Job Posting – Parks Canada – Pukaskwa National Park: Fire Crew Member

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Heron Bay (Ontario)  GT-02 – Term Position from April 4, 2019 to October 2, 2019
Reference number: CAP18J-019751-000013
Selection process number: 2019-PCA-PUK-T-RM-OC-05

*A list of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions.
Salary – $47,796 to $56,286(+ Isolated Post Allowance, annual salary based on 52 weeks, salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 25 January 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Members of the following First Nation communities: Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan -Lake Nipigon; Bingwi Neyaahi Anishinaabek – Sand Point; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg; Fort William First Nation; Michipicoten First Nation; Long Lake #58 First Nation; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek – Rocky Bay; Pic Mobert First Nation; Pays Plat First Nation; Red Rock Indian Band; Whitesand First Nation; Kiashe Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay; Namaygoosisagagun First Nation. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

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

Intent of the process

This staffing process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures and locations, including indeterminate and term opportunities.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide:

  • Your résumé.
  • A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum). Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the essential and additional qualifications section.
  • Contact information for 3 references.

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


A secondary school diploma or acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.  Degree equivalency

  • Experience working in remote areas for extended periods,
  • Experience working in a resource or environmental management field.


English essential
Information on language requirements

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

  • Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other related Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues,
  • Knowledge of fire management strategies and tactics.
  • Ability to maintain supplied equipment in a state of readiness,
  • Ability to perform calmly and take direction under high stress,
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • Personally connects with others,
  • Makes things happen,
  • Communicates effectively,
  • Takes responsibility.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class G driver’s license,
  • Will be required to undergo and pass a pre-placement and periodic medical checks, including an Occupational Health Assessment for Firefighters,
  • Possession and maintenance of St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) and CPR certificate,
  • Certification for chainsaw use,
  • Meet and maintain certified status for hover exit for light and intermediate helicopters.
  • Preference will be given to those that have the S-131, SP-100 or equivalent Fire Training Course,
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have achieved their certified status for the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type I Wildland Fire Fighters (WFX-FIT) in accordance with Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) requirements and is still valid.
  • 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, statutory, provincial/territorial holidays, when required,
  • Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (all-terrain) vehicles and marine (motorized and non-motorized) vessels as required.

Other information

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.

An interview will be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials and certificates (if applicable) related to this position.

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


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

Lynn Lefort, A/Resource Conservation Manager
807-229-0801 ext. 232

Kelley Day, Human Resources Assistant

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