Job Position: Public Relations and Communications Officer

Job type: Full-time year-round Indeterminate or Term FTE 1.0

Positions to be filled: 1

Reference number: CAP22J-023112-000006

Selection process number: 2022-01-05-PKS-RMFU-OC-755

Location: Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming, Manitoba

Salary range: $65,747 to $70,841 (Salary Under Review)

Closing date: February 21, 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time


Parks Canada is 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 

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely, or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and students.

Parks Canada prefers to accept online applications for this process. Persons who are unable to apply online must contact Human Resources at quoting PM-03 Process 2022-01-05-PKS-RMFU-OC-755 in the subject line to receive a paper application.

The ideal person for this job brings writing, engagement, and media relations skills as well as an attention to detail and understanding of government communication processes. You will also need to be creative and able to work as part of a team. You will plan and execute communications projects, public engagement, and media strategies. You will work closely with other team members from many areas of Parks Canada, as well as with representatives of Indigenous and other community groups and the public.


  • Plan, develop, and deliver field unit public relations and communications products, activities, and services to engage the public, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Provide professional support in areas such as writing and editing; communications planning and strategy; media relations; social media and web content development; event planning and coordination; stakeholder relations and engagement; public outreach; and photography.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized college or university with specialization in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or other disciplines relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Degree equivalency
  • Experience providing strategic and operational communications and media relations advice to management;
  • Experience researching, analyzing, developing, and delivering communications and media relations strategies and plans;
  • Experience dealing with media in Canada;
  • Experience in writing and editing communications products.

Essential for the job:

  • Fluency in English with a bilingual imperative; Information on language requirements
  • Knowledge of the news media in Canada;
  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication media tools and techniques including planning and delivery;
  • Knowledge of the federal legislation, policies, and guidelines governing communications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and with images or video;
  • Analyzing documents/reports, assessing the communications implications, and making recommendations;
  • Managing conflicting priorities and multi-task; working under time-sensitive conditions;
  • Ability to draft communications materials and co-ordinate approvals;
  • Planning and organizing the logistics associated with special events, such as news conferences, press briefings, stakeholder meetings, Ministerial and/or other VIP events;
  • Ability to deliver products, services, and advice in communications, particularly as it relates to media relations, high-visibility issues, and web-based communications;
  • Ability to synthesize a lot of complex, specialized information into clear easy to understand language with strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment;
  • Capability of connecting with people personally;
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity;
  • Ability to make things happen;
  • Ability to be highly organized.

 Operational requirements:

  • Sit or stand during extended periods (75-85% of the day);
  • Be exposed to variable weather conditions when moving between facilities and working outdoors;
  • Be exposed to stress when responding to fluctuating, unpredictable client demands and requirements;
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform and abide by the uniform policy;
  • Work shift work, and/or evenings, and/or weekends and/or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays occasionally.

Required information:

  • Your résumé;
  • Contact information for 2 references.

Conditions of employment:

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural resources. It is responsible for a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas, and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Riding Mountain National Park is in Treaty 2 Territory, the homeland of the Anishinabe. It works with the Coalition of First Nations with an Interest in Riding Mountain National Park to foster positive and collaborative relationships which protect and present the area’s natural and cultural heritage for all Canadians. Riding Mountain National Park is approximately 3.5 hours’ drive north west of Winnipeg. It protects 3,000 square kilometers of northern boreal forest, eastern deciduous forest, rough fescue grasslands, marsh, and river-bottom wetland areas. It is home to wolves, moose, elk, black bears, hundreds of bird species, countless insects, and a captive bison herd. The park is surrounded by lands currently used for agriculture.

To apply and view a full description of this role, please apply here and submit your application by February 21, 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Thank you to all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.