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Calling all Tradespeople! Calling Retirees! Casual Inventory

Reference number: PEN22J-012664-000268
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-PRA-174709
Correctional Service Canada - Technical Services and Facilities Management, Prairie Region
Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
GL-EIM-11, GL-MAM-09, GL-PIP-09, GL-VHE-09, GL-WOW-09, HP-04 - If you have experience in any of the following trades, apply today! We look forward to receiving your application! Building Systems Technician; Carpenter; Electrician; Heating; Power Plant Engineering; Millwrights; Plumber; Vehicle Mechanic. (In addition to the basic rate of pay, additional compensation could be provided to persons appointed to a position, as it relates to working with offenders and/or training of inmates.)
Rates of Pay for GL & HP Groups (Appendix B & D) available at: http://www.tbs-sct.canada.ca/agreements-conventions/view-visualiser-eng.aspx?id=24

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Closing date: 6 July 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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.

Please clearly identify in your application, the locations listed in this advertisement where you are willing to work. You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Occupational Certification and Experience) for the initial screening through your resume and in answering online screening questions.

During the application process you will be asked a series of questions in order to determine the type of trade(s) that would best suit your qualifications. You will be asked to provide either a yes or no response to each question. Your response will be used to assist with the screening of applications. It is important that your education and work experience be clearly detailed in your résumé and that you provide the following information in support of your responses:

1) Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2) Title of the position occupied and duration (month/year) for which you exercised the functions;
3) Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired.

The positions we are looking to support are:
Building Services Technicians (GL-MAM-09)
Carpenters (GL-WOW-09)
Electricians (GL-EIM-11)
Shift Engineers (HP-04)
Millwrights (GL-MAM-09)
Plumbers (GL-PIP-09)
Vehicle Mechanic (GL-VHE-09)

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html
Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date. You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

The Technical Services, Prairie Region, of Correctional Service Canada is a stimulating and dynamic environment whose mission is to ensure the operation, compliance and sustainability of a real estate portfolio of more than $ 8 billion dollars in an operational environment . We are responsible for institutions and penitentiary clusters as well as parole offices and community correctional centers located throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The facilities we manage are diverse such as buildings and structures, building mechanics systems, electrical distribution networks, infrastructures, generators, oil tanks, thermal power stations, water treatment and purification plants, roads, fences and barriers, and automobile fleets to name only those.

The positions are located in federal correctional institutions. Tradespersons employed in these areas are responsible to support the maintenance of the institutions while directly supervising and training inmates. All incumbents must be willing to work within a federal correctional environment including direct interaction and supervision of offenders.

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Intent of the process

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for casual opportunities, which may be used to staff short-term vacancies within the Correctional Service Canada at our various Institutions across the Prairie Region.

Casual employment is temporary employment of 90 working days or less in a calendar year, to meet needs for temporary vacancies arising from vacation, sick leave, training, special projects, etc. These vacancies may require various operational requirements, condition of employment and/or 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)

A secondary school diploma or, employer approved alternative (a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma) or, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification and Experience:

Position title: Electrician
Group and level: GL-EIM-11
• Possession of a valid Journeyman Electrician Certification (Provincial or Interprovincial)

• Experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment, infrastructure and associated control systems in a manufacturing, industrial or institutional environment.
• Experience interpreting and applying safety precautions and practices associated with electrical work.
• Experience working with any of the following: Computer Maintenance Management Systems, Building Automation or Management Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

Position title: Millwright
Group and level: GL-MAM-09
• Possession of a valid Provincial Certificate of Trade Qualification or Inter-provincial standard (Red Seal) Endorsement as an Industrial Mechanic/ Millwright or related trade such as metal fabricator, sheet metal worker, welder, machinist and/or heavy duty equipment technician.

• Experience installing, operating and maintaining commercial or institutional equipment/machinery such as: Compressors; Walk-in coolers and freezers; and/or Metal working equipment, machinery, and tools.
• Experience interpreting construction plans, equipment schematics, specifications and maintenance manuals.

Position title: Building Services Technician
Group and level: GL-MAM-09
• Completion of a Certificate or Diploma program, or apprenticeship accreditation program leading to qualification as a:
• Building Services Technician, or
• Building Systems Technician, or
• Facilities Technician, or
• Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technician, or
• Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician, or
• An acceptable equivalent combination of relevant Building Trade, Technician, Technologist,
and/or stationary engineer qualifications.

• Experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of Commercial and/or Institutional building systems such as: Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, Boilers, Compressors; and/or Walk-in coolers and freezers,
• Experience operating a variety of specialized maintenance tools, and equipment, including test equipment required for the operation, maintenance, and repair of building systems and equipment.

Position title: Plumber
Group and level: GL-PIP-09
• Possession of a valid Journeyperson Plumber Certification (Provincial or Interprovincial).
NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Some provinces also require possession of a valid Provincial or Interprovincial Gas Fitting Certificate in the province of employment. If you are not aware, check with the contact person named on the poster for the process.

• Experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water, sewage, plumbing and various piping systems and lines in a manufacturing, industrial or institutional environment.
• Experience interpreting and applying safety precautions and practices associated with plumbing work.

Position title: Mechanic
Group and level: GL-VHE-09
• Possession of a valid Provincial Automotive Service Technician or Heavy Equipment Service Technician certification.

• *Significant experience as an automotive or heavy equipment mechanic or technician.
*Significant experience is defined as two years experience in the last five years.
• Experience interpreting and applying automotive or heavy equipment precautions and practices associated with mechanical work.

Position title: Carpenter
Group and level: GL-WOW-09
• Possession of a valid Journeyman Certification as a Carpenter or Joiner, issued by a Province or Territory of Canada or the Inter-Provincial Standard (Red Seal) Endorsement for Carpentry or Joinery.
• Experience interpreting schematics and building furniture or other products to meet client demands.
• Experience in the use of precision tools and instruments used in carpentry.

Position title: Shift Engineer
Group and level: HP-04
• Qualified under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel regulations of the Province of employment for the operation of any boilers in the employer’s workplace that this position may be responsible for operating as a shift engineer. Minimum Power Engineer Certification requirement is fourth (4th) class, with a third (3rd) class or better required at some sites.

• Experience in operating high pressure steam or hot water or distribution power plants in a manufacturing, industrial or institutional environment.
• Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a variety of problems with complex mechanical, electrical, control and monitoring systems.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Valid Driver's Licence

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

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

For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure to check/view your email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from 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

Michelle Oro Lenton, Human Resources Advisor
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