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Reference number: PEN22J-024379-000006
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-PRA-172715
Correctional Service Canada - Prairie Region
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta)
GL-MAM-09 - Inmate Training Differential – B1 – 7%
Labour and Trades
$29.66 to $32.24 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

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For general information when applying on a selection process, visit: http://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/applying-government-canada-jobs-what-expect.html

Closing date: 3 May 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are 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

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their responses that they meet the essential education and experience qualifications. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in the screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide sufficient information will result in the candidate being screened out and rejected from the process.

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date. You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.
As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP 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(permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring.
Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


Installation, care, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and systems, Building Automation Systems (BAS), cell doors, security gates, fences and barriers, water and heating pumps, laundry and kitchen equipment, refrigeration equipment and equipment providing space heating and cooling for the occupants of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) facilities.

Work environment

The Technical Services, Prairie Region, of Correctional Service Canada is a stimulating and dynamic environment whose mission is to ensure the operation, compliance and sustainability of a real estate portfolio of more than $ 8 billion dollars in an operational environment . We are responsible for institutions and penitentiary clusters as well as parole offices and community correctional centers located throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The facilities we manage are diverse such as buildings and structures, building mechanics systems, electrical distribution networks, infrastructures, generators, oil tanks, thermal power stations, water treatment and purification plants, roads, fences and barriers, and automobile fleets to name only those.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions of various tenures including permanent or temporary.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

A secondary school diploma or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid Provincial Certificate of Trade Qualification or Inter-provincial standard (Red Seal) Endorsement as an Industrial Mechanic/ Millwright or related trade such as metal fabricator, sheet metal worker, welder, machinist and/or heavy duty equipment technician.

Experience installing, operating and maintaining commercial or institutional equipment/machinery such as:
• Compressors;
• Walk-in coolers and freezers; and/or
• Metal working equipment, machinery, and tools.
Experience interpreting construction plans, equipment schematics, specifications and maintenance manuals.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


Successful completion of any continuing education courses relevant facility maintenance or workplace safety.

Degree equivalency

Completion of a Certificate or Diploma program, or apprenticeship accreditation program leading to qualification as a:
• Building Services Technician, or
• Systems Maintenance Technician, or
• Facilities Maintenance Technician, or
• Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician, or
• Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician.

Qualified under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel regulations of the Province of employment to operate all the employer’s hot water and/or low pressure steam boilers.

Other certifications such as journeyman accreditation or diploma relevant to facility maintenance

Experience with Oxy/Acetylene, SMAG and AC/DC welding and cutting equipment.

Experience troubleshooting system failures and malfunctions to initiate or propose solutions.

Experience installing, operating and maintaining commercial or institutional equipment/machinery such as:
• Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems;
• Boilers;
• Gate operators and locking mechanisms

Experience working with Computer Maintenance Management Systems, Building Automation or Management Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

Experience performing metal work and metal fabrication, such as basic welding, brazing, soldering, cutting, grinding and bending.

Experience working in a correctional, industrial or institutional environment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of workplace health and safety.
Knowledge of the applicable codes and regulations relevant to the installation, operations and maintenance of building mechanical systems.

Ability to interpret blueprints/drawings
Ability to plan and prioritize work.
Ability to effectively communicate orally.
Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Team Player

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Requirement to occasionally work on evenings, week-ends, and/or holidays
Willingness to work overtime, shifts or on standby.
Willingness to work with and/or instruct inmates where applicable.
Willingness to visit or work from different locations.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Valid Drivers Licence
Requirement to lift and carry items weighing up to 23 kg utilizing basic safe lifting techniques

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act

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

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests (take home assignments or other), references or a combination of these or other assessment methods. Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

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

For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure to check/view your email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from the selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Michelle Oro Lenton, Human Resources Advisor
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