Engagement and Communications Officer

$71,820–$77,608 a year
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Shift & schedule

Weekends as needed

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Parks Canada – Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Term position 12 months during the 2023-2024 season
$71,820 to $77,608 (Based on full-time year-round employment. Salary under review.)

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Closing date: 19 July 2023 – 23:59, Pacific Time

All individuals who are eligible to work in Canada may apply. Please specify in your application the basis for your right to employment in Canada: Citizenship of Canada, permanent residency, or a work permit.
Engagement and Communications Officer

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Important messages Engagement and Communications Officer

Starting with the employment procedure, we are dedicated to delivering an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. Please use the Contact information below to make a special accommodation request if you require assistance during any stage of the evaluation process. We will keep whatever information you provide about accommodations private.

Assessment accommodation for the Engagement and Communications Officer

Applications submitted online through the Public Service Resourcing System (GCJobs site) or by email at rhugnec-mnsfuhr@pc.gc.ca will be accepted.

You must provide a cover letter detailing how you meet each of the “Essential Qualifications” whether you are applying online through the Public Service Resourcing System (GCJobs) or by email. You must give concrete instances to prove that you satisfy the “Essential Qualifications” criterion for education and each of the three experience requirements.

We are unable to speculate about your past experiences. It is insufficient to merely state that you meet the necessary credentials or to identify your current responsibilities. Instead, give specific, in-depth examples that demonstrate how you got the experience and indicate where, when, and how. Your resume will only be used as a supplemental source of information. We won’t ask for more information if you can’t definitely show that you have the necessary experience, and you might be eliminated.

Contact one of the people named at the bottom of this poster if you ever need assistance with your application or have any concerns regarding the requirements.

Duties of Engagement and Communications Officer 

For a one-year assignment with the Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit, which includes the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Fort Anne National Historic Site, Port-Royal National Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site, and Sable Island National Park Reserve, Parks Canada is looking for a person to fill the position of Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer IV (PM-04).

A self-driven, cooperative, well-organized person who can write well and think strategically is what we’re searching for. This person will use public relations and communications tactics and services to spread the word about these national treasures. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, this individual will interact with the general public, partners, and stakeholders to better understand, value, and safeguard these sites of natural and cultural significance. For decision-making, they will offer management and staff strategic and policy assistance.

Work environment

A federal government body called Parks Canada is in charge of safeguarding and showcasing Canada’s exceptional natural and cultural resources through a network of national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites around the country.

Goal of the procedure the Engagement and Communications Officer

Candidates who self-identify as members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, or people with disabilities may be given preference. As a result, we strongly advise self-identification in your application.

We invite members of the African Nova-Scotia and Mi’kmaq communities to apply and self-identify since the roles are located in Nova Scotia.

A list of qualified candidates will be compiled using this procedure to fill comparable posts with varying tenures, security levels, or language profiles in the same or other regions of the nation.

Although the position is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, remote work from another Parks Canada office may be an option.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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Information you must provide

The Resume

An application’s cover letter must make clear how the applicant meets the education and experience requirements mentioned in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Candidates must include a list of both of these requirements in their cover letter, followed by one or two paragraphs describing how they fit each need with specific examples. Please be aware that simply stating that these requirements are met or naming current or previous responsibilities is not adequate. In addition to the cover letter, resumes will be checked to verify the experience claimed.

Contact information for 3 references.
Your application must explicitly detail how you satisfy each of the following requirements in order to be taken into consideration.
  • graduation from an accredited university with a concentration in communications, public relations, journalism, education, business administration, or another subject pertinent to the position, or a credential that combines an acceptable level of education, training, and experience in a field related to the position.

Equivalency of degrees


  • having writing and editing experience for a variety of communications deliverables, including press releases, communication strategies, information bulletins, backgrounders, media lines, and social media postings;
  • knowledge of handling numerous files under pressure.

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

Various language requirements
English essential, BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of a wide range of communication media tools and approaches; Knowledge of Parks Canada, its mission, goals, and initiatives.


  • the capacity for efficient oral and written communication;
  • the capacity to multitask, handle competing priorities, and work under time constraints;
  • the capacity to arrange and plan the logistics related to extraordinary events;
  • the capacity to successfully find, build, and sustain relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – For applicants who win the competition, Parks Canada conducts a security status check. Our human resources team is available to respond to any inquiries candidates may have regarding this procedure and is equipped to provide accommodations if needed.

  • Having a valid driver’s license OR having sufficient personal mobility within the parameters of Treasury Board Policy to be considered for a valid driver’s license.

Further details

According to the Employment Equity Act, Parks Canada is committed to the values of diversity and employment equity and works to ensure that our workforce reflects the variety of Canadian society. Women, Native Americans, people with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups are also encouraged to self-identify in their applications.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/employment-equity.html provides information about employment equity.

Please submit your finished application together with all required supporting documentation. If you don’t, your application can be turned down.

Visit the following website for advice on how to step-by-step navigate the application process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI

Parks Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1400782178444/1529183710887

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