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Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Published on: 15 Jun 2018

Opportunities - Selection Processes

Current Opportunity

Member(SK, MB, & AB), Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change is to take the lead in implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Members, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (part-time positions):

Saskatchewan representative

Manitoba representative

Alberta representative

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Under the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) has the statutory responsibility to advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada’s past, including the designation of national historic sites, persons, and events. Under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act and the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, the Board also advises the Minister on the designation of heritage railway stations and heritage lighthouses respectively.

Board members represent their province or territory in relation to the following responsibilities: 1) participates in Full Board meetings held twice a year and ‘as and when required’ in relation to the Board’s committees; 2) communicates the HSMBC position on specific heritage issues at public meetings, interviews with media, and in communications with groups and individuals; 3) serves as Master of Ceremonies at HSMBC commemorative plaque unveiling ceremonies and represents the HSMBC at other events when requested to do so; and, 4) monitors heritage issues or initiatives within their province or territory and provides advice to Parks Canada officials and the HSMBC on such matters as required. Board members are also required to read and analyze large volumes of research material in preparation of the Full Board and Committee meetings.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found here:

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 19, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must indicate the province or territory they are applying to represent. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Part-time per diem: $250

Position Location: N/A for part-time positions

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered for one of these positions, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.


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