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Subject: Position at Parks Canada

Position at Parks Canada

From: Rani Grewal <rani.grewal<-a>
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Conservator II
Western and Northern Service Centre
Winnipeg, MB
Parks Canada

Indeterminate position, Full time

Salary:                 $52,715  to  $59,938 per annum
(Salary under review)   GT-04
Reference number        07-PKS-WNSC-OC-068

Closing Date: April 3, 2008, 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and persons residing
abroad entitled to work in Canada.

Screening Criteria:

Language: English Essential

Education: Graduation from a recognized conservation program at the
post secondary level or equivalent experience. Proof of education
will be required prior to appointment.


    Significant experience in the conservation treatment of metal
    artifacts during the last two years.

    Significant experience in general conservation treatment during
    the last five years.

    Experience  monitoring and reporting on environmental conditions
    for artifact collections.

    Experience in condition assessment of artifacts.

    Experience writing technical input to reports or publications
    intended for conservation or other scientific professionals.

The screening board cannot make assumptions about your experience.
It is important that candidates clearly demonstrate to what degree
they meet the above experience elements, giving detailed examples
for EACH element.

Work environment: The Western and Northern Service Centre of the
Parks Canada Agency is a network of professional and technical
expertise established to support National Parks, National Historic
Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas in Western and Northern
Canada in the protection and presentation of cultural and natural

Challenges: As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Conservator II
conducts conservation treatments for a range of historic and
archaeological artifacts from national historic sites and parks in
Western and Northern Canada.  Fieldwork involves site visits to
assess artifact and environmental conditions as well as performing
treatments in-situ.  The Conservator II develops and delivers basic
conservation training to site staff, provides advice, and writes
technical reports and papers.

Additional Requirements/Comments
Organizational Needs which will apply for this position:

To achieve a representative workforce, initially selection may be
limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Persons
in a visible minority group.

Conditions of employment:

    Willingness to undergo a Reliability Status security clearance.

    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.

    Operational requirements

        Travel and work in remote locations
        Travel in small aircraft and open boats
        Lifting of artifacts and equipment up to a weight of 30 kg
        Wear personal protective equipment


    Candidates from outside the Federal Public Service may be
    required to pay for their own relocation expenses

    The Work Description is available upon request

    A written and/or practical exam may be administered

    Persons found qualified may be considered for similar positions

The Parks Canada Agency is seeking to achieve a workforce that is
representative of the diversity of the Canadian population in
compliance with the Employment Equity Act, and as outlined in our
human resources plan. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples,
persons with disabilities and visible minorities

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the
Federal Public Service under the Public Service Staff Relations 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

For inquires, please contact:

    Maxine McMillan
    Human Resources Advisor
    Western and Northern Service Centre
    maxine.mcmillan<-a t->pc< . >gc< . >ca

We thank all candidates who apply and advise that only those
selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Vous pouvez obtenir ces renseignements en francais.

Rani Grewal
Human Resources
Western and Northern Service Centre
Parks Canada
145 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R9
Fax: 204-984-4608

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:50
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-50-024
Received on Wednesday, 19 March, 2008

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