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Bus Driver

Reference number: CAP23J-038194-000031
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-CB-EA-TERM-0028
Parks Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
$24.12 to $26.23 per hour (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 9 February 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 120 kilometres radius of Louisbourg, NS; who have a 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.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter "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. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

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

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION: Possession of a valid and current Class 2 Nova Scotia driver’s license with air brake endorsement (MINIMUM REQUIREMENT). Provision of a CLIENT driver’s abstract, which is to show a minimum two (2) year driving record that is free of at fault accidents, convictions, suspensions and revocations.
NOTE: A current CLIENT Driver’s Abstract from the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles must accompany your application.

Applicants must scan proof of their education and/or occupational certification by e-mail to dotationugicb-cbifustaffing@pc.gc.ca no later than the closing date in order to be considered in this selection process. Faxes should include a cover page. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line your name, process number, and position title for which you are submitting documents.

• Experience operating public passenger carrying vehicles and commercial transit buses (over 24 passengers).
• Experience in communication with the public, customer service.

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

English essential
Bilingual Imperative (--B\--B)

Information on language requirements

• Ability to effectively assist and communicate with visitors, staff and partners.
• Ability to greet clients and respond to questions and complaints.

Personal Suitability:
• Strives for excellence
• Takes responsibility
• Exercises sound judgement
• Communicates effectively
• Makes things happen

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

Operational Requirements:
• To wear a Parks Canada uniform and any PPE that may be required.
• To work shift work, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays and call back or standby duty.
• Frequently stand or sit for long periods of time.
• Occasionally lift up to 10 kg.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Maintenance of valid driver’s license.

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

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 application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their e-mail accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications. If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number in the subject field of your email.

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 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 Shivash Samaroo, Human Resources Manager, at shivash.samaroo@pc.gc.ca, 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.

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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

Contact information

Karen Pink, Visitor Services Team Leader IV
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