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Visitor Facilities Attendant - Janitorial

Reference number: CAP23J-101095-000030
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-EINP-EA-INV-042
Parks Canada - Northern Prairies Field Unit
Elk Island National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Term and/or Seasonal Indeterminate • Operations are approx 26 weeks per year, normally from May to October.
$21.83 to $23.76 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

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Closing date: 31 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to Residents within a 1000km radius of the City of Edmonton, Alberta who are entitled to work in Canada.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals 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

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

The inventory
📢 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.

The advantage of an inventory is to apply only once. In addition, you will be considered for several job offers. Do not worry, even if your application is not selected for a job immediately, you remain in the inventory and you will still have opportunities to be selected. We therefore encourage you to submit an application ASAP as we have ongoing needs!

What to expect after you apply?
- Your application will be placed in the inventory;
- When there are job openings, managers could use the inventory to fill their positions;
- If your application is selected for further consideration, you’ll be notified by email.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

The next pull of applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on February 5, 2024.

Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required. Management can decide to access applications at any point so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible!


This position provides cleaning and janitorial services to Parks Canada buildings and facilities, including cleaning of washrooms. This position will also perform minor maintenance tasks and other tasks including sweeping, mopping, dusting, removing garbage and recycling.

Work environment

The thundering sound of bison hooves resonates among the hills of the knob and kettle landscape. A gentle wind sighs through the aspen leaves, scattering their sweet smell across the forest floor. The distinct calls of waterfowl signal their flight over lush wetlands. Cautious elk pick their way through grassy plains.

Sound like your dream vacation?
Think again. It’s your dream Job.

Elk Island National Park is within Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis. Rolling hills, glassy lakes, star-filled prairie skies and a thousand shades of green all come together in Elk Island National Park – home to Canada’s bison conservation legacy and within the UNESCO designated Beaver Hills Biosphere. Elk Island is the only National Park that is completely fenced and is a highly accessible National Park due to its close proximity to the Edmonton capital region. Elk Island National Park is open year round for enjoyment in every season!

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Parks Canada Agency, whose tenure could vary depending on the position being staffed (i.e. determinate period or indeterminate) and whose language requirements, linguistic profiles and security requirements could also vary.

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)

No specific education requirement is prescribed for this position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in providing cleaning services.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of health and safety procedures in the workplace.

• Working effectively with others;
• Communicates effectively;
• Takes responsibility;
• Demonstrating integrity and respect;
• Strives for excellence.

• Ability to read and follow instructions for the use of cleaning products.

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

Asset Qualifications:
• Knowledge of general computer use.

• Willingness to work irregular hours, various shifts, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;

The position requires the incumbent to:
• Conduct repetitive tasks.
• Stand, bend, stretch and work from ladders.
• Lift supplies, tools and equipment such as buckets.
• Dust and wash walls and windows.
• Pick up litter and trash.
• Travel to various outdoor sites with some exposure to weather elements.
• Be exposed to noxious odours from cleaning products.
• Occasionally demonstrate tasks to others.

Conditions of employment

• Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status Clearance.
• Obtain and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.

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

Tips for Applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your 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.
• 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.

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

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

Contact information

Bonny Pierce
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