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Maintenance Tradesperson

Reference number: PEN22J-023181-000051
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-PRA-172985
Correctional Service Canada - Technical Services
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)
$27.74 to $30.16 per hour (Plus Inmate Training Differential – B1 – 7%)

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

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Closing date: 17 October 2022 - 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.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their responses that they meet the essential education and experience qualifications. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in the screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide sufficient information will result in the candidate being screened out and rejected from the process.

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.


Provides general maintenance (corrective and preventive), construction and, in some institutions, minor service of vehicles and/or groundskeeping services for clients within facilities of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

Work environment

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.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions of various tenures including permanent or temporary.

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 a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience* in the operations, repair and/or maintenance of building architectural/structural components (such as heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems normally associated with infrastructure and building maintenance).

Experience in the maintenance of motorized equipment.

Experience supervising workers.

*Minimum of 1 year experience in the last 3 years.

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

Graduation from a recognized college (2 years minimum) in a related field.

Post Secondary - Certificate program associated with Building and/or Facility system maintenance or acceptable equivalent.

Degree equivalency

Applicable Provincial certification required to perform the duties of the position.
Certification and provincial registration in a relevant trade.

Possession of valid Fall Protection Certification
Possession of valid Confined Space Certification
Possession of valid WHMIS Certification
Possession of valid First Aid Certificate
Possession of Safety Certification(s) for construction

Air brake endorsement on license.

Experience working in a correctional environment.
Experience working in a large and complex institutional/industrial setting.
Experience in construction, maintenance or repairs of various brick, stone, concrete block, tile and masonry work.
Experience in carrying out ground maintenance services including lawn mowing, and tree care, snow removal and sanding operations.
Experience in basic road maintenance and upkeep of parking lots.
Experience in wood construction techniques, materials, and carpentry work.
Experience in the use of hydraulic press brakes, sheet metal sheers and welding equipment.
Experience operating powered lift equipment with up to 7,000 pound capacity.
Experience in use of Computerized Maintenance Management System.
Experience in the use and maintenance of heavy equipment such as skid steer, forklift, loader, excavator and other motorized equipment.
Experience in the preventative maintenance of HVAC units, compressors, and pumps.
Experience with basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry work.
Experience with lock maintenance.

Knowledge of preventative maintenance, theory, practice and application.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge regulations which impact on facilities and equipment maintenance and construction (as related to the position).
Knowledge of workplace health and safety.

Ability to use and provide instruction on the safe use of tools and equipment necessary for the work of the position.
Ability to resolve operational issues related to facilities management.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Team Player
Attention to detail

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Must be willing to work overtime and flexible hours.
Must possess a valid provincial driver’s license.
Must be willing to perform duties at any of the locations within the cluster for which this position serves.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Must be able to work and lift tools, equipment and objects weighing at lease 50 lbs.
Must be able to work in a 24/7 environment.
Must have a valid driver license.

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

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests (take home assignments or other), references or a combination of these or other assessment methods. Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

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

For general information when applying on a selection process, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gcjobs/information-candidates.html


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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