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Various Student Positions - Fort St. James National Historic Site

Reference number: CAP22J-021888-000093
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-JAS-EA-VAR-081
Parks Canada
Fort St. James (British Columbia)
SU-01 - Various Student Positions
This process will be used to fill various student positions for the 2023 summer season.
$16.00 to $25.52 per hour

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Closing date: 5 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All students 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

In your cover letter, tell us about yourself and why you are interested in working at Fort St. James National Historic Site. Tell us what skills and experience you will bring to the team and what you would like to learn from working at Fort St. James.

Please confirm you are registered as a full-time student in a recognized institution (high school, CEGEP, College, University, etc.) and returning to full-time studies for the next academic term (Fall 2022).

Please also indicate whether or not you have experience in working in team environments.

If you have experience in any of the following, please let us know: in food preparation and/or cooking; in performing basic maintenance tasks such as groundskeeping, painting, using handtools for simple repairs; in using computer programs including Microsoft Access, Word and Excel and in typing, or; in customer service and/or working with the public.

Applicants must list 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.


The duties for student positions at Fort St. James National Historic Site vary. This process may be used to staff café workers, maintenance assistants, as well as students to help at the front desk or with heritage presenter or administrative duties.

Café Worker
Working in the Commemoration Café at Fort St. James National Historic Site. Duties include plating, serving and preparing food, cleaning, taking orders, washing dishes, gardening and maintaining a running inventory. Interacting pleasantly with visitors while providing excellent customer service.

Maintenance Assistant
Duties include lawn care, painting, animal care and assisting the maintenance person in basic site maintenance such as fence and boardwalk repair, cutting splitting and hauling firewood and driving the site truck on short errands.

Front Desk
Working at the front desk of the Visitor Reception Center at Fort St. James National Historic Site. Duties include greeting visitors, taking payments, working a POS system, selling gift store items, helping visitors with questions/directions, light housekeeping/cleaning duties as required.

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.

Fort St. James National Historic Site, with the largest collection of original fur trade buildings in Canada, its remarkable view out over beautiful Stuart Lake, and authentic, entertaining execution of a day in the summer of 1896, is one of Canada’s premiere fur trading posts. Attracting both local and international guests in the summer season, it contributes to a diversified economy and provides community leadership in celebrating and protecting the cultural heritage of Fort St. James. The site offers one of the best opportunities to connect northern British Columbia residents to their nationally significant heritage and to provide them with a Parks Canada experience.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff up to 6 anticipated student vacancies for the 2023 operating season (May-September 2023).

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in the same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 6

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Please read carefully what is information must be provided in the covering letter. Instructions can be found under Important Messages."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Registered as a full-time student in a recognized institution (high school, CEGEP, College, University, etc.) and returning to full-time studies for the next academic term (Fall 2022

Degree equivalency

• In working in team environments.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Makes things happen;
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Takes responsibility;
• Personally connects with people.

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

• In food preparation and/or cooking.
• In basic maintenance tasks such as groundskeeping, painting, using handtools for simple repairs.
• In using computer programs including Microsoft Access, Word and Excel and in typing.
• In customer service and/or working with the public.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - You are required to obtain and maintain this security level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency.

Other Conditions of Employment:
• You may be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager. Compensation will be as prescribed in the Terms and Conditions of Employment applicable to you.
• You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties.
• You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
• You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties. In this case, Parks Canada will provide you with the uniforms you require in accordance with the Parks Canada Uniform Policy.

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

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

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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.

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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

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

Contact information

Kyle Mustard, Visitor Experience and Site Manager, Fort St. James National Historic Site
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