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Food Service Helper

Reference number: DND22J-019668-000019
Selection process number: 22-DND-EA-NSP-485744
National Defence
Bonnyville (Alberta), Cold Lake (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Suffield (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Kentville (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario), Bagotville (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Dundurn (Saskatchewan)
$19.82 to $21.58 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

Closing date: 28 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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.

Applications may be collected from this inventory as early as 04 March 2022. Apply before this date to be considered for our immediate vacancies.

There are positions immediately available in:

🍁 Kingston (Ontario)
🍁 Borden (Ontario)
🍁 Edmonton (Alberta)
🍁 Shilo (Manitoba)
🍁 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec)
How does this work?
Step 1: Let us know you’re interested! 👍 Click “Apply online”.
Step 2: Tell us about you! 😊 Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.
Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. It's easy! 🌟 If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews.)

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.


As a Food Service Helper, you will be part of the team that assists in the preparation of meals, as well as the delivery of food products to clients in a dining room and serving areas. Cleaning of food services facilities including equipment is required. You will assist in the receiving, unloading and storage of food items. Sounds like an interesting opportunity? We’d love to hear from you 📢 Apply today!

Work environment

Job opportunities with the Department of National Defence (DND) can benefit you and your career in a number of ways as well as offer you valuable experience in a large and complex department. Join us today!

In all areas of our business, each one of us has a role in supporting the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in operations. As a civilian employee, you will be an essential part of the Defence Team.

✨ What do we offer?
At DND, we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction in the long term. You’ll enjoy:
✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total compensation package including a competitive salary, health & dental benefits, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

Intent of the process

This inventory may be used by the Department of National Defence to fill current and future vacancies with various employment tenures (temporary and permanent).

Positions to be filled: 8

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the following qualifications may be deemed as essential requirements:

A secondary school diploma.

Training or certification in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

Experience working in a commercial, institutional or food service setting, including meal preparation.

Experience in providing customer service.

Experience working or volunteering in a mixed civilian and military environment.

Experience in handling cash, performing cashier duties or operating a Point of Sale Terminal (POST).

Ability to perform basic math.

Operational Requirements

Depending upon the position to be staffed one or more of the following requirements may apply:

Must be willing and able to work a shift schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Must be willing and able to work overtime.
Must be willing and able to wear and utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in compliance with safety regulations.
Must be willing and able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 20 kg.

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

Various language requirements
English or French essential
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB / BBB

Information on language requirements

Demonstrates integrity and respect
Thinks things through
Works effectively with others
Shows initiative and takes action

NOTE : Depending on the position being staffed:

📌 Additional qualifications may be added and deemed as either essential or asset.
📌 Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential.
📌 Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

You may be contacted and asked to submit information or be further assessed.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriershelps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflectiveof Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promoteemployment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong toone of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Depending upon the position to be staffed one or more of the following Conditions of Employment may apply:

Must be willing and able to work shift schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Must be willing and able to work overtime.
Must be willing and able to wear and utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in compliance with safety regulations.
Must be willing and able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 20 kg.

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

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

2. All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

3. A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, questionnaires, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.

4. Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

🙋‍ Gisele Conway
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