Rideau Canal Lock Operations Student Recruitment 2018
Selection process number: 18-CAP-OWW-RC-S-RM-STD-001
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.
In your cover letter, please identify which location you are applying for.
Apply early. Start your job search in February. Even though our advertisement states a closing date of end of June, we pull resumes for review from mid-February through June (The best jobs go fast!).
From the heart of Canada’s capital, the historic Rideau Canal waterway winds south from Ottawa through towns, farms and woodlands for 202 kilometres (126 miles) towards Kingston on Lake Ontario. Constructed after the War of 1812 on fears of an American invasion of the St. Lawrence River, it served as an alternative shipping route between Montréal and Kingston.
The working canal, with its 19th century locks and structures, links rivers and lakes with man-made channels - an ideal landscape for outdoor activities and glimpses of Old Ontario on a watery route through living history.
Accessible by road, bicycle, hiking, paddling and leisurely cruises, the Rideau Canal offers self-guided walking trails at many of its 24 lockstations where it’s possible to pitch a tent within a historic setting. Venture into beautiful historic towns and military structures and, in winter, skate the frozen canal through Ottawa.
Positions to be filled: 28
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum)
Contact information for 2 references.
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.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
• Students who are currently enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
SU-01 - Lock Operating Assistants
• Knowledge of the Rideau Canal and the services we provide;
• Experience in client and customer service;
• Experience in grounds-keeping, janitorial maintenance, or other labour-intensive functions, including the use of related tools and equipment;
• Cash handling experience.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
• English essential ; or
• Bilingual imperative - oral interaction and written
• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the historic canals/waterways and the services they provide to the public.
• Shares our vision;
• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Communicates effectively;
• Takes responsibility.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Please identify clearly for which location(s) you are submitting an application.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
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.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official 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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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