Student Employment Opportunities - Point Pelee National Park
Selection process number: 2022-PCA-SOFU-PPNP-STU-002
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.
Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, including indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.
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 student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.
SU-01 Grounds Maintenance Student
Provides general maintenance and labour services working on trails, gardens, grounds, roads and solid waste management and related facilities maintenance; support trades staff in construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements as directed.
SU-02 Student Heritage Presenter
Provide interpretation and visitor services to enhance visitor experience.
Provide comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, points of interest, safety, wilderness travel, park regulations and policies, and ongoing events or activities.
Provide services for the tip shuttle, such as, managing traffic flow to board and disembark the shuttle.
When required; provide assistance to the visitor services team including but not limited to the cleaning of washroom facilities or day-use area washrooms, campsite cleaning/maintenance, grounds cleaning and litter picking, and emptying of trash and recycling receptacles.
SU-03 Student Visitor Facilities Attendant
Cleans and maintains Parks Canada Agency day use area buildings, facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; day use area washrooms/pit privies, campground washroom facilities, campsite cleaning/maintenance, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles. It also involves interaction with park visitors to provide basic information and direction.
SU-04 Student Visitor Services Attendant
Visitor services and revenue collection at the campground office and retail location, to enhance visitor experience. This includes providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, points of interest, safety, wilderness travel, park regulations and policies, selling a variety of passes, and properly accounting for revenue received.
Cleans and maintains Parks Canada Agency campground facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; campground washroom facilities, campsite cleaning/maintenance, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles.
SU-05 Resource Conservation Student
Assist our ecologists and technicians with wildlife and vegetation monitoring, preventing and mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, as well as active management projects including invasive plant management, ecological research, and environmental assessments in the park. These positions will require both data management and extensive field work.
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Field Unit is a geographical area that encompasses approximately 30,000 km2 of Canada's unique natural and cultural heritage. From the picturesque Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, to the most Southern point of Canada at Point Pelee National Park, the Southwestern Ontario Field Unit offers a truly distinctive work environment. On behalf of Canadians, we actively operate 4 National Historic Sites, 1 National Park and a Field Unit office in the most densely populated and diverse area of the country.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to hire students for summer 2022. The exact number of positions available is to be determined. Opportunities are 37.5 or 40 hours per week.
Please clearly indicate in your application which position you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate them in order of preference. We may only contact students who demonstrated clearly in their resume the skills required for this opportunity.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution, currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.
To be eligible, you must be:
• a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
• currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled;
• returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English Essential and Bilingual (English & French)
Abilities & Skills:
• Ability to carry out instructions accurately, safely and efficiently;
• Ability to communicate effectively and influence others;
• Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate Parks Canada messages;
• Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team;
• Excellent interpersonal abilities (friendliness, tact, responsiveness, enthusiasm);
• Sound Judgement;
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
All Parks Canada Agency employees 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 of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G1, G2 or G driver’s license;
Work shift-work, including evening, weekends, and holidays;
Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
Handle historic weapons and artifacts and/or live animal props;
Work outdoors in varying temperatures and inclement weather;
Work and/or travel in varied terrains and by various means of transportation;
Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace;
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.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.
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.
Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Daniel Winter, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.
Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
PLEASE NOTE: Accommodations are not provided.
Students will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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