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Student Employment Opportunities - Point Pelee National Park

Reference number: CAP21J-022258-000003
Selection process number: 2021-PCA-SOFU-PPNP-STU-004
Parks Canada - Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
Point Pelee National Park (Leamington, Ontario)

Various Positions:
SU-01 Grounds Maintenance Student
SU-03 Visitor Services Student
SU-04 Resource Conservation Student
Various terms from May to September 2021
$15.00 to $24.77 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the appointment)

Closing date: 7 February 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be: A full-time post-secondary student in an accredited institution; currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled; and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.

All eligible 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


SU-01 Grounds Maintenance Student
Provides general maintenance and labour services working on trails, gardens, grounds, roads and solid waste management and related facilities maintenance; support trades staff in construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements as directed.

SU-03 Visitor Services Student
Provide visitor services to enhance visitor experience.
Visitor services and revenue collection at various visitor service locations including Visitor Centre, entry gates, day use areas and retail locations.
Provide comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, points of interest, safety, wilderness travel, park regulations and policies, selling a variety of passes, and properly accounting for revenue received.
Clean and maintain Parks Canada Agency area buildings, facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; campground washroom facilities, day use area washrooms, campsite cleaning/maintenance, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles.
Provide services for the tip shuttle, such as, driving and managing traffic flow to board and disembark the shuttle.

SU-04 Resource Conservation Student
Assist our ecologists and technicians with wildlife and vegetation monitoring, preventing and mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, as well as active management projects including invasive plant management, ecological research, and environmental assessments in the park. These positions will require both data management and extensive field work.

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.

Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Field Unit is a geographical area that encompasses approximately 30,000 km2 of Canada's unique natural and cultural heritage. From the picturesque Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, to the most Southern point of Canada at Point Pelee National Park, the Southwestern Ontario Field Unit offers a truly distinctive work environment. On behalf of Canadians, we actively operate 4 National Historic Sites, 1 National Park and a Field Unit office in the most densely populated and diverse area of the country.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for summer 2021. The exact number of positions available is to be determined. Opportunities are 37.5 or 40 hours per week.

Please clearly indicate in your application which position you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate them in order of preference. We may only contact students who demonstrated clearly in their resume the skills required for this opportunity.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution, currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.

To be eligible, you must be:
• a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
• currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled;
• returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;

Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements
English Essential and Bilingual (English & French)

Information on language requirements

Abilities & Skills:
• Ability to carry out instructions accurately, safely and efficiently;
• Ability to communicate effectively and influence others;
• Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate Parks Canada messages;
• Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team;

• Excellent interpersonal abilities (friendliness, tact, responsiveness, enthusiasm);
• Sound Judgement;
• Initiative;
• Dependable;

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G1, G2 or G driver’s license;
Work shift-work, including evening, weekends, and holidays;
Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
Handle historic weapons and artifacts and/or live animal props;
Work outdoors in varying temperatures and inclement weather;
Work and/or travel in varied terrains and by various means of transportation;
Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace;

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 cover letter.

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

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 who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

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 who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Daniel Winter, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodations are not provided.

Students will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.

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

Contact information

Human Resources - Southwestern Ontario
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