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Indigenous Recruitment - Technical Services Officer

Reference number: CAP21J-014846-000110
Selection process number: 2021-PCA-PUK-I-RM-OC-03
Parks Canada - Pukaskwa National Park
Heron Bay (Ontario)
Indeterminate 1.0 FTE
$63,720 to $77,523 (+ Isolation post allowance for Pukaskwa National Park)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

A video with useful tips to applying online

Closing date: 9 March 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Members of the following First Nation communities:
Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan - Lake Nipigon; Bingwi Neyaahi Anishinaabek - Sand Point; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg; Fort William First Nation; Michipicoten First Nation; Long Lake #58 First Nation; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek - Rocky Bay; Pic Mobert First Nation; Pays Plat First Nation; Red Rock Indian Band; Whitesand First Nation; Kiashe Zaaging Anishinaabek - Gull Bay; Namaygoosisagagun First Nation. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their application or may be screened out.

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


We will accept on-line or email applications.

Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for
other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date
indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job
questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when
applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
We have included a short video to help this process, see link above.


Technical Service Officer duties may include project management, supervision and scheduling maintenance activities for a combination of the following: road infrastructure; highways and bridges; buildings and structures (historic, contemporary and reproductions); cultural assets; historic landscapes; recreational facilities including campgrounds, day use facilities, beaches, and trails/boardwalks; vehicles and heavy equipment fleets; boats; plaques; public utilities i.e. potable water distribution and treatment systems, wastewater systems, electric power systems, solid waste systems, climate-control systems; radio communications systems and petroleum storage tanks.

Work environment

Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian shield and northern forest. The spirit of the wilderness envelopes those who explore this special place. The only wilderness national park in Ontario, Pukaskwa protects 1,878 square km of an ecosystem that features boreal forest and Lake Superior shoreline.

Intent of the process

This staffing process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates for this position.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter"

Please state the community you are from.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Graduation from a post-secondary institute with a technology diploma in one of the following specialties: architectural, building, construction, civil, electrical, mechanical or structural engineering, or possess a recognized trade certification within a relevant field or has significant* experience in a management, supervisor or foreman role.

*Significant experience would be defined as a minimum of 3 years in a property supervisory/management role
** Relevant experience would be defined as a minimum of 2 years in the last 6 years of work experience

Degree equivalency

• Experience drafting a scope of work and detailing specifications for procurements and/or services;
• Experience working with multi-discipline trade groups and an understanding of the different
trade specialties;
• Experience working in a team environment and in a collaborative fashion with functions outside your own specialty (such as stakeholders or end users);
• Experience inspecting completed work and assessing deficiencies;
• Experience working effectively with diverse contractors, staff and trades groups, including conflict resolution;
• Experience in the management of human resources and administration;
• Experience with general project documentation and audit requirements;
• Experience with team building;
• Experience managing both water (micro systems, well and lake fed) and wastewater systems (Sewage Lagoons - Level 1)

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of project management and lifecycle principles;
• Knowledge of current codes and standards related to construction;
• Knowledge of legislation, regulations and policies governing occupational health and safety –
specifically construction site and worker safety;
• Knowledge of basic Asset principles such as Preventative Maintenance, Deferred Work,
Replacement Values, Value Engineering Review (as it relates to lifecycle management), and
Condition Assessments;
• Knowledge of work planning techniques including cost estimating and budgeting.
• Knowledge of how to use Estimating Software/Manuals;
• Knowledge of how to use/interpret Scheduling Software (such as Microsoft Project);
• Knowledge of Asset Management Software Basics or a Work Order-based work program.

• Ability to work in high pressure environment;
• Ability to organize work on multiple tasks;
• Ability to problem solve when a problem exists that requires a fix;
• Ability to learn, adapt, and improve in an effective manner;
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including the delivery of presentations to different levels.

An effective leader who:
• Exercises sound judgment
• Demonstrates integrity
• Strives for excellence
• Makes things happen
• Exemplifies team building

Conditions of employment

-Reliability Status security clearance
-Possess and maintain valid Class G driver's license (or equivalent)
-Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment.
-Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and
provincial/territorial holidays when required.
-Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

-Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks; in Isolated Post Allowance (IPA) locations candidates and their dependents may also be required to undergo pre-placement and periodic medicals.

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

Reference checks will be sought.
An interview will be administered.
A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

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

Contact information

Melanie Linde, Human Resources
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