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Reference number: CAP24J-020343-000050
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-GAS-ZA-02
Parks Canada - Gaspésie Field Unit
Forillon National Park of Canada (Québec), Gaspé (Québec)
ANTICIPATORY PROCESS: Period of employment between May and September (15 weeks).
$29.98 to $32.55 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 4 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing within a 850 kilometers radius of Gaspé who have a legal status to work in Canada.

Important messages


Persons employed or residing within a 850 kilometers radius of Gaspé 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.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatic's Canada Website. For information on how to use this website, please visit:


Provides lifeguard services and related reception, information, cashier and janitorial services to guests in pools, to contribute to visitor use and enjoyment in a safe, secure environment.

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.

Feel like escaping, unwinding, experiencing the stunning beauty of nature? Located on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon Park is a mountainous area that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Gaspé. Its boreal forest is home to an diverse wildlife that can be easily observed. The park’s steep cliffs welcome thousands of sea birds and its shores harbour colonies of seals. Its stunning vistas and rock formations are a testament to our planet’s captivating history. The Forillon Peninsula has been inhabited for thousands of years and Forillon Park bears witness to the lives of the men and women who lived there, including Micmacs, fishermen, cod merchants, whale hunters and lighthouse keepers.

Forillon, YOUR land's end!

Intent of the process

ANTICIPATORY: This process could be used to fill similar temporary or permanent positions (Period of employment between Mai and September).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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


• High school diploma
• Valid certificate of the lifesaving society, certificate of national lifeguards (swimming pool)
• Valid national lifeguard certificate courses in first aid with level C CPR or more*

* A copy of the certificates and accreditations must accompany the application.

Degree equivalency


• At least 1-year experience as a lifeguard.

• Experience in supervising staff.
• Experience dealing with the public, either to receive, or direct them.

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

French essential

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of the operation of a pool (compliance with standards and regulations
maintenance of a balanced and clean water to protect customers).


• Client oriented – Provide excellent services internally and externally;
• Interactive Communication – Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering open communication;
• Target dangerous or potentially dangerous situations - Identify and take appropriate measures to safeguard its security and that of others; take emergency and first aid measures.

• Supervise and coach staff - Ensure ongoing training through individual coaching or team training and resolve contentious situations.


• Exercises sound judgment;
• Assume its responsibilities.
• Building relationships.

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


• Make moderate physical effort to sit and stand for prolonged periods;
• Be exposed to variable weather conditions;
• Occasionally demonstrate tasks to others;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Consent to perform various tasks (reception, maintenance of the pool and field).
• Consent to perform tasks with reasonable physical requirements, for example: lift, push and pull heavy objects and work with chemical cleaning products

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance;
• Possession of a valid Driver's license;
• Must consent to wear official clothing and lifeguard protective equipment;
• Possession and maintenance of professional accreditations.

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


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

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

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

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

A covering letter is NOT required for this selection process.

In the application, you must provide your curriculum vitae. In the prescreening questions for each Essential and Asset education and experience qualification indicate Yes if you have/meet it. Then below each experience qualification for which you have indicated Yes, you must provide clear and concrete EXAMPLES and DETAILS of how you meet them. For the experience qualifications, be sure to include WHEN, WHERE and HOW you obtained this experience. It is recommended that you
describe the examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the Assessment Board can clearly understand the circumstances. Describe the situation/task, the action you took, what you
accomplished and/or what you learned. DO NOT SIMPLY INDICATE IN YOUR RESPONSE "PLEASE REFER TO CV/RÉSUMÉ". Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine whether or not you meet the qualifications.

When you apply, you must also submit the required documents (diplomas, references, etc.) by email to the following address: rhgaspe-hrgaspe@pc.gc.ca . In the subject of your email indicate the reference number and job title.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

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 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

Anne-Marie, Visitor Services Team Leader III
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