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Lifeguard - Inventory

Reference number: CAP22J-016850-000063
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-JAS-EA-VAR-068
Parks Canada - Miette Hot Springs
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
GS-MPS-05 - Lifeguard
Anticipatory, April to October 2023
$27.22 to $29.57 per hour (salary under review)

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Closing date: 31 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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

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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.

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As part of our fun and dynamic team, you will actively supervise outdoor pools, providing emergency care when necessary, and assist in the day-to-day cleaning and minor maintenance of the facilities. Ultimately our goal is to provide a safe aquatic environment and a Quality Visitor Experience for guests of the Park. Miette Hot Springs is a fast paced, challenging and engaging work 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.

Are you looking for a summer work opportunity where you can disconnect from your phone and reconnect with nature? How about the thought of living in one of Jasper’s most serene landscapes where your backyard is a natural hot spring and one of Jasper’s best hikes is out your front door step? If this sounds like a good fit for you, then come join the Miette Hot Springs team! A one-hour drive from the townsite of Jasper, the Miette Hot Springs is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a remote work experience with quaint accommodations on site. For those wishing to “connect”, there is limited internet service available, but no cell service. If this sparks your adventurous spirit, we would love to hear from you!

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff positions at Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park for a variety of season lengths and tenures (temporary/indeterminate, full-time/part-time/casual). Interviews will be done on an on-going basis

A list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (temporary/indeterminate, full-time/part-time/casual) in other work locations.

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)

Secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

• Current National Lifeguard (NL) Certification or International Life Saving Federation Pool Lifeguard equivalent certification (http://www.ilsf.org/certification/equivalency-tables)
• Current Standard First Aid with level 'C' CPR certification from an approved agency or International Red Cross / St. John’s Ambulance First Aid certification

• Experience providing information and service to the public;
• Experience working in a team environment.

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

• Advanced First Aid awards;
• Swimming Pool Operators certification;
• Valid driver’s license.

• Previous lifeguarding experience;
• Previous experience in cash handling;
• Previous experience in janitorial cleaning.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Ability to provide a quality visitor experience;
• Ability to analyze and synthesize information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making;
• Ability to follow established practices and procedures as well as to adapt them to changing circumstances and conditions.

• Personally connects with others (team work);
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Takes initiative;
• Demonstrates integrity.

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

• Knowledge of Public swimming pool facility safety and supervision standards;
• Knowledge of Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facilities and surrounding areas.

• Willingness to use SCBA equipment and work with chlorine gas and other pool chemicals;
• Willingness to obtain Oxygen Therapy Certification within 3-months of appointment;
• Willingness to perform a variety of work tasks including; cleaning, snow removal, cash handling, pool and ground maintenance;
• Willingness to perform major first aid and water rescues under reasonable physical stresses.
• Willingness to obtain Canadian Life Saving Society National Lifeguard (NL) Certification and Current Standard First Aid with level 'C' CPR certification from an approved agency in Canada within 3 months of appointment if applying with International Life Saving Federation Pool Lifeguard equivalent certification and / or International Red Cross / St. John’s Ambulance First Aid certification.

Conditions of employment

- You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance level throughout this employment at Parks Canada Agency
- You must be willing to work overtime
- You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager
- You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties
- You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties
- You are required to undergo and meet requirements for a pre-placement and periodic health evaluation as outlined in Parks Canada Occupational Health Monitoring Program
- Maintenance of occupational certifications

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.

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 application.

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

Cameron Mitchell - Supervisor, Miette Hot Springs
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