Manager, Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning

Parks Canada - Jasper, AB (30+ days ago)

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Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
PM-06 - Manager, Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning
Indeterminate - late 2020/early 2021
$94,413 to $107,953 ((Currently under review))

Closing date: 16 June 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: 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.

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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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below), and explain 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.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your application how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.

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

Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

Please provide contact information for 3 references, including a collegue and your current or previous supervisor.


Key responsibilities include:
  • Managing a professional services program that includes: environmental
assessment; plan and policy development; land use management; regulatory and
permitting processes; geomatics and data management;
  • Supervising professional staff in various disciplines (currently 11 direct and indirect
  • Leading high profile or complex multi-disciplinary files and projects;
  • Advising on, leading, or participating in public engagement programs associated
with land use planning or large scale projects;
  • Structuring and participating in discussion tables or negotiations with stakeholders,
leaseholders and Indigenous groups; and
  • Providing advice and guidance, both oral and written, in support of projects and
specialist staff.

Work environment

The mountains are calling……
Come and fall in love with the mountains that surround us every day. Our laid-back mountain town offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.

Jasper, a Dark Sky Preserve, is the largest and wildest of the Rocky Mountain National Parks extending over 11,000 square kilometres. Over 2 million visitors a year come to explore the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls and the twinkling galaxy of stars.

If you have a passion for the outdoors, come live and work in this beautiful place and explore these extraordinary mountains, We offer a work life balance that will enable you to spend your free time hiking, biking, skiing, camping or just taking in the beauty of your surroundings.

Be part of a dedicated team, working to protect and restore our national parks and historic sites. Play a role in enabling people to further discover and connect with our parks and heritage now and for generations to come.

You’ll be able to call a beautiful national park “HOME”.

Parks Canada Housing is an option that could be explored to assist you in making this happen.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill an indeterminate vacancy and may be used in the future to similar positions with various tenures in the Jasper Field Unit; and may be used in other locations*, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Minimum of a completed undergraduate university degree in natural sciences, planning, public administration, or other discipline relevant to the position.

NOTE: Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency

  • EXP1: Significant and recent experience in managing programs or projects concerning land use management, planning, and environmental conservation, in a protected areas context;
  • EXP2: Experience managing a team and a budget, hiring staff, setting priorities, and performance management;
  • EXP3: Experience leading cross-disciplinary teams tasked with developing plans, programs or policies, in a protected areas context.
  • EX4: Significant and recent experience in providing advice and making recommendations to senior management on complex* issues;
  • EX5: Significant and recent experience creating and maintaining productive relationships and strategic partnerships with internal and external partners and stakeholders, and Indigenous peoples.
1) “Recent” is defined as: within the past 10 years.

(2) Significant will be evaluated in terms of the scope, complexity and diversity of work handled, and the level of direct responsibility demonstrated for a wide variety of complex files or projects. The applicant has regularly performed complex activities related to the noted tasks in a wide variety of situations. This is normally acquired over a period of approximately 36 months or more.
  • Complex issues may be defined as one or more of: high profile (i.e. attracting public or media attention); involving multiple stakeholders; multi-jurisdictional in nature; involving third-party interests; requiring multiple consultations; or having a significant impact.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

AEX 1. Experience in the supervision or management of human resources within Canada's Federal Public Service. Examples of responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, performance management, career development and employee-management relations.
AEX 2. Experience lading a project team, working group and/or multi-disciplinary work team of internal *** and/or external *** stakeholders.

AEX3. Experience in government leading or coordinating regulatory processes concerning the natural environment.

AEX4. Experience conducting analysis for the purpose of identifying gaps in a program, project, policy or piece of legislation that arise as a result of a change in circumstance (operational trends, emerging key issues, changes in the operation environment, etc.).

*** Internal is defined as inside your federal department or organization.
*** External is defined as outside your federal department or organization.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of land use planning and management in a protected areas context;
K2: Knowledge of the general principles, use and application of environmental assessment.
K3: Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and its mandate, legislation and policies, and general organizational structure.

AB1: Ability to analyze and synthesize diverse information and to provide clear and concise options and recommendations;
AB2: Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners;
AB3: Ability to manage changing, conflicting and competing priorities, tight timelines, and sensitive situations in a constructive manner;
AB4: Ability to think strategically about both corporate and stakeholder needs and perspectives, to evaluate options and risks, and to incorporate this information into recommendations and/or approaches;
AB4: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • PS1: Exercises sound judgement;
  • PS2: Demonstrates Integrity;
  • PS3: Make things happen.
  • PS4: Effective interpersonal relationships.
  • PS5: Thinking things through.
  • PS6: Strives for Excellence.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Jasper Field Unit and in various weather conditions;
  • Willing and able to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - • Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

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 application.

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

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.

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

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.

Depending on the requirements of the position to be staffed, it is possible that an 'asset' qualification may be deemed an essential qualification.

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.

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 Jasper Human Resources (, 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.

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

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