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Indigenous Recruitment - Cook

Reference number: PEN21J-023181-000034
Selection process number: 2021-PEN-EA-PRA-169099
Correctional Service Canada - Prairie Region
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
GS-FOS-05, GS-FOS-06
$27.22 to $30.51 per hour (GS-FOS-05 Salary: $27.22 to $29.57/hour; GS-FOS-06 Salary: $28.07 to 30.51/hour)

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

Closing date: 31 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Applicants must meet both of the criteria in “who can apply” in order to be within the area of selection.

As this opportunity has identified Employment Equity as a requirement within the Area of Selection, applicants who wish to be considered based on the Employment Equity Area of Selection, must complete the Employment Equity portion of the CREATE/MAINTAIN PROFILE in the on-line application identifying themselves as a member of that EE group in their application

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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)

Essential Qualifications:

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


Professional culinary arts diploma or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

Degree equivalency

GS-FOS-05 - Recent experience working as a short order and/or large quantity cook in a commercial or institutional setting (* within the last 5 years)
GS-FOS-06 - Recent* and extensive experience working as a large quantity cook in an institutional or commercial setting (* 3 years in the last 5 years).

Knowledge of culinary methods and techniques including large quantity meal production.
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements, hygiene and sanitation practices.
Knowledge of safe lifting and carrying techniques.

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

Asset Qualifications:

Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) Program certification - Cook.
Possession of a valid recognized Safe Food Handling Program certification.

Experience working with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures.
Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office).
Experience in using different software programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) in a work context.
Experience as a team leader responsible for a team of employees.
Experience using a foods services information management software.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to perform mathematical calculations accurately - for GS-FOS-05 positions only
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to train, supervise and motivate workers
Ability to perform *conversions into weight and measurements accurately (*Conversion of measurements from the Imperial system (weight, liquid, volume, area, length and degrees) and the metric system (weight, liquid, volume, area, length and degrees), and conversions between these two systems) - for GS-FOS-06 positions only
Ability to interpret a recipe and suggest adjustments in terms of ingredient quantities and required portions - for GS-FOS-06 positions only

Work in a team

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

Selection will be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons.

Information on employment equity

For Healing Lodges only:
In support of the Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Healing Lodges
(in particular, members of First Nations bands specified in the Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements).

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willingness to work overtime on short notice.
Willingness to work shift work (evening, weekends, statutory holidays).
Willingness to work with federally incarcerated offenders.

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

CSC is advertising FOS-05/06 processes for multiple locations. Should you have already been assessed for a FOS-05/06 position with CSC, you may be able to transfer your results to this process. Should you wish to be re-evaluated, you may do so after a waiting period of 90 days.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment 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

Khusbu Shrestha, Human Resources Advisor
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