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Potable Water Systems Technician

Reference number: CAP24J-116297-000018
Selection process number: 2023-PKS-LLYK-EA-116
Parks Canada - Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit - Asset Management
Lake Louise, AB
*Note: if not already residing in the area, the selected candidate will be required to relocate. Work locations are non-negotiable.
Term, Acting, Assignment-at-level, Deployment
From $63,777 to $80,177 per year

Closing date: 21 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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

📢 Apply online or directly by email to rhllyk-llykhr@pc.gc.ca; we will accept applications online or by email.

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

Applications will be screened for interviews, based on the “essential” education, occupational certification, language and experience criteria identified below. Following the interview process, successful candidates who are assessed as having met all the “essential” qualifications outlined below, will be placed in a qualified pool of candidates. Both “essential” and “asset” qualifications will be assessed through the interview process. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification during this interview process.


• Provide water operator, maintenance and repair services for the operation of several small water systems.
• Operate and maintain water facility systems and equipment. The duties include collecting samples, performing biological sample analysis, performing multiple phase adjustments to systems and processes, report, elaborate and discuss finding and make adjustments and prepare and submit sampling and analysis results to quality control facilities.
• Trouble shooting of scada and other remote and local sensing systems.
• Perform systems, equipment and machinery inspections and perform preventative and corrective maintenance.
• Research product information from trade and supplier catalogues and prepare basic cost estimates for maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment or components and make recommendations to supervisor for review.
• Assist trades with start-up and shut down of seasonal facilities and operation of the system throughout the year.

Work environment

Our dedicated, multidisciplinary teams work together to maintain and improve our unique infrastructure to ensure long-term environmental sustainability, conservation of built heritage, and great visitor experiences.

Top 10 reasons to work for Parks Canada:
✅ Job stability
⚖️ Work-life balance
📅 Paid vacation and leave
💰 Pension and retirement benefits
🩺Health and dental benefits
📚 Training and professional development
🏞️ Working in beautiful locations
📈 Transfer and promotion opportunities
🤝 Diverse and inclusive workplaces
🍁 Contribution to public service

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill a temporary vacancy and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the EG 03 in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit, in various locations, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter (Maximum 1000 words) how they meet the Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs 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 Experience factor 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."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Occupational Certification
• Small Water Operator Certification or Water Operator Certification

• The use of various software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and email applications;
• Researching and compiling data, and writing documents and reports;
• Working in a team;
• Operating small water systems;
• Trouble shooting and problem-solving issues in small water systems.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Small Water Systems

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Effectively collect, organize and analyze data;
• Plan, organize and prioritize various tasks and responsibilities;
• Apply quality control and quality assurance methods in field data collection and data management;
• Work both independently and in a team environment.
• Analyze small water systems and make repairs independently.

Personal Suitability
• Takes responsibility;
• Demonstrates integrity;
• Makes things happen;
• Exercises sound judgement;

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

Asset Education
• Graduation from an accredited Water and Wastewater Technician Program or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience
• Experience supervising a small team.

Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear identifier clothing and safety equipment;
• Willingness to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time;
• Willingness to perform work throughout the entire geographic area of Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit;
• Willingness to complete First Aid Certification and CPR/AED.

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license or provincial equivalent;
• Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
• 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

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.

Parks Canada 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. Parks Canada 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.

Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

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.

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

Contact information

Kurt Devlin, Acting Asset manager, Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit
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