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Indigenous Recruitment - Food Distribution Helper / Cook's Helper

Reference number: PEN21J-012664-000247
Selection process number: 2021-PEN-EA-PRA-169098
Correctional Service Canada - Prairie Region
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
GS-FOS-02, GS-FOS-03
$19.82 to $25.21 per hour (GS-FOS-02 Salary: $19.82 to $21.58/hour; GS-FOS-03 Salary: $23.20 to 25.21/hour)

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 31 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: People residing in Canada and Canadians residing abroad


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons

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.

Applicants must meet both of the criteria in “who can apply” in order to be within the area of selection.

As this opportunity has identified Employment Equity as a requirement within the Area of Selection, applicants who wish to be considered based on the Employment Equity Area of Selection, must complete the Employment Equity portion of the CREATE/MAINTAIN PROFILE in the on-line application identifying themselves as a member of that EE group in their application.

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)

Essential Qualifications:

Successful completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

Recent experience working in food services within a commercial or institutional setting
*Experience in the preparation and distribution of short order cooking (*for GS-FOS-03 positions only)

Knowledge of food preparation and service techniques (e.g. portion control, measuring ingredients, operating kitchen equipment etc.)
Knowledge of preparation and food handling procedures
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements, hygiene and sanitation practices
Knowledge of safe lifting and carrying techniques

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

Asset Qualifications:

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma
Possession of a valid recognized Safe Food Handling Program certification
Professional Culinary Art diploma

Degree equivalency

Experience working with cash register or Point of sale system
Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations accurately
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to provide training

Work in a team

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

Selection will be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons.

Information on employment equity

For Healing Lodges only: In support of the Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Healing Lodges (in particular, members of First Nations bands specified in the Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements).

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willingness to work overtime on short notice.
Willingness to work shift work (evening, weekends, statutory holidays).
Willingness to work with federally incarcerated offenders.

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

CSC is advertising FOS-02/03 processes for multiple locations. Should you have already been assessed for a FOS-02/03 position with CSC, you may be able to transfer your results to this process. Should you wish to be re-evaluated, you may do so after a waiting period of 90 days.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment 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

Khusbu Shrestha, Human Resources Advisor
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