Job Posting | Parks Canada – Visitor Safety and Fire Operations Coordinator

Visitor Safety and Fire Operations Coordinator

Reference number: CAP19J-011557-000244
Selection process number: 2019-CAP-GBOE-BPFF-SEAS-RM-OC-013
Parks Canada – Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada / Fathom Five National Marine Park
Tobermory (Ontario)
$62,741 to $71,340 (salary under review)Closing date: 14 March 2019 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Open to persons residing or working within a 500km radius of Tobermory, Ontario.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada’s website. For information on how to use this website, please visit:

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


Provides specialized technical advice and coordinates the parks’ cross-functional visitor safety program, including visitor-risk management and incident management and response (which may include environmental emergencies). This position also coordinates cross-functional delivery of fire operations, including wildfire risk management and incident management and response.

Work environment

Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park are located at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, where the Niagara Escarpment meets the clear waters of Georgian Bay. Tobermory, adjacent to the two parks, is a quiet village centered around a small picturesque harbour that is transformed into a bustling hub of tourist activity during the summer months with visitors in excess of 500,000 annually.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) but may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the samework description and language requirements, including indeterminate (permanent) and term opportunities, or in different locations within Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum)

Contact information for 3 references.

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

• Graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program) in outdoor recreation, public safety or other discipline related to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in fire management and visitor safety activities in a wildland setting;
• Experience in coordinating OR leading teams in incident management and response.
• Experience in developing and preparing protocols, training materials, presentations, plans or guidelines for emergency response or other similar activities

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Significant* experience in fire management and visitor safety activities in a wildland setting;
• Experience in developing and maintaining local, regional and provincial community partnerships, agreements and networks for visitor safety and emergency services.

* Significant experience means a minimum of 2 years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

• Knowledge of the use of GIS and remote sensing to monitor wildfire effects;
• Knowledge of ecological restoration and species at risk.

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.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors. 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.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at a later date.

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

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

∙ 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.

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, pemanent resident status or work permit.

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 references
∙ Proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcipt.

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.

The essential qualifications that are listed in the statement of merit criteria are mandatory. A pass mark will be established for each. Applicants may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. In the event that there are as many applicants who meet the essential qualifications as there are vacancies, the manager may decide not to assess some or all of the asset qualifications.

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 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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also 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.

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

Contact information

Wanda Burdett, Human Resources Assistant
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