 are required to submit your application online.

Resumés will be used ONLY as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening questions.

2. OTHERS (if applicable)
Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resumé and/or application form.

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.


∙ A written examination may be administered
∙ An interview will be administered
∙ Reference checks will be sought

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

If you require accommodation at any stage of the process, please advise us as soon as possible.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the following information:
∙ Names of their referees (2 supervisors, 1 peers/ subordinates)
∙ Proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

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


PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

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 (Name of HRM), 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Preference will be given to any modern day veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit Parks Canada
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