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Driver/Operator – Road Maintenance II (INVENTORY)

Reference number: CAP23J-013943-000205
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-CB-EA-IND-0181
Parks Canada - Cape Breton Field Unit
Cheticamp (Nova Scotia), Ingonish Beach (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
Term or seasonal employment
$24.98 to $27.13 per hour (currently under review)

Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency! Parks Canada Web site

Closing date: 13 September 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Baddeck, Nova Scotia and within a 105 kilometre radius of Baddeck, NS who have a 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

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.

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.


Conducts highway/road/street clearing and snow removal using medium and heavy vehicles and equipment (big plows) requiring a Class 3 license with air-brake endorsement; operates/controls multiple blades and salting mechanisms; and performs ancillary road maintenance and labour services for the Parks Canada Agency.

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.

Intent of the process

Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures within the Cape Breton Field Unit.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Occupational Certification and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Possession of a valid and current Class 3 Nova Scotia driver’s license, or other provincial equivalency, with air brake endorsement. Provision of a driver’s abstract is required.

Substantial and extensive experience in the operation of commercial and heavy equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, salt trucks, and snowploughs.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe proficient manner.

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

Experience in the operation of road graders or the ability to be trained to an acceptable level of proficiency in grader operation by Parks Canada.

Ability to identify equipment malfunctions, carry out minor maintenance and repairs, determine the cause and to effectively report them.

Ability to operate a backhoe, in a safe manner, to dig trenches.

Ability to perform general labour tasks as they relate to roads and grounds maintenance.

Exercises sound judgment.

Takes responsibility.

Strives for excellence

Demonstrates integrity.

Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.

Willingness to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial holidays when required.

Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, adverse weather conditions.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Maintenance of a valid and current Class 3 Nova Scotia driver’s license, or other provincial equivalency, with air brake endorsement.

Other information

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.

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 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 Shivash Samaroo (Shivash.Samaroo@canada.ca), 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.

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

Applicants must scan proof of their education and/or occupational certification by e-mail to to pc.dotationugicb-cbifustaffing.pc@canada.ca or fax to (902) 285-2866 no later than the closing date in order to be considered in this selection process. Faxes should include a cover page. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line or on the fax cover page: your name, process number, and position title for which you are submitting documents.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their e-mail accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications. If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number in the subject field of your email.

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.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

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

Contact information

Human Resources – CBFU
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