Aquatic Invasive Species Technician – Aquatic Resources

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Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
November 14, 2023
Banff National Park, Canada
$52,710 to $66,263
  • Lethbridge


Reference number: CAP23J-130498-000014
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-BNP-EA-114
Parks Canada - Resource Conservation - Banff Field Unit
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Various position lengths commencing May – October 2024
$52,710 to $66,263Need help with your application? Check out our video for tips and advice!

Closing date: 5 December 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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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Assessment accommodation

**Important Information**
1. No cover letter required – respond to questions in the online application.
2. We will only accept online applications received via the site. Persons who are unable to apply online should contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.
3. You must provide 3 work references.
4. Living accommodations will not be provided.

Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the pre-screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application.


These positions will support the Aquatic Invasive Species Program through the watercraft inspection and self-certification programs, collecting information from visitors and using education to share the importance of AIS prevention protocols intended to keep our aquatic ecosystems healthy.

• Carry out inspections on watercraft and water-related gear (motorized watercraft, canoe, kayak, fishing equipment etc.)
• Educate visitors on regulations and proper cleaning protocols
• Collect and record data
• Organize and compile data, while referring issues to supervisor
• Assist with equipment inventories and maintenance logs
• Work with supervisors to identify and solve problems
• Prepare, set-up, calibrate, operate, and maintain equipment related to the inspection station
• Participate in monitoring activities for aquatic invasive species
• Foster an awareness among visitors of the importance of healthy aquatic ecosystems and the human connection to nature

Work environment

Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation.

Successful applicants will support the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, including but not limited to, carrying out inspections and decontaminations at watercraft inspection stations, maintaining the self-certification permit program, travelling throughout the parks to check AIS regulation compliance, educating visitors on regulations and best practices, and conducting some monitoring for aquatic invasive species. These positions will require driving 4x4 trucks with trailers, operating small engine equipment and high pressure washers, working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, sitting and/or standing for long periods of time and lifting heavy equipment.

Intent of the process

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 9

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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


ED1: A secondary school diploma according to provincial standards or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency


EX1. Experience in travelling or working in the field.
EX2. Experience working with the public.
EX3. Experience following protocols and/or procedures.
EX4. Experience with data entry and manipulation.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


K1: Knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species.
K2: Knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species prevention techniques.


A1: Ability to work outdoors in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.
A2: Ability to follow procedures and protocols, and to report on issues.
A3: Ability to engage with park visitors on educational aspects of the Aquatic Invasive Species program.
A4: Concern for Safety: identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations; and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.
A5: Ability to pay attention to detail: Working in a conscientious, consistent, and thorough manner.


PS1: Exercises sound judgment.
PS2: Communicates effectively.
PS3: Takes responsibility.
PS4: Demonstrates integrity.

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

Asset Qualifications:

The following qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process, so please describe how you meet any of the following criteria.

AED1: Post-secondary education in biological sciences, enforcement, or communication.

Degree equivalency

Additional Experience:

AE1: Experience in driving trucks with trailers.
AE2: Experience operating and maintaining small engine equipment, pumps or pressure washing systems.
AE3: Experience in handling, setting up and using field work equipment, and following safety protocols, including wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
AE4: Experience working in aquatic environments or conducting aquatic monitoring projects.
AE5: Experience conducting watercraft inspections including collecting and recording data in appropriate formats?


• Willing and able to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.
• Willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.

Conditions of employment

• Security Screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability status.
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).
• Obtain and maintain basic first aid CPR/AED certification.

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

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

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. In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as belonging to an employment equity group such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ youth, minority Francophones, and members of racially minoritized groups and encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.

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.

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

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

Contact information

Nico Magnan, Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator

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Date modified: 2023-10-26

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