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Food Distribution Helper/Cook’s Helper

Reference number: PEN22J-021899-000598
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-ONT-170540
Correctional Service Canada
Campbellford (Ontario), Gravenhurst (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario)
GS-FOS-02, GS-FOS-03
$19.82 to $25.21 per hour (plus Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance and Inmate Training Differential)

Closing date: 22 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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NOTE: candidates who were previously assessed and qualified through selection process 2017-PEN-EA-NAT-127046/2020-PEN-EA-ONT-164309, will not be reassessed in this process. Results from the aforementioned process, will be applied to the current selection process.
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Work environment

Candidates must be willing to work in a correctional environment where ongoing contact with federally sentenced inmates will be necessary.

Provision of assistance in the preparation, distribution and service of meals and preparation and distribution of groceries to offenders in an institution of the Correctional Service of Canada or a Regional Food Production Centre (RFPC).

Training of offenders in the area of Food Services to improve their employability skills and behaviours.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established from this selection process and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, various linguistic profiles as well as various security clearances within the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Ontario Region.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "For GS-FOS-03 position only: Do you have experience in the prepartion and distribution of short order cooking? If yes, please describe your experience by using concrete examples. If no, please indicate YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE."

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

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

Degree equivalency

For GS-FOS-03 and GS-FOS-02 positions:
Recent experience working in food services within a commercial or institutional setting

Note: The above experience may have been obtained while serving as a member in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

For GS-FOS-03 positions only:
Experience in the preparation and distribution of short order cooking

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

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)

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)

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

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.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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

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.

COMMUNICATION FOR THIS INVENTORY 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.

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Candidates with foreign credentials must be able to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca


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

Darren Kreps, Regional Food Services Manager Tiffany Tebo, Human Resources Advisor
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