Technician/Support Casual Inventory
Selection process number: 21-AHS-NMLB-EA-NCR-315988
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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 application process is simple! You only need to upload your resume and complete a few screening questions. It is important to answer the screening questions honestly to better your chances of successfully being matched with meaningful positions. Applicants may be asked to provide additional information through future call outs completed via email, or directly through the on-line Public Service Recruitment System (PSRS). It is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email and respond to these call outs as they become available.
EG-03 Junior Technician/Support: In an assisting capacity, provides operational and technical support in a laboratory and/or field setting, which may include providing support/assistance in the laboratory, performing experiments and/or diagnostic testing, collecting and recording technical data or test results, and operating basic laboratory equipment.
EG-04 Technician/Support: Provides operational and technical support in a laboratory and/or field setting, which may include independently performing experiments and/or diagnostic testing, collecting and recording technical data or test results, and operating basic laboratory equipment.
The Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) provides scientific expertise and laboratory capacity for infectious disease monitoring, detection, investigation and outbreak response to support national and international public health action. Our laboratories lead the development and application of cutting edge tools to support innovation in infectious disease diagnostics, lab-based surveillance and applied and basic research on a range of pathogens with public health significance. NML strives to be the employer of choice for Canadian and international scientific and non-scientific staff. Our employees contribute leadership, ingenuity, expertise and innovation to safeguard the health of Canadians and the global community.
Intent of the process
Please note that this inventory will primarily be used to staff opportunities at National Microbiology Laboratory locations in Winnipeg, Guelph and Saint-Hyacinthe, however it may be used to staff future opportunities in other cities.
This inventory is for casual employment. Casual employment is a temporary employment of 90 working days or less, in a calendar year, to meet needs arising from such contingencies as vacations, sick and training leaves, to conduct special projects that are anticipated but dependent of the availability of funds, etc.
NOTE: Casual appointments are excluded from the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). This means casual appointments will not be eligible to apply to internal appointment processes. In addition, the PSEA specifies that the number of days worked as a casual worker cannot exceed 90 days in a calendar year within the same department.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
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.
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.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics or Biology or other related discipline; or
Current active registration with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) as a general Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) and current active provincial MLT registration in the province in which the position is located, or pending registration, while awaiting the Medical Laboratory Sciences National Exam results. Documentation of equivalent standing within the relevant jurisdiction will be considered; or
A combination of education, training and experience with specialization in a biological science relevant to human health.
Experience providing support/assistance and/or performing experiments and projects in a laboratory setting.
Experience in operation of laboratory equipment and/or field instrumentation.
Experience in the collation, review and analysis of data and results generated in a laboratory.
Experience in performing routine biological techniques or methods in one or more of the following disciplines; microbiology (bacteriology, virology, parasitology or mycology), cell biology or molecular biology.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Knowledge of the methods used in conducting laboratory and/or field study experimentation, testing or evaluation.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Depending on the needs of the position one or more may be required:
• Must be available during core hours.
• Willingness and ability to occasionally work overtime.
• Willingness and ability to assist, mobilize, or deploy to fulfill operational requirements including outbreak and emergency laboratory responses.
• Willingness and ability to work with human and animal laboratory specimens.
• Willingness and ability to work with infectious agents and toxic chemicals.
Conditions of employment
Secret or Reliability security clearance (depending on the position)
Medical clearance (depending on the position)
Successful candidates must meet and maintain all terms and conditions of employment for the duration of their employment. The terms and conditions of employment and operational requirements may vary (other conditions or needs may be added or removed) according to the position being staffed
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.
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.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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