Partnering and Engagement Officer
Parks Canada Agency - Inuvik, NT

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Western Arctic Field Unit
Inuvik, NT
Indeterminate position

This position is based in Inuvik; Canada’s largest community north of the Arctic Circle. A hub for the Western Arctic region, Inuvik offers unrivalled opportunities to experience Canada’s unique northern cultures and some of the world’s greatest natural landscapes. The warmth of the people makes it easy to feel at home in this modern, active town of approximately 3500 people, accessible by both road and daily jet service. A good work-life balance means time to participate in festivals, sports and clubs, or just explore countless lakes and rivers, boreal forest and tundra, the Beaufort Sea and Richardson Mountains. Inuvik has many of the services, facilities and activities found in larger communities in the south.

You will work within the co-operative management context of two modern Aboriginal land claim agreements in support of Ivvavik, Aulavik, Tuktut Nogait national parks, the Pingo Canadian Landmark, and Saoyú-æehdacho National Historic Site of Canada.

The Partnering and Engagement Officer for Parks Canada in the Western Arctic will coordinate a significant and growing program for involvement of groups and individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors. You will identify opportunities and coordinate the development of partnering agreements that turn ideas and possibilities into successful programs. You will engage stakeholders in various aspects of our work, building meaningful connections between people and the incredible Parks Canada places that we manage. You will coordinate a volunteer program that gives people life-changing experiences of discovery and learning and creates deep bonds with the spectacular natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the region. Your work will support the relevance and value of Parks Canada places for local communities and for all Canadians.

You should bring to the position a solid understanding of and experience in contributing to stakeholder engagement programs, working with partners outside your organization, working with volunteer programs and providing advice to management and staff for decision-making.

See the links below to learn about the community of Inuvik:

  • Community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories:

Please refer to the details below for the full Statement of Qualifications and information on how to apply.

Closing date: August 15th, 2013

Salary: $57,314 - $61,755 per year, plus a generous Isolated Post Allowance**

**Maximum Annual Isolated Post Allowance – Inuvik (based on 1.0 FTE - based on private accommodation effective Aug. 1, 2012)

Isolated Post Allowance – Individual: $22,451
Isolated Post Allowance – Employee with Dependants: $33,618
Vacation Travel Assistance (effective April 1, 2013) – Individual: $6,012
Vacation Travel Assistance (effective April 1, 2013) – Employee with Dependants: $6,012/ adult and $3,488/ child

Who can apply?
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.

Note: In the spirit of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and the Sahtu Dene and _Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement_, preference will be given to fully qualified beneficiaries as defined by these agreements.

As a qualified beneficiary, we invite you to self-identify on your resume or cover letter.

Persons applying must submit, by the closing date:

  • A résumé and references and quoting selection process number: 2013-PKS-WAFU-ER-011
  • Proof of education (i.e. copies of transcripts, diploma, degree, etc.)
  • Your completed Education and Experience Questionnaire (see below).



  • Candidates will be screened against Education, Language, and Experience requirements indicated on the Statement of Qualifications. When applying, please provide complete and thorough details addressing each education and experience requirement listed as they relate to the requirements of the Partnering and Engagement Officer position for Western Arctic Field Unit.
  • Be sure to include education, work and volunteer experience, accomplishments, and any background information that represents the qualifications outlined for this competition. Please provide specific dates for all.
  • 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, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.

Failure to provide the Education and Experience Questionnaire will result in your application being screened out of the competition. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possibly missing information. Please ensure your answers are clear and concise.

Please answer the following questions related to your education and experience as outlined in the Statement of Qualifications:

Question #1 (1 page maximum, single spaced)
Clearly demonstrate how you meet the education requirement by providing:

Option 1: Details of your graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program) in a field relevant to the position. Please include dates, field and specific courses taken as relevant to the position.
Option 2: Demonstrate how your combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position are relevant to the position and equivalent to the knowledge and abilities gained through graduation of a post-secondary studies program in a field relevant to the position.

Question #2 (1 page maximum, single spaced)
Clearly describe your experience contributing to stakeholder engagement programs. Please include dates and describe your role and the programs in which the experience was gained.

Question #3 (1 page maximum, single spaced)
Clearly describe your experience working on projects with partners outside your organization. Please include dates and describe your role and the context in which the experience was gained.

Question #4 (1 page maximum, single spaced)
Clearly describe your experience working with volunteer programs. Please include dates and describe your role and the programs in which the experience was gained.

Question #5 (1 page maximum, single spaced)
Clearly describe your experience providing advice to management and staff for decision-making. Please include dates, give specific examples and describe your role in which the experience was gained.

Partnering and Engagement Officer III
Inuvik, NT


Education: Graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program) in a field relevant to the position or acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Language: English essential.


  • Experience contributing to stakeholder engagement programs;
  • Experience working on projects with partners outside your organization;
  • Experience working with volunteer programs;
  • Experience providing advice to management and staff for decision-making.



  • Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mandate, objectives and programs;
  • Knowledge of the federal legislation, policies and guidelines related to partnering;
  • Knowledge of the current techniques in stakeholder relations;
  • Knowledge of land claim agreements and relevant cooperative management bodies in the Western Arctic region;
  • Knowledge of cooperative management principles and practices under a modern land claim.


  • Ability to interpret policies and guide and advise management and staff at the operational level;
  • Ability to research and analyse needs, and identify opportunities for public engagement;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to adapt your approach to work effectively in different contexts (i.e. work with northern and/or isolated communities; Aboriginal groups; and/or individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds).

Personal Suitability:
A leader who:

  • Personally connects with people;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Takes responsibility.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
  • Possession of a valid Driver's license OR personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid Driver's license within the limits of the Treasury Board Policy;
  • May require a pre-placement medical, as per the Isolated Post Policy.

Operational Requirements:

  • 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.

We thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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 mention this in your application 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.

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 developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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.

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