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Maintenance Worker I (GL-MAN-02) / II (GL-MAN-03)

Reference number: CAP23J-101095-000027
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-EINP-EA-VAR-040
Parks Canada - Northern Prairies Field Unit
Elk Island National Park of Canada (Alberta)
GL-MAN-02, GL-MAN-03
Term and / or Seasonal Indeterminate - various FTEs from 0.34 to 0.80
$25.81 to $29.04 per hour (STREAM 1 GL-MAN-02: $25.81 to $28.05. STREAM 2 GL-MAN-03: $26.70 to $29.04.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

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Closing date: 1 September 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to Residents within a 1500km radius of the City of Edmonton, Alberta who are entitled to work in Canada.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

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.

The next pull of applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on December 4, 2023.

Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required. Management can decide to access applications at any point so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible!

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

*NOTE: When submitting your application through this selection process, you must answer pre-screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the essential experience and asset qualifications.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the Education and Experience factors in the screening questions. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE and HOW you meet each factor. 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 when responding to the questions in the on-line application.

Candidates who are missing information or submit incomplete information will be screened out.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.


STREAM 1: GL-MAN-02 - Provides general labour services to support grounds, roads and facilities maintenance. This includes installation and repair of facilities, structures, and fencing as well as other general labour requirements. This position involves general computer use.

STREAM 2: GL-MAN-03 - Provides general labour services to support grounds, roads and facilities maintenance. This includes installation and repair of facilities, structures, and fencing as well as other general labour requirements. This position involves general computer use. Ensures workplace compliance to occupational health and safety requirements. As Labourer Maintenance Worker ll, you may be required to supervise a small group of employees.

Work environment

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.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to fill various term and seasonal indeterminate appointments. These seasonal indeterminate appointments will occur annually and depending on the position being offered could range from 4 to 10 months/year.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

High School diploma or a combination of training, education and experiences relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in general grounds maintenance, in areas such as:
o lawn mowers, weed whips and landscaping
o painting, cleaning facilities, and trail maintenance.

• Experience in road maintenance and/or tree work and/or wire animal fence construction and maintenance.
• Experience leading a small crew of teammates.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of basic maintenance of small equipment and vehicles.


• Ability to apply safety measures and to identify situations that represent a health and safety risk.
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

• Ability to detect and repair basic anomalies with equipment or in the work environment.
• Able to work with minimal supervision.


• Working effectively with others
• Takes initiative
• Attention to detail
• Exercises sound judgement

• Strives for excellence
• Demonstrates leadership

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

The following qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process, so please describe how you meet any of the following criteria:

Asset Qualifications:
• Ability to detect and repair basic anomalies with equipment or in the work environment.

Preference may be given to persons with:
• A class 5 Drivers licence with air brake endorsement and/or equipment operators or relevant experience.
• A certification for chain saw use.

Conditions of employment

SECURITY SCREENING: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status Clearance.
Obtain and maintain valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
• Willingness to work in a wildlife setting.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.

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

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.

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 Christina Harris, 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.

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

Contact information

Jonathan Parrill, Maintenance Worker III
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